Area: Athletics

Name: Chip Bishop
Title: Athletic Director
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3549
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Mr. Bishop holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Pembroke and a master’s degree from Campbell University.  Mr. Bishop oversees all athletic teams and the entire athletic program grades 7-12.  He has served the Academy since 1982 and has been an educator since 1974.

Name: Rashad Ghaffar
Title: PE Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3551
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Coach Ghaffar is our Lower School P.E. teacher and has spent many years working in various roles at Fayetteville Academy. Coach Ghaffar’s own education includes a bachelor’s degree in communications and mass media/journalism from UNC-Charlotte. Coach Ghaffar spent two years working with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia before a stint as a library manager at George Washington University. Since coming to F.A., his roles have included work as a cross country coach, basketball coach, track and field coach, and frequent substitute teacher.

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Name: Andrew McCarthy
Title: Assistant Athletic Director, Physical Education Instructor, Head Soccer Coach
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3550
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Mr. McCarthy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Campbell University.  Andrew oversees the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs and instructs physical education classes.  He has served the Academy since 2000.

Name: Wayne Walcott
Title: Strength and Conditioning Instructor
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Mr. Walcott teaches the P.E. elective in strength and conditioning. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in criminal justice, both from Colorado Technical University. Mr. Walcott has had a seventeen-year military career with the first two of those years in the U.S. Navy and the rest in the U.S. Army. He is currently a Chief Warrant Officer 2, serving with U.S. Army FORSCOM at Ft. Bragg. As part of his duties, Mr. Walcott has served as a Master Fitness Trainer Level 1 and a Combatives Level 2 trainer in the Army. Mr. Walcott has also experienced success as a basketball coach both at the AAU level and in the military, having coached the Fort Bliss Knights and the Fort Jackson Ruff Ryders.