Coaches

Chad Grier

Coach Grier is the Head Coach at Providence Day School in Charlotte North Carolina. He has been coaching for 18 years including the last 10 years as a Head Coach where his teams are 95-18 with 4 State Championships, 1 State Runner Up, and 2 State Semi-final appearances. More than 60 kids from his programs have gone on to play in college.

Coach Grier began his coaching career in 1991 working with Quarterbacks in camps throughout the Southeast. In the last 10 years, his starting QBs have all earned opportunities to play in college at Florida, West Virginia, Furman, Wake Forest, South Carolina, and Drake. Each of his starters has earned post-season honors including 9 All-State selections, 1 Shrine Bowl (Offensive MVP), a 3x All-American, a 2x NC Gatorade Player of the year, 4 National Player of the Year honors, and the starting QB in the Army All-American game. His alumni include current players  Will Grier, (Carolina Panthers), Sam Hartman (Wake Forest), Jake Helfrich (South Carolina), and Sean Cooney (Drake).

Grier has served as the Head Coach of the Army All American Bowl (2017) and the Adidas Freshman All American Bowl (2016) where he worked with numerous current college and professional players.

He began private and group training of QBs in 2017 and has worked with quarterbacks at all levels (youth, high school, college, and professional). Coach Grier played for and learned under Dal Shealy at the University of Richmond and for Kevin Gilbride, Mark Richt, and Steve Logan at East Carolina.

Will Grier

Grier attended Davidson Day School in Davidson, North Carolina. As a junior, he threw for a national record 837 yards in a game, breaking the old record of 764. As a senior, he had 4,989 passing yards with a nation-leading and North Carolina record 77 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,251 yards with 13 touchdowns. He was named the Parade All-American Player of the Year and Mr. Football USA. For his career, Grier had 14,565 passing yards, a state record 195 touchdown passes, 2,955 rushing yards, and 31 rushing touchdowns.

Grier was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the second-best dual-threat quarterback in his class and 46th player overall. Grier was offered scholarships to play football at Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. He committed to play quarterback at the University of Florida

Will was a two-year starter at West Virginia where he was a Heisman Trophy Finalist and fourth-team All-American in 2018...Maxwell Award Finalist, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 5 Finalist, Manning Award Finalist...Finished career with 71 touchdown passes and 7,354 career passing yards at West Virginia, ranking second and third in both categories in program history...Posted a 65.7 career completion percentage...Finished 2018 season as the NCAA active leader in passing yards per game (305.6)...ranked fifth in the NCAA in career pass efficiency (165.1)...Threw 37 touchdowns in 2018, second all-time in West Virginia history, and second in the nation in passing touchdowns per game...Amassed 3,864 passing yards in 2018, third in West Virginia history, and third in the nation in passing yards per game...Completed a career-best 67.0 percent of his passes in 2018...Threw for four or more touchdowns in nine games...In 2017, started 11 games before the season ended with a hand injury...All-Big 12 Second Team...Threw for 3,490 yards and 34 passing touchdowns in 2017...Sat out 2016 season due to transfer requirements...Played in six games for Florida in 2015, completing 106-161 passes for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Grier was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (100th) overall of the 2019 Draft.

Randy Schroeder

Raised in the Charlotte area, Randy played high school football at Southlake Christian and was awarded National Underclassmen All-American and All-State honors. He finished his college career as the 3rd all-time passer for Ave Maria University (NAIA). After graduating, Randy played professionally overseas in Germany, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. While playing in Europe, he has been ranked as one of the top quarterbacks and led his team to multiple championship victories. Randy has signed with the Copenhagen Towers for the 2021 European season to continue his playing career.

 

While in Europe, he coached youth football and served as the offensive coordinator for the Towers’ youth team. In 2020, he assisted Chad Grier in coaching at Providence Day. He is passionate about passing on his love of the game to the next generation of quarterbacks.

He currently resides in the Charlotte area with his wife, Caroline.

Jamaal Birch

Birch is from from San Antonio, Texas where he attended William Howard Taft High School. Coach Birch went on to play football for the Highlanders of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He began his coaching career assisting Coach Chad Grier at Oceanside Collegiate Academy in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Coach Birch was the varsity wide receiver coach for the Landsharks, in addition to head coach of their Junior Varsity team. He coached at Oceanside for three years until joining Coach Grier at Providence Day. At PD he serves as the varsity wide receivers coach, and the head coach for the Junior Varsity team. 

Anthony DiGioia

Anthony, 23, is from Cornelius NC and played for Coach Chad Grier at Davidson Day in 2014. In his senior season at Davidson Day, he led the Patriots to the State Championship game and threw for over 3,000 yards and had 35 total touchdowns in 11 games played. Anthony was named the 1st Team All-State Quarterback in 2014, finishing 2nd in the state of North Carolina in passing yards/game and 4th in passing touchdowns/game. Anthony went on to play Division I football at Furman University under Head Coach Bruce Fowler. Anthony also coached QB’s at Providence Day with Chad Grier in 2020.

 

Anthony currently is a residential Real Estate Broker in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area for DiGioia Realty.

CD Cater

Coach Carter has been coaching in Charlotte at the Middle School and High School level for the past 15 years. In 2019 as the QB/OC, he helps lead Holy Trinity's 6th grade team to win their Championship, leading the league in passing and total yardage. During the past 12 years at Providence Day School, Coach Carter has served as the Head Coach of the Middle School or Junior varsity team and has also served as the TE, RB, QB or O.C. at the Varsity level. As the O.C. and QB coach, he help lead the varsity team to 2 straight championships, winning it in 2011. Currently he serves as the Middle School Athletic Director at Providence Day.

Coach Carter and his wife Kathy have four children. Cody (19), Dillon (17), Kate (15) and Cole (13).

Antico Dalton

Founder & Performance Director, Defensive Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning

Antico Dalton is recognized as an expert in performance, speed, agility & skills training. Since retiring as a professional athlete in the National Football League, Dalton has garnered national certifications and has trained under renowned speed gurus to enhance his knowledge in the art of movement. He now specializes in acceleration, multi-directional movement, top-end speed training, and sports-specific skills.

During his 9-years as a professional football player (1999 – 2007), Antico Dalton played for the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, and Atlanta Falcons. Antico has international experience playing overseas with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, and the Edmonton Eskimos with the CFL. During his career, Dalton was an NFL draft pick to the NFC Central Division Champion Minnesota Vikings, World Bowl Champion with the Berlin Thunder, and the Grey Cup Champ with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Antico earned his BS degree In Business Management from Hampton University/the University of Phoenix while serving as team captain for his football team. He led his team to a National Championship. In 1999, Antico Dalton was rated All-American in the top twenty for Linebackers in the country, as was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 6th round, 199th pick. He started as a linebacker during his NFL career and also played Defensive End and Safety during his professional tenure. Dalton wants more than anything to not only get athletes in the best physical shape of their lives but to build their confidence so they can be productive in and outside of sports. Along with all of his Performance Coach experience, Dalton holds nationally ranked certifications in personal training/fitness National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification Health and Fitness, SPARQ Certification, USA Football, Level 1 Certified Weight Training, First Aid, AED, and CPR.

Today, Dalton dedicates his time to Coaching High School Football at Providence Day School, and business owner Linebacker University www.linebackercamps.com developing athletes from numerous high school and club teams from across the country, as well as professional athletes from football, baseball, lacrosse soccer, track, and basketball through performance and skills training.

DJ Moore

DJ Moore is a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Maryland and was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Moore attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, where he played high school football for the Panthers. He committed to the University of Maryland, to play college football.

Moore played at Maryland from 2015 to 2017 under head coaches Randy Edsall, Mike Locksley, and D. J. Durkin. As a junior, he started all 12 games and set a school record with 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns. Moore was named to the First Team All-Big-Ten and was the Big Ten Receiver of the Year. After the season, Moore made the decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

 

DJ Moore was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Moore became the youngest player (22) to record a 1,000-yard receiving season in franchise history, posting 1,175 yards in 2019.

Stephen Weatherly

Weatherly is from Austell, Georgia where he attended Shiloh High School after spending freshman-junior seasons at North Atlanta.

He played college football as a defensive end and linebacker at Vanderbilt University.

Weatherly started 21 of the 36 career games he played at Vanderbilt. He ended his collegiate career with a streak of 17 straight starts. He had a career-best 4.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 2014 as a redshirt sophomore. Stephan started 9 games at OLB as the team moved to a 3-4 defensive scheme. He set a school record with 5 tackles for loss vs. Tennessee and notched his career-best with 12 tackles vs. Mississippi State.

In the 2016 NFL Draft, Weatherly was selected in the 7th round (227th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent four seasons with the Vikings, playing in 49 games with seven starts. In March of 2020, he signed with the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent.

Jermain Carter Jr.

Carter is from Fort Washington, MD. He attended Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C.

JC played college football at Maryland, where he led the Terrapins with at least 90 tackles per year in his last three seasons.

Carter started all 37 games at middle linebacker for Maryland from 2015-2017. He compiled 337 career tackles with 9.5 sacks and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown. He also led the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons, becoming the fifth Maryland player since 1969 to achieve the feat. Jermaine was a three-time All-Big Ten honorable mention selection and also named to Bednarik and Butkus Award Watch List in 2017. In 2017, he led the Terrapins with 90 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He also tied for the Big Ten lead with four forced fumbles. Carter notched his career-high of 110 tackles in 2016 and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in tackles per game.

In the 2018 NFL Draft, Jermaine Carter was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round (161st overall).

JC started five games and played in all 16 games for Carolina in 2019. He tallied 25 tackles and 0.5 sacks on the season. In 2018, he saw action in all 16 games, starting one.

C.D Cater

Coach C.D. Cater received his B.A.in Economics from Wake Forest University.  After a year in the automobile industry, he continued his education at the University of Richmond where he received his Masters in Sports Management. Before joining Providence Day, he had a successful career as an entrepreneur owning restaurants and a retail golf business. He decided to follow his true passion in 2008 where he sold his golf business and dove into coaching full time.  

As a high school athlete at Episcopal High School, Coach Cater was a two-time varsity letter winner in football, basketball, and lacrosse and was also awarded the Rhinehart Medal for the school's best athlete. While at Wake Forest University, Coach Cater started the Men's Lacrosse program as a standout midfielder and coach. 

After serving two years as the Head Coach for Holy Trinity's MS football team, he joined Providence Day coaching staff where he has served as the QB coach and Offensive Coordinator.  Currently, Coach Cater serves as PD's Middle School Athletic Director, Head Coach for the 8th-grade boy's basketball and JV baseball coach. 

Coach Cater and his wife Kathy have four children. Cody (16), Dillon (14), Kate (12) and Cole (9).