Published June 23, 2011
Our Lady of Mercy High School just completed one of its best overall athletic seasons. The boys track team had a top 10 performance as well as an individual state champion, the cross country programs finished in the top 10 during state competition, an individual performance in the state resulted in a top five finish for the swimming program, there were Sweet Sixteen appearances by the girls tennis and girls soccer teams, there was an Elite Eight appearance by the volleyball program and a record-setting football season.
With all the excitement surrounding the school’s 2010-2011 season, last week Mercy announced the following additions to its teaching/coaching staff:
Glenn Griffin will rejoin Mercy head football coach Mike Earwood as his assistant coach. Since 2008 Griffin has been the head coach of McIntosh High School, Peachtree City; however, prior to that he coached for many years at Starr’s Mill High School when Earwood was the head coach.
Mary Forr will serve as assistant girls basketball coach and assistant tennis coach. Forr is a 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She was a member of this season’s basketball team that defeated Connecticut on its way to the finals, and finished as runner-up to NCAA national basketball champions Texas A&M.
Maddy Kill will become head coach for the girls soccer team. Kill is a graduate of Marist School, where she was named City of Atlanta Player of the Year and DeKalb County Player of the Year in her senior year. Kill graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina this year and she was named twice to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She played midfield on South Carolina’s 2009 SEC tournament championship team.
North Carolina native Bernadette O’Neill is joining the Mercy community as assistant cross country and track coach. O’Neill is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where she was a top runner for the school’s cross country and track teams.