International School for the Arts
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Athletic Director, Coach Ray Canady
6671 St Andrews Rd,
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: (803) 476-3006
Coach Ray Canady
An Irmo High School alumnus, Canady has served as assistant athletic director for the school since 2017 and a social studies teacher at the school since 1994. He has also served in several other roles at Irmo High School including head baseball coach (2000-2017), head B-Team and junior varsity football coach (1999-present) and varsity quarterback coach (1994-1999).
“Irmo is home to me, and I’m so proud to serve in the role of athletic director,” said Canady. “With a new head football coach and years of athletic excellence to build on, it’s a great time to be a yellow jacket. We’re excited to show the community what Irmo athletics is all about.”
Canady attended Presbyterian College earning a bachelor’s degree in social studies. He earned his master’s degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy in 1992 and has received several awards in the field, including being named the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (SCBCA) Select Head Baseball Coach in 2017 and Regional Baseball Coach of the Year in 2003.
As a teacher, Canady holds a gifted and talented endorsement and is a member of several associations for educators. He began his career as a social studies teacher in 1993.