Mr Dave Lincoln will be joining Jeppe as Director of Sport from the beginning of next term.
He is no stranger to the school – he is a Jeppe old boy (1988, Oribi), and began his teaching career here in 1995. He was a cricket and hockey coach and was the head coach of the 1st hockey team that won the Aitken Cup in 1998. His son, Jaydon attended Jeppe and he rounded off a great school career last year as captain of the cricket and hockey 1st teams.
Mr Lincoln left teaching for a stint in the corporate world before taking up the Director of Sport role at Jeppe High School for Girls. He then moved to St Benedict’s College as head of sport and has been there for six years.
He sees returning to Jeppe as a homecoming. “Jeppe is my school and it has always been close to my heart,” he said. “Deep down, I had always hoped that I would come back here one day.”
He will, at the same time, be sad to leave St Benedict’s. “I worked with work some great people there and I am going to miss them,” he said. “Bennies sport is in a good place, but it is different to Jeppe’s, and it’s the idea of new challenges that has led to my leaving.
“Jeppe is one of South Africa’s great traditional boys’ schools and its sports programmes are part of that tradition. The school participates in the big national tournaments across a range of sports and, at the same time there is a belief in the value of mass participation and physical activity for all.
“I will be joining a bigger team in the sport department and be responsible for a more diverse range of activities. I can’t wait to get started.”