Athletics

SMC students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, including playing for the SMC sports teams. We offer soccer for Pre-K - 4th grade students through the YMCA league against other Catholic and private schools. For our middle school students, we offer the following sports for students to participate:

volleyball
cross country
basketball
soccer
track
softball/ baseball

All students participating in sports must have a physical each year.

We have many goals for our teams and the students who participate. We try to be competitive against the other Catholic school teams we play, while trying to develop our skills, team work, and overall athleticism. As much as we like to win, our ultimate goal is to have fun and enjoy participating with our fellow SMC students as we represent the St. Mary of Carmel Eagles.

We play in the Dallas Parochial League in all sports. The Dallas Parochial League is the league in which all of the Catholic elementary/middle schools in the Diocese of Dallas participate. The league organizes all the sports listed above for grades 5 through 8. The purpose of the Dallas Parochial League is to support and enhance the character development of each student through a sense of discipline, hard work, team effort, and the individual pursuit of excellence.

For more information or questions about the SMC’s athletic programs, contact Athletic Director, Evan Swindle at 214.748.2934 or evan.swindle@smcschool.org .

Athletic Director Bio

Coach Evan Swindle

Evan Swindle is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While in school, Evan assisted in coaching UT Tyler’s Men’s Basketball team, and was in charge of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Tyler.

Evan’s passion for physical education began during his own journey to physical health. Evan believes that being physically healthy is a lifetime commitment, and he wants to teach his students how to live a healthy life. He believes that a healthy life includes fitness, healthy eating, and having the motivation to be great.

Saint John Paul II is a large influence on Evan’s life and classroom. St. JPII’s motivation to “Be Great” is a maxim that Evan lives by and wants his students to learn and use throughout their lives.

Evan is very excited to begin teaching at St. Mary of Carmel and hopes to enhance the physical education of all his students.