Mr. Kyle Johnson-Hackett welcomes new families to the community

Mr. Kyle Johnson-Hackett

Mr. Kyle Johnson-Hackett joins the admissions office as Assistant Director of Admissions. A Philly local, he will help prospective middle and upper school families navigate their school search.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Johnson-Hackett has roots in the area.

“I grew up in the Lawncrest area of Philadelphia,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said. “I ended up at Roman Catholic [High School] for two years, then I transferred and graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School.”

Mr. Johnson-Hackett then attended Chestnut Hill College, where he majored in Digital Communications and was a student-athlete.

“I ended up playing football and running track at Chestnut Hill College,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said.

He subsequently earned his M.S. in Sports Administration with a focus in Business from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

As a former collegiate athlete, Mr. Johnson-Hackett continues his passion for sports by coaching.

“Right when my playing career ended, I actually got into coaching football, which I’ve been doing now for five or six years,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said. “I did some grassroots organization coaching out in Harleysville, and I spent the last three years coaching at LaSalle College High School.”

On campus, Mr. Johnson-Hackett hopes to support athletic teams in addition to his role in admissions.

“I’ll be lending all of my athletic talents and knowledge to [Haverford’s] athletic department. I should be helping out the football team in some capacity, as well as the track and field team.”

Mr. Kyle Johnson-Hackett

“I’ll be lending all of my athletic talents and knowledge to [Haverford’s] athletic department. I should be helping out the football team in some capacity, as well as the track and field team,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said.

Mr. Johnson-Hackett believes in the importance of physical activity, which guides many of his pursuits off campus.

“I find myself on trails a lot. I’m really big on health and fitness—I believe health is wellness. So I’m in the gym. I also practice martial arts and have been practicing Muay Thai for about four years,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said. “I’m definitely a dog dad, I have my baby Copper—she’s a two-year-old. I like taking my dog out all over our beautiful city.”

Of course, Mr. Johnson-Hackett’s main priorities lie in his admissions role, in which he is excited to welcome new families.

Mr. Johnson-Hackett said, “I look forward to being one of the faces of the school—one of the first faces prospective families get to meet and talk to, and joining these families on their journey as they try to find the best schools for their boys.”

And in addition to helping families, Mr. Johnson-Hackett, too, is excited to join the community.

“I hope to bring a new set of fresh eyes—the team has been nothing but warm and welcoming, as the rest of the Haverford community has been,” Mr. Johnson-Hackett said. “It’s definitely a change of pace for me, working at a place where I can feel the warmth and the love and the community. That’s definitely something I’ve been excited about.”

Author: Christopher Schwarting '24

Christopher Schwarting has been writing for the Index since 2020 and will serve as an Editor-in-Chief. His opinion piece "Queen Elizabeth leaves a lasting legacy, but Gen Z must be sure to see it all" received a Silver Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. When not working on the paper, he can be found writing poems and editing the school's literary magazine, Pegasus.