FROM THE DESK OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Welcome to the athletic portion of our website. Across the board at PVI we are blessed to have so many dedicated and decorated coaches leading our student-athletes. These are coaches who understand and encourage academic success, support each other’s programs and work hard to build great teams based in faith. Coaches who are “teachers” and Christian leaders with character and integrity make a tremendous difference in the lives of our children. We are also very fortunate to have such a strong network of support from our alumni, boosters, parents, school staff, and our overall community. No doubt about it… PVI is truly a special place.
It is critical to recognize the value that athletics have as an extremely important part of the educational process. More importantly, our sports programs at PVI are an extension of our mission and our ministry. As a college-prep school we strive to run college-prep athletic programs so that our student-athletes who are able to combine the right amounts of ability and desire can move to the next level thanks to the PVI athletic experience. At the same time, a major focus of our athletic program is to help our student-athletes to develop lasting life skills to use as they move on in college, in a career, as productive members of society, as husbands and wives, and as parents. When you surround a child with the gospel, discipline, integrity, and truth you can make a difference in his or her life forever. That is the core of our mission. It is easier to build boys and girls than it is to mend men and women.
Finally, I’d like to remind all of our spectators to be “good sports.” Let the coaches coach and let the players play. Let’s create a positive environment for all involved, one where student-athletes and parents get the most out of their experiences, one where winning isn't the only thing and one where opponents and officials are not taunted or humiliated. We want an environment where the emphasis is on positive relationships and learning important life lessons through hard work and competition.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Director of Athletics at PVI. I am humbled by our community’s sense of togetherness. We are truly ONE TEAM!
William H. Emerson III, RAA
Director of Athletics
PAUL VI PANTHERS
27 Programs... ONE TEAM