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Welcome to Pinecrest Athletics: Home of the Paladins

At Pinecrest Academy, we believe athletics plays a very important role in fulfilling our mission of forming Christian leaders who will transform society. As one of the best private schools in Atlanta, our unique methodology of Integral Formation® gives our experienced coaches the tools to motivate their student-athletes to strive in maximizing their character and leadership skills. Pinecrest’s school motto "semper altius", meaning "always higher," challenges students to give their best for Christ and for their team.

Pinecrest offers the opportunity for every student to discover her or her gifts through a multitude of activities, including a place on the athletics field. Pinecrest is unique, even among its private school counterparts, because the majority of our students participate in athletics, some playing several sports. Pinecrest offers 15 sports to students, including recreational athletics for our Lower School children, competitive sports programs for Middle School students, and GHSA-sanctioned Varsity sports. Students at Pinecrest are encouraged to try all sports they are interested in, and in most cases, the only requirement is an interest in the sport and willingness to learn, work hard, and have fun.

Middle School and Varsity Paladins teams enjoy competitive region and non-region match-ups, playing some of the best private schools in the area, as well as neighboring public schools with 7A classifications.

Our GHSA-sanctioned Paladins athletic program develops high school students into dedicated scholar-athletes, teaching valuable lessons in teamwork, accountability, effort and discipline, in a context of healthy competition. As part of the GHSA Private School 1A Classification, our 2016-2017 athletics program was one of the most successful since Pinecrest’s move to the GHSA in 2010. Several Varsity teams advanced to the State playoffs, including Football, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Lacrosse, and Cheerleading.

Since 2007, the Pinecrest athletics program has celebrated many collegiate signings, and in 2017, eight students signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing sports in college, marking a Pinecrest record in the athletics history books! Learn more about Pinecrest’s sports offerings on our sports registration page.

If you would like to contact us, please send an email to athletics@pinecrestacademy.org.


Athletics News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Baseline Concussion Testing – July 24-26, July 29

    Pinecrest Athletics will be holding sessions for students to complete their Baseline Concussion Test for the 2019-2020 athletic year.
    Testing will take place the following dates and times:
    July 24 9am
    July 24 10:30am
    July 25 9am
    July 25 10:30am
    July 26 9am
    July 26 10:30am
    July 29 7am
    July 29 8:30am
    July 29 10am
    Here is the link to sign up.
    Please have your student complete this testing if he/she plans to play sports in the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you!
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  • Paladins Online Spirit Shop Now Open – 25% Off till July 15

    Pinecrest Academy is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new online Spirit Shop with our partner BSN Sports, a one-stop-shop for all of our Paladins apparel and equipment needs. BSN Sports is the world’s largest Nike and UA Team Dealer.
    Our new shop is now open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year!
    Receive a 25% discount on all purchases made through July 15, 2019. Get your spirit wear now and be ready for fall sports!
    Purchase Paladins spirit wear HERE.
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  • Caleb Bohn Selected for Top 100 Showcase for Dugout Club

    Rising Pinecrest senior, Caleb Bohn, has been selected to play in the Top 100 Showcase for the Georgia Dugout Club to be held at Georgia Gwinnett College the week of June 24.  Top baseball college and professional scouts attend each year.  This is an exceptional opportunity for Caleb to showcase his abilities.  

    He will play on Team 5 on Wednesday, June 26, at 8:30am. Come out and show him our Paladins support.  We’re proud of you, Caleb!
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Chris Kane, Director of Athletics

Chris Kane was named Pinecrest Academy Director of Athletics in 2015. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Kane served as Head Varsity Coach for both Boys and Girls Soccer, as well as Social Studies Department Chair and history teacher in the high school. Prior to his arrival at Pinecrest in 2008, Mr. Kane significantly developed the women’s soccer program at Marshall University, where he served as Head Coach and Director of the Women’s Soccer program from 2003.

Before his tenure at Marshall, Mr. Kane served as Assistant Coach at Rutgers University, The University of Georgia, and at La Salle University. He utilized these skills in developing the soccer program at Pinecrest, leading the Varsity Boys Soccer team to the State Championship in 2010. Mr. Kane earned designation as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in 2017. To earn this distinction, Mr. Kane demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of his educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Mr. Kane is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.