• Athletics

    Building Character Through Athletics!

    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind’s athletic teams are known for winning regional and national competitions. However, the values learned while preparing for and competing in athletic events are far more important than recognition. Our athletic programs strive to develop highly competitive athletes while emphasizing values such as:

    • Teamwork
    • Sportsmanship
    • Commitment
    • Fitness and scholastic achievement
    Blind Afer School Athletics


    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind’s athletic programs include:

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Goalball
    • Soccer
    • Special Olympics
    • Track & Field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

    To participate in sports, students must follow all team rules, cooperate and successfully participate in academics and adhere to the residential guidelines.


    Our coaches are former athletes and have experience working with students who are deaf or blind. They attend training clinics for the State High School League and complete a concussion course through the National High School Federation. 


    SCSDB is a member of:
    • SC High School League-Region II-A
    • Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind
    • United States Association of Blind Athletes Sports Program for the Blind
    • Mason-Dixon Organization
    • Lange Morrow Walker Friendship Classic
    • Special Olympics
    • Foothills Athletic Conference
    • National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association
    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind participates in the activities of the organizations listed above as well as the Viking Classic Basketball Tournament and the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Spike Out Tournament. 


    Athletics are funded by a combination of state allocations and donations. Students incur some cost for meals when traveling. 

    You’re Invited!

    We invite you to call or visit to learn more about athletics at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.

    For more information, contact:
    Michael Sims, director
    Toll-free at 1-888-447-2732
    Direct line at (864) 577-7628
    e-mail at msims@scdsb.org