Sam Feaver becomes KVA’s new sporting director
July 20 – HENDERSON – Former Cresset Christian Academy sporting director Sam Feaver was recruited by Kerr-Vance Academy to fill the same position after George Hoyle Jr. left over the summer.
Having seen what KVA has accomplished in several different sports over the past few years, Feaver is ready to pursue the school’s athletic effectiveness while simultaneously building strong relationships throughout Vance County.
“Athletics has been very successful [at KVA] So I can’t wait to get started, “said Feaver.” The community has been really great and welcoming in my first week and I regularly have people congratulating me on this new role. “
After earning a college degree in sports management, Feaver joined the fundraising arm of the athletics department at Duke University, known as Iron Dukes, which offers scholarships as well as maintenance and upgrading facilities for all university teams.
Feaver then left Iron Dukes to take on his first role as athletic director at Cresset Christian, which is a few miles from Duke’s main campus. The two-year stint at school gave Feaver a general understanding of the role of athletic director and he said he believed the culture he had built at Cresset Christian would allow them to be successful in athletics.
As he wrapped up Cresset Christian’s spring sports season this year, Feaver received a text from Hoyle encouraging him to apply for the vacant sports director position at KVA. After several discussions with the school, Feaver was officially recruited to replace Hoyle earlier this month.
Feaver said KVA’s effectiveness in athletics was something he wanted to replicate with Cresset Christian. He said he was delighted to be able to work alongside coaches and students who display a strong passion for the sport.
“KVA has a tradition of excellence and participation,” said Feaver. “There is such a strong culture around their athletics and it was a great desire for me to be in a place where the foundations are laid. Sport is a big part of KVA and it’s one of the main ones. reasons I wanted to come here. “
Some of the accomplishments KVA has claimed in recent years have included two back-to-back NCISAA 1A championships in volleyball, including a perfect 30-0 record in 2018, as well as an active streak of four consecutive baseball crowns.
With 90% of eligible students participating in sports, Feaver has every reason to believe more championships are on their way to KVA and he said he intends to work closely with all coaches to maintain the school’s status as one of the best in the NCISAA.
Feaver’s current plan does not involve any training himself, but he is determined to do whatever is necessary to maintain interest in sustainable KVA athletics through the late 2020s.
“Getting involved and creating a family atmosphere is important to me,” said Feaver. “In the past, KVA has fielded between 18 and 22 teams in a sports season. I want to keep investing in sports that are already successful, but I’m the type of person who wants to give the same amount. energy to all. our teams. “
Feaver’s first year as KVA athletic director is expected to begin in less than a month with the school’s volleyball, men’s football, women’s tennis and cross-country teams all preparing for their opening matches.