Woodlawn Selects Paul Capodanno as School's Athletic Director
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Woodlawn School is proud to announce that Paul Capodanno has taken the helm of its Athletic Department. “Coach Cap,” as he is known, brings a wealth of experience to the school. He played college basketball at the Division III level; he has coached boys and girls basketball and tennis at the Varsity and JV levels at independent schools such as Cape Fear Academy and The John Carroll School. He has extensive experience coaching Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams and led teams that competed successfully at the national level. Over the years, twenty of his players have progressed to play at the Division I college level, and dozens more have enjoyed competing at the D II and D III level.
Capodanno has extensive leadership experience in program development and management at YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Physical Education departments in schools public and private. Woodlawn Head of School Paul Zanowski describes Paul as, “A coach’s coach. Someone who works in ways that help coaches and players reach their full potential. He has a vision of academic, athletic and moral excellence that aligns with Woodlawn’s values on and off the playing fields, along with the leadership experience and planning know-how to help us take our program to the next level.”
Woodlawn Trailblazer parent Greg Williams (father of Henderson, Class of 2023) served on the Search Committee, together with former Head of School Rob Blackwell,Lower School Head Holly Honeycutt and Head of School Paul Zanowski. Williams describes Capodanno as, “The perfect fit for our community. Coach Cap’s experience and passion for athletics, for the health and wellness of every student and his team spirit bring to life the school’s ideals.”
Coach Cap’s message to the Woodlawn family: “As your Athletic Director, I have the best interests of every student in mind. Healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand in hand and are essential ingredients to producing lifelong learners. So many of life’s best lessons are learned through sports, and I want all of our students to be challenged in ways that bring out their best. Every coach, every teacher and every parent are partners in building and improving the Woodlawn Way of athletic excellence.”
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.