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Panthers take their first win in the preseason game against Rickards - 25-11, 25-10, 25-13! Great job ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

Panthers take their first win in the preseason game against Rickards - 25-11, 25-10, 25-13! Great job ladies!

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Outstanding Panthers!

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We are hosting a preseason volleyball classic today for 9 area teams! Come watch our girls take on Rickards @ 12 pm and Liberty County @ 4 pm! ... See MoreSee Less

We are hosting a preseason volleyball classic today for 9 area teams! Come watch our girls take on Rickards @ 12 pm and Liberty County @ 4 pm!Image attachment

Game day! Join us on Panther Field for a 7pm kick off to the season. Come out early for tailgating with food available for purchase by the football parents. Go Panthers. ... See MoreSee Less

Game day!  Join us on Panther Field for a 7pm kick off to the season.  Come out early for tailgating with food available for purchase by the football parents.  Go Panthers.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great Jersey!

6-0 Panthers. Game was called due to lightening at halftime as Bronson is from Levy County and needed to head back

What was the final score?

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Thursday the Panthers return to action to begin the defense of their District Championship. Come meet this year’s team. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday the Panthers return to action to begin the defense of their District Championship.  Come meet this year’s team.

Former JPII Panther, Chosen Levarity, working out with current NBA player Buddy Hield ahead of starting his college career at Ave Maria this fall. Keep up the hard work Cho! ... See MoreSee Less

Former JPII Panther, Chosen Levarity, working out with current NBA player Buddy Hield ahead of starting his college career at Ave Maria this fall.  Keep up the hard work Cho!

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Wow, super jealous!

Panther Family,

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of our friend, colleague and basketball coach Titus Nixon from our coaching staff. I say mixed emotions because obviously we are saddened to lose such an important member of our coaching family and he will be missed. We are happy for him and his family in that they have made a tough decision for what they need at this point in their lives.

Coach Nixon has done more than just win basketball games and our first ever State Championship, he has been a role model for our students and a leader of our faculty over the past 8 years he has been at St. JPII. His impact and legacy will endure. He wrote a personal note about his decision and it is below.

Coach Nixon has left the basketball program in as good of a place as it has ever been. We will be conducting a search for the next leader of our basketball team right away. Next season bears the promise of more success on and off the Court so look for that announcement in the near future.

In the meantime, we wish Tai, Colleen and the Nixon family much love, happiness and success in whatever comes next.

God Bless,

Joanna Copenhaver
Principal

It is with much love, peace, and gratefulness in my heart that am stepping down as the Men’s Basketball Coach at my beloved Alma Mater, St. John Paul II CHS. This is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, and it was done with immense care and thought. Through these past 8 years of coaching at the school I have been able to live a dream, and in the process be a part of the lives of so many incredible people that will forever have a special place in my heart.

Through a lot of prayer and self-reflection, it has become clear that this chapter of our family’s journey has come to an end. Colleen and I have four kids who mean the world to us, and it is clear that this next season in life involves spending as much time with them as possible, and who knows, maybe even coaching them to a championship or two!

St. JPII is a SPECIAL place… and it is the people there, and the Spirit that they possess, that make it so. I am grateful to the school administration who has always been supportive and affirming through thick and thin. I am grateful to our wonderful parents that I have gotten to know through the years, who always gave me their full support to try and push their sons (and daughters when I coached the girls!) to excellence both on and off the court. And most importantly, I am grateful for the students that have called me Coach over these past 8 years. It is one of the great accomplishments of my life that I was able to play that role in your lives, and I will never forget the countless hours we spent together trying to accomplish a unified goal. You all have impacted my life in ways that you will never know, and I am so excited to see how each of you continues to grow and flourish into the people that God has created you to be. And for my boys, both alumni and still playing ball at JPII… YOU are State Champions FOREVER, and that can never be taken away from you!

I am excited for the future of our school and basketball program. I have no doubts that the next Coach will be able to take the foundation that has been set, and continue the rise to new heights.

Always a St. John Paul II Panther for life,

Coach Tai Nixon
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I am crying reading this. It never entered my mind that you were leaving. I am sad for my grandsons and the rest of the team that you will not be there. I have watched your babies grow. I have watched many games. I have enjoyed all the music created by your wife . I hope you will be there when I travel to see Patrick and Jack play this year. May God be with you and us without you. Great Job

Tai, you will be missed by all. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for your JPII Family.

Thanks for everything. We will miss you a lot. Best of luck to you, Colleen, and your beautiful kids🙂

Thanks for everything Tai. As your friend, I am happy for you and Colleen but we will miss you this year. Glad to know you will be involved helping in the selection process over the coming weeks. Good luck. Go Panthers.

Best coach, ever

Coach.. Thank you for all that you have done on and off the court to show the young men who were lucky enough to call you "Coach" what commitment, sportsmanship and respect look like. You will forever be "Coach Tai" to our family. Good luck in whatever the next chapter looks like for you and your family. #ProudPantherBBallMom

School starts August 9 - it’s not too late to join the St JPII family. Contact admissions office to find out more.You CAN afford a Catholic education for your child! @stepup4students is one of the many scholarships and financial assistance opportunities accepted and available at our school. Call our office at 850.201.5744 for more information. #stepupforstudents #catholiceducation #privateschool #tallahasseeschools #highschool #collegepreparatory #floridascholarships ... See MoreSee Less

School starts August 9 - it’s not too late to join the St JPII family.   Contact admissions office to find out more.
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