Bryn Holmes Promoted to Associate Athletic Director; Ned Emala Named Assistant AD

After serving for four years as the assistant athletic director at Gilman, Bryn Holmes has been promoted to associate athletic director. Holmes also teaches math in the Middle School and is the varsity wrestling head coach.

“I am excited to take on more responsibilities in the athletic department. Obviously, with a legend like Lori Bristow retiring, I have some big shoes to fill. With that said, I feel extremely lucky to be working with Russell Wrenn during this role change. He has been and I’m sure will continue to be a great mentor,” Holmes said.

Replacing Holmes as assistant athletic director is Ned Emala ʼ13, completing the athletic department’s leadership team.

Emala played football, squash, and lacrosse as a Greyhound and played four years of football at Dickinson College. Following a few years of work outside of education, he joined the faculty in 2019 as a Foreman Fellow. Emala currently teaches Art History and World Cultures in the Upper School, and he coaches varsity football, JV squash, and JV lacrosse. In his new role as assistant AD, Emala will continue to teach and coach.

“I am truly honored to take on this new role,” Emala said. “I really believe in Gilman’s commitment to creating an environment where our athletes can develop and grow a strong sense of character, learn how to be men of integrity, and, while striving for success, conduct themselves with honor and respect on and off the field.”