Welcome to Panther Athletics!
From the Desk of the Athletic Director
San Domenico's athletics program offers both recreational and competitive opportunity across a wide range of sports. Here at SD, you will learn that the "playing field" is an extension of the classroom in which many life skills are learned and nurtured.
With approximately 70% of our high school students participating in athletics, I welcome every student to be a part of our program. From college bound scholar-athletes to those who want to try something for the first time, at San Domenico you can experience the best in high school athletics! Under the guidance of an outstanding coaching staff, SD means an opportunity to explore, grow, and excel at every level.
Facilities and Coaches
Of our 23 coaches, all have played at the collegiate level, several have played professionally, and three have been inducted into Hall of Fame organizations. Our on-campus athletic facilities include a fitness center, year-round aquatic pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, 6 tennis courts, an equestrian center, and practice fields. Year round strength and conditioning with a dedicated trainer, and concussion testing for all athletes, are standard parts of our program and just one more way we support our Panther athletes.
We field 24 varsity teams in the Upper School, across 14 sports, with 12 men's teams and 12 women's teams. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, SD will play in the BCL-West League, with schools including:
- Marin Academy
- San Francisco University High School
- The Urban School of San Francisco
- Convent / Stuart Hall High School
- International High School of San Francisco
- Lick-Wilmerding High School
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Panthers Athletic Mission and Philosophy
The mission of San Domenico Athletics is to provide a broad-based athletic program available to all students in an environment where student athletes have the opportunity to reach their full potential through athletic competition, character development and teamwork. Experience the Difference in Athletics! Member of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) San Domenico is a recognized member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, and our coaches are committed to the Double-Goal philosophy, “Winning is important, but teaching life lessons through athletics is most important.” Student-athletes are thus supported to meet the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum with balance, foresight, and dedication to holistic success.
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
San Domenico is a recognized member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the culture of youth sports so that youth athletes can have a positive, character-building experience. SD coaches are committed to the Double-Goal Philosophy which states that “winning is important, but teaching life lessons through athletics is most important.” Our student-athletes are thus supported in meeting their athletic commitments and the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum with balance, foresight, and dedication to holistic success.
I look forward to meeting you, talking about our programs, and learning about what may interest you among the many athletic options available at San Domenico Upper School.
Director of Athletics