Mel Abrams Jr. is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management with a minor in Physical Education. As a four year varsity basketball letterman, Mel finished as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer while earning Academic All-American honors all four years.  Additionally, Mel played professionally overseas in several European countries and Venezuela. Mel authentically marries his energy for teaching with mentoring and coaching. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Mel came to St. Andrew’s from the Virginia Independent School Association where he served as Director of Athletics. During his tenure in Virginia, the basketball programs placed numerous players into Division I and II colleges and universities while helping student athletes achieve their dreams of earning athletic scholarships. During his time at St. Andrew’s, Mel has taught Middle School Physical Education and worked as Middle School Athletic Director. Mel, a high school graduate of Pebblebrook High School in Cobb County, states “The potential to work with such great people and educate wonderful students in a city like Savannah is a rare but yet precious opportunity.”