Long-time St. Timothy’s Athletic Director takes on new challenges with the Quakers

Kara Carlin, who spent the last 11 years as the athletic director at St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, is the new AD at Friends School of Baltimore, taking over the recently retired Greg Whitley.

Carlin assumed her new the post effective July 1. At St. Timothy’s, an all girls school bordering, Carlin not only severed as the top athletic administrator, she coached field hockey, lacrosse and squash. Prior to that she served as head women’s lacrosse coach at Goucher College, and was an assistant lacrosse and field hockey coach at Bowdoin College.

“Kara brings exceptional leadership and energy to Friends School’s athletic program,” said its Head, Matt Micciche. “Her connections within the athletic community, at the local, regional, and national level, and her grounding in the School’s philosophy made her the ideal candidate.”

Carlin is not exactly a stranger to the Charles Street school. Her husband, Josh Carlin, is a long-time teacher in the Friends Upper School, and the couple have been Friends School parents since 2007.

Carlin is also the incoming president of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), having served as its vice-president from 2015 to 2017. During that time she implemented such programs as the annual Leadership Symposium for student-athletes and coaches and, new this year, the “Character Coin,” to recognize varsity players who exhibit the highest ideals of fair play, integrity and respect on the field.

Not only will Carlin oversee more teams and athletes and Friends, she will also manage boys’ sports teams for the first time.

With fall pre-season practice at hand, Carlin is excited to begin working directly with Friends’ coaches and students.

“Together with the school’s exceptional coaching staff and supportive administration, I am confident we can build on the strong athletics foundation already in place and take the program to new heights,” said Carlin.