Dear SCACA Members:

It is an honor to serve this great organization as the 74th President of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association for the 2020-2021 School Year! I am excited and looking forward to working with each and every one of you in your respective roles. A special thanks goes out to Executive Director, Shell Dula, the SCACA office staff, and all former leaders of the SCACA.

I, along with the current board members, will continue to propel this organization as a leader in professional development of coaches here in the state of South Carolina.

I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our vendors for their sponsorship and our great coaches for your dedication and commitment to the organization. Your involvement and support of the SCACA is what makes it possible for us to provide great benefits to our members such as liability insurance and scholarships to our coaches’ children.

We recognize that this school year is going to look a lot different from past years; it’s been several months since the world was introduced to a pandemic unlike anything we have seen in history.  During this time, we have experienced a major disruption to not only high school sports here in the state of South Carolina, but sports across the globe!

As we continue to adjust to what has become our new norm, it is important to recognize how much has been done to adapt, to pivot and to overcome.  Every day I am inspired by the good I see around the world and the selfless acts of our healthcare professionals, first responders, delivery drivers and other essential workers.  I thank them for their sacrifice and their commitment.

As we return to sporting activities, let’s continue to observe the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State Health Officials, South Carolina High School League and your local School District.

These are challenging times, but we will get through them.   Every step of the way, our focus will be on the safety of players, coaches, personnel, fans and our entire communities!

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in anyway.

Sincerely,

Tim Perkins

Marion High School

Tperkins@marion.k12.sc.us

843-289-2678