Welcome to Maclay Athletics! 

 
It is our goal at Maclay to provide our students with the tools of success not only in the classrooms but on the fields and courts as well. Giving our students an opportunity to have a well rounded education while experiencing the art of competition is what sets Maclay apart. Click here for a list of Maclay's championship teams.
Here, we encourage all students to take advantage of the many athletic programs we have to offer. With over 40 teams between Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, any student can have an opportunity to participate in either a team or individual sport. Maclay School's rich tradition of success gives our athletes the opportunity to experience a high-level of competition while learning the importance of sportsmanship, character building, and leadership.
 
Maclay's boys and girls teams have been awarded the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Carey E. McDonald “Athletic Program of the Year” ten times and have won 35 state FHSAA titles. It has also been named the Outstanding 1A program in Florida eight times in the last 15 years and has won the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award four times.
 

 
Meet Scott Eagen, Athletic Director
 

 

Scott EagenScott Eagen is in his first year as Athletic Director after serving as an Assistant AD in 2011.  Eagen has been at    Maclay since 1999 as a math teacher.  Previously, he spent four year teaching at Aucilla Christian and two years at Sylvan    Learning Center.  He has a degree from Florida State University in Secondary Mathematics and a Masters in    Administration. Before taking over the Athletic Department, Eagen coached boys varsity golf and both boys and girls    varsity basketball.  He has twice been named Tallahassee Democrat’s Coach of the Year, once for golf and once for girls    basketball.  In addition, Eagen is the junior class sponsor and that includes the responsibility of coordinating the junior    ski trip.  In addition, he oversees the Summer Programs at Maclay.  He has also coached AAU basketball for four years.    Eagen is a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and the National Teachers of Mathematics Council.  As     Maclay’s  Athletic Director, Eagen oversees the day-to-day operations of the 57 sports teams, coaches, and booster organizations.

The Maclay athletic teams have been awarded the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Carey E. McDonald    "Athletic Program of the Year" ten times--never ranking below fifth in the last 20 years of the poll. Maclay teams have    won thirty-three State FHSAA Titles and have been awarded the FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Award eight times for the    Outstanding 1A program in 1995-96 and 2A in 1996-97, 1997-98, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and2011-12, as well as the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award four times in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2009.

 
 
Meet Our Assistant Athletics Director, Dwan "D" Riggins
 
Dwan “D” Riggins, a Tallahassee Florida, native, is passionate about inspiring excellence and continued development.   A 3-sport prep athlete at Godby High School, Riggins chased and ascertained the dream of becoming a Strength Coach/Personal Trainer. Riggins possesses a fervency to impact her community and enjoys working with others in the continued effort to improve overall health.  She has had the privilege of learning and training under, top professionals in the Fitness/Wellness field, from the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the nation’s elite sports performance company, Athletes’ Performance. She is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Riggins holds a B.S. Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida and a M.Ed. in Sports Management from Florida State University. 

 

Sportsmanship: Character in Action


Sportsmanship is an often-used word, yet no definitive explanation is readily available. However, it definitely includes some key concepts:
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Opponents and Officials
  • Fair Play
  • Understanding the Rules
  • Appreciation for all Performances
  • Personal and Institutional Pride
  • Gracious Acceptance of Results
  • High Moral Character
All these concepts fall into the definition of sportsmanship. They all represent the standards which athletics can teach our students, coaches, and spectators. Citizenship is a companion of sportsmanship, reaching out beyond the playing field and stadium into the community. Citizenship can be described as the way an individual participates in the community, with particular emphasis on self-respect, personal responsibility, and respect for others. Good sportsmanship and citizenship are key to the public's perception of interscholastic athletics and its role in the educational system. Athletic programs show a positive and productive part of the total education program offered by a school, and exhibit the justification for the financial expenditures necessary to run these programs.
















 
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