John Kistler

A gentleman and man of true integrity, John Kistler faithfully served CFS as a teacher, coach, summer camp director and administrator from his arrival in the fall of 1980 through his retirement in 2018. Over the years, John coached soccer, track & field, tennis, golf, and basketball, where he led the Griffins to 10 KSAC playoff appearances and 2 championships as varsity head coach from '80-'92. As Athletic Director from '86-07, he brought the KSAC to prominence as the league’s Executive Director, founded and directed the CFS Wrestling Invitational, and enhanced the CFS Athletic Program in countless ways, including the addition of the Founder's Pavilion and introduction of our baseball, golf, and winter track programs. John crafted and led one of the finest coaching staffs in the area, further instilling the values of honor, commitment, and sportsmanship that define our program.
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.