Athletics

Jeff Childress Named Catawba's Interim Director of Athletics

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SALISBURY, NC -- Effective, January 1st, Jeff Childress of Salisbury will step up to serve as Catawba College’s interim Director of Athletics.  Childress will fill this role, created by the recent resignation of Dennis Davidson, until a new Director of Athletics is hired.  A search committee is being formed to review applications and recommend candidates.

“We are grateful to Jeff for his willingness to step in and help us on a temporary basis until a permanent Director of Athletics is named,” Catawba President Brien Lewis said.  “In addition to serving as Director of Tennis for the men’s and women’s teams, Jeff serves as our Assistant Athletic Director.  He has also served as Pfeiffer University’s Director of Athletics between 1998 and 2003.  He brings much useful experience to this interim role without a desire to fill this position permanently.”

Childress played tennis for four years at Pfeiffer University from 1985-1989. He served as the graduate assistant for the men and women’s tennis teams at East Carolina University from 1990-1991 and earned his M.A.Ed. from East Carolina in 1995.

He coached men’s tennis at Catawba from 1991-98. During those seven years, Catawba compiled a 78-70 record and earned two trips to the NCAA II regional tournaments, hosting the event in 1996. Childress took over a depleted squad and after two rebuilding seasons, Catawba posted a 70-40 record over the final five years, including a 26-5 mark in 1998. During this time, Childress also served as Catawba’s Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach, Director of Intramurals, Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance, and Assistant Athletic Director.

Childress left Catawba in 1998 to become the Director of Athletics at Pfeiffer University.  During the 2003-04 academic year there, he served as Pfeiffer’s Men’s Tennis Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and Sports Information Director.  In 2003, he received the United States Tennis Association’s Southern Section Community Service Award.

Returning to Catawba from Pfeiffer in 2004, Childress assumed the duties of Director of Tennis, coaching both the men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams. He also was tapped to serve as Assistant Athletic Director. In 2005, he received the C.A. Suther Coaches Award at the college.  During his tenure as Director of Tennis, he has guided the men to 231 wins and the women to 120 victories.
 
Childress is married to Dr. Donna Childress, who is employed at Rowan Diagnostics. They have two sons, Michael, and Ben, and a daughter, Lauren.

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October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

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October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

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October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

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October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

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October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

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October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

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October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

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October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

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October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

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October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

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October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

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October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

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October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

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October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.

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