GHS Athletics

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      A MESSAGE FROM CINDY BOULWARE,
    GHS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:

    The athletic program at Gainesville High School is rich with history and tradition. We continue to be proud of the team records and accomplishments of our student-athletes. We will not compromise our principles in order to win. We believe that class, character, and sportsmanship are essential to all competition, and that athletics should support the mission of the school they represent. We are not a diversion, but rather an extension of a good educational program. Students who participate in athletic programs tend to have higher grade-point averages, less discipline problems, better attendance and higher graduations rates than those who do not participate. Involvement in athletics should be inherently educational. Good programs provide valuable lessons on many practical situations; such as  teamwork, leadership, giving maximum effort and learning how to win or lose graciously. By being on an athletic team students learn self-discipline, build confidence and develop skills to handle competitive situations. Knowing that our community expects the school to foster students that become productive citizens and responsible adults, we embrace the diversity of our student population and remain committed to the success of every student. 

                In previous years, GHS has been highly recognized on both the academic and athletic level. In addition to maintaining a solid ‘A’ grade since 2012, we have also received two of the most prestigious awards given for athletics. The Florida High School Athletic Association’s Floyd Lay All-Sports Award was given to GHS in 2012-2013 as the top 6A athletic program in the state; as well as the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Corey McDonald award for 6A Athletic Program of the Year.

                Remaining a 6A classified school; our team sports are competing in a new district alignment from Fall 2019 until Spring 2020. This group of Gainesville and Ocala schools include Volusia and Marion Counties. We encourage you to challenge yourself by joining one of our 31 winning teams!!

    GO 'CANES!
    Cindy Boulware, Athletic Director


    Athletics Phone (352) 377-6952


     GO CANES! 


    REQUIRED FORMS:
    These forms are required for all athletes before you can participate in any Athletics program at GHS:

     VOLUNTEER FORM:
    This form is required before you can volunteer in any Athletics program at GHS:


    2019-2020 HEAD COACHES
    FALL
    Boys Golf
    District 2 Region 1 Class 3A
    Head Coach Phillip Knight
    knightpd (gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 213-6915
    Football
    District 5 Region 2 Class 6A

    Head Coach Patrick Miller
    millerlp (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 219-6023 


    Swimming & Diving
    District 2 Region 1 Class 3A

    Head Coach Rob Ramirez
    ramirerg (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 955-6840 (work)
    (352) 481-4516 (home)
    (352) 275-6419 (cell)

    Cheerleading
    Head Coach Amanda Purves
    purvesa (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 256-0660

    Girls Golf
    Head Coach: TBA


    Girls Volleyball
    District 2 Region 1 Class 6A

    Head Coach Paqui Peon
    paqmbvb@yahoo.com
    (786) 423-4051

    Cross Country
    District 5 Region 2 Class 3A

    Head Coach Curtis Cooper
    cooper1 (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 262-4584

    WINTER

    Girls Soccer
    District 2 Region 1 Class 4A

    Head Coach Kathy Bennett
    kbenn4@yahoo.com
    (352) 317-5775 

    Girls Basketball
    District 2 Region 1 Class 6A

    Head Coach David Gordon
    dgggordon@cox.net
    (352) 514-5747

    Boys Soccer
    District 2 Region 1 Class 4A

    Head Coach Basil Benjamin
    khunum@legazsoccer.com
    (407) 435-7504


    Boys Basketball
    District 2 Region 1 Class 6A

    Head Coach Kelly Beckham
    beckhack (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 215-1715
    Wrestling
    District 1 Region 1 Class 2A

    Head Coach: TBA


    Girls Weightlifting
    District 4 State Single Class

    Head Coach Steve Bauer
    bauersc (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 281-7267
    SPRING

    Softball
    District 2 Region 1 Class 6A

    Head Coach Chris Chronister
    chronist@pathology.ufl.edu
    (352) 474-0401

    Boys Tennis
    District 3 Region 2 Class 3A

    Head Coach Dave Porter
    jonesvilletennis@gmail.com
    (352) 262-4905

    Girls Lacrosse
    District 1 State Single Class

    Head Coach Lily Jones
    lilyeljones@gmail.com
    (352) 256-2399

    Girls Track & Field
    District 5 Region 2 Class 3A
    Head Coach Rodney McNealy
    mcnealrj (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 278-3070

    Boys Lacrosse
    District 2 State Single Class

    Head Coach Evan Simon
    es796410@ohio.edu
    (440) 465-9548


    Boys Track & Field
    District 5 Region 2 Class 3A

    Head Coach Rodney McNealy
    mcnealrj (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 278-3070
    Baseball
    District 2 Region 1 Class 6A

    Head Coach Chris Malphurs
    chris.malphurs@gmail.com
    (352) 339-5628

    Boys Weightlifting
    Section 2 Class 2A
    Deac Story
    storydh (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 246-7000

    Girls Tennis
    District 3 Region 2 Class 3A

    Head Coach Tracey Bryant
    bryanttj (@gm.sbac.edu)
    (352) 318-4676

    Boy's and Girl's Water Polo
    Head Coach David Huelsman
    david@ghsswimdive.com
    (352) 358-4272

     

Athletics Forms and Documents