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The Wellington School
3650 Reed Road
Columbus, OH 43220
614-457-7883
Philosophy
Athletics are an essential component of the Wellington educational experience and are central to the school’s mission. Through athletics, students face both success and defeat which helps prepare them for the thrills and disappointments of life. Participation in competitive athletics gives students the opportunity to learn the value of dedication, sacrifice, time management, and teamwork. Students also develop leadership skills and strength of character.

The program goals vary by division. Exposure to various sports and basic skill development is the focus for Lower School. That objective continues into Middle School, and progresses towards a balance between participation and competition. Coaches and athletes work to create an inclusive and fun team environment, while thoroughly preparing for the transition to varsity sports in Upper School. The Upper School program encourages athletic excellence and strives to field competitive varsity teams.
Athletics By The Numbers
10 sports: baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, diving, tennis, track & field
90% of 7th and 8th graders play at least 1 sport
75% of Upper School students play at least 1 sport
2 gyms
1 lighted turf soccer/lacrosse stadium
1 strength and fitness room
2 offsite baseball and softball fields
5 tennis courts
Jaguar Athletics Successes
2013 State Runner-Up Girls Diving (Individual)
2012 State Runner-Up – Boys Golf
2012 State Runner-Up Girls Diving (Individual)
2011 State Championship – Boys Golf
2011 State Runner-Up – Girls Golf (Individual)
2011 State Runner-Up – Boys Tennis (Individual)
2010 State Final Four – Girls Lacrosse
2006 State Final Four – Girls Lacrosse
2003 State Final Four – Boys Basketball
2003 State Champions – Middle School Boys Lacrosse
2001 State Champions – Boys Tennis (Doubles)
2001 State Runner-Up – Boys Lacrosse
2000 State Champions – Girls Lacrosse
1999 State Runner-Up – Boys Lacrosse
1998 State Runner-Up – Boys Lacrosse
1989 State Champions – Girls Tennis (Doubles)
Athletic Calendar
Wellington Coaches
Lindsey Smith
Director of Athletics

Phil Gross
Athletic Assistant

Dominic Davis
Certified Athletic Trainer
Youth Sports Coordinator

J.J. Bain
Upper School Boys Soccer

David Backhurst
MS Boys Soccer
MS Girls Lacrosse


Robert Causey
Track and Field

Emily Diaz
MS Girls Tennis
MS Boys Tennis

William Emery
MS Boys Lacrosse

Tom Haddow
Boys Tennis

Craig Jones
Baseball


Bill Miller
Swimming and Diving
Girls Golf

Bill Mitchin
Girls Basketball

Craig Mosier
Boys Golf

John Olesik
MS Girls Softball 

Dondi Pangalangan
Upper School Girls Soccer


Katie Warner
Girls Lacrosse

Marla Zitelman
Girls Tennis