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Physical fitness, and a sense of belonging, are essential to boys’ development.  Our athletic program strives to improve students’ strength and conditioning as they enjoy practicing and performing together as teammates.  We encourage boys to engage fully in all aspects of school life, to include playing on at least two teams during the three interscholastic seasons. (Some exceptions occur.) Our coaches develop players’ skills and teach them about leadership.  Our focus is on positive participation and sportsmanship.  Our goal is for young men to conduct themselves like champions, to grow in confidence through the camaraderie of spirited competition.  We play sports well – to  help boys become better men.

Athletic News

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 two daughters, Anna and Margaret, and reside in Jenkintown, PA.

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 610-644-1754 ext. 1600

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