Welcome from TCS Athletic Director, Mr. Phil Mullinax
Welcome to Trinity Christian School! Athletics are an important part of our ministry and education at Trinity. We believe a strong athletic program provides many opportunities for children to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Sports programs create a healthy social outlet for our players and opportunities to build school spirit. At TCS we emphasize developing Christ-like character through athletics. Attributes like humility, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion are stressed. Displaying sportsmanship in competition is a great way to be a witness for Christ to opponents, officials, and fans in attendance at the game. The enjoyment gained from victory, the patience gained from loss, and the lessons learned from striving for individual and personal goals are invaluable tools that God can use in the lives of our students.
Although winning is not the most important goal for our athletic teams, we do strive to be excellent at all things and prepare our student athletes to be successful in their athletic endeavors. We seek a proper balance between athletics and academics. Because of our rigorous academic program, and a commitment to encouraging our students to be well rounded, we have a policy in place that requires one weekday free from mandatory athletic training or competition. We desire for our athletic program to be a positive influence on our students as they pursue their education.
From a humble beginning in 1997 with parent-volunteer run sports we have grown to have a more full and successful athletic program. In 2013, Trinity Christian School became a founding member of the Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools (GAPPS)
As a member of the GAPPS, our teams compete in region play and have the opportunity to advance to playoffs at the state level. We are blessed with a coaching staff which has over forty years of combined coaching experience.
TCS Athletic Teams
- Boys and Girls Soccer
- Boys and Girls JV & Varsity Swimming
- Boys and Girls JV & Varsity Basketball
- Boys and Girls JV & Varsity Cross Country
- Basketball Cheerleading
- Girls Fast Pitch Softball
- Girls JV & Varsity Volleyball
In addition to our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, Trinity also provides intramural sports programs for elementary age grades.
- Tee Ball
- Flag Football
TCS Athletic Director
TCS fields JV & Varsity Girls’ Volleyball in the fall for students in the 6th-12th grades. Coach Phil Mullinax has been the Head Coach since 2005. Assistant Head Coach Abby Miller is a 2002 graduate and former volleyball player for TCS. She has coached TCS volleyball since 2003.
Trinity has fielded a volleyball team since 1997, but has made great progress in the last few years. Trinity has an overall record of 62-48 in the last five years with a GCAA Co-Region & Invitational Tournament Championship in 2006, Region Championship in 2008, Region Runner-up in 2009, GCAA State Tournament appearances in 2006 & 2008, Third place in State 2009, and Invitational Tournament Runner Up in 2010. In 2013, the JV Team had a record of 17-1 and won the GAPPS South Region Championship while the Varsity finished 14-5 as GAPPS South Region Runner-Up. Trinity had four girls selected to GICAA All-Region and one girl selected to GICAA All-State. In 2014, the TCS Varsity ladies had a record of 19-4, were crowned GAPPS South Region Champs and advanced to the GAPPS Final Four in the State Tournament.
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Trinity Cross-Country originally began in 2005. After two years the program went dormant, but was restarted in 2011. During the last few seasons the program has grown in quality of performance, number of competitive meets, and the number of overall participants.
The boy’s Varsity team has won multiple GAPPS Region and State Championships and state runner up titles including the 2013, 2014, and 2017 state championship.
Boys and Girls Basketball
Trinity fields basketball teams for Boys and Girls in the winter season. TCS offers teams for Junior Varsity and Varsity age students in 6th-12th grades. Basketball season begins with preseason practice in October with games being played from November to February. Beginning in 2013 TCS has competed in GICAA Division I – South Region against other schools from Southeast Georgia.
Girls’ basketball is coached by Renee Mills and Eddie Mills. The 2015-2016 Lady Lions we Region Runner-Ups and advanced to the GAPPS Elite Eight. Coach Mills is former collegiate basketball player at Florida International University. She has coached basketball at Trinity since 2011.
JV/Varsity Boys’ Basketball are coached by Mr. Brian Griswold. Coach Griswold was the Assistant Head Boys Coach at Trinity from 2006-2011. He became Head Coach in 2012 and has helped lead the Boys’ program to new levels of success. The JV Boys’ won the 2012 Appling -Tip Off Tournament, as well as finishing with a 14-5 record. The Varsity Boys team in 2012-2013 finished with an 8-9 record which was their most successful season since 2006. The Varsity Boys won the Region Championship in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 and advanced to the GAPPS State Final Four in 2014-2015.
Boys and Girls Swimming
The TCS Swim Team began in 2011 and is led by Mr. Damien Scott. Some of our team members train with a local club team and have competed in meets in Georgia and South Carolina.
Trinity offers cheer during basketball season. The team supports all of our basketball teams at TCS home games. The girls cheerleading squad won the state championship in 2015.
UPDATE: SOFTBALL IS NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME.
TCS transitioned from Slow-Pitch to Fast Pitch Softball in 2003. Coach Keith Kibler has led the Lady Lions to a very successful run. TCS Softball achieved a GCAA Region & State Championship in 2006, Region & State Runner up in 2007, Region Runner up & Final Four appearance in 2008, and State Playoff appearances in 2009 & 2010. Coach Brian Griswold has been the Assistant Head Coach with the softball program since 2007. The Lady Lions were GAPPS Region Champs and State Final Four participants in 2014 and 2017.
Boys and Girls Soccer
Trinity Boys Soccer began in the Fall of 2005. From 2005-2008 TCS competed in the GCAA Fall Soccer league, earning a Region Runner up and State playoff appearance in 2005. In 2012 the Soccer program shifted to the Spring and has been coached by Mr. Phil Mullinax. TCS competes in GAPPS, and they finished the 2015 season as Region Runner up with a regular season record of 5-3. In 2016, TCS was the region champs and advanced to the GAPPS State playoffs. The 2017 season was the most successful to date, with the boys finishing as region champs and advancing to the GAPPS State Final Four.
TCS began girls soccer in the spring of 2016 with a season of training and a few scrimmages. Mr. Damon Scharff was the driving force behind the establishment of this new sport. In their first full season on 2017 the Lady Lions were region champions and advanced to the GAPPS state playoffs.
Trinity’s first golf team was established in 2018. Jackson Williams placed 2nd in region and state in the inaugural season of Trinity Golf!