Isaiah Coleman Appointed Director of Athletics, Effective July 1

Nov 17, 2023

The following message was sent to the MFS community on November 16 from Head of School Julia de la Torre:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Isaiah Coleman as Director of Athletics, effective July 1, 2024. He will succeed Danielle Dayton who will retire at the end of the school year after nearly two decades of service to MFS.

Isaiah is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics at Cannon School in Concord, NC. At Cannon, he coordinates travel, schedules, and communications for their extensive athletics program (high school and middle school). He serves as the department’s external operations lead and college counseling liaison supporting student-athletes as they transition to postsecondary education. Isaiah’s work also allows him to work closely with Upper School Deans, speaking to students on a range of motivational topics, and participating in community events. He serves as an Academic Advisor for the 12th grade, helping them plan their academic and personal transitions.

Isaiah is no stranger to New Jersey, having worked at Christina Seix Academy in Ewing from 2016-22 where he was at the helm of the athletics program and served as a lead residential educator. At Christina Seix, Isaiah helped establish the school’s athletic philosophy, oversaw the development of student-athletes and coaches, and promoted the importance of wellness, performance, and achievement. In addition, he launched their first-ever lacrosse program and started a flag football league to engage more students in athletics.

Isaiah brings boundless energy, creativity, and strategic thinking to the athletics space, along with a passion for student wellness and growth. These strengths, and Isaiah’s familiarity with the area sports landscape, will serve our Athletics program very well at this pivotal time as we transition into the Burlington County Scholastic League. His skill set and experience, coupled with his New Jersey roots, are a great fit for MFS.

Isaiah was a four-year football player at Slippery Rock University and served as a team captain his senior year. He has his B.A. from Slippery Rock and a M.S. in Education Administration from the University of Findlay.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to become Moorestown Friends School’s next Director of Athletics,” said Isaiah. “It is my sincere goal to use athletics as a vehicle to further build community, cultivate relationships, and ensure our students’ seamless transition to even greater achievements beyond MFS. This position comes at an opportune time in my life, expanding my leadership abilities personally and professionally, and allowing me to relocate back to my home state of New Jersey.”

Please join me in welcoming Isaiah to the Moorestown Friends School community. He and his fiancée, two boys, and a baby on the way will move back to the area at the end of this school year.

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