LHS Athletic Philosophy

The Lovejoy High School (LHS) Athletic Department believes that athletics and the associated activities have a direct impact on the school’s ability to reach its academic and athletic goals. Through athletics, students are guided by coaches who are committed to developing the student athlete’s physical, emotional, and mental maturity through physical conditioning, skill development, and competition. The coaching staff further believes that reaching one’s potential means very little without performance, as the basis of athletic preparation has a direct link for living and working in a competitive society.


Participation in all extracurricular activities at the school-level is a privilege, not a right, that carries with it responsibilities to the student athlete’s respective team, the school, and the community. LHS student athletes are ambassadors of this community and their conduct should reflect the highest standards of effort, self-discipline, sportsmanship, academic prowess, and school pride. The coaches who lead the athletic teams of LHS have a responsibility to the student athlete and the citizens of Clayton County, as their goal is to have a positive impact and to build a sense of school pride throughout the community. Not only are the coaches of athletic programs committed to winning; they are equally driven to be positive role models, to teach self-discipline, and to prepare our student athletes to be successful beyond the athletic arena.


Additionally, we believe in the value of athletic participation in all its forms. Such participation fosters the qualities of team membership, individual commitment, and personal excellence. Because every sport offers opportunities to develop these qualities, we are philosophically committed to a range of sports activities for every athlete who has time and the desire to play them, and we are opposed to “recommendations that athletes restrict participation to a single sport.”

The LHS Athletic Department’s main goals are to:

  • help the student athlete to reach his/her potential
  • build and sustain competitive athletic teams
  • serve and entertain the citizens of Clayton County


 Welcome to LHS Athletics and to the Wildcat Tradition!