The Athletic Program at Whitefield encompasses almost 90 percent of the Upper School and Middle School student body each year. In its brief history, Whitefield has competed in nine GHSA State Championships,
earned five state championships and sent more than 85 graduates to the NCAA. Whitefield fields 53 sports teams: including 24 varsity teams representing basketball, soccer, football, tennis, track and
field, cross country, baseball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, golf, swimming, lacrosse, and cheerleading. In 2014, the WolfPack captured the attention of 200 college scouts at sporting events.
Athletic programs for middle school students
, including a fifth and sixth grade football team, prepare student athletes for varsity levels
Whitefield also has a comprehensive Sports Medicine Program
, including a full-time athletic training staff committed to providing preventative care,
immediate attention to injury, and rehabilitation services
for athletes. The SWAT
(Student WolfPack Athletic Training) program provides student volunteers the opportunity to assist athletic trainers and team
doctors in these efforts.
Coaches at Whitefield understand that an athletic program serves to accomplish much more than building athletic skill; the attitudes and actions practiced on the field or court are often a reflection
of the way adversities in life are approached. Our coaches act as mentors and are committed to preparing students to honor Christ in all areas of life. From the Lower School to
the Upper School, students reach their full potential through performance, teamwork, physical well-being, and leadership.
Lynn Dupree has been the athletic director at Whitefield Academy since July 2011. He has been in Christian education for 30 years and has been an athletic director for the past 28 years. During his career he built and grew championship athletic programs, trained coaches, supervised coaches and athletic trainers and helped raise money to enhance athletic departments and build athletic facilities. Dupree was also instrumental in the development of and served as executive director of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), a private school athletic association. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Houston Baptist University. He has coached multiple sports including baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, track, and volleyball. In 2014, Dupree was selected the Georgia Athletic Director Association (GADA) Region 6A Athletic Director of the Year.