We are excited to be joined by Coach John Bailey. He is a veteran college baseball coach and a U.S. Army veteran who received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Coming to Hargrave from Danville Community College, Coach Bailey brings over 35 years of coaching experience, including several state and conference titles. "I am excited about the new adventure and the challenges of coaching high school boys," Coach Bailey declares. "Hargrave is in a tough conference."
As a coach, his favorite kind of player is "an aggressive kid that will become a better person by learning from his mistakes. Baseball is not easy; you have to earn it." He hopes that all of his players will make memories as part of the team and "be proud that they played baseball at Hargrave Military Academy."
Andrew is excited to be a part of such a great school and is ready for the tasks ahead.
He is no stranger to military boarding schools. Andrew is a 1998 graduate of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington Missouri, where he attended for high school and junior college. "My brother had a friend in college who recommended Wentworth to my parents, apparently little Andrew reminded him of himself as a future cadet."
Andrew never expected to return to boarding schools but after he and his wife had begun their family, Andrew rediscovered the magic of what a school like Hargrave can do for a young man.
In his journey to Chatham, Andrew has been a teacher, coach, TAC, marketing director and admissions director at five other military boarding schools. As a coach, his military drill team was nationally ranked and four of his cadets went on to be members of the West Point Drill Team.
Andrew and Jennifer are enjoying living in bucolic Chatham with their two children and are very proud to be members of the Hargrave family.
The rifle team returns from a great experience but another loss. Our young men had the opportunity to shoot at the Virginia Military Institute. VMI is a Military College in nearby Lexington, Virginia. The young men were given a chance to shoot at a state of the art facility, in a new environment,... more
The theme for our Junior Retreat was "This is the way. Walk ye in it", which was reinforced with each activity throughout the weekend. We kicked off the retreat on Friday evening with a delicious dinner, during which our juniors started the process of getting to know the individuals in their group.... more
The Right Way
Integrity is how you stand up for what is right.
Even if other people put you down, you get back up for the fight.
Integrity is being honest and doing things the right way.
Even if no one has anything to say.
Integrity is not trying to get a reward,
or trying to get a rank on... more
We will be sending out an anonymous survey during Christmas Break. Please take this opportunity to assess your and your cadet's, experience at Hargrave. We value the information you provide. The responses provided will be used in conjunction with other information to help the Academy... more
Our young men took part in a five-school meet (Gretna, Dan River, Chatham, and Galileo) at Chatham High School. At the end of the day we were able to come out on top! Below are the team results.
Hargrave - 100 pts
Galileo - 75 pts
Gretna - 75 pts
Dan River - 51 pts
Chatham -... more
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