Athletic Director: Eric Frank
Office Phone: (904)547-7350
Office Fax: (904)547-7355
eMail:                                                                             [email protected]

Cody Pontius, ATC
Office Phone: (904)547-7387
Office Fax: (904)547-7355
eMail: [email protected]


Parents and Student-Athletes,

Ponte Vedra High School is excited to announce that athletics’ paperwork is going online!  No longer will you be required to print forms, sign them, and physically hand them in to the front office.  Paperwork will all be completed and uploaded online in an extremely user friendly format.

All student-athletes wishing to tryout out for a sport during the 2018/2019 school year must complete this process before tryouts or the first day of official practice.

Below you will find a step by step process for completing the online student-athlete registration. Please visit the following website to start the process today. You will even be able to watch a “how to video.”

You will need to upload your physical, which must be completed on an EL2 form (available online). If you had a physical in May at the physical event, please upload the copy that you were provided. If you do not have that copy please contact our Athletic Trainer – Cody Pontius – [email protected].

 If you have any questions, please reach out to the athletic department.

 Thank you,
Eric Frank
Ponte Vedra High School
Athletic Director
[email protected]

Ponte Vedra Student-Athlete Registration

Ponte Vedra High school is proud to announce Melanie Hardin has the new Cheerleading Head Coach, Coach Hardin has a long list of Credentials; Levels 1-5AACCA, Certified Former Competitive All Star Cheerleader, Former East Carolina University Cheerleader, and Former USGA Level 10 Gymnast. Coach Hardin is originally from San Diego, California and has moved all around the world from Japan to North Carolina, and finally making her home in St. Augustine in 2008. Coach Hardin is a coach at Zone Cheer All Stars where she helps student-athletes of all avenues begin and further their love of cheer. She has been with Zone Cheer since the beginning in 2009. Coach Hardin was a member of the ECU competitive cheer team as well as the game day cheer team. She was a competitive level 10 gymnast at Crystal Coast Gymnastics in Morehead City, NC. She has coached gymnastics level 3-8 in New Bern, NC then moved to Asheville, NC to coach competitive cheer at Premier Athletics Asheville. Coach Hardin is no stranger to the world of cheer as it has been a part of her life as an athlete and coach for a very long time. Coach Hardin has a strong desire to instruct her student-athletes to do the best they can and she assists them in continuous progressions in cheerleading and tumbling.

Coach Hardin is excited to hold tryouts, please see the details below. If you have any questions please contact Coach Hardin by email at [email protected]

Parent meeting 6:30-7:00 on 8/1

Cheerleading Tryout Schedule –  

Wednesday – 8/1 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (GYM)

Thursday – 8/2 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Cafeteria)

Friday – 8/3 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm (GYM

*All those trying out must have the correct forms on file with the Athletic office. See the Ponte Vedra Athletic website.


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.

Please congratulate boys golf and girls volleyball for their successful seasons, culminating in being crowned the FHSAA State Champions.

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.

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.

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 To order, our password is 066490

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).

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.

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.

Fans of Ponte Vedra High School now have a place to shop for booster apparel. You can find your PV gear at

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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