High School Sports

WCCS names new athletics director

Westminster Catawba Christian School has hired Stephen Cross as its athletics director.

Cross replaced Mike Scurlock, who stepped down after seven years. Cross has a bachelor of science degree in education from Clearwater Christian College and more than 10 years' experience as an athletics director. He came to Westminster Catawba from Palm Harbor, Fla., where he was the AD and Head of Discipline for the middle school at Westlake Christian School.

He's is the second addition to the Indians athletics staff. Ben Magarity was hired in January to assume Scurlock's duties as the school's football coach.

"I want each athlete to understand that all their abilities have been given to them by God and they should work towards developing those talents for his glory," Cross said. "Competing to win is strongly emphasized, without sacrificing the display and the development of Christ-like character.

"Athletic training and competition provide numerous opportunities to instill the practice of biblical principles, such as subjecting oneself to authority, working together as members of a team, and controlling the impulses that often arise in competition."

Westminster Catawba offers football, soccer, basketball, cross country, volleyball, swimming, golf and cheerleading. It's the largest private school in Rock Hill.

Cross and his wife, Melinda, have four children: Kaley (12), twins Caleb and Elijah (8), and Cade (7).

Westminster Catawba serves not only students from Rock Hill and York County, but also from surrounding counties and across the state line into Charlotte, with a proven college preparatory curriculum for ages preschool through 12th grade.

The school's standardized test scores are consistently above state and national averages, and graduates have been accepted at top colleges and universities. Students also enjoy the benefit of being instructed by certified, gifted teachers who care about students and their success.