We are excited to announce that Sean O’Toole will be replacing Jeff Walrich as our new Athletic Director on July 1. For the past eight years, Sean has been the Associate Athletic Director at Saint Ignatius High School, assisting with scheduling, mentoring and guiding coaching staff, and serving as an ambassador for the school at admission and alumni events. He served as varsity basketball coach at Ignatius for seven years and he and our varsity coach, David Pfundstein, are longtime coaching colleagues. His understanding of the Ohio high school athletics arena and passion for high school sports is something that will benefit every team at Gilmour.
Sean is highly regarded within interscholastic athletic circles. He teaches a course on coaching fundamentals at Baldwin Wallace University. He is the president of the Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association, district director for the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and a Nike Skills Instructor.
He is well known throughout the community for his Big Shot Basketball Academy (BSBA). The Academy operates year-round and features basketball camps, clinics and tournaments for boys and girls of all ages. Since its inception, BSBA has fostered the development of countless young basketball players. This fall, BSBA will call Gilmour Academy home and we are thrilled that Sean will be calling Gilmour home.
Sean's passion for Catholic education, his dedication to athletic development for girls and boys from elementary school through high school and his strong administrative capability are impressive attributes that will enhance Gilmour Academy's commitment to excellence. We are looking forward to Sean joining us as our new Athletic Director.