June 25, 2021
First off, let me just say how proud I am of our staff, students, and parents for navigating our way through what is inevitably going to be remembered as the strangest year for athletics in our lifetime. Just consider, Spring Break of 2019, our athletic world screeched to a halt. It makes me grateful to see the evidences of God’s grace to our school and PCS Family since that time.
I believe I speak for all of us in saying that I cannot wait for our steps back into a “normal” year athletically. Inevitably there may still be some lasting impact and navigating due to COVID, but with lifted attendance restrictions, relaxed mask measures, and the availability of vaccines, “normal” is not far off.
If I were to pinpoint the things I am most excited about looking towards the 2021–-2022 athletic seasons, our new hires and expanded roles would be towards the top of the list. We have been incredibly fortunate in our new hires as you’ll come to see over the next year.
Here is just a snapshot of some of the new members of our Bobcat Nation:
William Prince, a former All-American football star and collegiate strength coach is already taking our Strength and Conditioning Program to another level.
Coach Matt Caldwell, a former Mississippi State football player, 25-year coaching veteran, and last year’s AD of the Year in MHSAA is running our Bobcat Football Offense and helping with our Track and Field Program.
Coach Guilherme Terra, known as “Coach G,” is going to lead our Boy’s Soccer program and assist with our Lady Bobcats. Coach G is a former collegiate and semi-pro soccer player, so I can attest that his skills are certainly matched by his passion to grow our athletes both technically and spiritually.
Coach Drew Mattison is stepping in as Associate Head Coach of our Bobcat Baseball program and will also be helping with various administrative duties in the Athletic Department. A longtime athletic veteran with administrative experience, his value was felt immediately.
Coach Tim Barron, with over 30 years of coaching experience, is going to lead our JV Football program. With already over 50 of our students signed up for JV Football, he is ready to bring his passion and no-nonsense approach to build up our program.
Coach Derek White, a well-known PCS veteran, is going to take over our Boy’s Track and Field program. With speed and strength at his disposal, we look forward to a great season at the Wayne Williams Track and Field Complex.
Finally, Coach Gemma Lynch is taking an expanded role within the department in addition to her coaching duties, by helping oversee the strength and conditioning of our Lady Bobcats and taking an operational role over our soccer programs. As you know, the more she is involved, the more our Athletic Department will improve.
I have never felt more confident in the strength of our Departmental Staff going into an athletic year. In our vision to “Honor God and Honor the Opportunity,” these men and women, along with our returners, are prepared and eager to invest in our students academically, physically, and most importantly spiritually.
I look forward to a great year and as always, GO BOBCATS!
Director of Athletics
Presbyterian Christian School