The tradition of outstanding interscholastic
programming has a long history in the Upper St. Clair School District. The District's interscholastic program fields
more competitive teams than any other school district in the Western
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) of the Pennsylvania
Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). The membership of
PIAA consists of 1,457 schools of which 772 are senior high schools and 685 are
junior high/middle schools. More than
320,000 students participate in interscholastic athletics at all levels of competition
(varsity, junior varsity or otherwise) under PIAA jurisdiction,
which placed Pennsylvania sixth among the states in the nation for 2008-2009.
programming begins at Fort Couch Middle School at seventh grade and
continues through grades 9 to 12 at Upper St. Clair High School.
As a participating member of the PIAA, the Upper
St. Clair School District
interscholastic program's three major goals are:
- emphasize the
educational values of interscholastic athletics,
- promote safe and
sportsmanlike competition, and
- abide by uniform
standards for all interscholastic levels of competition.
Athletic opportunities for students below seventh grade are
offered through the Township of Upper St. Clair's Department of Recreation and
Leisure Services in conjunction with the Upper St. Clair Athletic Association. The Department also provides athletic
opportunities for students in grades 7 to 12.
Additional information about this programming can be obtained at www.livesmarteplaysmarter.org,
or www.twpusc.org and then consulting the
Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
The USC High School sports roster includes a total of 15 different sports
programs with one co-educational, twelve male and eleven female programs. There are also eight club sports. To view the various sports, click the Sports
Offered link to the left. This section contains various categories of information
about the School District's interscholastic sports
program from athletic passes to driving directions for home and away venue
locations. Click on any link to the left
to learn more information about areas of interests.
Upper St. Clair School District Athletic Department Staff
Mr. Matthew Mellinger, Athletic
Director, Ext. 2261
Mr. Matthew Martocci, Assistant
Athletic Director, Ext. 2367
Mr. Joseph Graceffo, Assistant
Athletic Director, Ext. 2362
Mr. Garrett Beard, Middle School
Athletic Coordinator, Ext. 3107
Mr. Patrick Corr, Middle School Athletic Coordinator, Ext. 3313
Mrs. Cindy Storer, Athletic
Department Secretary, Ext. 2260
To reach the Staff by phone, call
412-833-1600, option 1, and then enter extension