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At Pinecrest Academy, we believe athletics plays a very important role in preparing our student-athletes to strive to maximize their character and leadership skills. Our school motto "semper altius", meaning "always higher", challenges our students to be their best for the team and for Christ. Our philosophy of Integral Formation® is incorporated into the athletic program as we work to develop Christian leaders who will transform society. 

Pinecrest offers 15 sports to our student-athletes, including our Junior Paladins program for our younger children, Middle School sports and GHSA sanctioned Varsity sports.

Athletics News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Ethan Tam Earns Silver Medal at Fencing Event

    Pinecrest 8th grader Ethan Tam represented Olympic Fencers Club, participating in a fencing tournament in the Y-14 Mixed Epee category at the Georgia Games event on October 3.  Ethan got his first silver medal as a young fencer in his event.
    Georgia Games exists to encourage involvement in amateur sports. The Georgia State Games administers the annual Georgia Games Championships, an Olympic-style multi-sport festival.  Known as the “People’s Games,” these Championships are open to Georgians of all ages and skill levels. The Georgia State Games was created in 1989 as part of the effort to win the bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games.
    Ethan is really looking forward to next year when he enters high school and be able to officially represent as a Paladins fencer to compete with other high school fencing clubs.  
    Interestingly, Ethan’s dad, Tan Tam, used to participate at this festival in the outdoor volleyball event years ago.  His team won a few times in their age group.
  • 2021 Hall of Fame Class to be Recognized at Banquet

    Pinecrest Academy Head of School, Mr. Jake Rodgers, and Athletic Director, Mr. Shawn Coury, are pleased to announce the 2021 Class of the Pinecrest Athletics Hall of Fame.
    The Hall of Fame program, which debuted in 2017, recognizes and celebrates the history of Pinecrest Academy athletics. The inductees include some of the school’s finest athletes from the earliest days of Pinecrest Athletics, and recognizes those who were instrumental in getting Pinecrest’s programs off the ground.  
    It is with great pleasure that Pinecrest Academy announces the following inductees into the 2021 Hall of Fame Class:
    Tom Zigtema '08
    Football (2006 All Region & All State, 2007 All Region & All State), Basketball, Baseball
    Ricardo Garcia '11
    Football (2009 All Region & All State, 2010 All Region), Basketball, Soccer (2008 All Region & All State, 2009 All Region & All State, 2010 All Region & All State, State Champion Team), Track & Field
    Sarah Gehling '12
    Cross Country (2008 All Region & All State, 2009 All Region), Swimming, Track & Field (2009 All Region, 2010 All Region, 2011 All County, All Region, All State, State Champion Pole Vault, 2012 All County, All Region, All State, State Champion Pole Vault)
    Mrs. Mary Zigtema
    Schoolwide and Football Volunteer and Team Mom
    Mr. Lee Hulsubus
    Varsity and JV Basketball Coach, Trainer, and Volunteer; also a founding member of Pinecrest Academy
    The 2021 Hall of Fame class will be recognized on Friday, October 1, 2021 during the Varsity Football game vs. Rock Springs Christian Academy.
    The honorees will then be formally inducted on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Hall of Fame Banquet, held in the Upper School Gym at 10:00am.

    The 2021 Hall of Fame Banquet is a free event with 64 available general admission seats. If you would like to join us for this event, please RSVP HERE. There will be grab and go breakfast items available. Dress is business casual.  
  • CMLA Basketball and Developmental Clinic – Register ASAP

    Pinecrest Athletics is offering a Basketball Developmental Clinic for children in kindergarten through second grades. The clinic will run for eight weeks starting November 20, 2021.
    Interested 3rd-8th graders will have the opportunity to play in the CMLA Basketball League, with games starting November 6, 2021.
    The costs are:
    Kingergarten-2nd Grade - $115
    3rd-8th Grade -  $215
    Please register by September 15 via TeamSnap: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/286051
    Questions? Contact Coach Nico Quintana at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org.

Upcoming Games


Cross Country Meet vs. Pickens HS


V Football vs. Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy
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  • Shawn Coury, Interim Director of Athletics

    Mr. Coury has served 23 seasons as a high school football coach, coaching teams from South Forsyth High School, West Forsyth High School, Cherokee High School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and Pinecrest Academy.
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  • Jonathan Oshinski, Assistant Athletic Director

    Jonathan Oshinski is a Pinecrest alumnus (Class of 2010) and currently serves as the Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach and Middle School Baseball Coach.
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Fast Fact:

The average number of Pinecrest graduates, beginning with our first graduating class of 2007, who go on to play college sports after graduation, is 9% (or 61 graduates). The national average each year is 7%. Of these grads, 28% have played D1 and 38% have played D2. Pretty impressive for a high school whose largest graduating class to date is 73 students!
Our Mission: To form Christian leaders who will transform society.
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