Ricardo Veira was recently named the new athletics director at St. David’s School. He will replace Sherry Kapelar, who is returning to Charlotte as the AD of Covenant Day School.
Viera will join St. David’s from Providence School in Jacksonville, Fla.
“I’m excited to serve at St. David’s where Christian education provides the opportunity to minister the word of God and provide students with the values of faith, virtue and knowledge,” Viera said in a press release from St. David’s. “St. David’s student-athletes have excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. They have also taken their commitment to Christ into the communities where they study, live and work. I look forward to serving with the dedicated staff and coaches who are an integral part of this outcome.”
Viera graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s in physical education and exercise science. He earned is master’s in sports management from Liberty University. He has nine years of experience being an athletics director.
Viera teaches physical education and is a United State Army veteran, having served three years.
He will take over St. David’s athletics on July 1.
Special Olympics underway
More than 1,800 Special Olympics athletes from across the state will compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games from June 3 through June 5. The opening ceremonies will be held at Walnut Creek on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. The competitions will include aquatics, athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball.
Some of the venues will include Triangle Aquatic Center, St. Augustine’s University, N.C. State University and Lions Park.