Athletics at Aquinas High School

Whether an all-star athlete or a recreational player, your child will be able to take part in a team sport that he or she will be excited to play. More than 90% of our students participate in one or more sports or extracurriculars.

Our collective sense of pride is something you just won’t find in other public or private school athletic programs. It’s a sense of family and community, extending beyond the players into the entire student body, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Come see how we celebrate each other’s successes and cheer for the Fightin’ Irish!

A Foundation of Virtue and Discipline

Our athletic programs are more than just competitions, strength training, and skill development.

Whether at home or away, our faith focus is ever-present and underscored through team prayer. Your student-athlete will learn discipline, hard work, and good sportsmanship. Our athletic programs also cultivate time management skills that will be beneficial in college and the workplace.

To recognize student-athletes who excel in these traits, we select one member from each team annually to receive a Virtue Award. The individuals selected have exemplified good sportsmanship and character in their interactions with peers, coaches, and referees throughout the year.

Is your student interested in joining one of our teams?

We’d love to connect with you and discuss all of our private school’s athletic offerings.

The Fightin’ Irish Scoreboard

Our track record in sports stands out among high school athletic programs in the Augusta area and the state of Georgia. Here are just a few highlights.

60+ Years

commitment to excellence in sports and athlete development

15+ Sports

and member of Georgia High School Association & Georgia Independent Athletic Association

5 State


since 2018, including Girls Soccer, Discus, Cross Country, Shotgun Trap Shooter, Men’s Basketball



where graduates are recruited to play, often receiving athletic or academic scholarships

An Investment in Students & Sports

From an impressive weight room, to newly turfed fields with cooling technology, to our recently renovated gymnasium facilities, we have dedicated significant time and resources to ensure our athletes have every opportunity to succeed in the following sports:

Fall Sports



Clay Target

Cross Country


Winter Sports

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball


Spring Sports



Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer




Even students who aren’t on a team benefit from these investments, as they enjoy attending athletic events year-round. Time your visit around a game, and you’ll see how sports at Aquinas bring our community together.

Colleges Where Aquinas Athletes Keep Playing

When college coaches visit Aquinas, they leave knowing our students have talent, discipline, and a strong academic foundation that will translate to success at the university level. That’s why many of our student-athletes are recruited to play college sports.

In the last decade, more than 50 students have gone on to play at the following colleges and universities:

  • Virginia Tech
  • Erskine College
  • University of Georgia
  • Samford University
  • Georgia Southern
  • Wofford College
  • University of Missouri
  • Presbyterian College
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Mississippi State Universiity
  • Air Force Academy
  • Army at WestPoint
  • Naval Academy
  • Citadel

Meet James Leonard, Athletic Director and Football Coach

As an Aquinas graduate himself, our Athletic Director, James Leonard, has a deep sense of Fightin’ Irish pride. Coach Leonard has been coaching football at Aquinas since 2006 and has held a teaching role on campus since 2012.

What makes you fulfilled as an athletic director?

The large number of students that are involved in our athletic program, shows our dedication to athletics and the many opportunities available for students.

Professional Memberships:

Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, Georgia Football Coaches Association, Georgia Athletic Directors Association


B.A. in History, Augusta University

Join Our Legacy of Athletic Achievement

Tour our facilities and learn more about our high school sports programs firsthand.

Schedule Your Visit