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Welcome to Warrior Nation!

Exercise and activity are essential parts of Sanford’s well-rounded, liberal arts experience, as they have been since our founding. A strong athletic program involving all students enhances the quality of the education we provide and instills skills and abilities that can last a lifetime.

Interscholastic athletics for everyone (grades 7–12)

The Middle and Upper School Athletics programs ensure that all students in grades 7–12 participate in interscholastic, competitive athletics throughout the school year. Athletics thus take the place of physical education classes enjoyed up through sixth grade. Varied athletic opportunities emphasize participation, challenge and motivate students to do their best, and possibly further their interests in college.

Our Program

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  • College-prep for the serious athlete

    Sanford is proud to field consistently strong teams in a variety of sports. At the varsity level, winning takes on a greater focus, and not everyone plays in every game. No matter what, the ethos of teamwork, integrity, and support is Sanford Strong.
     
    Every year, a number of Sanford students commit to play the sports they love in college. We are proud to provide the preparative training and success they need to take that next step.
  • A Sport and a Team for Everyone

    In middle school through junior varsity, there are no cuts, and everyone plays at a level that their ability permits. At these levels, all eligible players should play in each game. We are proud of all our Warrior athletes for stretching themselves to the best of their abilities.

Athletics News

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  • Delaware Player of the Year Tim Lucky will play lacrosse at Fairfield University in the fall.

    Tim Lucky Named Lax Player of the Year

    By the time Tim Lucky '21 graduated from Sanford in June, he had been chosen 2021 Player of the Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association and recognized as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American. As a senior, Tim was selected for the 2021 All-State team for mid-field and face-off positions by the Delaware Coaches Association. In 2020, he was named a face-off specialist for the 2020 Under Armour All-America Baltimore Highlight Team.
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  • Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal/Izmaddy Studios

    Nnanna Njoku '21 Named Player of the Year

    After winning the 2021 DIAA Boys Basketball Tournament, Sanford senior Nnanna Njoku was named the 2021 Gatorade  Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He was also chosen 2021 Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and heads the All-State Boys Basketball team.
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  • Tyrone Perry Named Head Coach of Boys’ Basketball Team

    The Sanford School administration is excited to announce that Tyrone Perry has been named as the new Head Coach of Boys’ Basketball at Sanford School. He fills the role that was held by legendary coach Stan Waterman for the past 28 years. Waterman recently announced his departure from Sanford to become the head men’s coach at Delaware State University. Perry was selected from a large group of highly qualified candidates. 
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Our Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy stresses
  • Fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of the game.
  • Sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Learning how to win and lose graciously.

Contact:

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  • Photo of Joan Samonisky

    Joan Samonisky 

    Director of Athletics
    302.235.6523
  • Photo of Stan Waterman

    Stan Waterman 

    US Dean of Student Conduct & Assistant Director of Athletics
    302.235.6542
  • Photo of Caitlin Brooks

    Caitlin Brooks 

    Associate Director of Athletics and Health Instructor

Downloads:

  • Concussion Protocol
    Sanford School prioritizes our athletes’ health and takes concussions seriously. Read our Concussion Protocol, about which all coaches, trainers, teachers, and administrators have been instructed.
  • DIAA Physical Form

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  • Sanford School Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Policy

    Approved by the Sanford School Board of Trustees

    The Sanford School Board of Trustees recognizes the value of extracurricular activities in the education process. Sanford is committed to providing an environment for all extracurricular activities in which our students are involved that promotes the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, ethical conduct, and fair play. Sanford encourages the development and promotion of these ideals in all members of the school community, including student participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators.

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