ATHLETIC EVENTS CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 10, 2020
Per the GISA's suspension, all athletic events have been cancelled until April 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Athletics is an integral part of the overall educational experience at The Westfield School. Even though success is measured on a scoreboard, the belief at Westfield is many life lessons can be learned through athletic competition. Sportsmanship, leadership, camaraderie, hard work, time management, moral character, self-discipline, and Christian values are valuable lessons taught within the athletic experience at Westfield.
Westfield is an interscholastic member of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) and competes in its highest classification. Westfield students participate in 13 different sports and field teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels. Westfield also offers football and cheerleading at the youth level.
NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH NAMED
The Westfield School named Rob Fitzpatrick as Interim Head Football Coach. He will resume duties effective February 26, 2020.
Coach Fitzpatrick joined the Westfield coaching staff and faculty in 2008 as Head Baseball Coach and as an assistant football coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. His baseball teams at Westfield have won five region championships and the GISA AAA state championship in 2011. Coach Fitzpatrick will maintain his duties as Head Baseball Coach while serving as Interim Head Football Coach.
Additionally, the School announced the hiring of Kevin Kinsler as an Assistant Football Coach and PE/weight training teacher. He will begin duties starting April 1, 2020.
Kinsler served 30 years as an assistant coach, head coach, and athletic director at his alma mater, Northside High School in Warner Robins. During the past 10 years as head coach, his teams won four region titles and a GHSA 5A state championship in 2018. His career record as head coach at Northside is 100-28, one of the highest in this decade among high school football coaches in Georgia.
“We are excited to have Rob Fitzpatrick heading up our football program and know that his excitement and energy, along with his knowledge of football and successful leadership skills, will be a very positive influence for our students and staff,” said Westfield Head of School William Carroll. “The addition of Coach Kinsler to our athletic program is exciting as well. We believe his experience, reputation, and success as a coach will be a great asset to our football program.” #westfieldfootball