Patrick Smith– Coach Smith has been teaching for 13 years. This is his 3rd year at Pelion Middle School and he will be teaching 8th grade Science. This is his 3rd year coaching football as well at Pelion Middle School. Coach Smith has been coaching baseball and/or football for about 20 years and played college baseball at Ohio State – Newark.
Bailey McCormick– Coach McCormick will have the pleasure of being the coach of the Pelion Middle School Cheerleading squad this year! She is so excited to get this season started! Coach McCormick is very passionate about Pelion and cheerleading and cannot wait to pass that on to our girls. She is an English teacher at Pelion High School and grew up cheering competitively at SilverJax in West Columbia, South Carolina. She also lettered in Varsity cheerleading all four years at Airport High School and went on to cheer at Presbyterian College. This will be her first year coaching and she couldn’t be more excited! Go Panthers!
Amy Rankin– Coach Rankin is the current Athletic Director at Pelion Middle School and head volleyball coach of the Lady Panthers. Coach Rankin has a passion for volleyball and enjoys teaching the fundamentals of the game to young players. In the off season, Coach Rankin continues to coach volleyball for Intense Volleyball Club.
Kim Roper– Coach Roper is the girl’s basketball coach. This is Coach Roper’s 3rd year as girls coach and she previously served as the assistant varsity coach at South Pointe High School and assistant coach of SC Hornets AAU organization.
Eric Roper– Coach Roper is the boy’s basketball coach. This is Coach Roper’s 3rd year as the boy’s coach. He was named High School Southwestern Ohio Player of the Year and attended University of Cincinnati. Coach Roper coached boys basketball for 10 years in Columbia Slammers and South Carolina Hornets AAU teams. He is also a USA Basketball gold certified coach.