Athletics Director

Joe Santell

Joe Santell grew up in Western Pennsylvania, about 20 miles outside Youngstown, OH.

He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Penn State University (University Park), PA in 2004. He then completed his Master’s in Science in Sports Coaching/Administration from Ohio University (Athens) OH in 2017. 


Joe has worked in many areas of the sports industry, including internships with the Penn State football team and in sales and marketing at Duquesne University.  He has worked in strength and conditioning with private sports fitness companies as well as sports performance at the collegiate level.  Joe also has several years of experience in coaching boys and girls basketball at the high school and middle school levels.


Over the past several years Joe has worked in the academics and compliance areas at The University of Akron Athletics.  As the coordinator, Joe worked with 130 student-athletes where he focused on academics, mental health, and compliance to ensure they stayed eligible to participate in athletics under NCAA rules and regulations.  


“My background and experience from my hometown have carried me to take what I know and lead with it at other places from the college level to now at Corvian Community School.  I'm excited to be a part of a great community and school, and will take the steps needed to lead Corvian Athletics to the next level and make their mark in Charlotte!”

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