Scott Kennedy began his assignment as the new Carondelet High School athletic director this month with a quarter century’s experience in Bay Area high school athletics.
His experience includes 20 years at Mission High School in San Francisco where he was director of athletics for 16 years and physical education department head. After Mission he spent four years as AD at International High in San Francisco. International teams play in the Bay Counties League and are part of North Coast Section.
Kennedy hopes to stop a trend that has him as the Cougars fourth AD in the past six school years. “I’m hopeful that trend will change,” Kennedy told the Pioneer.
Carondelet has a robust athletic program with 13 varsity teams. The school developed and is now using the Carondelet Athletics Complex in Walnut Creek for softball, lacrosse, water polo, swimming and diving, soccer and tennis.
Carondelet teams have been regular participants—and often champions—in North Coast Section Division I and II competitions. Cougar teams are part of the East Bay Athletic League, one of the state’s strongest for girls sports.
Kennedy says the school has a “stable, full coaching staff” for 2019-20.
He played football, wrestling and “his love” lacrosse in high school on Long Island and then joined the Marine Corps for seven and a half years. “I served all over the world.” He was awarded the Naval Medal of Accommodation in 1987.
At Mission and International he won several awards, including the California State Athletic Director’s Association Athletic Director of the Year award for the San Francisco/Oakland region in 2015. He was inducted in the Mission High Athletic Hall of Fame two years ago.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State and master’s at the University of San Francisco.