Letter from Coach Matthew Buckley, Athletic Director
Hello Ed White Family,
Welcome to the athletics website! On behalf of Principal Battest and the administrative team at Ed White, I am proud to serve as the Athletic Director of Ed White High School. Teaching and Coaching has been my passion since I started my educational career. I love all sports and most of all the importance it plays’ in young students’ lives.
Ed White Athletics is a member of the Gateway Conference under the direction of our County Athletic Director, Mrs. Tammie Talley, who oversees 42 Duval County Middle and High School members. We are also a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and we are competitive in 20 varsity sports. The interscholastic sports we offer are a continuation of the classroom where leadership and life skills are taught on top of the X’s and O’s by our wonderful coaching staff.
We are continuing to grow in participation in athletics. In 2016-2017 we had 324 athletes participate in athletics and in 2017-2018 we had 404 athletes participate in sports at Ed White. This year we are looking to exceed that number again, with 167 athletes that have already participated in a Fall Sport. Last year we finished with a total participation of 426 student athletes.
Our coaches work full time jobs during the day and spend their time coaching young students in the late afternoons and into the evenings. I tip my hat off to each and every one of them for their commitment to teaching and coaching young adults.
New to Ed White
For the 2019-2020 school year, we have a brand new Head Football Coach. Lawrence Johnson takes over the reins of the football program and replaces recently retired Coach Kevin Sullivan. It is going to be an exciting year. Please join us on Friday nights for our home football games and help cheer on the Commanders.
On this website, you will find information pertaining to your students’ specific sport, including, participation forms, schedules, and information on updates and scholarship opportunities. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Athletics Office at 904-693-7620 Ext. 999939.