Meet the Coach: Coach Tripp Perkins

We believe one of the unique aspects of Southside Christian School is the community and family atmosphere. Along with our school families and students, our faculty and staff are a big part of what makes us feel like a family.
Because we believe our faculty and staff are the best in the business, we want to introduce them to you. 

First up –– Coach Perkins! Coach Perkins answered some questions for us. Read below to get to know him and next time you see him on campus, give him a wave. 👋

What do you teach at SCS? 
I teach PE for K3-5th grade.
How long have you been a teacher at Southside Christian School?
I have been at SCS since January.
How do you see Christ working in the lives of your students? 
I see Christ working daily in the lives of my students. I am so encouraged when students uplift their classmates and want to pray for their classmates. I can really see God at work at SCS. I see Christ working in the lives of the staff as well. Being new to SCS, I have been taken in so well by my coworkers. 
Where did you attend college/what degree? 
I have my undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in music, and I have my master's degree in exercise science from Liberty University. 
Where are you from? 
I grew up in Florence, South Carolina.
What do you love about teaching at SCS?
I love being able to work with and build relationships with so many students. Being able to teach in a Christian environment is so rewarding, because I see students growing in their walk with God. 
What is the one thing you want your students to take away from your class? 
I want students to become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
What do you like to do for fun? 
I like to play tennis, sing, go for walks, and spend time with my family.
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why? 
Cookie dough, because everyone loves cookie dough!
We’re so glad to have you at SCS, Coach Perkins! And yes, we’re firm believers that cookie dough Is the best.