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Skills to Lead

Your coaching background prepared you for some aspects of the AD role, but leading a department is becoming more and more complex.  Improving team records, working with parents, overseeing facilities—whatever improvements you want to make, our mentoring program can help you.  Working with one of our experienced AD mentors, you can discuss current departmental issues and goals, and construct concrete strategies to manage and achieve them.

The Training Plan

Our mentoring program takes a methodical approach to growth, with regular meetings scheduled over ten months. The extended time frame offers the chance to plan strategies, see results, and readjust, while the warm coaching relationship provides accountability and support through the process of change.

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Contact Tim Green

Dr. Tim Green serves as Director of ST Athletics, running our AD Mentoring Program, Training Camp and Retreat, and Athletics Assessments. During his 32-year career in independent schools, Tim served as a teacher, coach, P.E. Department Chair, and Director of Athletics. His successful record of athletics leadership includes oversight of teams, coaches, budget development, athletics facilities, mentoring programs, coaching staff evaluations, professional development, and athletics capital improvements. Tim has also has served on countless collegiate and independent-school committees and is certified by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a Master Athletic Administrator and a Life Coach.


AD Mentors

Alan Donhoff

Alan recently retired after forty-two years at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he started his career teaching math and coaching basketball, before moving into school administration as an Assistant Principal and then Athletic Administration.  During his 25-year tenure as AD, he over saw a multi-million dollar renovation of the entire athletic complex; began new programs in Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Bowling, and Bass Fishing; led the program to win 90 state championships in sports sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and an additional 51 state titles in sports not currently sanctioned statewide.  He served as a member of the KHSAA Board of Control for 8 years as well as serving as the Board’s President.  In 2012 he was selected by his peers as Kentucky’s High School Athletic Director of the Year.


Angela Passafiume

Angela has 15 years combined experience as an Athletic Director at the Walden School and Assumption High School before starting her current position as AD at Mercy Academy. She has also been involved in sports administration outside independent schools, spending 5 years as the Assistant Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. She also chaired the National Federation of High School Officials Committee, and served on the National Federation of High Schools Field Hockey Rules Committee and the University of Louisville Sports Administration Program Advisory Committee, among others. In 2020, she was voted Kentucky's Athletic Director of the Year by her peers.


David Ribbens

David, an esteemed Athletics Director, recently retired after an impressive twenty-year tenure at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. His dedicated leadership spanned both the Middle and High School athletic programs, where he orchestrated the addition of new sports programs, including Fencing, Sailing, Squash, Diving, and competitive Dance. Notably, he founded a USA Swimming Club, enriching the school’s sporting landscape. Under his guidance, the Maroons achieved remarkable success, securing four IHSA State Championships in the past decade, breaking a 99-year championship drought. David served as President of the Independent School League (ISL) for a commendable 14 years and contributed to the IHSA as a valued member of the Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee and the Ad-Hoc Private Public School Advisory Committee. His exceptional contributions were recognized in 2012 when he was honored by his peers as the Illinois Division 1 High School Athletic Director of the Year. With his Certified Masters of Athletics Administration (CMAA) from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), David’s legacy as a transformative leader in athletics administration continues to inspire.


Larry Salley

Larry Salley, CAA, spent 29 years in athletic leadership as a head coach, program head, and athletic administrator.  His track and cross-country teams won 17 state titles over 25 seasons.  In his nine years as athletic director at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC, he led a department that fielded 60 teams in 25 sports and employed over 100 coaches.  His tenure at PG included 66 state championships, an unprecedented six consecutive SCISA President’s Cup awards, the rollout of multiple new teams, a reorganization of the athletic department, and multiple facilities upgrades.  Larry is on the faculty of STA’s AD training camp and has been a presenter and panelist at conferences for SCISA, SAIS, PAIS, and the STA AD Retreat.


Chuck Sennett

Chuck Sennett has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 1992, first as a math teacher and baseball/football coach, and has been Athletic Director since 2003. Since being named Director of Athletics, he has helped lead the Spartan teams to 127 district, 27 regional, and 9 state championships. A native of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Chuck participated in football, basketball, and baseball at Burrell High School. He went on to attend Barry University (Miami Shores), where he served as the baseball team’s starting second baseman from 1986-1989. Chuck is married to Jennifer, a Physical Education Department Head at MCDS, and they have four children that attend the school, Taylor, Griffin, Logan, and Tanner.


Testimonials

"One of the most encouraging things that I have learned from Tim Green is that as athletic directors, we all share similar struggles as we lead.  We are not alone in the issues we face as we strive to help our athletic department succeed and grow.  Tim has shared ways to solidify the policies and standards for our athletic department which helps raise the standard of accountability and expectation for coaches, players, and community members alike."

Barry Chamberlin
Athletic Director
Carrollwood Day School
Tampa, FL

"The STA mentoring program has been a great way to learn, reflect and improve in my first year as Athletic Director. Tim’s experience as an athletic director and coach in various school settings has been an invaluable asset to me as I develop and implement the policies, procedures, and lessons learned during our sessions. Perhaps most beneficial has been Tim’s passion, support, and candor which have helped me grow not only as an athletic director but as a colleague and person."

Steve Lachut
Director of Athletics
Saint James School
Hagerstown, MD

"How am I doing as an AD? How are we doing as an Athletic Department?" These are great questions that many times require outside input to help us honestly assess. Dr. Tim Green brings years of effective leadership in this area and walks alongside you to "sharpen your saw" and bring improvement to your area of responsibility. More than worth the time and money! The payoff is immediate, and the impact is lifelong."

Jon Brooks
Athletic Director

Grapevine Faith Christian School

"The AD Mentoring program provided great tools and resources to help me lead my program better. The monthly discussion topics were always timely, and they pushed me to review my processes for areas of improvement. Not only does the program encourage you to evaluate how you lead, but it also offers resources for best practices. When I signed up for the program, I was nervous about giving up the time in my day to be a part of the sessions, but the time spent was well worth it. Participating in the program has made me a better Athletic Director."

Khrystal Phiri
Athletic Director
Montverde Academy

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