About

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. 

Benefits

Eligibility


General basketball calendar

Current & Future Teams

Source for age information: Page 4 of the NCHEAC Handbook

History

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


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)


Darryl Bego

Varsity Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2022)


Akil El

JV Basketball Boys Assistant Coach (Since 2021)


Billy Miller

Middle School Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2019)

Jay Miller

Varsity Basketball Girls Head Coach (Since 2022)

Varsity Basketball Boys Assistant Coach (Since 2019)

Middle School Basketball Girls Head Coach (2020 - 2022)

Ryan Rullo

JV Basketball Boys Head Coach (Since 2021)

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

2022 - 2023 Varsity Boys

00 - Aaron Hill

3 - Jabir Jefferson

11 - Amir El

13 - Christian Bego

14 - Darrell Williams

15 - Joseph Fluellen II

21 - Luke Rullo

23 - Alijah Miller

32 - Luke Graves

35 - Aurek Fenn

55 - Aiden Schauf

2022 - 2023 JV Boys

1 - Ashton Yandle

2 - Jack Porter

4 - Emerson Gallimore

5 - Gavin Hall

10 - Aaron Miller

12 - Logan Westbrook

22 - William Prevost

24 - John Robinson

25 - Matthew Alfredson

30 - Luke Ball

34 - Mason Kern

41 - Joshua Wood

44 - Ian Rau

2022 - 2023 Middle School Boys

1 - James Allen

2 - Camden Schauf

4 - Brendan Belcher

10 - Micah Pierce

11 - Leo Hong

13 - Hudson Nolen

22 - Noah Miller

23 - Brayden Andrade

32 - Cayden Van Heusen

33 - Grayson Rullo

44 - Michael Suclupe

52 - Devin Arnold

2022 - 2023 High School Girls

2 - Cali Lancaster

3 - Rachel Gaynier

5 - Maribella Aitchison

11 - Kalista Pressley

21 - Georgiana Posvar

22 - Emma Reeves

23 - Austin Miller

30 - Lissa Fleming

42 - Olivia Westbrook

2022 - 2023 Middle School Girls

0 - Zoe Koos

5 - Sawyer Simpson

12 - Samantha Ramos

14 - Ella Reeves

21 - Annabelle Knox

24 - Mya Aitchison

25 - Olivia Reeves

30 - Caroline Gidney

35 - Bailey Luke

40 - Addison Karnan

42 - Alissandra Garcia

53 - Annalise Brown


Click here for past rosters. 

Board of Directors

Jewel Abbott

President & Athletic Director

scthunder2016@gmail.com

704-619-7102 

Daniel Kern

Joined March 2019

Gage Alfredson

Joined April 2021

Grismar Westbrook

Joined August 2021

Tracy Gallimore

Joined September 2021

2021 - 2022 Thunder Fam Photo

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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