Chaminade Julienne hired Scott Pierce as the school’s interim athletic director on Wednesday, July 27. The position became open in mid-July when Fairborn High School named Jon Payne as its athletic director as Payne was completing his first year of service to CJ in the same capacity.
“Last year we conducted an open search for athletic director and had over 40 apply. Scott was among the final candidates even then,” said John Marshall, principal.
“He spent this past year working even more closely with the athletic office and is completing administrative leadership training which only adds to his qualifications. We didn’t have to look far to find an immediate solution for the opening.”
Pierce just completed his tenth year at CJ as a math teacher and a member of the football program, coaching freshman through varsity teams.
“He knows the kids as well as the expectations that our school’s mission places on the athletic program and our student athletes. He is the right person at this time to build on the growing opportunities and successes that make Eagle tradition like no other.”
Pierce is working with Payne to ensure a smooth transition and looks forward to adjusting to his new role with CJ as interim athletic director. “When people watch our teams play, I want them to continue to get a sense of what CJ is all about. Through athletics, even more will have the opportunity to see what we instill in the kids as it is brought out in them on the fields and courts,” Pierce said.