Blue Flame News · Pickens High School gymnasium to be named for Coach Peggy Anthony


Last night the school board approved a request to name the Pickens High School gymnasium for Coach Peggy Anthony!

Mrs. Anthony’s accomplishments as a teacher and coach include:
– Twenty-six years as PHS head volleyball coach with nine State Championships, eleven Upper State Championships, and twenty-two Region Championships.
– First volleyball coach in South Carolina to reach 700 wins and is ranked 12th nationally in career wins at the time of her retirement.
– 1991 Pickens High School Teacher of the Year, and finalist for SDPC Teacher of the Year.

Coach Anthony laid a foundation for Blue Flame volleyball that has continued past her retirement with additional championships. The board honored Coach Anthony and her family at last night’s meeting. Pickens High School will hold a dedication ceremony at this gymnasium in the fall!