Stand Out By Being Yourself
Welcome to Phelps Athletics! As the Athletic Director, I am honored to serve our students and community. At Phelps, the Department of Athletics is committed to having our program serve as an extension of the overall educational mission of the institution. We aspire to Develop A Better Man by providing young men with an intelligent and physically challenging athletic and physical education experience that is committed to excellence, as well as instilling a commitment to lifelong health and a balanced lifestyle.
Competing in sports at Phelps gives our student-athletes the privilege and responsibility to represent the School, the student body, the sport, their team, and the greater community to the best of their abilities and with the utmost respect. In doing so, our student-athletes are empowered to learn and develop many life skills such as self-esteem, perseverance, time management, discipline, leadership skills, as well as learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Our goal is to help them develop as successful scholars and competitive athletes by developing and strengthening their character. We do this by providing a culture and environment that encourages a sense of belonging allowing our boys to be the best student-athletes they can be, but more importantly the opportunity for continual growth in becoming the best versions of themselves daily.
Kind Regards and Go LIONS!
Director of Athletics
Meet Athletic Director Jason McGhee
Jason McGhee was named Director of Athletics and Facility Rentals in July 2019 bringing more
than 23 years of athletic administrative experience including 18 at the Division I collegiate level.
Mr. McGhee’s primary focus will be how Phelps Athletics, PE and Facility Rentals can enhance
the School’s position as the school of choice for young men grades 6-12, and also includes the post graduate year in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond.
Prior to his arrival at Phelps School, Mr. McGhee was a member of the George Washington University Department of Athletics & Recreation serving in a variety of positions last serving on
the senior staff as Associate Athletics Director. McGhee was responsible for managing the day-
to-day operations of GW’s athletics facilities, including overseeing facility and event management staffs for the Charles E. Smith Center, Barcroft Park Baseball Complex and the
Mount Vernon Athletics Complex. Additionally, McGhee managed all elements of facility scheduling and event planning, pool and gym membership services, facility rentals as well as supervised all capital projects. His involvement in new construction and renovation projects for GW Athletics topped more than $100 million in upgrades and improvements positively impacting the lives of thousands of students-athletes throughout his career. Finally, McGhee oversaw numerous athletic programs from sailing, women’s tennis, baseball, men’s and women’s swimming, and the strength and conditioning program.
Most recently, Mr. McGhee served as the Director of Athletics at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart where he oversaw substantial growth of a program which doubled in size from 32 to 61 teams, and facility rentals tripled under his leadership. In addition to student participation and rental revenue increasing, major facility enhancements and upgrades occurred during McGhee’s tenure including the opening of Gator Field to the renovation and re-opening of the Andreas Center, a state of the art strength, conditioning and fitness facility dedicated to SR students. McGhee also oversaw the launching of the Gator Strong Summer Program as well as the SR Athletics Leadership & Character Development Program enhancing the culture of the entire program which also positively impacted school spirit. Jason and his wife Laura have three daughters, Anna, Margaret, and Caroline.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-644-1754 ext. 1600