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Athletics

With over 50 teams in 15 sports, the athletic offerings for students at Country Day are extensive. Current GHSA athletic offerings are baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling.  Clay target shooting is a club team competing in GISA. Beginning in 5th grade, students have the opportunity to represent Country Day in several sports offerings, honing skills while learning teamwork and resiliency. A supportive school community and decorated coaches help to provide an environment of excellence, both on and off the field. 

The athletic facilities includes three gymnasiums, a cross country trail, football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball fields, tennis courts, a weight room and a 6-lane track. The athletics staff also includes two trainers and a strength and conditioning coach to work with students.

Athletics at a Glance

Savannah Country Day is a member of GHSA Class A Private (football, cross country, volleyball, flag football, cheerleading, basketball, swim, baseball, track & field, soccer, lacrosse, golf and tennis). Our clay target shooting team competes in gisa.

Over 80% of Upper and Middle School students participate in an athletic offering

facilities include: three hard surface gymnasiums, two baseball fields, all-weather track, six tennis courts, cross country trail, stadium for football, soccer and lacrosse, a 3,000 sq. ft. weightroom, a baseball hitting facility, and multiple practice fields and activity areas. 

decorated program with 189 region titles and 24 state titles

Two athletic trainers on staff to work with students throughout the day and after school.

Blueprint program offers year-round strength and athletic development for Middle and upper school students

Alumni currently playing at the collegiate level:
Brennan Pastorek (Swim) Stanford
Madeline Wynn (Volleyball) Davidson
Jack Wilson (Soccer) Davidson
Win Johns (Baseball) Columbus State University
Collin Porter (Sailing) Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ben Goodman (Soccer) Winthrop
Audrey Pastorek (Swim) Villanova
Jarrett Karnibad (Tennis) Mount St Mary's University
Braden Sorge (Baseball) University of North Georgia
Matt Osterman (Baseball) Flagler College
Andre Miller (Football) Army
Kenny Reedy (Football) Army
Amelia wylly (basketball) Georgia College

 

 

Athletics News

Cross Country Runners to Watch this Season

Savannah Country Day should have an exciting Cross Country season competing in Class 3A (from Class A Private) under the new leadership of Head Coach David Ryan, following the retirement of Maria Wolfe. Ryan can look to his seniors led by his son, John Ryan, a first-team selection in 2021, Ned Henneman and Chase Huggins, Joining the squad is incoming freshman Charlie Pope. On the girls side, a senior core is led by Sarah Jane Schulze along with Claudia Birthisel, Gracie Daters and Eliza Stubbs.

Brennen Selected as One of the Top Volleyball Players in Area

GHSA volleyball is right around the corner, with teams tipping off their seasons in the second week of August. SCDS Junior Lilla Brennan was selected by the Savannah Morning News as one of the top 20 players to watch. Brennan had a solid sophomore season at setter for the Hornets with 295 assists, 100 digs and 39 aces to earn second-team All-Region 3-A Private honors. The Hornets first varsity match is Johnson at HOME Demere Gym at 5:30 PM on August 9. 

Clay Target Athletes Help Bring Home the Gold

This past weekend, several of our SCDS clay target team members competed as Forest City Juniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championship in Columbus, Ohio. The Forest City Juniors took home the National Championship title for the 3rd year in a row. The FCJ team consisted of shooters throughout the city. The SCDS Hornets took home 5th place HOA (highest overall) in the National Championship High School Division. In the High School Division, our Hornets placed 3rd for Skeet, 3rd for Sporting Clays and the open division team placed 2nd in Doubles Skeet. We are bringing back 3 trophies for SCDS!! Team members that participated were Gracen Graceau, Jackson Mondy, Pericles Lelos, Dan Bradley, Archer Ritchie, Owen Haas, Ericka Ann McKeever, Chars Lapp, Andrew Nicholson, Miles Carson, Jackson Ezelle, Chase Buerger, Anna Loren Dekle and James Daters. Congratulations! 

Conroy and Tamminen to Lead Basketball Programs

The Savannah Country Day basketball programs will have new coaches at the helm for the upcoming season. Mac Tamminen will step in as the new boys' coach and SCDS Athletic Director, Kenny Conroy will take over the girls' squad. 

Tamminen was the head boys' coach and Athletic Director at John Paul II for the past 5 years. Besides coaching at SCDS, Tamminen will also serve as the Assistant Athletic Director. Conroy took over as the SCDS Athletic Director when Jim Collis retired at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Conroy served as the Athletic Director and girls' basketball coach at Hilton Head Christian since 2011— winning five SCISA state titles, including the last four years in a row.