Mission Statement

The mission of the South Charlotte Thunder Athletic Organization is to promote and provide healthy and competitive athletic programs for home educators in the Charlotte area. Our aim is to be God-centered, believing that Jesus is Savior and Lord. All activities will focus on the growth and development of student athletes in a Christian and encouraging manner. 



General volleyball calendar

General basketball calendar

General lacross calendar

Current & Future Teams

Source for age information: Page 4 of the NCHEAC Handbook


The organization was formed in April 2016 in order to give North Carolina home educators in the Charlotte area an opportunity to participate in competitive middle and high school level sports. The South Charlotte Thunder is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status​ and a member of the ​North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Commission - West Region (NCHEAC). NCHEAC facilitates a well-organized conference and state playoff system. Currently, the South Charlotte Thunder offers boys middle school, junior varsity, and varsity basketball programs. As interest levels increase, the goal is to add other programs and sports as well.

The South Charlotte Thunder was formed by three men (Jewel Abbott, Anthony Hailey, and Clay Broussard) who served as the founding Board of Directors for the 2016-17 season. In March of 2017, the Thunder welcomed Greg Johnson to the board. In March 2019, the Thunder welcomed Daniel Kern and Justin Bouldin to the board. Ron Broome joined the board in March 2020. In April 2021, Gage Alfredson joined the board. Grismar Westbrook became the newest board member in August 2021 while Tracy Gallimore joined a month later in September 2021. The board’s primary function is to set the direction and oversee all activities of the organization.

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023

2023 - 2024

Click here for more Thunder history and past rosters.

Coaching Staff

Laura Aitchison

Lacrosse Girls Head Coach (Since 2021)

Middle School Basketball Girls Head Coach (Since 2022)

Robb Aitchison

Lacrosse Girls Assistant Coach (Since 2021)

Middle School Basketball Girls Assistant Coach (Since 2022)

Shawn Hill

Varsity Basketball Boys Assistant Coach (Since 2023)

Varsity Basketball Boys Head Coach (2017 - 2022)

JV Basketball Boys Head Coach (2018 - 2021)

Chad Luke

Varsity Basketball Girls Head Coach (Since 2023)

Billy Miller

JV Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2023)

Middle School Basketball Boys Head Coach (2019 - 2023)

Ryan Rullo

Varsity Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2023)

JV Basketball Boys Head Coach (2021 - 2023)

Sean Van Heusen

Middle School Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2023)

All Time Thunder Point Leaders

Varsity Boys (through 2021-2022)

JV Boys (through 2021-2022)

Middle School Boys (through 2021-2022)

Middle School Girls (through 2021-2022)

Click here for a spreadsheet with the all-time Thunder point leaders.

Team Rosters

2023 - 2024 Varsity Boys

00 - Aaron Hill

2 - Jack Porter

4 - Emerson Gallimore

11 - Ashton Yandle

14 - Will Prevost

21 - Luke Rullo

22 - Luke Ball

32 - Luke Graves

33 - Grayson Rullo

34 - Mason Kern

2023 - 2024 JV Boys

1 - Gavin Hall

5 - Ian Rau

10 - Aaron Miller

12 - Logan Westbrook

15 - Devin Arnold

23 - James Allen III

24 - Noah Miller

25 - Matthew Alfredson

30 - Tim Burris (Jr.)

41 - Joseph Graves

42 - Kaden Lancaster

44 - Levi Timberlake

51 - Micah Pierce

2023 - 2024 Middle School Boys

Ben Wilt

Brayden Andrade

Brodie Gager

Cayden Van Heusen

Charlie Ball

James Ball

James Bunting

Johnathan Fongging

Michael Suclupe

Rylan Enfinger

Tai Stuart

Tj Cail

Zai Ogirri

2023 - 2024 High School Girls

Ali Garcia

Bailey Luke

Bella Aitchison

Cali Lancaster 

Emma Reeves

Georgi Posvar

Jalyn Allen

Lissa Fleming 

Olivia Westbrook

Ryleigh Graves

2023 - 2024 Middle School Girls

Addison Karnan

Anna Craver

Annabelle Knox

Ava Andrade

Caroline Gidney

Ella Reeves

Madi Reeves

Makenna Aitchison

Mya Aitchison

Olivia Reeves

Zoe Koos

Click here for past rosters. 

Board of Directors

Jewel Abbott

President & Athletic Director



Daniel Kern

Joined March 2019

Gage Alfredson

Joined April 2021

Grismar Westbrook

Joined August 2021

Tracy Gallimore

Joined September 2021

Thunder Fam Photos

2022 - 2023

2021 - 2022

Player Registration Information

Looking for player registration information and forms? Please check the News page of the site where it is published each fall.

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