athletic mission

  • Aiken High School Athletic Department goals are to provide a positive athletic experience for our student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans. It is our hope that, now and always, our student-athletes are PROUD to be a part of the high school athletic program. The aims of the athletic program are set on developing a high level of competition without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, honor, dedication, determination, hard work, loyalty, tradition, commitment, team work, scholastic attainment, leadership and a strong sense of respect for self and others.


Athletic Director

Mr. Phillip Blacha



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Mr. Phillip Blacha

Hey Everyone, my name is Phillip Blacha. I’m married to my best friend Brianna Blacha. We live here in Aiken, SC. I’m originally from Augusta, GA. I have been in Aiken, SC for over a decade now. I’m a proud member of the 2008 Clover High School Football State Championship Team. First male team to win a State Championship. I’m a graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken. I have a Masters from Georgia Regents University now Augusta University. I also have a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

I love athletics. I have been a coach for the last 10 years. I have experience from High School to College Athletics. I look forward to leading Aiken High School Athletics. I look forward to working with all the awesome young men and women that make up this program. If you ever have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you do not tell, I do not know. I strive to be “The Standard”. That starts in the classroom. Thank you again for everything you do!

Go Hornets!

Phillip Blacha


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