Welcome to Panthers Football
Letter from Coach Grandizio
January 19, 2017
I would like to kick-off the New Year by telling the whole PVI community how honored I am to be taking over as head football coach and to take this opportunity to outline my vision for the team.
We have a proud tradition of athletics at the school and it is my aim to bring football up to the highest standard for our program.
First, I am dedicated to creating a clear identity for the players. This begins with a sense of pride in our weight lifting, raising the standard of commitment and instilling the faith-based values of our school.
Second, I am working to provide the best possible environment for playing football at Paul VI and this begins with our extraordinarily experienced staff. My coaching staff will hold players accountable for our values and provide the depth of knowledge for them to compete at their full potential.
Finally, this is a character-building program with an emphasis on work ethic and a commitment to team.
At our interest meeting with all of the players I will convey this vision and provide the schedule for weightlifting, 7-on-7 and spring ball. This meeting will be held on Friday, February 3 from 3:00 – 3:15 in Room 129. We will begin team workouts in the spring and I expect all rising juniors and seniors to make a minimum of 20 of 35 scheduled workouts this summer.
I’m all in.
About PVI Football
PVI is proud to be to be a part of Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) football structure. Since 2011, our football program has competed exclusively for the VISAA “Division I” championship. The VISAA has several divisions for many sports based on enrollment size. As one of the largest private schools in Virginia, Paul VI Catholic High School is classified as “Division I.” Our varsity football schedule consists of at least five contests against VISAA opponents and up to five non-VISAA contests of our choosing. The top four teams in “Division I” reach the playoffs based on a point-system (for more info visit www.visaa.org). There are 10-12 teams eligible for those four slots each season (similar to, but more competitive than the WCAC’s seven teams for four slots). While we are excited to be able to compete for a State Championship in football, our school is still a proud member of the WCAC. It is our sincere hope that the WCAC can successfully reformat the setup for football so that we may eventually consider a return. Most of our programs are full-fledged members of the WCAC (with the exception of Dance, Cheer, Options Sports, Swim & Dive, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track and Boys Volleyball) -all of which are not supported within the WCAC. Check the schedule on the right and see you at the games!