Up & Coming Weekly

September 19, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 20 - 26, 2017 UCW 29 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Fayetteville Academy athletic director Chip Bishop was recently honored for his years of service to the school when he was named the winner of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Chuck Carter Athletic Director of the Year Award. Bishop is only the fourth recipient of the honor, which is named for the retired longtime head of the NCISAA. Bishop was hired as basketball coach at Fayetteville Academy 36 years ago and was ele- vated to athletic director 22 years ago by former head of school Ben Crabtree. He now oversees a total athletic program that offers a variety of sports for boys and girls from the high school to the middle school level, all under the same roof at the school sandwiched between Morganton and Cliffdale Roads. Bishop said the responsibility involved with running the athletic pro- gram has grown over the years because the student-athletes likely spend more time on the Academy campus than they do at home. "They might leave home at 7 a.m. and return at 9 or 10 p.m. at night if they have a game,'' Bishop said. "We have a lot of responsibility, me as an athletic director and also our coaches, to guide and direct these young people.'' Bishop said the parents of Academy student-athletes have high expecta- tions for the school, both athletically and academically, and he feels that has increased the challenge of the job. "Fifteen years ago I might have told you coaching was more demanding,'' he said. "It's not even close anymore.'' But Bishop doesn't see it as a burden. In fact, he feels the combination of academic and athletic success available to students at the Academy makes him glad to work there. Unlike some in his job, Bishop said he rel- ishes chances to work closely with students at the school and not just leave that task to his coaches. "I think I have a good relationship with the majority of the young people at the school,'' he said. "Being a small school, it enables you to get to know the young people better.'' Bishop thanked his family, wife Beckie and daughters Jenna Graves and Megan Bishop, for being helpful and supportive and making it pos- sible for him to "survive'' the job. Looking to the future, Bishop hopes to con- tinue the school's tradition of academic and ath- letic success. "It sometimes complicates things, but we've proven you can do both,'' he said. Left to right: Chip Bishop; Chuck Carter who the award is named for; and Beckie Bishop, Chip's wife. Bishop Named NCISAA Athletic Director of the Year by EARL VAUGHAN JR. Scholar Athletes of the Week Ritika Shamdasani Terry Sanford • Junior • Tennis Shamdasani has an unweighted GPA of 3.94. She is proficient in four languages, has studied comput- er programming and is active in the Terry Sanford Student Government Association. She ranks in the top five in her class. Saurav Mall South View • Senior • Soccer Mall is a member of the Key Club, the Academy of Scholars, the National Honor Society and Tiger Stripes. He has an unweighted GPA of 4.0. & PRESENT OUR WEEKLY LINE UP 6-8pm WCLN 107.3 CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL COACH'S SHOW 7-8pm @ 301 Wingz, 407 Eastern Blvd Airing on WGQR 105.7 Bill Boyette w/ Coach Jacob Thomas TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL COACH'S SHOW 8-9pm @ Spinners, 2805 Raeford Rd Airing on WCLN 107.3 Trey Edge w/ Coach Bruce McClellan Coaches Corner w/ Don Koonce 105.7 starting @ 6:00pm 107.3 starting @ 6:00pm Followed by LIVE to The Fields Cape Fear HS @ Gray's Creek HS on 105.7 Kick off @ 7:30pm Terry Sanford HS @ Overhills HS on 107.3 Kick off @ 7:30pm Ending with Postgame Scoreboard w/ Sonny Jones August Athlete Player of the Month: Xeaiver Bullock, QB-E.E. Smith MONDAY 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 FRIDAY 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 WEDNESDAY

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