Christendom appoints new athletic director

FRONT ROYAL – Christendom College has hired Patrick Quest as its new athletic director, the school announced Wednesday in a news release.

Quest, a 2008 graduate of Christendom, returns to his alma mater after serving as the athletic director at St. John Academy in McLean for the last six years.

“It is great to welcome Patrick Quest back to Christendom,” dean of student life Chris Vander Woude stated in the release. “The experience and enthusiasm that Patrick brings to the position will be a huge positive for both the student-athletes and the entire campus community.

“He is a man of exceptional character and dedication, committed to the pursuit of excellence. I believe he will be able to foster greatness by continuing to build our athletic program and by serving the students of Christendom.”

While a student at Christendom, Quest participated on the school’s basketball team and was awarded the inaugural Pate Quest Award for outstanding leadership by a student-athlete during his senior year, an award still given at the school.

After graduating from Christendom in 2008, Quest began serving as athletic director at St. John Academy in 2009, according to the release. Quest also coached basketball at St. John and Bishop O’Connell High School and coached summer basketball camps at UCLA, Stanford University and Santa Clara University during the last six years.

Quest replaces former Christendom athletic director Josh Petersen, who will remain the head coach of the Crusaders’ women’s volleyball team.