Veritas Sports Academy Press Conference at the Coliseum

The Veritas Sports Academy will open it’s doors to students tomorrow(Wednesday August 20) in Kernersville. They held a press conference today at the Greensboro Coliseum to introduce their coaching staff and to let the press meet the Veritas administration.

The entire coaching staff was present and they all talked about their goals for the upcoming year. The coaches included Keith Gatlin(formerly a Maryland Terrapin) basketball, Robert Linville(formerly of Northwest Guilford HS-student, Guilford College-student, Greensboro College-coach, Precisioin Golf School-owner) golf coach, Tommy Adcock-Head Baseball Coach, Jim Georgevich(formerly at Smith High School)-Head Wrestling Coach, James Bell(former member of Coach Jim Caldwell’s staff at Wake Forest)-Head Football Coach, Alan Hooker(Eastern Randolph and NC A&T record setting QB)-Athletic Director.

Also on board are Allen Branch-Strength and Conditioning Coach, Ian Mushinski-Director of Athletic Training and Thomas Barksdale-Chaplin.

That’s a pretty strong staff and the football team has no squad members and they will not begin play until 2009/2010. Atheltic Director Alan Hooker said the teams(most likely basketball), would be playing games at NC A&T, Dudley, and Northern Guilford. Baseball coach Tommy Adcock said he has made plans to take his team to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico for Fall Baseball games and that they are looking at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro as a practice and home game site. Coach Adcock said he would like to play home games at the same site at which he practices. A trip to St. Andrews, Scotland has been mentioned for the Golf team and Coach Linville.

Veritas Sports Academy opens the doors on Wednesday morning in Kernersville and the plans are to open another 71 Veritas Academies across the United States over the next several years. Plans for Orlando, Florida, Charlotte, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C. are already on the table according to CEO and Chairman of the Board Gary Newell(former East Carolina football player).

Veritas offers full scholarships to it’s students, valued at $37,000 per year. Gary Newell says his people will not be recruiting new students, Newell says, “The players will come to us, Word of Mouth will drive students to our doors” Newell also says, “America is at a crossroads. Right has become wrong and wrong has become right. Suicide and drunk driving are the largest killers of our teens. Core values have become blurred in the name of political correctness. Veritas combines the sports world and the academic world as a setting to develop the qualities for success in life and society. Tuition for every student-athlete is paid through an endowment, which means that Veritas will be able to reach into the depths of the inner-city and to the heights of suburbia to equip young men from any race, creed, religion, or socio-economic level with an opportunity to succeed at a level they may have never thought possible”.

In the beginning the Veritas Sports Academy will consist of 100 students, boys in grades 9-12, that have the potential to participate in Division I, DII, or DIII college basketball, baseball, wrestling, or golf. Football, soccer, and lacrosse are coming on board in the future.

Veritas means “Truth” and the truth and the proof will be in the pudding, as we all keep an eye and ear on the brand new Veritas Sports Academy in Kernersville.

*****High Point Regional Hospital and Senn-Dunn of Greensboro have become the key corporate sponosors for Veritas Sports Academy.*****