About Pioneer Athletics:

Vis Virtusque.
Strength & Virtue.

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 athletic programs – the Patriot program at Palm Bay and the Pioneer program at West Melbourne – great strides of diligence and care went into how sports would be delivered.

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Vis Virtusque
Strength & Virtue

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Honor Potissimum
Honor above all else

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

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

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

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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 Athletic program, the Patriots.

The Pioneer carries an axe, a fundamental tool used, a symbol of leadership and a posture of readiness.

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 Pioneer Athletic motto: Vis Virtusque – Strength and Virtue.


Kevin Adema

Director of Marketing & Athletics

Kevin Adema works as the lead for both PCCA Athletic programs: The Patriot Athletic Program in Palm Bay and the Pioneer Athletic program in West Melbourne.

In his inaugural year with PCCA Athletics, Kevin effectively rebranded and launched the Patriot Athletics program, successfully managed the inaugural membership year with the Florida High School Athletic Association, was nominated by the Mid-Coast Officials Association for the FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award, developed and implemented scholastic and athletic contractual agreements to maintain excellence in scholar-athlete GPA scores and, realized a 20% rise in year-over-year student athletic participation across 17 unique sport rosters.

In tandem with PCCA founders and academic leadership, Kevin has ultimately ensured that the entire PCCA Athletic program is dedicated to developing scholar athletes as they hone their character, commitment and ultimately, mature into young adults poised to make meaningful contributions in society.

Kevin brings his experience in corporate leadership and marketing to PCCA Athletics having ran his own 30-person marketing firm serving consumer, healthcare, B2B, government and not-for-profit sectors. Kevin’s experience across North America and Europe saw him featured on various marketing podcasts, be published over 40 times, keynote speak at industry leading conferences, consult with Fortune 100 companies, author the Response Marketing Association’s Certified Digital Marketer on-line training program and, be awarded for the development and execution of numerous digital, engagement and marketing campaigns.

Kevin also serves as the Head Coach for the Patriot Varsity Volleyball team. Kevin has played competitive volleyball since 7th grade winning state championships in 8th grade and 12th grade. After high school, Kevin played on Regional All-Star teams and went on to play on the University of Redeemer Royals collegiate men’s team, which he also captained.


You can email Kevin here →

Shannon Riley

Shannon Riley

Athletic Director – Pioneer Athletics, West Melbourne

Shannon Riley joins the PCCA Athletics program as our Athletic Director of the Pioneer Program.

Having previously served as Athletic Director at Viera Charter School, Shannon’s intimate knowledge of middle school athletics will ensure we sustain our programs for continued success. In addition, her volleyball and track & field coaching experience will further the PCCA Athletic systems-based training, conditioning and sport executional approach.

Shannon holds her Masters in Sports Management and is additionally certified in Athletic Administration. Moreover, as a Florida certified PE teacher, Shannon will instil her athletic leadership and vision within select West Melbourne Physical Education classes. 

Shannon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Space Coast Christian Athletic Association – the central association that both our middle school Patriot and Pioneer volleyball, basketball, track & field and soccer rosters participate in.


You can email Shannon here →

Stephanie Shafer



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