Bryce Bevill named Ireton's new athletic director

Bryce Bevill has been named the new athletic director of Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, according to an announcement by Head of School Tom Curry and Principal Denise Tobin.

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Bevill is currently director of football operations at Howard University in Washington and prior to that he served as director of football player development at the University of Maryland in College Park.

“We are pleased to welcome Bryce to Bishop Ireton to lead our athletics program,” said Curry. “Bryce himself had an outstanding record in high school and college athletics, and he has since committed his career to building successful athletic programs at the secondary, collegiate and professional levels. He knows how to inspire and motivate young men and women to be their best in character, competition, and faith. Bryce is an innovative and engaging leader. He understands both the advantages and challenges of being a mid-size school in the WCAC and VISAA leagues and is ready to take our athletic performance to new and higher levels of success.”

Bevill is a 1990 graduate and member of the athletic hall of fame at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md. He played football at Syracuse University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in science in 1995. That year, he signed with the Canadian Football League (CFL) and in 1996 was nominated as the CFL’s rookie of the year as a defensive back for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. He played three seasons for the Rough Riders, before closing his playing career in 1998 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

For several years, Bevill worked at DeMatha and later McNamara High School as head football coach and assistant athletic director. He was a talent scout for the British Columbia Lions, evaluating personnel at the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills.

Bevill has more than 19 years of experience in education supervising students and student-athletes of various ages. Prior to taking the job as the director of football player development at Maryland, he spent two years as the character coach for the Terps while serving as director of campus ministry for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“Our pool of candidates was very strong,” said Bishop Ireton alumnus Frank Hopke, who served on the search committee. “Bryce appears to be uniquely equipped to move the Ireton athletic program forward in the highly competitive atmosphere of the WCAC. We are thrilled to welcome him to Cambridge Road.”

“I’m truly honored to join the team at Bishop Ireton and can’t wait to work with the administration, faculty, coaches, parents, alumni, and especially Ireton’s student-athletes,” Bevill said.

Bevill begins his tenure at Ireton June 11 and will take over duties from retiring athletic director Bill Simmons July 1.

 

 

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