We will hold a "Last Chance" Ticket to Play session on Friday, July 31st from 12:00pm-1:30pm in the cafeteria at Panther Creek. Ticket to Play information can be found on the Ticket to Play tab on the left side of this website.
Paul Scruggs Named Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach
Paul Scruggs will join Panther Creek’s Social Studies and Athletic Departments after spending 11 years as a teacher and coach at North Pitt High School in Greenville, NC. As an undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in exercise and sport science (coaching education). He then earned a master’s degree in teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill and became a national board certified teacher.
Coach Scruggs began as an assistant coach at North Pitt for cross country in 2004 and took over as head cross country coach in 2009. He has been the head track & field coach since 2005. While coaching at North Pitt, Coach Scruggs was recognized as the Conference Coach of the Year 10 times. His teams won 11 Conference Championships, including three last school year (men’s cross country, women’s cross country, and men’s track). He has coached Individual State Champions in the 110 hurdles, the 4 x 400 relay, and the pole vault.
When Coach Scruggs began coaching at North Pitt, the track & field program did not offer pole vault. He cultivated student interest and raised funds for an on-campus pole vault pit. This past spring season, five of his student-athletes qualified for the state meet in the pole vault.
“Coach Scruggs will be a tremendous addition to our staff at Panther Creek,” said L.J. Hepp, Panther Creek’s Athletic Director. “He achieved success at North Pitt with great dedication to the development of student-athletes. We are fortunate to be able to add such a high-quality, experienced teacher and coach and we are thrilled that he will be working with our students at Panther Creek.”
Chad Sichak will return to the soccer sidelines this fall as Panther Creek’s varsity head men’s soccer coach. Coach Sichak will enter his third school year as a social studies teacher and head wrestling coach at Panther Creek. In addition to his wrestling coaching experience, he previously coached soccer for nine years in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Immediately prior to joining Panther Creek’s staff in the summer of 2013, Coach Sichak served as the junior varsity head soccer coach at Cary High for both the men and the women for two school years. Coach Sichak played high school soccer and for a premier select state travel soccer team, along with wrestling in high school. He wrestled in college. His father, Daniel Sichak, was a teacher in Pennsylvania and a long-time wrestling and soccer coach.
“When the men’s soccer position became available early this summer, Coach Sichak immediately expressed interest,” said L.J. Hepp, Panther Creek’s Athletic Director. “We are excited to be able to fill the position with an experienced soccer coach that knows our culture and is connected to our community.”
Listed below is the first try-out opportunity for each of our fall sports. A ticket to play is required in order to try-out. Information on that process can be found on the ticket to play tab on the left side here at panthercreekathletics.com.
If you have sport-specific questions, please contact the head coach of that sport via email. The email address for each head coach is listed on the team page.
Saturday, August 1st
9:00am Main Gym
9th/10th Grade 8:00am Stadium Practice Field
11th/12th Grade 12:01am (Midnight Friday Night) Game Stadium
The Panther Creek Athletic Booster Club is now using an independent online store for our online spirit wear sales. To access the store click HERE or visit panthercreekathletics.com and click on the "Purchase Spirit Wear" tab at the top of the page. You can shop 24/7, and your purchased items will be sent directly to you! We will still be selling some spirit wear items at all home varsity football games, as well as other events that will be announced on our website and weekly athletic newsletter; however, the new online store offers a wider variety of brands & merchandise, including apparel for men, women, & kids. There is no minimum order quantity, plus you can personalize some merchandise by adding a name and/or jersey number for free. If you have any questions, please contact .
How to Register on the Panther Creek Athletics Website
Registering on the Panther Creek Athletics website will add your email information to our database, and will allow you to receive our weekly newsletter that contains valuable information delivered right to your Inbox. You should also continue to check www.panthercreekathletics.com for additional information concerning Panther Creek Athletics.
To register, click on Register Here (click the link, or click the button on the left side menu of the PC Athletics website homepage), and follow the instructions.
If you have registered in the past and have forgotten your password, enter the email address that you used when you registered, leave the Password field blank, click "forgot?" and you can then reset your password.