St. Martin’s Athletic Director Sue Bower announces departure for collegiate AD position

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METAIRIE – Today, St. Martin’s Episcopal School Athletic Director Sue Bower announced she will be accepting the position as Athletic Director at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford sponsors 20 NCAA Division III athletics teams and competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

“We are grateful for her incredible dedication and hard work, and the great progress that she brought to StM athletics, and we wish her all the best,” said Head of School Merry Sorrells. “We know this new position will be the perfect fit for her, and an opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream of being an AD at the collegiate level.”

Sue BowerBower and her family have 10-year relationship with St. Martin’s, as her son, Will, attended St. Martin’s for five years. Bower has led St. Martin’s athletic department since 2016, and has fully immersed herself in the community as Athletic Director, Assistant Girls’ Middle School Basketball Coach, and Boys’ Golf Coach. In her time as athletic director at St. Martin’s she has led a resurgence of the department, overseeing three LHSAA team and five individual state championships, and eight LHSAA district championships. This year alone, Middle School athletes brought home six NOAL Ivy League championships.

“I have cherished the opportunity to work closely with so many talented students, teachers, staff, and St. Martin’s families,” said Bower. “St. Martin’s is an incredible school community and I will look back fondly on the time I have served here as Athletic Director.”

Incoming Head Football Coach Frank Gendusa will be St. Martin’s next Athletic Director, effective Monday, July 9. In his previous position at Fort Worth Country Day School, Gendusa served as the athletic director and head football coach for more than a decade. Gendusa has more than 38 years of coaching experience, including serving as a teacher, administrator, and coach at Isidore Newman School from 1981-2004.

St. Martin’s athletic department offers 20 LHSAA-sanctioned teams for student athletes. The school’s Metairie campus features top-notch athletic facilities including the full-length football field, Tony Porter Field, which is surrounded by the quarter-mile Latter & Blum Track. Other facilities include a wellness center, Olympic-sized indoor Thanksgiving Pool, and two gymnasiums.

For more information about St. Martin’s athletics department, visit www.stmsaints.com/page/student-experience/athletics.

About St. Martin’s Episcopal School:

Founded in 1947, St. Martin’s is a coeducational, independent school that provides students from eight weeks through grade 12 with a superior and challenging college preparatory education focused on development of the whole person. St. Martin’s Episcopal School prepares students to thrive in college and in life through faith, scholarship and service. For more information about St. Martin’s Episcopal School, visit www.stmsaints.com or find the school on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stmsaintsla or on Twitter (@stmsaints).

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