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Panther Athletes/Families – 

At the beginning of each month, I will produce this Panther Athletics forecast as another means to communicate important information and dates for the respective month.  My goal is to continue promoting efficient and open communication to ensure all Panther athletes and families are aware of all the athletics happenings. I hope you enjoy and GO PANTHERS! 

Jeff Feller, St. Pius X Athletic Director

 

Important Dates (September) 
Please note - dates and events are subject change; not all sport specific events are included. 

Sept. 7  |  Football/Volleyball Seasons Officially Begin (Per TAPPS) 
Sept. 9  |  Fall Sports Parent Meeting (Virtual) – Details below 
Sept. 23 | Decals with Dads (Football) 

Fall Sports Parent Meetings 
This year, fall sports will host individual parent meetings via Zoom. Below are the access links, meeting IDs and passcodes required to joining the meeting. 

Football 
Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84761511440?pwd=NEkzMFNjcGRRL2xtSTc4bzRBNkc0dz09 
Meeting ID: 847 6151 1440 
Passcode: panthers 

Volleyball 
Topic: Parent Volleyball Meeting
Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78301486591?pwd=dWVvNUdwN1ErM3NvMWRmaWhpZm1BUT09
Meeting ID: 783 0148 6591
Passcode: panthers

Cross Country 
Topic: Cross Country  
Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85444855170?pwd=NlNIc1JRT0pvTm9iSytJSllmdm9qZz09 
Meeting ID: 854 4485 5170 
Passcode: panthers 

Fall Schedules  (Football, Volleyball, Cross Country) 
Cross Country  |  Football  |  Volleyball 

Athletics Onboarding  
This year all parents and student-athletes are required to watch the brand new  Athletics Onboarding  2020-2021 video!  This video is about 20 minutes long and can be viewed in the SPX student portal.  It will provide a brief overview of everything SPX Athletics and will highlight athletics policies and procedures. 

Athlete Registration 
All student-athletes are required to register via Rank One prior to participation.  The registration process is explained in the Athletics Onboarding (2020-2021).  The link to the registration can also be accessed in the SPX student portal - Athlete Registration (Rank One) 

Athletic Physical and Medical History Form 
This form is also located in the SPX student portal.  It needs to be downloaded, completed by a doctor, and submitted to our Athletic Trainer,  Jeremy Kallus,  prior to participation. 

Transfer / International Student-Athletes 
If you are a transfer or an international student-athlete, please bure sure to notify your head coach and Assistant Athletic Director, Erin Vanwassenhove.  There is specialized paperwork that needs to be completed in order to become eligible. 

COVID-19 
The COVID-19 protocols we are adhering to for athletes are in accordance with TAPPS regulations and mirror the school guidelines. There are, however, a few points of emphasis: 

 Arrival/Departure 

  • As we approach the hybrid phase of learning, athletes arriving in the afternoon for practice only, will adhere to the same screening process as students who arrived on-campus in the morning for in-person instruction. 

 

Activity Guidelines 

  • Coaches are required to wear a mask at all times (indoor and outdoor). 

  • When engaged in physical activity (i.e. practice), wearing a mask is optional for athletes. 

  • During team meetings, a mask is required for all athletes. 

  • When not directly participating in practices or contests, care will be taken to maintain a minimum distance of six feet between each individual.   

 

Facility/Equipment 

  • Prior to an individual or groups of individuals entering a facility, coaches will ensure hard surfaces within that facility are wiped down and sanitized (chairs, furniture in meeting rooms, locker rooms, weight room equipment, bathrooms, athletic training room tables, etc.). 

  • Coaches will ensure weight equipment will be wiped down thoroughly before and after an individual’s use of equipment.  

  • During physical activity, there will be no shared athletic towels, clothing, or shoes between students. Students should wear their own appropriate workout clothing and never share clothing. Their clothing and towels should be washed and cleaned after every workout.  

  • All students may bring their own water bottle that must not be shared with others.   

  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be available at all practices and contests.  

  • Athletic equipment such as bats, batting helmets and catcher's gear will be cleaned often. This also includes periodically wiping down the softball, baseball, football, etc.  

  • Other equipment, such as, football helmets/other pads, lacrosse helmets/pads/gloves/eyewear should be worn by only one individual and not shared. 

 

Transportation 

  • St. Pius X is planning on providing transportation for athletes to and from games. 

  • Masks will always be required to be worn. 

 

Spectators 

  • Practice - Presently, no visitors are allowed inside the building.  Parents arriving to pick-up their athletes are highly encouraged to remain in their car at all times.  Should you exit your car, you will be required to wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distancing at all times. 

  • Games - At this time, we are planning to allow spectators at games.  With that said, there will be population restrictions and other guidelines that are forthcoming.  Specified details will be provided prior to the sport’s first game. 

 

Visiting Teams 

Per TAPPS guidelines, all teams are required to attest to the following: 

  • All coaches and team personnel involved in the contest have affirmed that they meet the COVID self-screening conditions required to participate. 

  • All team members involved in the contest have affirmed today that they meet the COVID self-screening conditions required to participate. 

 

Officials/Game Personnel 

  • Per TAPPS guidelines, all officials/game personnel are required to self-screen. 

Letterman Jacket Fittings 
Spring 2020 Athletes – If you qualified for a letter jacket, we are currently coordinating a jacket fitting to take place at SPX.  Once more details become available, we will be sure to communicate that information. 

Team Pictures (Fall Athletes) 
The head coach will be reaching out to parents/athletes with information regarding team and individual pictures. 

Team Parent 
If you are interested in becoming a Team Parent, please be sure to reach-out to your head coach.  Team Parents are vital to the operations of the athletic department.  We are so grateful for our amazing parents/community! Duties include (in conjunction with the head coach): 

  • Coordinating pre/post-game meals 

  • Coordinating fundraising efforts 

  • Coordinating volunteers to work gate/concessions 

  • Coordinating senior banners 

  • Coordinating senior night 

Become a Booster! 
Please contact SPX Booster Club President, Margo Wall, for more information or visit the Booster Club page on the school website.  

Welcome New Girls Soccer Head Coach 
This season, we have the pleasure of welcoming new girls soccer head coach, Laura Flores. Coach Flores is no stranger to the program as she served as a volunteer coach throughout the 2019-20 campaign.

Flores has played soccer since the age of six, earning three state-winning seasons in high school, then taking her skills to the college level.

"I am very excited to be SPX's girls soccer coach because I have a great passion for the game," Coach shared.

Welcome aboard, Coach Flores!

Follow on Social 
Twitter: @SPXPanthers  |  Instagram: spx_panthers  |  Facebook: St. Pius X High School 

Athletic Department Contact Information 
Athletic Director 
Jeffrey S. Feller, CMAA 
fellerj@stpiusx.org 
Office – 713.579.7530 

Assistant Athletic Director 
Erin Van Wassenhove 
vanwassenhove@stpiusx.org 

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 
Greg Cranfill 
cranfillg@stpiusx.org 

Athletic Trainer 
Jeremy Kallus 
kallusj@stpiusx.org 

Sports Information 
Khadijah Ray 
rayk@stpiusx.org 

Head Coach Contacts
For sport specific information, dates, and important events, please be sure to contact the respective head coach.

Sport 

Head Coach 

Email Address 

Baseball 

Mike Evans 

evansmi@stpiusx.org 

Boys Basketball 

Brandon Mouton 

moutonb@stpiusx.org 

Boys Lacrosse 

Matt Carr 

carrm@stpiusx.org 

Boys Soccer 

Nick Merricks 

merricksn@stpiusx.org 

Cheerleading 

Gloria Kimball 

kimballg@stpiusx.org 

Cross Country 

Erin Van Wassenhove 

vanwassenhove@stpiusx.org 

Football 

Greg Cranfill 

cranfillg@stpiusx.org 

Girls Basketball 

DeMya Wheatfall 

wheatfalld@stpiusx.org 

Girls Lacrosse 

Caroline McLean 

mcleanc@stpiusx.org 

Girls Soccer 

Laura Flores 

Direct to Jeff Feller
at fellerj@stpiusx.org

Golf 

Kelly Patterson 

pattersonk@stpiusx.org 

Pantherettes (Dance) 

Julie Dorman 

dormanj@stpiusx.org 

Rugby 

David Selby 

selbyd@stpiusx.org 

Softball 

Raquel Tello 

tellor@stpiusx.org 

Swimming 

Jessica Peterson 

petersonj@stpiusx.org 

Tennis 

Amy Pesek 

pesekam@stpiusx.org 

Track & Field 

Maya Ewing 

ewingm@stpiusx.org 

Volleyball 

Clare Brockman 

powersc@stpiusx.org 

 

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