Dennis Coyle Named CCDS Athletic Director
INDIAN HILL - Cincinnati Country Day School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Coyle as the school's next Athletic Director. Coyle, currently the assistant athletic director and head varsity football coach, at Savannah Country Day School, will assume the helm of the CCDS athletic department effective July 1, 2019. As athletic director, Coyle will chart the strategic future of CCDS athletics and will work closely with the division heads, assistant ADs, coaches, faculty, and parents to ensure the students' athletic and academic needs are met.
Coyle impressed the search committee with his passion for making a difference in the lives of young children and adolescents through athletic competition. Coming from a similar independent school experience, Coyle understands that athletics are integral to a school's curriculum and values the vital role athletics have in building character and teaching lifelong skills. Coyle has served in various coaching and teaching roles at other private schools including Roger Bacon High School, Purcell Marian, and Saint Xavier; his career-long commitment to educating students through athletics makes him well-suited to advance the principles of the Country Day program. In addition to leading the CCDS's athletic program, Coyle will serve as varsity head football coach.
Upon his appointment, Coyle said, "Cincinnati Country Day has a long-established tradition of excellence in the arts, athletics and academics. I am honored to have been selected as the Athletic Director and head football coach for CCDS. I am committed to working with Head of School Tony Jaccaci, the administration, the student body, and the wonderful Country Day community in building upon the great foundation of CCDS athletics." Head of School Tony Jaccaci said that "in Dennis, we have found a proven leader who is fully committed to the success of our scholar-athletes. We are proud to welcome him to our team."
No stranger to the city of Cincinnati, Coach Coyle is a graduate of St. Xavier High School where he was a successful member of the football, wrestling, and baseball teams during his time there. Coach Coyle stated, "I'm eager to return to Cincinnati where I was born and raised."
At the college ranks, Coach Coyle played defensive back at Kentucky Wesleyan College before transferring to the University of Cincinnati where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. Coyle has also pursued graduate work in educational leadership at both UC and the University of Michigan.
Dennis, his wife Nicole, and their three children Sarah Kate (grade 9), Ryan Patrick (grade 6), and Leah Nicole (grade 5) will relocate to Cincinnati this summer.
Cincinnati Country Day School, established in 1926, is a private, co-educational, independent, college preparatory school serving children from early childhood (18 months) to grade 12. The school is located in Indian Hill on a beautiful 62-acre campus with more than 800 students from 36 public school districts and more than 60 zip codes. CCDS maintains a 32% racial/ethnic diversity among its students.