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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«April 2021»
1
April 1

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 0-7

Soccer (W) @ Coker 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

2
April 2

Baseball @ Mars Hill 12-1

Softball NEWBERRY 5-4

Baseball @ Mars Hill 12-6

Softball NEWBERRY 8-7

3
April 3

Lacrosse (M) @ Mars Hill 16-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 13-1

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-0

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April 5

Tennis (W) TUSCULUM 2-5

Soccer (W) WINGATE (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 2-1

6
April 6

Baseball @ Wingate 0-8

Baseball @ Wingate 5-2

7
April 7

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 0-7

Softball WINGATE 3-4

Softball WINGATE 5-2

Lacrosse (M) COKER 12-13

8
April 8

Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 0-1

9
April 9

Track/Field @ Flames Invitational - Day 1

Soccer (M) SHAW 3-2

Softball @ UVA Wise 10-6

Softball @ UVA Wise 2-3

10
April 10

Track/Field @ NC A&T Invite

Track/Field @ Flames Invitational - Day 2

Tennis (W) vs. Carson-Newman (Lake Norman Tennis Center) 1-6

11
April 11

Baseball UVA WISE 11-2

Baseball UVA WISE 16-3

12
April 12

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodlake GC )

Softball @ Carson-Newman 6-1

Baseball UVA WISE 7-1

Softball @ Carson-Newman 4-7

Baseball UVA WISE 24-1

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April 13

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodlake GC ) 10th of 13

Baseball MOUNT OLIVE 5-3

14
April 14

Softball @ Queens 11-2

Beach Volleyball SPARTANBURG METHODIST W,5-0

Softball @ Queens 11-1

Beach Volleyball SPARTANBURG METHODIST W,4-1

Lacrosse (W) WINGATE, ccd. 6 p.m.

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April 16

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships - Day 1 

Beach Volleyball vs. Colorado Mesa (Small College Championships) 0-5

Beach Volleyball vs. Tampa (Small College Championships) 0-5

Softball COKER 3 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 4 p.m.

Softball COKER 5 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 7 p.m.

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April 17

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships - Day 2

Baseball ANDERSON 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) QUEENS, ccd. 4 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) QUEENS, ccd. 7 p.m.

18
April 18

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships - Day 3

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April 19

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodlake GC ) 8 a.m.

Baseball v. Belmont Abbey (Atrium Health Ballpark) 6 p.m.

20
April 20

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodlake GC ) 8:30 a.m.

Softball BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

21
April 21

Beach Volleyball ST. ANDREWS 5 p.m.

Beach Volleyball ST. ANDREWS 7 p.m.

22
April 22

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 23

Softball @ SAC Tournemant

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Beach Volleyball Erskine vs. CVCC 2 p.m.

Beach Volleyball CVCC 5 p.m.

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April 24

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships - Day 1 9 a.m.

Beach Volleyball ERSKINE 9:30 a.m.

Beach Volleyball Free Volleyball Clinic (Beach & Indoor) 11:30 a.m.

Beach Volleyball ERSKINE 2:30 p.m.

25
April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships - Day 2 9:30 a.m.

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April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 27

Beach Volleyball SANDHILLS CC 4 p.m.

Beach Volleyball SANDHILLS CC 6 p.m.

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April 30

Beach Volleyball Lincoln Memorial vs. Tusculum 3 p.m.

Beach Volleyball CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

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