Middle and high school athletic competitions play an important role in our national culture. It is not uncommon for parents and students to share an interest of participation in sports. Athletics are a vehicle that can be used to foster responsibility and cultivate leadership skills in students.  These are qualities that may be taken into consideration when applying to colleges.  

Just as in the classroom, GCS is committed to excellence within our athletic department. Concentration will be given towards health, physical development, leadership, perseverance, and integrity in competition.

Fall Sports Practice Schedule


Click the link below to view, download or print a pdf with the current Fall Sports practice schedule.

Fall Sports Practice Schedule


Teams & Schedules


29-Aug

At Amelia Academy

HS ONLY 6:00 pm

8-Sep

Life Christian

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

12-Sep

At Carmel

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

14-Sep

James River

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

15-Sep

Guardian Christian Academy

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

18-Sep

Grove Christian

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

19-Sep

The New Community School

MS ONLY 5:00 pm

Salem Christian

HS ONLY 6:00 pm

22-Sep

Newbridge Academy

HS ONLY 4:30

26-Sep

Piedmont Christian

HS ONLY 5:30 pm

28-Sep

New Life Christian

HS ONLY 5:30 pm

6-Oct

Carmel

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

12-Oct

 The New Community School

MS 5:00 pm

HS 6:00 pm

13-Oct

At Grove Christian

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

17-Oct

Guardian Christian Academy

MS 4:30 pm

HS 5:30 pm

20-Oct

At Newbridge Academy

HS ONLY 4:30

23-27 Oct

Tournament

TBA

Semi-finals and Finals

At Grove Christian

MS denotes Middle School games. HS denotes High School games.

Cross Country practices begins on 9/8. Below are the scheduled meets:
5-Oct TBD CCAC Invitational
2-Nov TBD CCAC Championships

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Athletic Requirements, Forms & Fees

All GCS athletes must complete the forms below before they are allowed to practice or compete with the school team. Students must also have met the minimum academic requirements.


Students that are successful in earning participation on an athletic team will be required to pay the athletic fees and sign the equipment usage agreement, if applicable.

An athletic fee of $100 must be paid for each sport a student participates in throughout the year. If a student participates in more than one sport per season, the fee is $75 for the second sport. Athletic fees contribute to costs associated with operating the athletic program such as officiating, equipment, and facilities.

Athletic Consent Form Equipment Use Form Physical Form


Athletic Director & Coaches

Brian Shay
Athletic Director and PE Teacher
pe@grace-school.net

Coach Shay is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Marygrove College with a Master’s degree in The Art of Teaching. He also completed his Administrative Degree from the University of Dayton. Coach Shay spent over twenty years in Ohio as a classroom teacher, coach, athletic director and an administrative leader.

In 2010, he was called to leave the education field behind and travel north to Wisconsin to work at Rawhide, a Christian boys’ ranch for troubled teens. After one year, God lead him to Virginia where he spent two years as middle school math teacher in Henrico County Public Schools.

Coach Shay is ardent about seeing people of all ages growing in their relationship with the Lord, experiencing a heart transformation and applying God’s principles to their lives. His personal motto is, “it’s not just about knowing, it is about DOING. It’s not enough to know the will of the Father, it is about living it.” Coach Shay, his wife Angela, and their daughter Ainsley, are members of Fairmount Christian Church.


Gerry Greene II
Middle & High School Boys' Basketball Coach

Coach Greene is a graduate of West Point High School, where he played on the Varsity Basketball Team.  While there he was named 2006 Defensive MVP and was awarded a spot in the 2006 Norlan Shrine All Star game as a member of the Tidewater District All Star Team.  He currently attends Living Waters Church in Dutton, Va with his wife Cody and son Grady.  He is an active participant in the Praise and Worship team, playing drums and bass.



Mary Catherine Piland
Middle School Girls Cheerleading Coach

Mrs. Piland is a lifelong resident of Hanover County. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Teaching Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed the course work for a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from the University of Virginia.
Before starting her family, she was a classroom teacher with Hanover County Public Schools. Mrs. Piland is a former cheerleader and gymnast with many years of experience. In her free time she enjoys physical fitness, singing, musicals, fishing, baking, and watching college basketball. She and her husband have two children. Mrs. Piland is a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia.



Angie Vaughn
Middle School and High School Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball Coach

Mrs. Vaughan is a lifelong resident of Hanover County.  She studied at VCU in the Arts program, and recently received an Associate's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Vaughan has been a substitute teacher for Liberty Christian School for several years, and has been a substitute teacher for Grace Christian School since November 2013.  She and her husband, Phil, have three children, Nick, Nathan, and Alyssa.  Mrs. Vaughan and her family are active members at Gethsemane Church of Christ, where she sings on the praise team and in the choir. She is passionate about volleyball and is thankful for the opportunity to coach the girls' volleyball teams. Her hobbies are gardening, singing, drawing, painting, and reading.




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