The Out-of-Door Academy in Lakewood Ranch has announced that Sean Ball has been appointed as its new head of Upper School. Ball began his tenure at Out-of-Door in 1992, teaching Latin, English and history. He holds a master’s degree in education, as well as a bachelor of arts in English and philosophy. In addition to teaching, he has coached many of ODA’s athletic teams, including football, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, and golf. Prior to being named head of upper school, Ball was a a grade-level dean and also held the role of assistant head at both the Middle and Upper School levels before serving as the interim Upper School head beginning in the summer of 2020.