Middle School Athletics
In our middle school program, we give students a chance to participate on 8 different interscholastic sports teams. The 2015-16 school year marks our 13th year of middle school athletics.This year is our fourth year in the Western Piedmont Athletic Association (WPAA). To find out more about the WPAA, click here.
David Woodruff, Varsity VolleyballDavid grew up in Southern California, where he played volleyball in High School and for one year at a Junior College. Two years later, he accepted the Head Coach Position at his High School Alma Mater, and he's been coaching in various capacities ever since. He moved to Lake Norman in 2003, and currently coaches for Precision Athletics VB Club year-round. He has high hopes for this season after meeting many of the returning players, and he's encouraged by the caliber of players, both physically and in terms of their character.
Dwayne Bowman, Varsity Cross CountryI love sharing my passion for running and racing with Woodlawn students - I’ve coached the varsity cross country and track teams for 8 years. Woodlawn’s 61-acre campus provides many different running areas for our athletes, and I particularly like the wooded trails that provide some needed shade during the hot months of early fall and late spring. Coaching Philosophy: Keep pushing for the next PR (personal record). Favorite Runner: Steve Prefontaine Best Part of Coaching Cross Country/Track: Watching athletes continue their running careers in college and beyond.
Chris Van Amburgh, Varsity Boys SoccerCoach Van Amburgh has been at the helm of the varsity boys program for the past 4 years and has enjoyed seeing the program and his athletes grow and improve in the game. Poised on the cusp of their 5th season, Coach Van Amburgh and our school’s seniors are excited to build upon last year’s postseason run and further their success in the state tournament.
Karen Bowman, Middle School Cross CountryI've been running competitively most all my life — from middle school all the way through college. I now run for fun (and the gear) and enjoy sharing that passion with newbies. After taking a few years away from coaching at Woodlawn, I am most excited about returning and bringing back the Golden Banana, Brown Demon repeats, and the end-of-season Wink Ceremony (watch out 8th graders). Coaching Philosophy: Work hard, stay humble, and keep getting faster! Favorite Runner: Joan Benoit-Samuelson Best Part of Coaching Cross Country: Saying the words "beep beeps" to my runners and watching their faces drop. Hint: it's the name of a very special workout.
Craig Cummings, Middle School Co-ed SoccerI’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Craig Cummings (coach Craig to my players), Woodlawn’s middle school soccer coach. This will be my first year coaching soccer at Woodlawn, but certainly not my first coaching position.
I’m originally from Maryland and played college lacrosse for Anne Arundel College in Arnold, MD. I was involved with lacrosse for almost 20 years, as a player and a coach. My coaching experience ranges from middle school age to adults, with several of my high school players going on to play Division I lacrosse.
Haley Jobe, Middle School VolleyballA current junior at Davidson College, Haley returns to coaching middle school volleyball after a two-year hiatus. She’s been playing volleyball since the second grade and loves sharing her passion with the girls she coaches. Haley is very involved in the volleyball community on Davidson’s campus as the official bookkeeper for the collegiate women’s team, co-captain of the club volleyball team, and a frequent pick-up player. She hopes to encourage the love of the game in her players and work on improving their fundamental skills over the course of the season.