Tandem's new Athletic Director, Brandon Edwards, is not a new face to Tandem or to sports. He came to Tandem in November of 2016 to serve as our Admissions Director, quickly becoming a valued member of staff as well as a beloved volleyball and track coach. Brandon had been working at Randolph College in Lynchburg where he served as the Assistant Admissions Director.
Brandon jumped right into the AD job this summer, quickly taking over the scheduling, hiring of coaches and encouraging of athletes of all ages. He brings a joyful enthusiasm to the job and has some great overall goals for the program in mind. He would really like to see a higher emphasis on athletic development of players and teams. He knows that communication is vital to the success of every season, and plans to encourage evaluation of individual players, coaches and programs to ensure growth.
Brandon earned a BA in Religious Studies and Psychology from Lynchburg College and holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College. He was a varsity Track and Field athlete in college - a sprinter, a jumper and a hurdler. He was a three-sport athlete in high school (Faquier High School), playing football, basketball and track and certainly knows the academic and physical challenges that come with being a busy multi-sport student athlete.
For Brandon, the Athletic Director job combines his deep passion for sports with the ability to make a difference in the lives of our student athletes, who look to him as a role model for advice, support and encouragement.