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Eddie Guth

Director of Athletics

Eddie has served as athletic director since 2015. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Rhodes College and has over 30 years of experience in independent school education and athletics. Eddie is no stranger to Darlington, having taught and coached here from 1984 to 1994. During this time, he held numerous roles, including assistant athletic director, defensive coordinator for varsity football, head girls’ track coach (winning state championships in 1993 and 1994), strength and speed development coach, director of Camp Darlington, master of dormitories, chairman of the Discipline Committee, Middle School English and P.E. teacher, and Upper School public speaking teacher. Prior to his return to Darlington, Eddie was athletic director and head football coach at Randolph School in Huntsville, Ala. He is married to Virginia (Johnson) Guth (’79), first-grade teaching assistant.

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Episode 142: Year in Review

December 28, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Dean of Student Life Brant Evans, Director of Athletics Eddie Guth and Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell. Together, they recap the 2023 calendar year, sharing accomplishments within their departments, noteworthy moments and favorite memories from the year at Darlington. 

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Episode 116: A Look at Darlington Summer Programs

June 29, 2023
In this episode, Content Manager Maddie Chastain talks with faculty summer program directors Eddie Guth, Paige Rogers and Melissa Smyly about their upcoming camps and the benefits of summer programs for students.

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Purple Tie: Thank You From Athletics

Upper School | Eddie Guth, February 23, 2023
Darlington students of all ages have been so fortunate to benefit from a number of projects led by the Athletic Booster Club with funding provided by parents and other community members via the annual Purple Tie fundraiser. This blog will highlight several of these Purple Tie-funded projects from recent years!

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BSN Sports Partnership Brings Nike to Darlington Athletics

Upper School | Eddie Guth, June 28, 2022
Darlington is now a BSN Sports school, or as the students like to say we will now be wearing the Nike brand as we move forward. Our partnership will allow us to have a spirit store open 365 days with the ability to purchase spirit items that can be customized for a particular sport, and discounts and promotional offers that will benefit Darlington.

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Flik First Guest Chef: Eddie Guth, Athletic Director

March 31, 2022
Coach Guth gave us a southern meal from the heart. He organized three stations celebrating food that speaks to his life lived in Alabama and Georgia. One station celebrated southern seafood featuring fried catfish and shrimp and grits. Another station celebrated his love of bbq with pulled pork and Brunswick stew. The last station gave a feel of meat and three featuring fried chicken, greens, butterbeans, and cast-iron skillet cornbread. It was all wrapped up with some banana pudding. A great meal from a great family. Thanks Coach Guth and Mrs. Guth!!!

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Podcast Episode 20: Fall Sports Preview

August 12, 2021
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with coaches involved in fall sports at Darlington. You'll hear about how our athletes have been preparing over the summer and what we might expect to see over the next few months.

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Winter Athletics Guidelines

Curriculum Connections | Eddie Guth, October 30, 2020
I am writing to you with regard to the winter athletic season and what to expect with our protocols and expectations for the games. 

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Senior Athlete Recognition Breakfast

Upper School | Jennifer Collins, May 5, 2020
In a typical year, senior athletes are honored with a breakfast. Today Coach Guth and his team honor the seniors in a virtual way. 

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Reflections with Coach Guth

Upper School | Eddie Guth, April 7, 2020
To all my Tigers, please be safe and know we will be back together as soon as possible.

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Chapel Talk: A Message from Coach Guth

Upper School | Jennifer Collins, April 2, 2020
This week's chapel talk comes to you from Athletic Director Eddie Guth and he shares his thoughts on persevering through challenging times.

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