Dear SCACA Members,

I am excited to be the new president of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association. It is a distinct honor to serve as your president and a responsibility that I do not take lightly.  I have had the opportunity to spend the last several years learning from our past presidents and Executive Director, Shell Dula. Consequently, I look forward to leading and strengthening the organization during the current 2022-2023 school year just as they have done in the past. Our organization has a rich history of supporting its membership, comprised of phenomenal coaches that are revered in their communities and across the state for the impact that they make daily in the lives of our student athletes.

Our organization exists for all coaches in South Carolina and we strive to provide the accessibility and the assistance that you need to enhance your capabilities as a coach. Our business partners and vendors allow us to offer more benefits than other states for our coaches that would not otherwise be possible, especially our Herlong scholarships for the children of our coaches.

As our organization continues to evolve to better serve its membership, we need each member’s input and support to sustain our progress. I encourage you to become more involved by bringing issues to your board member or consider serving on our board.

We are charged with a new challenge this year as our Executive Director, Shell Dula is stepping down and we are currently searching for his replacement. As an organization we have grown into one of the largest and most successful groups in our state under his leadership. It is with a certain uneasiness that we are attempting to fill those very big shoes. With your help and support we hope to find our next director to lead us into the next era.

It is my desire to keep this organization: engaging, educational, accessible and fun. In short, I envision the SCACA as an organization that every coach wants to join because we are committed to working together and supporting each other for athletics in South Carolina!

Yours in Athletics

Jimmy Woods

Cross High School