Athletic Directors

  • Jake von Scherrer
    Director of Athletics 
    (850) 668-2373 x356
    Jake von Scherrer is the Director of Athletics at Maclay and oversees the operation of over 50 teams and 70 coaches on our 100 acre campus.  Jake's experience includes over 35 years as a teacher, coach, and AD including 15 years in Florida where he as been an active member in the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Associtation including serving as a Board Member, as the Chaplain, and as the President Elect, and he currently serves as the Director of Certification.  He is also active at the National Level where he is a member of the National Teaching Faculty and also as the Vice Chairman of the National Certificatioin Committee. 
    Von Scherrer brings many years of experience and knowledge of both the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) and he is a sought after speaker in the areas of Athletic Administration and sportsmanship, having presented at the Local, State, and National Level.   Jake is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator, has a Masters of Arts in Health Education and Physical Education and a BA in the same field from Pacific University in Oregon.  Prior to coming to Maclay, the Oregon native was a succesful as high school and college football coach and track Coach where he was named Coach of the Year multiple times
    Dwan Riggins
    Assistant Director of Athletics
    Riggins Dwan “D” Riggins, a Tallahassee, Florida native, is the Assistant Athletic Director for Maclay School and is passionate about inspiring excellence and continued development. Riggins has 18 years of experience as a professional of Sports Performance and 9 years as a facilitator of Sports Management. 
    Riggins has a Masters of Physical Education in Sports Administration from Florida State University and a BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the NIAAA and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
    "Greatness is not identified by the one who sits at the head of the table, but demonstrated through the one who's willing to serve the table! If you want to be great, learn how to serve."