Athletic Director Message


Coach Strother

From the Desk of the Athletic Director

The goal of the WBMS Athletic program is consistent with the mission of the school to “…promote the development of t

he total person” by providing “…opportunities to participate in programs that encourage student success.” Teamwork, self-discipline, time management, commitment, sportsmanship, perseverance, and sacrifice are some of the lessons we aim to teach our student-athletes. Through participation in athletics, these life lessons will provide students an opportunity to grow and mature as young adults.

We hold high standards in regard to sportsmanship and conduct. We expect our student-athletes, coaches, and parents to win with humility and lose graciously. Our athletic venues are, in fact, classrooms, just as much as the technical areas, labs and classrooms we have in our building.  We expect all interactions with opposing teams, fans and coaches to be positive in nature.

To our athletes we say - "With your hard work, dedication, sportsmanship and team play, you will make the school year a rewarding and enjoyable experience."

To our parents we say – "Thank you for your loyalty to WBMS Athletics and for supporting our efforts to provide a wholesome, competitive environment for your student-athletes."

By working together, we can make the middle school sports experience a rewarding one for everyone concerned. This includes the athletes, the coaches, the parents and the fans. Also keep in mind that playing a sport is a privilege and playing time is determined by the coach.

Together, let's always, and in all ways, celebrate the efforts of our players and coaches as they strive to make WBMS #1 in class, style, sportsmanship and competitiveness. Go ORCAS, and have an enjoyable school year.

Thank you from the Whale Branch Middle School Athletic Department, Administration, and coaching staff.

Shelby Strother, CAA

Director of Athletics
843-466-3000