IRCS fields two football teams, a middle school team comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, and a varsity team made up of high school students in grades 9-12. Our home games are played on our own field, The Eagle’s Nest, located behind the Family Life Center at the back of our property. The excitement of Friday night football comes alive on our campus as we compete in Class 2A, District 5 for the playoffs and a state championship. We have almost 80 young men involved in our football program this year.
Varsity Coach: Mark Buchanan
Jr. High Coach: Jim Ceccarelli
The Lady Golden Eagle volleyball program has been one of our premier programs for the past 8 years, with a proven track record of conference championships and playoff performances. The middle school team is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and is purely developmental, teaching the proper technique and the right way to play.
The junior varsity (JV) team is comprised of 8th, 9th and 10th graders and becomes more competitive; using the skills learned at the lower level to prepare for future varsity competition.
The varsity team is comprised mainly of 11th and 12th graders. Occasionally there may be a talented 9th or 10th grader that will make the varsity team. Home games are played in the Family Life Center of Indian Rocks Christian School.
Varsity Coach and Junior Varsity Coach: Mark Foster
Middle School Coach: Kim Foster
Golf, Girls & Boys
We have three golf teams at IRCS: a junior boys' team for those who are just learning to play the game. We also have a varsity girls' team, and a varsity boys' team. They use several area golf courses for practice and match play. We have had several top golfers go through our program and on to college to continue their careers.
Coach: Anthony Battaglia
Cross Country has been one of our most successful programs over the past several years. We are able to field middle school boys' teams and girls' teams as well as varsity boys' and girls' teams. We use Taylor Park as a home base for meets and have sent our teams to the state meet several times. We have been rated in the top 10 in the state for several years and hope to see that continue for several more.
Varsity & Middle School Coach: Bobby LaBrant
The IRCS cheerleading program has grown to be one of our biggest and most successful programs, bringing the school our very first State Championship trophy through the FHSAA. They have won many competitions and have been FCC National Champions five times. From sideline cheers to back flips, round offs, moving pyramids and music routines, our girls work almost year-round to attain the highest level of success possible. It all starts with our IMPACT program through First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. IMPACT is for our elementary age girls. They move from IMPACT to the JV team and then on to varsity. Their dedication and hard work show every time they step on the field or the court.
Coach: Linda Roscoe
Bowling, Girls & Boys
Since the inception of the bowling program, we have seen some remarkable accomplishments. Our first perfect “300” game, several trips to the state tournament and Bay Conference championships have been a result of adding this sport to our program. Varsity boys' and varsity girls' teams use Liberty Lanes as our home venue, and they travel all over the area competing in the district for the opportunity to go to the district tournament, and then on to state. Bowling has caught on here in our area and has become a very competitive sport.
Coach: Joe Frost
Swimming, Girls & Boys
Our swim program has been the most productive program as far as sending players on to the next level. For years we had only one swimmer at a time, and the first four swimmers we had all went on to D1 programs on scholarship. We now have a larger team of more than 21 swimmers as the program continues to grow. We use the Largo SW Recreation Pool for practice and home meets. We continue to have several very serious swimmers who have their hearts set on becoming the next scholarship swimmer from IRCS.
Coach: Cashel Mack