Press release: Seven Oaks Classical School Names New Athletics Director

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Press Release
Tommy Weakley Named New Athletic Director at Seven Oaks Classical School
Ellettsville, IN – June 21, 2024 – Seven Oaks Classical School is pleased to announce the
appointment of Tommy Weakley as the new Athletic Director. With a distinguished background
in both athletics and education, Mr. Weakley brings a wealth of experience and a passion for
sports to our school community.
Mr. Weakley is a native of Ellettsville and excelled in basketball, cross country, and track in high
school. Notably, he was recognized as an Indiana “Top 40” Selection and received Academic
All-State Honorable Mention. His academic achievements earned him the prestigious Eli Lilly
Scholarship, which allowed him to attend DePauw University. There, he continued to showcase
his athletic prowess by playing four years of NCAA Basketball.
Mr. Weakley holds a diverse educational background, having studied Psychology, Sociology,
and History at DePauw University and Indiana University. His commitment to athletics extended
beyond his own participation, as he took on coaching roles to inspire and guide young athletes.
He served as a high school varsity assistant boys basketball coach for two seasons and at
DePauw University for one season. Additionally, he was the director of basketball at Tier Ten
Sports for eight years and led Bloomington’s Youth Basketball Instructional Season (Season 1)
for five years. His dedication to fostering athletic skills and sportsmanship continued as he
taught Introduction to Basketball courses at Indiana University for two years.
Beyond coaching, Mr. Weakley has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills in
various roles. He has worked in digital marketing, served as the general manager for Tier Ten
Sports, and held the position of Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington. His
well-rounded experience and commitment to youth development make him an excellent fit for
the Athletic Director role at Seven Oaks.
In his personal time, Mr. Weakley enjoys spending time with friends and family, engaging in
sports, listening to music, and hiking with his beloved lab-retriever, Frankie.
“Sports are a powerful way of building character and community, two things that are central to
our school’s mission. We wanted to find someone who shared those priorities, and we think
we’ve found that person in Mr. Weakley.” said Headmaster Dr. Stephen Shipp. “His impressive
background in athletics and education, combined with his dedication to youth development,
aligns perfectly with our mission to train the minds and improve the hearts of our students. We
are delighted that he is joining the Seven Oaks family, and we’re looking forward to seeing
where he takes our athletics program.”
For more information, please contact: Stephanie Baker – Marketing Director, Seven Oaks
Classical School
About Seven Oaks Classical School: Seven Oaks Classical School is a public charter school
located in Ellettsville, Indiana. Our mission is to provide a classical education that equips
students to think critically, reason effectively, and live virtuously. Through a rigorous academic
curriculum and a commitment to the holistic development of each student, we strive to cultivate
a love of learning and lay a solid foundation for lifelong success.

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