Athletics

David Scott, Athletic Director
Office Phone: (904)547.7356
Office Fax: (904)547-7355
eMail: [email protected]

Cody Pontius, ATC
Office Phone: (904)547.7387
Office Fax: (904)547-7355
eMail: [email protected]
 

 

NEW CROSS COUNTRY COACHES:
Coach David Moritz has been the distance track coach at PVHS for the past 4 seasons.  He has coached student-athletes at PVHS to All-District (21 times), All-Region (13) and All-State (7) honors.

Coach Moritz is a 1995 graduate of Bishop Kenny High School where he ran for legendary coach and current PVHS faculty member, Steve Lyons.  He was twice all-district as an individual and a member of 4 state championship and 1 runner-up teams while in high school. He then attended Georgia Tech earning a degree in Industrial Engineering in 2000 while competing for the cross country and track teams under coach Alan Drosky.  He is married to wife Karen and has two children, Charlotte (2 years) and Caleb (7 months).

 

Coach Rob Circelli has been actively contributing to both the PVHS Cross Country (XC) and Track and Field programs for the past 2 years.  As an assistant coach with XC, he helped guide the girls to their 4th State XC Championship appearance, and the boys to their first ever XC State meet in 2017.  Coach Circelli believes that with hard work, perseverance and the effort of “try”, all things are possible.

Coach Circelli is a 1993 graduate of Florida State University where he raced on athletic scholarship for both Cross Country and Track and Field.  While competing for the Seminoles, he earned four individual conference champion titles, qualified and competed in two NCAA Track and Field Championships, was honored as the 1991 FSU Track and Field MVP, as well as, the 1991 Metro Conference MVP, and qualified for the 1992 US Olympic Trials. However, his most memorable moments while attending FSU are the times spent with his teammates and learning the life lessons that only running and racing can teach.

Coach Circelli has lived in our great beach town of Ponte Vedra Beach since 2011 with his wife Melissa, their three children, Ryan (16), Robyn (14) and Ricky (12) and puppy, Miles.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VOLLEYBALL AND BOYS GOLF TEAMS!!!
Please congratulate boys golf and girls volleyball for their successful seasons, culminating in being crowned the FHSAA State Champions.

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION
Student participation in multiple sports is highly encouraged by Ponte Vedra High School and our school district.  Participation in two sports in the same season is not permissible, but participation in fall, winter, and spring seasons is available to all athletes.  In the event of an overlap due to transition from one season to another, the athlete must finish out the previous season.  Coaches will make every effort to assist the students who wish to tryout for an upcoming sport with scheduling the two days allowed.  This policy is to minimize the impact on the current sport while still allowing the student to tryout for the upcoming sport.


CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER
The ATC is available to students to assist them in preparing for competition and practice. The ATC hours for evaluation and rehabilititation are during all three lunch periods M, Tu, Th, & F from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, and W from 11:25am to 1:19pm. The ATC is also available after school for game and practice preparation.

Since class participation is a significant key to student success, students are NOT ALLOWED to miss class to see the trainer.


LETTERMAN JACKETS
Ponte Vedra High School has only one authorized and approved letterman’s jacket supplier. Jackets are offered through Neff. To view the jackets and order, visit http://www.neffco.com/index/page/category/category_id/206. Toorder, our password is 066490


FHSAA FORMS REQUIREMENT
All students participating in athletics at Ponte Vedra High School must submit all appropriate forms prior to participation. Any incomplete forms may delay the player’s participation. Please read all forms carefully as there are some areas that require specific details.  Each year, FHSAA updates forms necessary for participation. We will keep a link to the forms on our website listed above under the link for athletic forms (top of the page on the right).


ATHLETICS ACCIDENT COVERAGE
Players participating in sports at Ponte Vedra High School should be covered by the parents private health insurance. In the event there is a lack of parental coverage, or a shortage of coverage, St. Johns County student athletes are covered by “excess accident coverage”. For details on the coverage, please contact our ATC – Cody Pontius.


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION & NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
Ponte Vedra High School is an FHSAA member organization and abides by the rules and regulations governing eligibility and non-recruiting compliance. For a basic overview of requirements of eligibility, please read “EL3 Page 2” and “FHSAA Eligibilty Rules“.  If you are a home education student who resides in the PVHS attendance area, you must complete additional forms to compete at PVHS.  All additional forms (EL7, EL7V signed by SJCSD Home Education Office, transcripts) must be completed in their entirety and submitted prior to the FHSAA Home education deadline to be eligible for participation.


BOOSTER CLUB APPAREL
Fans of Ponte Vedra High School now have a place to shop for booster apparel. You can find your PV gear at http://www.mylocker.net/florida/ponte-vedra/ponte-vedra-high-school/index.html


COLLEGE RECRUITING
For an informative look at college recruiting, visit the link below. It may be the best hour you could ever spend learning about recruiting.  For additional details on NCAA eligibility, please contact the NCAA Eligibility Center for assistance.

All You Need to Know About College Athletic Recruiting


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