About Lion athletics:

Integritas Omnia Cignit

Integrity Encompasses All

PCCA values all scholars and sees athletics as a foundational element to holistic and complete development. What’s learned in the classroom is applied in sports; what’s learned in sports is applied in the classroom.

PCCA Athletics is never just about winning on the scoreboard. It’s about embracing challenge, living virtuously and fulfilling commitment. It’s a place where scholars hone their character and prepare for a life of contribution and leadership.

It’s for these exact reasons that as PCCA officially launched their official athletic programs – the Patriot and Lion programs at Palm Bay and the Pioneer program at West Melbourne, great strides of diligence and care went into how sports would be delivered:

Anchoring all actions is our fundamental belief that our virtues must be lived out: Our staff, coaches and athletes wear them; they hang above doors in the gym, it’s found on the wristbands of all our families; it’s our core; it’s how we play.

Patriots Basketball

It’s never just about winning on the scoreboard. It’s about winning in life: character, determination, commitment.


Being a Lion is not cliché, old fashioned or dated.

It’s a term emboldening all scholar-athletes to reflect on our heritage but ultimately embrace a willingness to represent something greater than oneself. Our brand design is a badge of significance, weight, and purpose:

The central character is custom designed, unique only to our brand and forged to lend both heritage to our nation’s forbearers and PCCA’s other Athletics programs, the Patriots and Pioneers.

The six top stars represent the six virtues of PCCA: Courage, Honesty, Perseverance, Courtesy, Self-Government and Service.

The seventh star is the anchor and, in tribute to our classical educational model represents the Lion Athletics motto: Integritas Omnia Cignit – Integrity Encompasses All.


Matthew Shannon

Athletic Director – Lion Athletics, Palm Bay

Mr. Shannon is a lifelong athlete who grew up playing many sports, excelling at baseball and basketball. He comes from a 23 year law enforcement career and got into coaching when his oldest son started t-ball about 20 years ago. Coach Shannon has been coaching a variety of sports since that time, mostly soccer. He holds a masters degree in sports coaching from the University of Northern Colorado and has been involved in educating coaches since 2014. Coach Shannon has coached soccer at all levels from 3 year olds to adults. He currently coaches two competitive teams and holds a US Soccer National D license, United Soccer Coaches goalkeeping level 1 and 2, as well as being Double-Goal Coach certified from the Positive Coaching Alliance. He also maintain CPR and Sports First Aid certifications. In his spare time Coach Shannon enjoys spending time with his wife Stephaine, their three sons, our dog and our two cats. Coach Shannon and his wife are avid campers and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.



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