Weibley, Kallin Named to Posts in Student Life, Summer Programs

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Coleman Weibley

Coleman Weibley, who has served as the director of summer and external programs for Mercersburg Academy since 2017, has taken on a new role within the school as assistant dean of students. Peter Kallin will succeed Weibley as director of Mercersburg Summer Programs, and will also serve as the school’s head boys’ varsity soccer coach; Kallin began at Mercersburg on September 14. 

Having just completed his seventh year at Mercersburg, Weibley has long been a staple of the campus community. Since 2005, with the exception of one summer, he has worked for Summer Programs in some capacity each year, starting off as a counselor for United Swim Clinics (an external program previously hosted at Mercersburg). Eventually, he became the director of United Swim Clinics and would jokingly ask Jo Wrzesinsky, Mercersburg’s current dean of students and former director of summer programs, “When are you going to hire me to come work at Mercersburg?” When she reached out with a potential opportunity in the Office of Summer and Extended Programs, he thought she was joking.

Now, Wrzesinsky is his supervisor again in her role as dean of students. 

Weibley worked in Mercersburg Summer Programs for four years before taking over as director of Mercersburg Summer and External Programs in 2017. This summer he leaves this role to become Mercersburg’s assistant dean of students, where he’ll work with dorm life, attendance, and minor student infractions.

To Weibley, the main goal has always been to serve the students, specifically in residential and educational life. He is always thinking about how any decision affects students and how to give them the best experience possible. Weibley supports Mercersburg’s mission by supporting them.

“Being able to help our students grow, build character, and build their interdependence are all things that I see as important to any job here on campus,” Weibley says. 

A native of Carlisle, PA, Weibley came to Mercersburg from Florida State University, where he was the director of swimming and diving operations and head coach of FSU’s club swimming program, Club Seminole. Prior to working at Florida State, Coleman held a similar position at the University of Tennessee, where he served as the camp director for the teams’ summer camps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education with a focus on recreation and sports management from Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University. Weibley lives with his wife, Bailey Blake Weibley ’11, and their daughter, Parker, in Tippetts Hall on campus.

“I am excited to serve the internal needs of Mercersburg Academy, joining the ranks of three other previous directors of summer programs who have moved on to other positions within the school,” says Weibley. “The connections I have been able to forge with summer participants and their families is what I have enjoyed most about my work over the last seven years. Moving into the Office of Student Life as the assistant dean of students will allow me to create the same relationships with our students year-round.”

"We are grateful for the dedicated service and tremendous contributions that Coleman has made to Mercersburg Academy's Summer Programs over these many years,” says Quentin McDowell, associate head of school for external relations. “He leaves behind a department that thrived under his leadership and is poised for continued growth and success in the coming years. We wish Coleman all the best as he transitions into his new role at the school and we thank him for all he has done to advance the mission and brand of Mercersburg."

Weibley joins McDowell, Wrzesinsky, and Interim Dean of Experiential Programs Rick Hendrickson as previous directors of the school’s Summer Programs office who continue to serve on the school’s faculty.

Peter Kallin

About Peter Kallin, Director of Summer and External Programs/Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach
Kallin comes to Mercersburg from Alexandria, VA, where he spent the past four years as director of recreation and partnerships for the Alexandria Soccer Association. He was previously the director of programs for Vienna Youth Soccer in Vienna, VA, and club manager for the Capital Area Soccer Association in Harrisburg, PA. He has also worked in the athletic department at Bucknell University.
 
“I am looking forward to the roles of both director of summer programs and with the boys’ soccer team,” Kallin says. “I am excited to help grow both programs and to spend time with the staff and students at Mercersburg!”
 
Kallin has been an assistant coach at the high-school level at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, PA, and at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” License, and an Advanced National Diploma and a Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. Kallin is a graduate of Susquehanna University and received a certificate in nonprofit executive management from Georgetown University.
 
“We are excited for Peter to join us this year and look forward to the energy he brings to our program,” says Associate Athletic Director Paul Sipes.
 
As head boys’ soccer coach, Kallin succeeds Carl Stensland, who accepted a position at Avon Old Farms School in his home state of Connecticut.