Teamwork, sportsmanship, tradition, dedication, self-esteem - these are all values fostered by our athletics program that stay with student-athletes for a lifetime. The fundamental purpose of the athletic program is to encourage each student-athlete to appreciate the lifelong values of physical activity; to provide the opportunity to become experienced, skilled, and confident in any athletic arena; and above all, to make the athletic experience rewarding and educational.

We offer collegiate facilities and endless options for our 37 athletic teams to challenge themselves and each other to improve and grow. Our coaches, many of whom are teachers at the school, provide instruction and encouragement to build strong teams on and off the field.

We compete against some of the top teams throughout Florida and have earned district and regional championships in sports such as golf, cross country, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. As a student-athlete at Miami Country Day School, lifelong friendships and memories are forged while developing an appreciation for health, fitness, and sport.

Athletic Staff

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  • Chuck Sennett

    Athletic Director - Email

    Chuck Sennett has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 1992, first as a math teacher and baseball/football coach, and has been Athletic Director since 2003. A native of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Chuck participated in football, basketball, and baseball at Burrell High School. He went on to attend Barry University (Miami Shores), where he served as the baseball team’s starting second baseman from 1986-1989. Chuck is married to Jennifer, an Upper School Physical Education teacher at MCDS, and they have four children that attend the school, Taylor, Griffin, Logan, and Tanner.
  • Bryan Parizo

    Associate Athletic Director - Email

    Bryan Parizo
    graduated from Colchester High School in Vermont, where he played basketball, soccer, and baseball. He later earned his Bachelor Degree from the University of Vermont, participating on the collegiate level in both basketball and soccer. Bryan has been Lower School Physical Education teacher since 1988, and since 2003 as the School’s Assistant Athletic Director. In addition, he also coaches Boys Varsity Basketball and Golf. Bryan is married to Michele, teacher at MCDS, and has two children, Brandon and Kaylee.
  • Chris Hayes

    Middle School Athletic Director - Email

    Chris Hayes has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 1991, as a social studies teacher and cross country/track coach. Chris is a native of Schenectady, New York. Chris participated in football, cross country, and track at Masuk High School in Monroe, Connecticut. He went on to attend Barry University (Miami Shores), where he ran cross country from 1984-1985. Chris is married to Tanya.
  • Eric Scheingoltz

    Director of Aquatics - Email

    Eric Scheingoltz brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to South Florida. A 1996 graduate of the University of Florida, Coach Scheingoltz served on the Gators’ coaching staff as a volunteer assistant from 1994-1996. His professional coaching career started in 1996, when he coached for the West Point Swim Club, a U.S.S. club team in Highland Falls, N.Y. From 1999 to 2001 Scheingoltz ran the senior group of an inner city team called the Big Apple Marlins, located in Manhattan. Also during that time Eric ran a “learn to swim-team” program for youngsters at a local sports club. Many of the athletes that Eric has worked with, at the USS age group level, have gone on to successful college swimming careers. Eric earned his B.A. in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Florida in 1996, and received his master’s in bio-behavioral sciences, physical education from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2005. Eric now lives here in North Miami with his wife Julie and his two children, Lilly (9) and Mateo (6).
  • Anthony Haderer

    Assistant Athletic Director - Email

    Anthony Haderer was born in Miami Shores, Florida. He moved to Orlando when he was 10 years old and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School. He participated in baseball and golf for the Panthers. Anthony went on to attend Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama on a golf scholarship and later transferred to Florida Atlantic and played for the Owls. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to coming to MCDS, he was the Athletic Director and Tennis Coach at Doctors Charter School from 2013-2015.
  • Chris Polite

    Chris Polite has been a member of the Miami Country Day School community since 1998, graduating in 2002. During his time as a student, Chris participated on many athletic teams, including football and basketball. He went on to attend Villanova University on a football scholarship where he was a three year starter at wide receiver. Chris began working at MCDS in 2010 as a coach and has been a member of the faculty/staff since that time. 
  • Michelle Cordero

    Head Athletic TrainerEmail

    Michelle Cordero
    was born in Puerto Rico and attended the University of Connecticut, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. She received her Master’s Degree from Florida International University in 2008. Michelle has been our Athletic Trainer since 2008.
  • Anthony Reyes

    Anthony Reyes is a graduate from Nova Southeastern University, where he attained his BS in Sports Medicine. Anthony went on to work with the St. Louis Cardinals upon graduating from Nova and spent four years in Jupiter, Florida in their spring training complex, working mostly with their Latin players. Anthony has also worked with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and is presently the Head Trainer for the National Soccer Coaches Association. Although, this is Anthony's second career, in which he worked over 23 years as a commercial airline mechanic, he brings us a wealth of knowledge as a certified athletic trainer.
  • Aris Atoa

    Athletic Wellness CoordinatorEmail

    Aris Atoa
    has been in the Sports Performance Training industry for 15 years, working for Cris Carter's FAST program in Boca Raton, FitSpeed Athletic Performance in Weston and Chicago, and Fast Twitch Performance Training in Miami. He specializes in speed, agility and sports specific strength training and has worked with thousands of youth and high school athletes, as well as hundreds of professional athletes of all major sports. Aris is a graduate of Barry University, and resides in the Miami Shores Community.
  • Joseph Hernandez

    Athletic Administrative AssistantEmail

    Joseph Hernandez will serve as the new Office Manager of our Athletic Department.  He replaces Atalie Garcia, who is now working with the Business Office.  Coach Hernandez has coached at the high school and travel level for 9 years. Coach Hernandez graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Management. He will join Athletics on a full-time basis as the Athletic Department Office Manager and additional coaching responsibilities. “I am blessed and humbled by the opportunity of returning to MCDS and look forward to joining this great staff in continuing to build this athletic department”, he stated. “My new position allows me to serve the people of this department to the best of my ability and focus on making an impact on a day-to-day basis.”
  • Joe Conner

    Miami Country Day School’s Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Conner as the Director of Boys Lacrosse. Coach Conner has over 26 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level, which include: Montgomery College, Gettysburg College, Rockville High School (MD), and Urbana High School (MD).  Coach Conner is a 5-time “Coach of the Year” and has guided 3 teams to the state finals. In addition to his coaching duties, he will serve as the Athletic Department’s Facility Coordinator.
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Every Student. Every Day.

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