John Sgromolo, coordinator of District Athletics and Development at Clay County District Schools, announced on social media Monday morning that he will become the Director of Athletics at St. Johns Country Day.
"I would like to thank Head of School Valorie Baker for the opportunity to become a part of the St. Johns family. From the second that I stepped on campus, I could tell that St. Johns is a very special place that thrives off of positive relationships and a strong family atmosphere with high standards. I am very excited to work alongside the faculty and staff to create a world-class student-athlete experience for the Spartans. Mrs. Baker's vision for an innovative world-class education is a great match for the type of student-athlete experience that I want to provide for our student-athletes. I am excited for the opportunity and am ready to hit the ground running," said Sgromolo in a press release from St. Johns Country Day.
Sgromolo served in numerous roles as a teacher and administrator in Clay County for the past nine years. Sgromolo started out as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Clay High in 2014. Sgromolo then accepted a position as a business education teacher and the head coach of the Ridgeview High School baseball program. Sgromolo was promoted in 2016 to Ridgeview’s Director of Athletics. During his time as Ridgeview’s Director of Athletics, Ridgeview won the FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards in 2017 and 2018 and created the Athletic Leadership Council that still exists at Ridgeview today.
In 2020, Sgromolo became the first Coordinator of District Athletics and Development at Clay County District Schools and finished his job as Bound’s National Athletic Director of Influence this summer. Sgromolo was also responsible for the creation of the Clay County Athletics Award Show, a show in an ESPYS format that highlights the achievement of athletics in the Clay County School District.
St. Johns Country Day is a private school located in Clay County and is not part of the Clay County School District.