Coaches


Head Football Coach: Tommy Waitt

Coach Tommy Waitt was born and raised in South Carolina. Attended Furman University and CSU, graduating with a BS in Biology/Chemistry in 1981. He began his coaching/teaching career in 1982 at Summerville High School, teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science. His coaching career at SHS spans 34 years coaching both JV and B-Team Football as both head and assistant coach, 17 years as the head varsity softball coach, and 3 years as head JV boys basketball coach. Coach Waitt is very involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the FCA huddle leader at Summerville High School.

Coach Waitt and his wife Kimberly have daughter Hanna(27) married w/granddaughter Audrey(20 months), son Ashton(16), and daughter Morgan(13). The Waitts are active members of Summerville Baptist Church.

Head Soccer Coach: Patrick Jackson

Patrick Jackson has close to ten years of coaching experience on his resume. He coaches at GPS NASA where he has won multiple leagues with multiple teams. He carries an Advanced Regional Diploma through NSCAA. Not only has Patrick seen success in the club world, he comes to us from Porter Gaud, a soccer program that has been to the state championships three out of the last four years and just won 2016’s state soccer title. He has been the JV coach there since 2012. He’s a strong Christian with a passion for the students he works with. He comes to Cathedral Academy with excitement for the direction that the soccer program is headed and is ecstatic to see it grow.