Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tim Weir is new AD at Davidson Day

Davidson Day School has selected Tim Weir as its new athletic director. Weir comes to Davidson Day following a stint as the associate dean of students at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland.

“Athletics is such a critical component to a thriving academic institution,” said Bonnie Cotter, Davidson Day Head of School. “At our school, it is vital that top-quality students have opportunities to compete and participate on a variety of athletics teams. Mr. Weir brings his impressive coaching, teaching, and student character-building experiences to our school to ensure that we are growing our athletics program to support our mission of high standards in developing students in academics, character and leadership. We are thrilled to have Tim join our school.”

Despite currently being in Switzerland, Weir is no stranger to overseeing athletic and academic programs in the U.S. For ten years, he was the director of student activities at The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in America, located in Byfield, MA. In addition to his director duties, he was also the school’s head indoor and outdoor track and field coach. Prior to The Governor’s Academy, he served as athletic director (1996-1999) at St. Monica High School in Santa Monica, CA.

"I am very excited to take on the role of AD at Davidson Day School,” said Weir. “The school's athletic program is off to a great start and my hope is to continue to build an athletic program that is well respected not only for our performances on the fields/courts, but also for the manner in which our student athletes and coaches conduct themselves outside of the athletic arena."

With athletics being a clear focal point for Weir, it wasn’t the only factor that attracted him to Davidson Day. “When I visited the campus, I was very impressed with the positive energy from both the faculty and the students. I immediately realized that Davidson Day was a school on the rise. My wife and I were also extremely impressed with the schools commitment to academics and global initiatives. It is a tremendous opportunity that I am very fortunate to have.”

Weir earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ) in 1988. While at Montclair State, he became level 1 certified for U.S Track & Field.

-- Davidson Day News Release