Published : Friday, August 4, 2017 | 3:35 PM
Sammy Skinner, Jr. has joined Maranatha High School as our new Director of Athletics. Blessed to have discovered his professional calling at an early age, Sammy brings more than twenty-seven years of experience to the role.
Prior to becoming an athletic director in 2008, Sammy had the privilege of coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels where he led teams to five state championships. He’s been fortunate to learn from amazing mentors while also being able to pay it forward, helping students achieve their dreams of earning college scholarships, playing professional sports, and competing in the Olympics.
Sammy is an NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Montevallo. In addition to his time in athletics, he has held faculty positions in biological sciences. Sammy credits his classroom experience with instilling a belief in the value of both athletic and academic excellence. He is known for creating athletic environments that not only reflect the importance of excellence in all areas, but also bring parents, students, and faculty together to positively impact the community.
Sammy and his family recently relocated from Orlando, Florida to Southern California. An Alabama native, Sammy never imagined his path would lead his family to California, but he says, “There is nothing that happens in life without God’s plan. The opportunity to join the Maranatha family is a blessing, and I look forward to working with our administration, teachers, parents, and students to continue building a legacy.”
Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org.