On behalf of the entire Starr's Mill family and its 800 student athletes I would like to welcome you to the Panther Athletic link to the Starr’s Mill High School Web Site.
All of us at Starr's Mill are extremely proud of the many athletic accomplishments of our teams, our coaches and our individual athletes. We believe that our athletes exemplify all of the requisite qualities inherent in being a true "student athlete." Our philosophy has been and will continue to be one that demands from our students; character, dependability, discipline, responsibility and the ability to put team before self. As educators, we recognize that there are life lessons that can be learned on the fields and courts of athletic competition that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. We also recognize the proper perspective in which interscholastic athletics should be held. There is a reason that word student comes before athlete in the term; student athlete.
This year will be an exciting year for Starr's Mill athletics. We will be competing in region 4 AAAAA. Some of the names in our new region will look familiar as we will continue to play our sister Fayette County school McIntosh and local rival Northgate. In addition, we will be aligned with some schools in which we are not so familiar. The next two years of this region alignment should be interesting and exciting.
There are several factors which explain the success that we have had at Starr’s Mill. We have tremendously dedicated coaches and unbelievable parental support. More importantly, we have great young men and women who work very hard. While I am proud of the accomplishments of our teams and our athletes during competition, I am even more proud of the way that our athletes represent themselves, their school and their families in the classroom and in the community. I believe that Starr’s Mill is a special place. I hope that you visit our school and attend one of our games. After experiencing one of our contests I believe that you will feel that way also.
Assistant Principal, Director of Athletics
The Director's Cup is awarded annually to the most successful overall athletic program in each GHSA classification in the state of Georgia. This is an honor for the entire athletic program as it requires success in numerous boys and girls sports simultaneously. This is the first time Starr's Mill has ever won the overall cup championship after finishing runner-up a number of times and winning the boys or girls sides individually on various occasions. To see the nearly final rankings and how the Director's Cup is awarded, the website is available here.
This has been an exceptionally successful year and it could not have been done without the hard work of all of our coaches, staff, student-athletes, teachers, parents, booster clubs, administration, and community.