02. Athletic Director Message

Athletic Director Message


Dear Parents and Students

The Edgewater High School Athletic Department is committed to the overall vision and mission of the school. The department strives to have its athletes reach their full potential in all areas of the athletic experience academically, socially, and through the realm of competition. Athletes are held to the athletic code and also to academic requirements.

The athletic department is anxiously anticipating this season and is excited to have the opportunity to work with you. Student-athletes will experience some of the most rewarding moments in their lives, as they become involved in the athletic program here at Edgewater High School.

Student-athletes are striving to succeed in two demanding areas simultaneously – academics and athletics. Student-athletes have the responsibility of developing and working toward an educational goal as well as training in their sport. The athletic department encourages excellence in the classroom stressing STUDENT first in the student-athlete.

The coaches at Edgewater High School are professionals. They make judgments and decisions based on what they believe is best for all parties involved. Team strategy, playing time, other players, etc., should be left to the discretion of the coach. Dialogue with the coach by your child is not only encouraged but expected.

I hope your experience with the Edgewater High School Athletic Program is a successful and enjoyable one. You can contact me at joshua.vandergrift@ocps.net for any further information.

Go Eagles!

Josh Vandergrift, CAA
Edgewater High School
Director of Athletics

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