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Athletic Director


Motivation and Inspiration are the keys to getting our kids to succeed athletically and academically.



It is my belief that motivation and inspiration are the most important factors to determine if a person will be successful or not. A person can have all the resources in the world, but if they are not motivated or inspired then they will not take advantage of such resources and will not reach their full potential. At South Pike, our coaches and staff will take the time to build genuine relationships with the students so that they can help facilitate the students to reaching their athletic and academic goals.


The following strategic plan will serve a s a guide for the advancement and modernization of South Pike Athletics and affirms the commitment to South Pike athletics to succeed athletically and academically. 



Luther McCrayThe South Pike athletics department is one with a strong tradition, rich history, and ranks among one of the most competitive in class 4A in Mississippi. We have won numerous conference and state championships in several sports. South Pike has a proven track record of winning and success. We also boast multiple professional athletes and a multitude of athletes that have went on and had successful collegiate and academic careers.
To maintain and improve our very successful athletic programs, we have identified several key areas to help us continue to achieve our goals:
  1. Academic Success
  2. Facility Improvement and Modernization
  3. Student and Community Engagement
  4. Professional Development and Collaboration
Motivating and Inspiring kids to be the best that they can be in all their endeavors is truly a passion and love of mine. I am honored to be your athletic director and look forward to working with all stakeholders to advance the goals of our athletic department and to help bring joy to the community and students at our school. I am excited about what is to come at South Pike.

#FlyHighEagles! #205


Luther McCray
Director of Athletics