Bishop Verot Catholic High School this week announced that John Gulley has been appointed the school's new director of athletics, effective July 1. Gulley has served as principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Palm Coast, Fla., for the past three years.
Gulley be-gan his career at his alma mater, St. John Neu-mann Catholic High School in Naples. During his eight years at the school, he served in various positions including teacher, dean of administration and assistant athletic director. He also coached the football, baseball and girls' basketball programs.
Bishop Verot Principal Denny Denison said, "Mr. Gulley possesses the skills necessary to continue to move our athletic program to our high standard, which is built on molding our student-athletes to be active parishioners and successful citizens in their communities."
Gulley expressed excitement and a strong sense of purpose in taking the job. He said, "I feel blessed to be a part of a community with a strong Catholic identity and look forward to building on an athletic program that exemplifies excellence in sportsmanship and developing student-athletes."
Gulley is a Naples native and a veteran of the United States Army. He received his bachelor's degree in 2007 in history from Florida Gulf Coast University and his Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame in 2011.
Bishop Verot Catholic High School is a coeducational institution in the Diocese of Venice, Fla. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of colleges and Schools (SACS) and a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). Founded in 1962, Bishop Verot has earned a reputation for excellence through its commitment to religious mission, academic achievement and service to the community. The school currently enrolls over 640 students in grades 9-12. Bishop Verot's college preparatory curriculum includes Honors courses, an Advanced Placement (AP) program and duel enrollment credit opportunities. Annually, over 99 percent of the school's graduates continue their formal education at a number of colleges and universities across America.