Chapman High School Announces New Athletic Director

Mr. Kendall McCarter was named the new Athletic Director of Chapman High School at a press conference Wednesday morning. Mr. McCarter will be replacing Mr. Greg Wilson, who is stepping down at the end of the school year.

Over the span of the last 23 years, Mr. Kendall McCarter has served in multiple teaching and coaching capacities, and has been an integral part of the Chapman High School athletic program throughout his tenure.

Coach McCarter joined the District One family in 2012 as the Head JV Boys Basketball coach, Head Varsity Softball coach, and Assistant Football coach, along with teaching Physical Education. McCarter led the CHS Softball team to a Region 3 AAA championship in 2013. In 2014, he became the Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach and the Head Middle school football coach the following year. In addition to his coaching duties, McCarter began serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Chapman High school in 2016.

McCarter has earned numerous accolades throughout his teaching and coaching career, including being named Teacher of the Year in 1998, 2003, and 2010, was the 2008 FCA Coach of the Year at York Comprehensive High School, the 2013 Region 3 AAA Softball Coach of the Year while at Chapman, and most recently received the 2014 Chapman High School Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.

Mr. Ty Dawkins, principal at Chapman High School, says that “Coach McCarter will be an incredible asset in this leadership role and will continue the tradition of success that Coach Wilson established. I believe Kendall is uniquely qualified for this role, and we are pleased to announce him as the new athletic director here at Chapman High School."

Coach McCarter is excited about this new opportunity to better serve students in District One through this administrative role. “I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity to continue to serve the students and coaches at Chapman High School and I look forward to the challenge of upholding the quality athletic programs that have been built here at Chapman,” stated Mr. McCarter.

Mr. McCarter holds a BS in Physical Education from Winthrop University, a Masters of Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University, and a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University. Coach McCarter resides in Wellford with his beautiful wife Hailey, two daughters Abbi (17) and Rosie (14) , and his two English Bulldogs, Hopkins and Cham.
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