Interscholastic activities are an important aspect of Bishop John J. Snyder High School. Participation in high school athletics is an extension of what happens in the classroom. The opportunity for a student to participate in sports is a privilege, not a right. Thus, there is a higher level of expectation from our student athletes and they must abide by certain rules. Bishop John J. Snyder High School’s purpose is to stimulate and guide students in their spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social and physical development through the acquisition and use of knowledge in the athletic arena.
The Neff Representative will be hear on Monday, September 30 to take orders for the letterman jackets. If you have earned a varsity letter and want to order a jacket, please bring this order form to him on that day.
Athletic Participation Forms 2019-2020
To participate in athletics the following three forms must be completed prior to participation in any tryout or practice.
New Coaches Hired
Snyder Athletics is happy to announce and welcome three new coaches to the family. Russell Powell, Brian Smith, and Nichole Griffith have been hired as head coaches in Boys Basketball, Girls Volleyball, and Girls Soccer respectively.
Russell Powell has been promoted to head boys basketball coach after serving as an assistant under Coach Vince Martin for two years. Coach Powell was a three year starter for Jacksonville University, where he is the leader all time in games played. Russ brings with him a wealth of experience at the high school level but also elite level AAU circuit.
Brian Smith has coached volleyball for 22 years and has ran his own volleyball club program north Florida pirates for the last 15 years. Before creating the club Brian spent 2 years at St. John’s country day, 2 years at lakeside junior high and 1 year at Fleming island high school. Brian played 3 years of club volleyball at tidewater volleyball association in Virginia Beach Virginia.
Nichole Griffith has taken over the young and upcoming girls soccer program. Nichole attended Paxon School for Advanced Studies where she played soccer all four years before attending the Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC where she was Captain of the team. After college she returned home to coach for Florida Elite Soccer Club while attending the police academy. She has now been working as a police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for almost 4 years.
We are excited about our new coaches and look forward to the great knowledge they will bring to our student athletes. Welcome to the team!
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