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 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 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:
Yenna Park (Swimming) United States Military Academy
Anna Pollak (Track & Field) Brown University
Arden Watson (Lacrosse) Adelphi University
John Ryan (Cross Country/ Track & Field) Brown University
Kat Johnson (Basketball) Oglethorpe University
Owen Haas (Clay Target) Florida State University
Win Johns (Baseball) Columbus State University
Ben Goodman (Soccer) Johns Hopkins University
Audrey Pastorek (Swim) Villanova
Jarrett Karnibad (Tennis) Mount St Mary's University
Matt Osterman (Baseball) Flagler College
Andre Miller (Football) Army
Kenny Reedy (Football) Army
Amelia Wylly (basketball) Georgia College

Athletics News

Hornets Sting Beach 65-6

In the 68-year history of SCDS football, only twice have the Hornets scored more than 65 points against an opponent. Last night the Hornets stung Beach 65-6. The Hornets are 199-74 against their opponents this season. They are 2-1 in Region 3AAA. The next game is at Liberty County on October 5 at 7:30 PM.  The Hornets must finish 1 or 2 in the Region to host the first round of GHSA State on Friday, November 10. Third and fourth in the region must travel. Go Hornets!

Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment

On Friday night, Kef Wilson made a surprise announcement at an alumni reunion before the Homecoming game. After expressing sincere gratitude for Lamar Kirkley's 49-year teaching and coaching legacy, Kef revealed a Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund named in Lamar's honor.  

Lamar was a standout basketball player at Armstrong State and has coached numerous sports during his 49-year career at SCD. He was the Head boys' basketball coach for the Hornets for 24 years, coached the cross-country squads for 21 seasons and has been the school’s tennis coach for the past two decades. He also served as the SCD Athletic Director for seven years and was named the Region Athletic Director of the Year for 2015 by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

Lamar has won 46 Region titles as a coach and has taken home Region Coach of the Year honors more than 45 times. The Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame inductee has been named the Savannah Morning News Coach of the Year multiple times. He was honored as the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Exchange Club and Grainger Nissan.

The Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund provides recent college graduates with an opportunity to launch their careers in education by gaining 1-2 years of valuable experience at Savannah Country Day School. This program will develop and nurture future leaders in independent schools. If you are interested in giving to the Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund, contact Lynette Allison at

Foley Field Announced

A group of alumni and parents united with a common wish to honor the beloved teacher and coach, Peter Foley, with an athletic field named in his honor. During halftime of the Homecoming game, it was announced that the practice field closest to Saunders Field is now Foley Field.

Spanning his 27-year run as the boys' soccer coach, the Hornets amassed 338 wins, 1 City Championship, 1 GA Coastal League Championship and two GHSA State Championships! Peter Foley’s impact shines among 36 years of players, students and parents who appreciate his teaching and coaching legacy, many of whom joined him on the field Friday night, including members from the 2002 and 2004 State Championship soccer teams!

Barber to Play Golf for Auburn

Savannah Country Day junior Kate Barber has committed to play college golf for Auburn University, one of the best women's college golf programs in the country.

Barber is currently ranked #166 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Rankings with five Top 25 finishes in AJGA events in 2023. She has also recorded high finishes on the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior Golf Tour and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, and she qualified for the 2022 US Women's Amateur played at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.

Auburn's women's golf team is currently ranked 7th in the 2023-24 Golfweek Preseason rankings.