Student-Athlete Leadership

SALB Mission Statement:

The Student Athlete Leadership Board works to unite the Dulaney community through our passion for athletics and rally support from the student body.

About SALB

Created in 2013 by Athletic Director Rich Reed, the Student Athlete Leadership Board has added additional energy and enthusiasm to Dulaney Athletics and its tradition of success. Student-athletes are determined strictly via voluntary enrollment. The Student Athlete Leadership Board’s membership has grown to over 100 dedicated student-athletes from each team who all serve as prime examples of what being a Dulaney Lion is all about.

SALB works to unite the community through passion for athletics and rally support from the student body. The general assembly is responsible for coordinating spirit events and creating a forum for student athletes to voice their concerns or opinions about things occurring in the athletic department.

Among the board’s greatest achievements would be getting the One Love Foundation involved within the school. The Foundation works to educate young people on the warning signs of abusive relationships. It offers a 90-minute workshop, which effectively relates to its participants, while at the same time providing a substantial education regarding the warning signs of unhealthy relationships. The board organized a variety of activities in association with the One Love organization to raise awareness about the topic within the Dulaney community.

Additionally, the board holds monthly leadership meetings that all members are required to attend. These meetings, facilitated by the SALB presidents, along with Mr. Reed, allow for collaborative, hands-on discussion of improvements and successes within the athletic department.  We also have a guest coach(s) teach a chapter from our yearly book study program.  

Although SALB membership does not include the entire 1,300 student-athlete population at Dulaney, those who have applied are clear leaders who are actively engaged in the community and have proven to be an excellent example to others.

How To Apply:

Each year the SALB evolves due to its larger membership and following.  During this time period the application process has changed year to year based upon each year's involvement.  Currently, all members are to apply online (click here) to be a part of the General Membership.  If the membership link is closed, all late applicants must reach out to the SALB Presidents and inquire about joining.   

Meetings and Involvement:

SALB Presidents meet frequently with the Dulaney Athletic Leadership Board and the Director of Athletics to be heard about all of the SALB initiatives and concerns.  They work hand in hand on school leadership opportunities.   

General Members meet quarterly to actively engage in a leadership presentation, guest speaker or teamwork activity.  Due to the large size of SALB, this is done strategically so that all members can be actively involved yet not miss numerous practices, games, etc.  

Each year the mission and philosophy change slightly based upon the SALB Leadership and its responsibility to fit the needs of all the Student-Athletes at Dulaney High School.  


General Meeting Dates (entire SALB):

These dates will be: 
August 27 (this is an exception-- this meeting will be held after the Dulaney Athletics kickoff meeting)
September 9
October 8
November 26
December 11
January 16
February 11
March 11
April 16
May 11

SALB Board Members (only) Meetings:

Our upper leadership board team will also be meeting every other Tuesday during the school year from 7:15-7:40am in the Athletics Office. 
These dates will be:
September 3 & 17
October 1, 15 & 29
November 12 & 26
December 10 
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 3, 17 & 31
April 14 & 28
May 5 & 19


Fall Spirit Games

  • Field Hockey vs Catonsville on October 1st at 3:45pm
  • Volleyball vs Catonsville on October 2nd at 5:00pm
  • Badminton vs Ownings Mills on October 11th at 3:45pm
  • Football vs Catonsville on October 12th at 1:00pm (HOMECOMING!)
  • Boys soccer vs Century on October 7th at 4:30pm (at Hopkins)
  • Girls soccer  vs Century on October 7th at 6:30pm (at Hopkins)
  • Cross Country- Barnhart on September 14th at 9:00am
  • Allied Soccer vs Towson on October 14th at 3:15pm
  • Boys Golf vs Lansdowne on September 17th at 3:15pm (Fox Hollow) 
  • Cheerleading on October 30th at 7:00pm
  • Girls Golf: tbd

Winter Spirit Games

  • Wrestling vs Dundalk on January 7th at 4:00pm
  • Boys basketball vs Hereford on January 15th at 5:30pm
  • Girls basketball vs Parkville on January 17th at 5:30pm
  • Allied Bowling: tbd
Spring Spirit Games
  • Baseball vs Catonsville on April 22nd at 3:45pm
  • Track on March 23rd at 3:45pm
  • Softball vs. Eastern Tech on April 3rd at 4:00pm
  • Allied Softball vs Chesapeake on March 30 at 3:15pm
  • Boys Lacrosse vs Towson on April 17th at 8:00pm (US Lacrosse)
    Girls Lacrosse vs Towson on April 17th at 5:30pm (US Lacrosse)


Current Members:

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Emma Chandler, Morgan Pierce and Owen Campbell (Class of 2020)

Zoe Hermann and Giorgio Gayleard (Class of 2019)

Casey O'Grady and Mark Bonner (Class of 2018)

Kiley Bolonda and Jack Hermann (Class of 2017)

Emma O'Grady and Javon Smith (Class of 2016)

Sarah Hampton and James Bonner (Class of 2015)

Julian Sheppy (Class of 2014)


Contact Information:

Follow Us:
Twitter: @DHS_SALB

Instagram: @dhs_salb 


Book Study:

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program Paperback – August 8, 2017 by Urban Meyer  (Author), Wayne Coffey  (Author) (Amazon Link)


The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy Hardcover – January 22, 2007

by Jon Gordon  (Author), Ken Blanchard (Foreword) (Amazon Link)

You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life 1st Edition

by Jon Gordon  (Author), Mike Smith  (Author) (Amazon Link)