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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.


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Athletics News

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  • 2019 Spring Swim Stroke Clinic – Sign Up Now

    Pinecrest Academy’s Swim Coach, Denise Jordan, is holding a Spring Swim Stroke Clinic in May and taking registrations now. Coach Jordan has over 35 years’ experience in swim instruction. Here are details about the Clinic:
     
    When 
    Mon May 13th - Thurs May 16th & 
    Mon May 20th - Thurs May 23rd
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
     
    Where 
    Cumming Aquatic Center 
    201 Aquatic Circle 
    Cumming, GA  30040
     
    Who  
    ALL ages - young and old!  The only requirement is to be able to swim length of the pool. Limited to the first 20-30 participants to register.
     
    What 
    Stroke Technique, Starts, Turns, and Finishes
     
    Cost  
    $100 - make check payable to Denise Jordan
     
    Contact 
    Denise Jordan at djordan@pinecrestacademy.org 
    Or call 404-316-9229 for information regarding the Stroke Clinic and/or private swim lessons during the summer.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Celebrates First Region Win

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team brought home their first region win against Hebron Christian on Tuesday, March 19. Ivey Crain led the way for the Lady Paladins with the first goal, ending the first half 1-0.
     
    Shortly after the beginning of the second half, two more goals from Crain and Olivia Gannon brought the score to 3-0.
     
    The Tigers managed to get in one goal, ending the game 3-1 in favor of our Lady Paladins. Way to go, team!
     
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Falls to Wesleyan

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team fell to Wesleyan on Thursday, March 14, with a 2-1 loss.
     
    The game kicked off the start of Region matches for the team. The Lady Paladins led the first half in possession and managed to score the first goal of the game. Ivey Crain dribbled past the defense to send the ball to the back of the net, ending the half 1-1.
     
    However, the Wolves caught up and managed to slide in another goal for the win.
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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.