Mission . Vision . Principles
TERPS For Life
Every Team In Postseason Play
Win District Championships
Win State Championships
AVG 3.0 GPA For Student Athletes
Graduate 100% of Student Athletes
One Community Service Project Per Team
TERPS For Life
Trust, Team, Toughness
Energy, Effort, Excellence
Respect, Responsibility, Relentless
Present, Process, Productive
Service, Sportsmanship, Success
“My time as a Terrapin changed the way I attack the work-life balance. Prep was always academically demanding but at the same time, they supported all of my athletic goals. I don’t think I could have been successful as a college student-athlete without having the experience at TP where I learned how to balance school, swimming and my personal life.”
– Chelsea Nauta ‘07, University of Georgia Swim Team
Our Coaches Make History
Two of Tampa Prep’s very own coaches, Carol Chalu and Joe Fenlon, made the list for Top Fifty Coaches in Tampa Bay History. These two coaches have put a tremendous amount of hard work into their coaching careers and their passion for athletics is clear. The Walter Athletic Complex volleyball and basketball courts are dedicated to Chalu and Fenlon for the many lives they have touched as well as their hard work and commitment.
The Fenlon Legacy
After 35 years at Tampa Prep, Joe Fenlon has become the face of the school as a teacher, head coach and in numerous administrative roles which currently include Associate Head of School and Head of the Middle School. Fenlon has been Tampa Prep’s boy’s head basketball coach for 36 seasons, leading the team to their first state championship. In 2015, Fenlon achieved 700 coaching wins, and that number has only increased each year since. For that landmark 700th win, player alumni from as far back as 1983 came to watch him win that 700th game. Fenlon has truly made a powerful impact at Tampa Prep, and he’s not done yet!
The First Female High School Athletics Director in the State of Florida
Chalu was the first female high school Athletic Director in the state of Florida. She served as the Athletic Director at Tampa Prep from 1974-2012. During that time, Chalu coached the Terrapins volleyball team for 21 years, leading them to win 12 state titles, the first in 1980. She won the title of Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1989. Chalu was also the head coach for the girl’s basketball team in 1977, leading them to a state championship as well. Chalu retired in 2010, and in 2011 she was awarded the Deane Booth Leadership Award.