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CCMS FPS Coach Whitney Pile Inducted Into KAAC Hall of Fame

CCMS FPS Coach Whitney Pile Inducted Into KAAC Hall of Fame

Calloway County Middle School’s Future Problem Solving Coach, Whitney Pile, was honored on Friday, September 15th as one of the newest inductees to the KAAC coveted Academic Team Hall of Fame.

The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition awards luncheon was held at the Galt House during the annual state academic team coaches’ conference.  Coaches selected for the Hall of Fame must have accomplished noteworthy achievements that further academic competition on a local, regional, and/or statewide level, according to the KAAC criteria used for consideration of this honor.

Whitney has been the FPS coach at Calloway County Middle School for the past 20 years. She is a registered nurse and currently serves as the Health Services Coordinator for the Murray Head Start program. She serves expectant moms and children ages 0 to 5 amongst the counties located in Western Kentucky.  During her coaching tenure, her FPS teams have won an amazing 18 District Governor’s Cup championships, 10 Regional Governor’s Cup championships along with 7 Regional Runners-Up. In addition, her FPS Lakers have placed 8 times in the top ten of the state of Kentucky, along with 6 top three finishes and a state championship.  Whitney has also guided 8 teams to the International FPS Conference tournament, where her teams represent Kentucky as they play against other teams from the USA and around twenty-two other countries.  Recently, one of Whitney’s teams placed ninth overall in the entire world at this competition.

Over the past 20 years, Whitney and her husband, Scott, have helped to make the academic program into a life-changing team for countless of students; moreover, they have strived to not just create a positive team experience for both current students and alumni of the program, but also foster an “academic team family” approach.  Whtiney has also had many amazing assistant coaches that have helped to make the Laker program into one of the most successful programs in the state of Kentucky. Her induction into the hall of fame is an award for “everyone” who has touched the Laker academic team program. 

Whitney and her husband, Scott, have been married for 19 years and they have two sons--Connor and Bryce.  Whitney is an avid baseball, basketball, and tennis spectator, as she cheers her boys on during their athletic events!  In addition, her older son, Connor, is on his high school’s academic team where he competes in science, fine arts, and quick recall.