Seth Wilson, who has served as the interim Head Coach and as an assistant coach for the varsity football program for three years, has been selected as the next Head Football Coach for the Covenant Eagles.
“I must thank my Heavenly Father for I would not be the man I am today nor standing at the precipice of an incredible opportunity without Him guiding me through each day. I am thankful and humbled the administration chose me to lead this program. I look forward to building upon a strong foundation laid by former Head Coach Dave Hart, a man whose shoes will be hard to fill and will be sorely missed as a coach and dear friend,” says Wilson.
Seth Wilson joined the Covenant community three years ago, serving the school as a Lower School physical education teacher and coaching football, basketball, lacrosse and strength and conditioning at the Upper School, along with being the Covenant Summer Camp Coordinator.
“We wanted to find the right person who would embody the virtues of The Covenant School and Covenant Athletics, continue to build on the legacy and principles that Coach Hart has put forth during his time here, along with someone who is very technically sound with the game of football and understands the challenges ahead to guide the Covenant football program to new heights. After considering nearly 40 candidates with a very thorough interview process, we are very confident we found the right person for the job,” says Athletic Director Clark Walker.
Prior to Covenant, Seth spent 18 months as an Athletic Intern at Fork Union Military Academy. While at Fork Union, his main role was as an assistant coach for the post-graduate basketball team but also spent a season with Junior Prep football team as the offensive coordinator.
“Seth has already developed strong relationships with our current players and families. He has demonstrated the ability to work the important tenets of our school into the fabric of our football program. We are confident that our program’s future will be in excellent hands,” says Headmaster George Sanker.
“Seth knows Covenant and he knows football. We are grateful that he is willing to continue to lead our program and we know the young men he coaches will be enriched by his example and his passion for the sport,” says Head of Upper School Leslie Moeller.
A graduate of The University of Georgia, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. During his time at UGA, Seth worked as a student manager for the women’s basketball program, volunteered as a youth football coach, and spent three years as a basketball development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks.
“Being a head football coach has been a dream of mine since I was 11 years old. I aim to use this sport to keep players rooted in Christ, find their passions in life, and learn a life-long process to accomplish their dreams. This program will always compete and respect everyone using a style I would describe as industrious, enthusiastic, tough, and smart. We look forward to utilizing an up-tempo, aggressive style on both offense and defense while maintaining our core principles that have brought us success over the last few years,” says Wilson.