We will be getting ready for another exciting year in Cumberland Academy Athletics and I'm excited to welcome each athlete, parent/guardian, coach, and supporter to the 2020-2021 Athletic Program.
As the new Athletic Director, I bring to our District 27 years of coaching experience in all levels of athletics: Middle School, High School, Jr. College, and Division 1 levels of coaching. I also have been an Assistant Principal and Principal, both at the Middle School and High School levels for a total of 11 years.
Overall last year, we had an outstanding year of athletic accomplishments which included several championship wins. With your continued support, I look forward to even greater successes this year. The Cumberland Academy student-athletes will strive to be competitive in all sports while maintaining good academic performance and positive behaviors throughout this school year.
We encourage participation in athletics, because it provides our students with important lessons for life such as teamwork, self-discipline, hard work, and courage. By offering a wide variety of programs (11 sports), our students can find a place where they can apply their talents as our High School and Middle School continues its rich tradition of athletic excellence.
Our Cumberland Academy community has high standards in regard to sportsmanship and conduct. We expect our students and coaches to uphold these standards at all times. I would ask that you, as a spectator, reinforce these standards when you interact with the opposing teams, coaches and contest officials. The Athletic Department is grateful to our parents and members of the Cumberland Academy Athletic Booster Club who provide unrelenting support, energy, and enthusiasm for our student-athletes, coaches, and supporters.
I thank you in advance for supporting the Cumberland Academy Athletic Program and the student-athletes we serve. We welcome you to come and be a part of our athletic competitions this year. I look forward to seeing you there.
Mike Richardson, M. Ed.
Cumberland Academy School District