Athletic Tryouts


Athletic Mission Statement

To inspire student-athletes to become the best versions of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Pope John Paul II Preparatory School is committed to academic and athletic excellence. At Pope Prep, athletics is a significant educational component of the student’s high school experience. Student-athletes grow from their athletic experiences to become community leaders across the spectrum of life in business, medicine, law, philanthropy, government, as well as professional sports.

Our coaches are knowledgeable, committed, and passionate about what they do. Pope Prep coaches seek to foster knowledge, skills, and values to promote a successful and meaningful life for their student-athletes. Pope Prep Athletics encourages teamwork, accountability, and selflessness in our student-athletes to accomplish a collective goal of becoming positive, impactful men and women, who contribute to society.

As a member of the TSSAA Division II-AA, Pope Prep competes against 16 schools throughout the entire state from Knoxville to Memphis. Pope Prep offers 24 Varsity sports, with approximately 70% of our student body participating in at least one sport. The class of 2019 had 17 student-athletes across 13 different sports receive the opportunity to continue their athletic career at the next level. 


  • We will continue with ticketless entry for all home sporting events for the 2021-2022 school year. Fans interested in attending Pope home contests can purchase their tickets through GoFan or present their All Sports Pass.
  • Fans can also purchase tickets at the gate with cash. 
  • We are proud to offer live-streaming for all our athletic contests in our stadium and main gym.  Please visit for information on various packages.


  • VARSITY $8.00 on GoFan or $10.00 at the gate
  • JV & FRESHMAN $5.00
  • MS $4.00


  • VARSITY $5.00
  • JV & FRESHMAN $5.00
  • MS $4.00

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    “Sports contribute to the love of life, teaches sacrifice, respect and responsibility, leading to the full development of every human person.” - Saint Pope John Paul II