March 17, 2020 - Providence Day’s Director of Athletics Nancy Beatty announced today the hiring of Chad Grier as the Chargers new head football coach. “I am extremely excited for the future of our Providence Day Football program! We are fortunate to have Coach Grier as our next leader. His passion is contagious and his record and experience are exemplary.” Coach Grier comes from Oceanside Collegiate Academy in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, where he was their head coach since 2017 and Athletic Director since 2018. Prior to his time at Oceanside Collegiate Academy, he was the head football coach at Davidson Day School since 2010.
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New Age Flag Football was founded by former Carolina Panther, Charles Johnson and exists to provide families in the Greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area with a fun, safe, competitive environment while promoting the development of healthy living, social skills, and athletic ability. New Age Flag Football is a coed league for children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Children of all skill sets can join.
From the NCISAA - As a result of the COVID-19 virus threat to our communities, the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association has suspended all spring sports indefinitely. Suspension of all interscholastic games, scrimmages and/or contests begins Friday, March 13, and will continue until further notice. Member schools may conduct practice and/or training sessions at their discretion. Continued...
Providence Day won its 17th N.C. Independent Schools girls state championship Saturday, beating Greensboro Day 48-44 in front of a large, vocal crowd at Charlotte Latin School. But this one felt a little different.The Chargers (24-6) weren’t the favorites. They didn’t have a McDonald’s All-American or N.C. player of the year. This Chargers team, small and guard heavy, felt a little more mortal than the giants that came before it.
Providence Day alum, Isaac Johnson '16, recently scored his 1,000 point for the Appalachian State men's basketball team when the Mountaineers defeated Georgia Southern 62-57. Isaac becomes the 34th player in App State program history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone. He was one of the key members of the team, along with Grant Williams, Devon Dotson,Trey Wertz and Josh Howard, who went on to win the 2016 NCISAA 4A Men's Basketball State Championship.
February 15, 2020 - After finishing four times as runner-up, one time in third place, and three times in fourth place over the past ten years, the Providence Day Wrestling team is now the 2019-20 NCISAA Wrestling Co-Champions. Led by state champions Pearce Phillips (113lbs), Caden Hagler (120lbs), and Kevin Sangmuah (182lbs), the Chargers secured a share of the state championship for the first time in school history.
The JV Girls Basketball team hosted the Charlotte Christian Knights Saturday morning in the championship game of the CISAA Conference. The Girls led throughout the game and despite a strong comeback attempt by the Knights in the fourth quarter, the Girls pulled away with some great team play, hustle and defense and took home the championship trophy, 44-35. The team ended the season undefeated with a 9-0 record and 5-0 in conference play.
Providence Day School celebrated seven student-athletes signing national letters of intent committing to continue their academic and athletic careers at the college level. Today’s signing included two student–athletes continuing to play soccer, two to play baseball, and one each for basketball, football, and track.
The Charger Wrestling team once again had a strong performance in the 2020 CISAA conference wrestling championships finishing in the runner-up position behind the Charlotte Latin Hawks. The Chargers had five wrestlers earning All-Conference honors and three others finishing in the runner-up position. Congrats to All-Conference Pearce Phillips (113lb), Caden Hagler (120 lb), Joey Ricco (126lb), Nathaniel Insko (145lb), and Kevin Sangmuah (182lb)
February 1, 2020 - The University of North Carolina track & field program wrapped up the Power Five Invitational Saturday at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Day two of the two-day meet was highlighted by historical performances by a number of athletes including Charger alum Emerson Porter '17 who broke into the top five in the UNC-Chapel Hill record book for the first time indoors. Emerson, now a junior, won the event with a clearance of 13-5, good for fourth best in school history. She also ranks fifth in Carolina history outdoors in the event.
January 29 -Yesterday at the CISAA conference swimming championships, the Providence Day Girls Swim team took home the championship trophy for the first time since 2013. Sophie Bambauer and Reagan McKeown led the way for the Chargers. Sophie took first in the 100 Breaststroke and third in the 100 Freestyle. She also was a member of the winning 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay. Reagan joined Sophie... "Read More"
Providence Day alum and Amherst College freshman Kelechi Eziri '19 smashed his first collegiate mark in the triple jump, posting a distance of 14.09 meters erasing a 26-year school program record in the event. Kelechi is picking up where he left off at Providence Day
On Saturday, January 25th, the North Carolina USA Track and Field Association held its inaugural awards banquet. Providence Day's Falon Spearman won the 15-16 age group "Athlete of the Year" for 2019. Falon had an incredibly successful freshman year finishing the year as the #1 300 meter and 400 meter hurdler in the state of North Carolina. She also finished... "Read More" to find out her other accomplishments.
Head Girls Basketball Coach Josh Springer recently announced the Charger Girls Basketball program will once again be partnering with the Kay Yow Cancer fund for the 13th consecutive year as part of the team's yearly Play4Kay game. Last year the team raised over $4,000 and was awarded the 2019 High School Division Champion for most money raised. "Read More" for details and information on the upcoming games
The Charlotte Observer's Langston Wertz, Jr. recently announced their boys' basketball "All Decade Team" and the Chargers had three of the top twenty-four players including Grant Williams '16 who was selected as the boys basketball "Player of the Decade." Along with Grant's selection were teammates Devon Dotson '18 and Trey Wertz '18.
The Charlotte Observer's Langston Wertz, Jr recently announced their girls' basketball "All Decade Team" and the Chargers had four of the top twenty-two players, more than any other school. Janelle Bailey '17, Tiffany Mitchell '12, Erin Whalen '16, and Jatarie White '14.
On December 28, 2019 Langston Wertz of the Charlotte Observer announced their selections for both the girls and boys basketball All-Decade team. Not only was Providence Day well represented in the player selections but girls basketball program head and head coach Josh Springer was selected as their Coach of the Decade.
Today’s signing included KJ Bingley-Jones who signed his commitment letter to play football for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and Jacolbe Cowan signed to play football for The Ohio State University Buckeyes. KJ and Jacolbe signed their letters in front of family, coaches, faculty, and students in the Mosack Athletic Center on the Providence Day campus.
Not only is Eric the backup center on the 10-2 Navy football team, but it was recently announced he was one of three Navy football players named Academic All-District. With this designation, he becomes eligible to earn Academic All-American honors. On top of this, Eric has also been accepted to medical school and plans on attending after graduating from the Naval Academy in May, 2020.
The PD Athletic Department was recently notified by the United Soccer Coaches that Girls Head Coach Dan Dudley was selected the 2019 Region Coach of the Year. Coach "Duds" led the Varsity Girls Soccer team to the NCISAA state championship this past Spring snapping Charlotte Latin's four-year run and flipping the results from the past two years. The Chargers finished the season 17-3-1.