Myra Camese will take over the duties of Athletic Director at McEachern High School in the 2020-21 school year. Myra has been in Education for 26 years, and has been a part of the McEachern family since 2011.
As both an assistant and a head coach in her time at McEachern, Myra is well-acquainted with the sports program at the school. She served as assistant Girls basketball coach under Phyllis Arthur when the McEachern Girls won four consecutive state titles (2014-2017), as well as assistant and head coach in both softball and lacrosse. She was also there when McEachern moved up from 6A to 7A in 2016. “For nine years,” she said,” I’ve had an up-close and personal view of what it takes to run a successful athletic program.”
“I’m looking forward to opportunities to help coaches and athletes reach their highest potential,” she continued. “As a coach, my philosophy was to help students foster their passions by demonstrating the 6 Pillars of Character (Trustworthy, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship). These fundamentals of life help to build a student’s future success. As AD, I’ll need to stay focused on the big picture of McEachern athletics, our students, and the community, and have fun while doing so.”
She was an exceptional athlete herself and her love for sport is a family tradition. “I come from a long line of athletes—grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles—including my uncle, Coach James “Friday” Richards,” she said. “At Marietta High School my athletic abilities flourished playing basketball, softball, and throwing the shot put & discus. Collegiately, I played basketball at Xavier University of Louisiana.”
As the first female AD in McEachern’s history, Myra knows she has big shoes to fill and that expectations will be high. But she looks forward to the challenge. “As AD, it is imperative to understand the needs of the community and to have an even broader perspective of our student-athletes,” she said. “I have had the luxury of watching two great ADs before me, Jimmy Dorsey and Andy Dorsey. They have been excellent role models and mentors to me.”
Above all, Myra looks forward to creating an environment at McEachern that encourages success. “There is truly nothing more rewarding,” she said, “than seeing our students succeed in sports and life.”
Congratulations and best of luck to you and your staff, Myra. We look forward to continued success at McEachern under your leadership!