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TA Knights Athletics




Tuscaloosa Academy conducts an interscholastic sports program in the belief that competitive team experiences contribute significantly to the development of character, mutual support, and school spirit. Over 75% of our upper school students play at least one sport.

For more information about athletics at TA, please visit the page for the sport, contact the coach or sponsor for that sport, or email Robert Johnson, Athletic Director.


Athletic Director: Mr. Robert Johnson

Assistant to the Athletic Director: Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson


Athletic Staff and Support
Football - Varsity Robert Johnson
Football - JV William Johnson
Football - PeeWee Robert Kettlewell
Basketball - Varsity Boys William Johnson
Basketball - JV Boys John Copeland
Basketball - Varsity Girls William Johnson
Basketball - JV Girls Brooke Peterson
Golf Scott Taylor
Tennis Clete Browder
Track John Copeland
Cross Country Riley Matheson
Volleyball Rachel Roberts
Softball Melanna Wray
Soccer TBA - please email Coach Robert Johnson
Baseball - Varsity and JV Patrick Jones
Cheerleading - Varsity Amy Cochran
Cheerleading - JV Lesley Price
Cheerleading - PeeWee Heatherly Whiteside
Certified Athletic Trainer Chad Payne


We are pleased to be partnered with DCH SportsMedicine as the exclusive provider of athletic training services to the athletes who compete for Tuscaloosa Academy. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC's) are skilled in the areas of recognition, prevention, assessment, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. To help ensure that our athletes receive the best possible care, please report all athletic injuries to our ATC, Chad Payne. to learn more about the services provided by DCH SportsMedicine, visit DCH SportsMedicine.