Welcome from Athletic Director

Athletics have been a vital part of Bishop England High School since its inception. Our founder, Father “Doc” O’Brien, saw the importance of athletics from the beginning. He was involved with some of our very first basketball teams dating back to the 1920s.

The Battling Bishops became a member of the South Carolina High School League in the early 1960s, competing with public schools throughout South Carolina. We offer teams for every major sport played, with over 50% of the student body participating on sports teams.

Our athletic program holds 138 State Championships, the most in the state held by one school; a few of our teams hold national records. It consistently remains a top program in the state.

While we are very proud of our athletic accomplishments, we are equally proud of the spiritual growth and academic accomplishments of our student athletes.


Athletic Director

Paul Runey ’74

Athletic Director

843-849-9599, ext. 153

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Assistant Athletic Director

Mr. Mike Darnell

843-849-9599, ext. 126

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Sports Information Director

Mr. Jeffrey Scofield ’04

843-849-9599, ext. 154

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