TO: HHCA Eagels
FROM: Kenny Conroy, Athletics Director
As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close in a few shorts weeks, we have so much to celebrate. I am incredibly proud of the grit, determination, and excellence that, despite what some may have seen as challenges, continued to permeate from HHCA Eagles student-athletes, coaches, volunteers and families.
With undeterred commitment, the HHCA Eagles have, so far this year, earned three SCISA AA State Championship titles. Five seniors have committed to continue their athletic careers in college. Records have been broken, awards have been received, and the spotlight has definitely shined upon HHCA. By far, I am most proud the character and sportsmanship exemplified by our HHCA Eagles community--which always glorifies God.
During the 2021 Week of Eagle Excellence, we are hosting a celebration for all families of HHCA athletes on May 19th at 6:00 PM. If your student participated in an HHCA sport during the 2021-2022 school year, please join us for a fun, family-oriented event with casual fun and fellowship, food from Pizza Co. and Malone BBQ, team highlights on display, and more. Please RSVP here!
Now fully operating in our state-of-the-art spaces on the new campus in Bluffton, we look to the future of HHCA Eagles Athletics with great anticipation and excitement.
We are incredibly thankful for two mentors who will be transitioning out of their current roles. First, Coach Matt Smith will take on other roles at HHCA while he steps away from Varsity Baseball. Coach Smith has coached and mentored Varsity Baseball for the past seven years. Middle School Athletics Director and Head Coach of Varsity Boys Basketball Travis Priddy has served and mentored HHCA Eagles for the last two years, and Coach Priddy will also be missed.
I'm happy to announce two new members of the HHCA Eagles Athletics Department:
- Jason Grunkemeyer, Director of student-athlete and coach Development
- J.W. Wilkerson, Lower School/Middle School P.E. Mentor and Varsity Baseball Head Coach.
We look forward to welcoming them to campus over the summer. I encourage you to read about their impressive resumes linked above and help welcome both to our community!
Thank you again for your ongoing partnership and support. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon as we continue celebrating an amazing school year and God's many provisions for HHCA!
Kenny Conroy, Athletics Director