David Ahern will take over as athletic director at Providence Day School this summer.
Ahern will start July 1, replacing Barbara Fricke, who is retiring from Providence Day at the end of the year.
Ahern has 26 years of experience as an athletic director and has coached basketball, football, lacrosse and golf.
He currently is the athletic director at St. Andrews School in Boca Raton, Fla., and serves on the Florida High School Athletic Association Representative Assembly.
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He also served as athletic director and physical education chairman at Monsignor Pace High School in Florida, coaching two state-championship basketball teams.
"I am truly excited for the opportunity to lead the well-established athletic program at Providence Day school," said Ahern in a statement. "I never expected to leave my home state of Florida until I personally witnessed the beautiful campus, excellent coaching staff and the positive vision of the incoming headmaster."
South Meck hires new girls' basketball coach
Former Waddell girls' basketball coach Christie Mitchell is the new girls coach at South Mecklenburg, replacing Troy Gaston who is out on long-term medical leave.
Mitchell played for St. Andrews Presbyterian College, where she was a four-year starter and scored more than 1,000 points. She started her coaching career at Olympic and was at Waddell for 10 seasons.
Providence Day junior writes MLB preview
Ben Weinrib, a junior at Providence Day, published a 2011 Major League Baseball preview on a blog hosted by the school.
It's the fifth year Weinrib, sports editor for The Charger Newspaper, has published a preview. The 75 pages includes rosters, stats from last year and previews for each team. To read Weinrib's posts, visit "The Knuckle Blog": www.pdsblogs.org/theknuckleblog.