Robert C. Witman Leadership Academy
Leading with Commitment, Confidence, Composure, and Character
Launched in the fall of 2016, the Robert C. Witman Leadership Academy is the centerpiece of our intentional work to develop our student-athletes beyond the arena of competition. The Academy is named for Bob Witman, who served as Country Day's head football coach for 25 years before retiring from that position following the 2014 season. He continues to work in our program as an assistant track and field coach.
“Our athletics program is one of the many vehicles we have at our disposal in schools to develop the leadership capacity of our students. Using sports for this purpose has the distinct advantage of presenting them with real-life situations that require them to immediately translate leadership theory into practice. We think of the on-the-field experience as our leadership laboratory; our Leadership Academy provides the classroom instruction necessary to make that lab experience more intentional.”
Abe Wehmiller, Director of Athletics