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Tony Earp Named Worthington Christian Athletic Director

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Former Classic Eagles Soccer Club director and collegiate standout to lead the athletic program.

We are delighted to introduce Worthington Christian School’s new Athletic Director, Tony Earp. Most recently, Earp served as the Classic Eagles Soccer Club director, operating all areas of the club’s business, serving over 650 participants, and supervising approximately 100 staff. As the director, he has increased participation from 415 to 650 clients, including WC students. Earp has extensive experience coaching soccer, leading complex youth soccer programs, developing community and corporate partnerships, and working with service providers. Additionally, he holds a US Soccer Federation C coaching license.

Earp completed a BA in integrated social studies with minors in psychology and geography from The Ohio State University. He earned this degree while distinguishing himself as a four-year starter and an Ohio State Men’s Soccer team captain. Earp later completed a master’s degree in education focusing on integrated social studies at Ohio State. He also has taught high school history at Dublin Scioto and Licking Valley. He, his wife, and his two children are members of Lifepoint Church.

“I am blessed to serve the Worthington Christian community as the Athletic Director, says Earp. Leading a community of students, families, and coaches toward Christ is a privilege. Athletics is not an extension of the classroom; it is a classroom. We have the responsibility to help each student develop the skills required to pursue their goals, both in sports and beyond. I will continue to help build upon this strong tradition.”

Head of School Dr. Mike Hayes notes, “We’re thrilled to add Tony to our team at Worthington Christian. He brings much experience leading youth sports in Central Ohio. As a former member of The Ohio State University Men’s Soccer team, his achievement will benefit our students who dream of playing collegiate sports as they and their parents navigate the process of selecting the right college.”

The naming of Earp to the role of AD came after a search that began in the spring, during which Worthington Christian alumni parent and former board member Steve Betulius served as the interim AD.

Hayes remarks, “I want to thank Steve Betulius for his work as our interim AD. He has served the school faithfully in many regards over the years and has led the WC athletic program effectively since October 2022. He and Tony will partner to facilitate a smooth transition over the coming weeks.”

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