2018 SAIS Athletic Directors Conference
 
Tom Densford
Athletic Director
St. George's Independent School

Tom Densford joined the team at St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN, in 2006 as the dean of students and serving as varsity head baseball coach from 2006-2010, he later assumed the role of athletic director in 2014. During his first year, the program experienced its first TSSAA state championships in girls’ golf and baseball, along with a second TSSAA state championship in boys’ basketball. Tom holds a B.S. in education from the University of Memphis.
 
Jon Dorminey
Director of Athletics & Student Activities
Georgia Independent School Association

Jon Dorminey joined the GISA team in 2015. He has coached at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, GA, and Crisp Academy in Cordele, GA. In addition, he served as a graduate assistant men’s basketball coach at Georgia Southwestern University. Along the way he also served as a coach, teacher, and upper school administrator prior to assuming the role of head of school at Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville, GA, and later at Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons, GA. Jon received his B.S. from Georgia Southern University, and an M.S. in business administration from Georgia Southwestern University.
 
Fred Eaves
Director of Athletics & Wellness
Battle Ground Academy

With strength coaching experience at both the collegiate and secondary level, Fred Eaves is in his 6th year season at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN, where he has spent the last five years as the director of wellness until also assuming the position of director of athletics in March of 2017. Fred has trained multiple state champions in various sports and over 100 athletes that have gone on to earn NCAA D1 scholarships. Fred holds a B.S. in secondary education from UT-Chattanooga, an M.S. in exercise science from Tennessee Tech University, an M.Ed. in educational counseling and psychology from the University of Missouri, and an Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Fred is an NSCA certified strength conditioning specialist, a USAW sports performance coach, and a USTF level 1 track and field coach.
 
Michael Flynn
Director of Athletics
Tampa Preparatory School

Mike Flynn began his coaching career in 1992. He has coached in the middle school, high school, club, and college ranks throughout his time on the sideline. Since 2010, he has served as the director of athletics at Tampa Preparatory School in Florida. Prior to being named AD, Mike spent seven years as the school's head volleyball coach and assistant director of athletics. In his tenure as volleyball coach, Mike led the Terrapins to the FHSAA Final Four four times, including leading the school to the 2004 Florida State High School Championship and a 2009 State Runner-up finish. In addition to having success on the court at Tampa Prep, his Terrapin teams also won an AVCA Team Academic Award each season. With a B.S. and an M.S. from Florida Southern College, Mike earned his doctor of education degree in 2017. His doctoral research was a quantitative study that examined the degree to which participating in Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Workshops affected secondary school athletes’ level of moral knowing. Mike has also earned his Certified Athletic Administrator accreditation from the NIAAA.
 
Pamela Herath
Director of Curriculum & Programming
Strive

Pam has a long and accomplished career as a high school coach, teacher, and administrator. For 16 years, she was the athletic director at the Burke school in Washington, D.C., where she later served as dean of students and as an inaugural lead instructor in Burke’s nationally recognized Leadership Program. Pam, a three-sport high school athlete, went to Radford University on scholarship, where she was a record-setting volleyball player. She earned her M.S. from James Madison University while serving as the graduate assistant to the athletic director. Pam is currently the director of curriculum and programming for Strive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the power of character-driven leadership. Strive introduces student athletes and coaches to an intentional way of leading – one rooted in self-awareness and empowered by a values-based, culture-driven community.
 
Damian Kavanagh
Executive Director
MISBO

Since July 2017, Damian Kavanagh has served as the executive director of MISBO. Previously, he spent seven years as a vice president with SAIS where he oversaw the accreditation and membership programs of the association. Damian has conducted research, published, and presented at numerous state, regional, national, and international independent school conferences on a wide variety of topics related to independent school organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Prior to joining SAIS, Damian served as a teacher, coach, and administrator at the Westminster Schools of Atlanta and as head of school for Cambridge Academy in Greenwood, SC. Damian earned both his B.A. and M.A. in Latin literature from the University of Georgia, a specialist degree in education (Educational Leadership for Learning) from Kennesaw State University, and the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
 
Clint Morgan
Associate Athletic Director
Georgia Independent School Association

Clint Morgan has previously served as head football, head track coach, and teacher at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, GA. He has served in numerous capacities such as athletic director, head football, track, and baseball coach at several Georgia independent schools since 1994, including Frederica Academy, Bulloch Academy, David Emanuel Academy, and Tiftarea Academy. Clint earned his B.S. in education from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA.
 
Lenny Paoletti
Athletic Director
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

Lenny Paoletti has served as the athletic director for three independent schools located in Virginia and Florida including Holy Trinity Episcopal, Massanutten Military Academy, and currently with Saint Stephen’s Episcopal. Lenny may be the only athletic director in Florida’s history to have his school recognized as the state’s best 3A athletic department while at two separate schools and, in both cases, neither had ever won the title before. Managing 53 teams with one game field and one gymnasium has required that Lenny become a master at taming the logistical nightmare. He has also served on the state association advisory board, the international student committee, and the sectional appeals committee while mentoring new and experienced athletic directors. Lenny holds a B.S. in communications and journalism and an M.A. in education, athletic administration from Western Carolina University.