Carver hires new athletics leaders

Carver hires new athletics leaders
June 20
00:00 2013

Carver High School recently named  Michael Winbush as its news athletic director and Danny Piggott as the assistant athletic director. Winbush is currently a physical education and health teacher, and Piggott serves as a math teacher.

“Mr. Winbush and Mr. Piggott are two very conscientious professionals,” said Principal Ronald Travis. “They both have a great deal of pride.  As principal, my primary job is to hire competent, caring teachers and improve the test scores of Carver High School. I needed persons in the athletic department who can take care of business without constant supervision. I feel we have accomplished this with the hiring of these two gentlemen.”

Winbush is stepping into the shoes of Aaron Bailey, who announced earlier this year that he was exiting the AD job at Carver. Travis said he was looking for someone who has the ability to continue the process that Bailey began.

“As athletic director, Mr. Bailey began the process of upgrading our facilities. During his tenure, the athletic facilities at Carver High School have  undergone a major facelift. Mr. Bailey also required all coaches to earn their commercial driver’s license, which has resulted in a reduction in transportation bills for Carver High School,” said Travis. “In addition, he revitalized a golf program which had folded prior to his arrival. These improvements have been accomplished with very little resources. I’m very pleased with the job he did.”

Winbush has served as a coach on the high school and college levels for more than 20 years, while Piggott has led high school basketball teams for 19 years. Most recently, Winbush served as head baseball coach at Carver, while Piggott recently resigned as Carver’s head boys’ basketball coach. They will now have to hire replacements for themselves, as well as a new head girls’ varsity and JV basketball coaches.

Winbush has outlined short-term and long-term goals that include building a positive rapport with his coaches, increasing collegiate exposure for student athletics, increasing faculty and staff attendance at sporting events, improving athletic facilities and increasing alumni participation in athletic programs.

Piggott wants to see the addition of tennis, soccer and volleyball programs at Carver.

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