Director of Athletics Named at Richard Bland College of William & Mary

Director of Athletics Named at Richard Bland College of William & Mary

SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. -- Richard Bland College of William & Mary has named Scott Newton as Acting Director of Athletics. Newton joined the Statesmen in June, 2017 as the school's first Women's Volleyball Head Coach.

"I would like to thank President Sydow on this unbelievable opportunity given to me by the College," said Newton. "Richard Bland has been a special place to coach volleyball for the past year, and I am excited about working in a larger capacity with the fantastic RBC Athletic staff.  More importantly, I'm looking forward to helping advance the College's goal of 100% student success."

Newton will continue to serve as the Women's Volleyball Head Coach. He also serves on the Richard Bland Faculty Committee for Student Athlete Success, had previously served as the Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Glen Allen High School since May 2012, as well as the Juniors Program Manager for the Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) since November 2011. Newton led Glen Allen to a five-year record of 77-49, including the 2014 Conference 11 Championship while advancing to the Region 5A South Semifinals. Newton was the 2012 Capital District and 2016 Conference 11 Coach of the Year.

Newton supervised all teams, activities and camps involving the juniors program at RVC.  He served as the technical director in volleyball training, while coordinating tournament participation and travel. During Newton's tenure at RVC, 66 former athletes have gone on to play volleyball at the collegiate level. He founded the sand volleyball program for the club in 2013, providing more in-depth training, which has had a positive impact on the indoor game.

Prior to his time in Richmond, Newton was the Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Blacksburg High School during 2010 and 2011. He led BHS to a two-year record of 40-17, including the program's first 20-win season and first two trips to the Group 3A West Region semifinals.  Newton was the 2011 River Ridge District Coach of the Year.

Newton has additional coaching experience with Roanoke United 17 Open Volleyball (2010-11), River Valley Juniors 17 in Blacksburg (2009-10), Auburn Middle School in Riner (2008-09) and Eastern Montgomery High School in Shawsville (2007-08).

A Richmond native, Newton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport and Health Education from Radford University in 2010, with a minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Sports Administration. He was a student assistant coach for women's volleyball during 2008, founded the Radford Men's Club Volleyball Team and was a member of the Sports Club Council.

Richard Bland College - Building on its Proud History as a Branch of William & Mary
Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential two-year college offering academically rigorous programs, up to 80% financial assistance for high performing students, and intercollegiate athletics. The College's Exceptional Student Experience (ESE@RBC) program provides each student with a dedicated Learner Mentor who uses real-time information to keep students on course to graduation. Richard Bland College professors are ranked among the best in the region, with over 80% of instruction delivered by full-time faculty. The College boasts a small and diverse student population of 2,200 on a picturesque 750+ acre campus located just south of Richmond, Virginia.