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Austen C. Hannis

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Title(s) Associate Director of Admission, Director of Summer Programs and Campus Use
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Degree(s) BS, Elementary Education, Elizabethtown College
MEd, Educational Leadership in Athletic Administration, Plymouth State University
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Austen Hannis joined Oldfields in July 2018 as the Associate Director of Admission and Director of Summer Programs in addition to Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach.

Prior to his work at Oldfields, Austen spent three years as the Athletic Director at Lancaster Country Day School, a pre-K through grade 12 day school, in Pennsylvania. While at LCDS, he orchestrated an athletic league change and helped facilitate the building of a new athletics and physical education wing in the school. In addition, he developed leadership programming such as Captains Council and the Emerging Leader Summit. Prior to working in Lancaster, he spent nine years working at Cardigan Mountain School, an all-boys junior boarding school, in New Hampshire as the Assistant Athletic Director and the Director of Student Activities. Austen has previously coached football, basketball, and baseball while teaching history.

Austen earned his Certified Master Athletic Administrator certification through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and his Certified Interscholastic Coach through the National Federation of High Schools. Austen earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a history minor from Elizabethtown College in 2006 and completed a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in athletic administration from Plymouth State University in 2009. Most recently he completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in sports counseling at California University of Pennsylvania in 2017.

In his spare time, Austen enjoys spending time with his wife Alexis and his daughters Regan (4) and Hadley (9 months). The Hannis family lives on campus with Champ, their four year old westie.


1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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