Beaufort Academy new coaches


Larry Scheper is the new tennis coach at Beaufort Academy. Coach Scheper is a Beaufort native, graduating from Beaufort High School.  He attended and played tennis at Grambling State University, in Louisiana, and has taught at several high schools in Columbia, SC.  He later coached at Benedict College in Columbia and at the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, FL, before returning to Beaufort and founding the Scheper Tennis Academy.  Please join us in welcoming Coach Scheper to the BA family.



The Beaufort Academy football program started in 2005, and is in its third year of 8-man football.  Competing in the very difficult SCISA Region II, in which three of the teams are ranked in the top 5 in the state in pre-season rankings, BA looks to improve on its 3-7 record from 2010.


New Coaches:

 Jeff O’Hara – Jeff is going to be our Offensive Coordinator. Jeff comes to the BA family after a very successful career coaching with Beaufort County PALS and Beaufort Middle School where he won several league championships and coached his team to a state championship game.





Mark Painter – Mark is going to be our Defensive Coordinator. Like Jeff, Mark comes to BA after many, many successful seasons with PALS and coaching at Beaufort Middle School.





Major Bruce Melville, comptroller of the MCAS, has joined the staff as the JV Offensive Coordinator.






Returning Coaches:

Coach Wheatley Alford in his 3rd year as Head Coach.  “This team has definitely improved under the leadership of our new coaching staff.  We are especially excited about the progress being made by our Junior Varsity team.  This is a definite plus for the future of football at Beaufort Academy”.


Coach Ken Williams is in his 2nd year with BA.  He is the JV Head Coach and Special Teams Coach for the varsity.  Coach Williams is a former assistant at Beaufort High School.





Beaufort Academy’s first game will be on August 19th at Cathedral Academy at 7:30pm.   BA’s first home game is September 2nd against WW King, a region II power house.

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