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The ACADEMY Athletic Report

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With growth comes change. Our school and our athletic teams are growing and that means adding teams and coaches. We have multiple positions across all of our sports to fill in order to keep serving our growing student-athlete population across all 3 campuses. And we are excited to make several announcements of new Head Coaches...
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We are now in the home stretch of the school year, and we get the opportunity to honor our student-athletes at our traditional banquet for the first time in 2 years. It’s weird to think back to that last banquet because it was one of the first events I was a part of and was...
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We closed the book on the 2020-2021 athletic seasons last week as track wrapped up. Coach Spears and Coach Ingram did a great job as our track athletes competed for the first time in 3 years. We had State Championships for the first time in school history, Final Four appearances, and the debut of new...
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Our Athletic Staff provides 3-5 day camps throughout the month of June to give our Griffin athletes a fun and exciting environment in which to learn and improve new skills, and help prepare them for future athletic participation at The ACADEMY. At the sub-varsity level our coaches join with our current High School athletes to...
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Each season is hectic and exciting in the moment as you focus on present needs, improvements, injuries , and of course the academic planning necessary for our student-athletes to balance. But the off-season is also exciting as we schedule and plan for future teams and growth. It is exciting to watch our younger teams and...
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Great time for an extended break following a long season like basketball. Unfortunately, it felt like my trip to Florida took nearly as long as the season! Between 8 flight delays, 2 flight changes, a shared UBER, and a 3-hour hotel stay, I finally reunited with my family on 30A! The trip was exhausting, but...
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One year is 365 days. A season is a lifetime. It takes forever for a season to start, but then it flies by. These are all truths in athletics; and the time during the season and preparing our athletes this past year have both felt like an eternity and a blink. Griffin Madness was the...
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Last weekend of basketball season! As the High School guys wrapped up their last practice yesterday, we reflected on a long year of uncertainty, but improbably we made it to the finish line – punctuated with a trip to the State Semifinals tonight vs Destiny. I truly did not believe we would have the success...
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I am typing this from my couch – the same place, like many of you, that I spent many “work” days last year during the Shelter in Place Order. I would spend time on national calls with other Athletic Directors trying to decide how best to continue or return to play. I would read the...
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It’s Playoff time once again in Oklahoma! The Middle School teams both were in State Tournament action this week. The High School Boys coaches rankings are submitted this week to determine their playoff schedule. And many of the teams will play in a season-ending tournament at MidMoore that is becoming a fun tradition. But it...
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