Athletics at St. George’s Episcopal School consists of a continuum of goals centered on basic skill development and broad exposure to sports clinics in lower school, gradually moving into a balance between competition, excellence and participation in middle school. The athletics program fosters solid moral values, sportsmanship and commitment to excellence. Membership on a team comes with the obligation to attend and work hard at practices and to put forth a high degree of effort in game situations. The level of commitment required rightly increases as the level of competition increases. Athletics in middle school emphasizes participation, basic skill development and knowledge of the sport. Whenever possible, we will have several teams representing different levels of competition. An emphasis on sportsmanship begins at the lower school level and continues throughout each progression of involvement.
Registration for winter athletics teams has closed. Please contact Athletic Director Jessie Kutcher with any questions.
Coach Wade is starting his first year teaching and coaching at St. George’s. He is coming from Christ the King Elementary School on the Westbank, where he was the 5th and 4th grade Math, Social Studies and Science teacher. Basketball is Coach Wade’s favorite sport; he has been playing at different competitive levels since third grade. He coached the boys and girls teams at Christ the King for three years. He is a Pelicans season ticket holder and rarely misses a game. When he isn’t thinking about basketball, he is spending time with friends, family and his two dogs, Ezzie and Callie Mae.
Practices will start Monday November 11: 3:45 – 5:15.
Coach Ashlee is new to St. George's this year, where she currently teaches Middle School math. She has been in the classroom for five years but is happier than ever to be part of the St. George's family! As a former 7th-8th grade assistant coach and lifelong basketball fan, she can't wait to share her excitement about the sport with the team! When she's not coaching, Ashlee loves traveling, cooking, playing kickball and spending time with friends and family. She's excited for a fun season! Go Dragons!
Practices will begin Monday, November 11: 3:45-5:15
Coach Lauren is starting her second year at St. George's as the Advancement Assistant and her first year as a Cheerleading Coach. She grew up in Slidell, LA and started dancing when she was two years old. She continued dancing until she began cheerleading in 6th grade. Coach Lauren continued onto both the JV and Varsity cheer teams at Pope John Paul High II School. She is very excited for this school year and to begin coaching at St. George's!
Coach Mary Margaret is starting her third year as a second grade teacher at St. George’s and her first year as a cheerleading coach. She is from Mobile, AL and moved to New Orleans after graduating from the University of Alabama. She has a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and a master’s degree in Special Education. Ms. Bledsoe started cheering in second grade and continued all the way through high school. She was varsity cheer captain her senior year and had the opportunity to coach her elementary school’s cheer squad that same year. Some of Coach Mary Margaret’s favorite parts of cheerleading are practicing tumbling moves and learning new stunts. She hopes as a cheer coach she can provide a safe and fun learning environment for each student to develop their cheerleading skills and love of spreading school spirit. Coach Mary Margaret is full of enthusiasm and pep about the upcoming season! Go Dragons!
This is Coach Gracie's first year coaching soccer at St. George's but has previous experience coaching high school lacrosse in North Carolina and Atlanta. She played goalie for 7 years in an elite soccer league before switching to lacrosse. She was an All-State lacrosse player, 2-year varsity captain, and played D1 at High Point University. Gracie's first love is soccer and can't wait to instill the values of teamwork, respect, passion, and hard work in her players. When she's not at school, Coach Gracie likes to walk and run around New Orleans with her husband August and two golden retrievers, Phish and Tchips. Coach Gracie can't wait to get the season started!
Coach Jake is starting his first year as a Spanish and P.E teacher at St George's and is coaching flag football this fall. Coach Jake was born and raised in New Orleans and played football as well as ran cross-country in high school. He attended the University of Alabama where he competed on the rowing and rugby teams (fun fact: Coach Jake is personally undefeated against LSU!). While serving as a behavioral specialist at Sci Academy, Coach Jake started the varsity football program, soccer program, and JV basketball program for the high school and served as coach for four years. After Sci Academy, he went to Andrew H Wilson to be the network-wide translator for InspireNOLA Charter schools and teach ESL at Wilson. While at Wilson, he coached the 4th-6th soccer team and 5th-8th grade flag football team. He is beyond excited to start his journey at St. George's and plans to bring a fun, up-tempo system to the sports he is coaching. When not at work, he is a Pelicans season ticket holder and an avid animal enthusiast.
Practices will start Monday, November 11: 3:45 - 5:15