David Hall developed UNC Charlotte’s Division I Women's Cross Country and Men and Women's Track and Field programs, serving as Cross Country head coach from 1985 to 2001 and Track and Field head coach from 1992 to 2001. During his tenure, he coached two Division I All-Americans, was named Conference Coach of the Year five times and was the first coach to lead the 49ers cross country team to three consecutive Metro Conference Championships.
In his first year at Davidson Day, Hall led the Boys team to second place in the 1A state championships, the best finish of any DDS team to date. The Girls team finished ninth out of 21 teams in the combined 1A/2A championships, beating all the 1A teams to finish as “unofficial” 1A champions.
A native North Carolinian, Hall earned a B.A. in English from Furman University where he was a record-setting runner. He also holds a M.Ed. in Health Promotion and a M.A. in Teaching from UNC Charlotte. In addition to coaching, Hall teaches English at Davidson Day.
Chad Grier jumpstarted the Patriots’ inaugural football team as Head JV Football Coach last year, leading the team to an undefeated 11-0 season. This year he takes the Patriots to the next level as we start our Varsity football program.
Grier brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Davidson Day. The past two years he was Southlake Christian Academy’s offensive coordinator. Before that, he was an Offensive Assistant Coach at Charlotte Latin, where he earlier starred as an all-state quarterback under local coaching legend Larry McNulty.
Grier’s collegiate career began at the University of Richmond where he started at quarterback as a freshman. He then transferred to East Carolina University where he played under Kevin Gilbride, now the NY Giants offensive coordinator, and Mark Richt, now head football coach at University of Georgia. Grier earned his B.A. in Communications and Journalism from ECU and an MBA from Queens University.
London takes over as Head Coach of the Patriots after being named Mile High Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 for his work at the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Col. In 2010, he was also a finalist for National Boys Soccer Coach of the Year. Previously, he was head coach at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md. where he led his team to seven league championships and twice to top 10 national ranking. In 1993, The Washington Post named him D.C. Metro Coach of the Year.
London holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, an M.A. in English from the University of Maryland and and M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches Upper School English at Davidson Day.
Catherine Fulton starts her second season as Davidson Day’s Girls Volleyball Head Coach, in addition to serving as Assistant AD and P.E. teacher for our Early Childhood and Lower School students.
Previously, she spent two years at assistant volleyball coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University, her alma mater. She started for four years there as a libero, becoming the most decorated player at that position in Lenoir-Rhyne’s history.
Her 2,316 career digs rank not only first all-time at Lenior-Rhyne and in the South Atlantic Conference, but 16th all-time in NCAA Division II. Fulton’s mark of 4.67 digs per set over her career is 21st all-time in Division II. The Hendersonville, N.C., native was named to the 2005 All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team and received all-league first-team honors in her senior season (2007). Fulton was a part of two South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship teams (2004 and 2006) and one squad that was a 2004 NCAA Division II Regional Tournament participant.
In her first season as head coach, Catherine Fulton led our Varsity Girls Volleyball team to a second-place finish in their conference with two First Team All-Conference and one Second Team All-Conference players.