Raymond Istas
Director of Athletics
ristas@allendalecolumbia.org
(585) 641-5264

Ray joined Allendale Columbia four years ago as a physical education teacher and boys JV soccer and tennis coach. Prior to coming to AC, Ray was a physical education teacher at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Baltimore City Public Schools. He holds an associate’s degree from Monroe Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Salem International University.

What do you like most about your job?
I love being able to help students learn how to stay physically active throughout their lives.

What’s the best part about working at Allendale Columbia?
The best part about working here is being fully immersed into a community that is willing to learn.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
I would sit down for a cheesesteak with Derek Jeter. He’s a great role model the way he carries himself on and off the field.