Columbus School for Girls athletics director and basketball coach Lindsey Smith said she will step down from both positions at the end of the school year to become Wellington’s athletics director on July 1.
“I was attracted (to make this move) by Wellington’s dedication to their mission of ‘inspiring each person to discover and strive to meet his or her unique potential,’” Smith said. “Their dedication to this statement, pursuit of innovation and forward thinking and extremely welcoming community make Wellington a perfect fit for me and my family.”
Smith hopes she can help Wellington’s teams become even more competitive.
“I look forward to creating an environment where the community feels a great sense of pride in the athletic program,” she said. “This will be accomplished through developing strong student leaders and committed coaches within the program. My hope is that the student-athletes will develop their confidence, become risk takers and embrace challenges. Through development of these intangible qualities, the students will learn to be successful both on the playing field and beyond.”
Even though Smith will be leaving CSG after working there only one school year, she said she has enjoyed the experience. In her one season as basketball coach, the Unicorns finished 4-18 overall and 0-8 in the CCL.
“My experiences… at CSG have been very rewarding,” she said. “The relationships I was able to build with the basketball team will last far beyond my time here. I had the opportunity to coach an amazing group of young women and continue to be inspired by their tenacity on a daily basis.
“I am grateful for the time I spent as a Unicorn and all of the wonderful coaches, faculty and staff that help to make this a successful year. I feel that CSG athletics has a lot of momentum right now, and I look forward to seeing the program develop its full potential.”