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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.

  • Lower School Parents - Want to Coach Volleyball?

    Do you love sports? Did you play high school or college sports? Would you like an opportunity to coach at Pinecrest Academy? 
    We are looking for a motivating and enthusiastic person who loves sports to coach our Middle School Volleyball Team. If you are interested or know the perfect candidate, please contact our Assistant Athletic Director, Meg Bohn, for more information.

    Go, Paladins!
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  • Turf Install Project Begins May 20!

    Thanks to the generosity and dedication of many members of our Pinecrest Academy community, our long-awaited Turf Athletic Field is about to become a reality!
    The Turf Install Project will officially begin on Monday, May 20, as engineers from Pinnacle Design/Build Group and Deluxe Athletics measure and conduct site preparation.
    Sod removal will begin shortly thereafter, and installation of the turf will be in full-swing as we enter the summer. Plans are to unveil the new Turf Field for the first Paladins home Football game!
    We are excited to make this transition from sod to turf for several reasons:
    • It will be the first major improvement project in over ten years for our Athletic program
    • Having a turf field will solve programmatic problems, like scheduling conflicts, due to weather that has traditionally affected the use of our sodded field
    • We’ll realize a significant savings in maintenance costs, time, set-up, and field lining
    • The cost savings from maintaining a turf field instead of grass can be diverted back to academics
    We will keep you updated on the Turf Installation Project as it begins and throughout the summer, all the way through completion.
    More than anything, the generosity from our amazing community benefits the children we serve here. Some of our students shared their gratitude in a “thank you” video. View it HERE.
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  • Lady Paladins Soccer – Play for State Championship on Thursday!

    Our Varsity Girls Soccer team has made it to the GHSA State Championship! The team will play Wesleyan on Thursday, May 16, at 5pm at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA.
    Let's flood Cantrell Stadium with a huge crowd tomorrow night! Wesleyan is always a tough rival, so support from the Paladin Nation is huge! More than 100 students are taking the Spirit Bus to the game. Parents, grab your friends and carpool together. The theme is “blackout.”
    Our entire student body will send the girls off Thursday, cheering them on as they board the bus to McEachern. And we’re celebrating with a Spirit Wear Dress day schoolwide!
    Kickoff for the game is 5pm and tickets are $12. GHSA Passes will be honored at the gate. McEachern High School is located at 2400 New Macland Rd., Powder Springs, GA 30127.
    If you are unable to make it to this action-packed event, the game will be livestreamed HERE.
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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.