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2020 NLI Signings

Myrtle Beach, SC – As National Signing Day has passed the Marauders are proud to announce the following players have signed and will attend Myrtle Beach Prep this fall semester.

Congratulation to these athletes on their decision and being apart of something special as they have become one of a select few.

QB – Corey Speights Jr. – Stall High School – SC

RB – Rayshad Feaster – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

WR – Brennon Nichols – Cane Bay High School – SC

WR – James Alston – Waccamaw High School – SC

LB – Joseph Sloan – Belton Honea Path High School – SC

LB – Jirone Parker – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

OL – Kobie Ellison – Brooklyn-Cayce High School – SC

DL – Donovan Pugh – Rose High School – NC

DL – Shamarr Jackson – Loris High School – SC

DL – London Tillmon – Brooklyn-Cayce High School – SC

DB – JJ Dent – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

DB – Jashaune Lowe – Rose High School – NC

DB – Herman Alford – Corinth Holders High School – NC

Showcase Follow-Up

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep hosted a successful Prospect Showcase this past Saturday. The even was organized to allow unsigned seniors the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the staff and potentially earn an offer to participate in the Myrtle Beach Prep Program.

The event brought athletes from all over South Carolina, North Carolina, and even as far as Washington, D.C. With all looking for an opportunity. When asked how he felt the event went Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated, “I feel that it was a success. Our main goal is to give these guys the chance to earn an education and still work towards earning a scholarship to a 4 year institution. We did offer and sign some big talent for next season but will allow those guys to announce their decision in their own time.”

Prospect Showcase Registration

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep will be hosting a Prospect Showcase on January 25th. This is an opportunity for unsigned and other athletes that are not offered currently to display their talents and possibly earn an offer from Myrtle Beach Prep.

The event will start with athletes signing in between at 9:30 and 10:15 AM. If planning to attend the showcase the program does require athletes to register using the form below. The event is absolutely free with no cost to any athletes wishing to attend this event. The program feels that this will be a great opportunity to have athletes and parents attend to gather more information as well as display their talent.

Campus Visit Planned

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep has planned its first visit/open house opportunity of the new year. The Marauders want to invite all potential athletes to attend on January 11th 2020 as they prepare to allow all athletes the opportunity to see the facilities, meet the staff, and most importantly see if Myrtle Beach Prep is the place for you next year. This is a chance for those looking to obtain more information about the program to not only get information but see where they will live and even more.

The event will start with with everyone meeting at Doug Shaw Stadium at 10:00 AM. This starting point will all the Marauders show recruits their home field and then continue with the visit as they are shown other locations viable to the teams success. They will also be able to gather the much needed information about the program and organization.

We did asked Coach Ikard about the main reason that the Marauders are planning the visits and to be so open with their process this year for not only athletes but their parents. He told us that, “As we enter our second year as a program we are striving to continually work towards building a program of integrity and one that developments young men. With those goals we want to be at the forefront of helping young men fulfill their dreams in a manner that their families are comfortable. Our program is built to be a two way street. We want success for all young athletes whether they choose our program or not. Honest with the family and the athletes themselves is important to us here at Myrtle Beach Prep.”

The visit will not only will athletes finally be able to put a face, Coach Ikard, to a voice, but they will also have the opportunity to meet other members of the Myrtle Beach Prep staff. These members include, but are not limited to, Harold Kane, Joe Brondhaver, and Rob Conroy.

To allow for accurate planning for the event we ask for all athletes who plan to attend to please us know via the bellow form:

Branding Release

Myrtle Beach, SC – After parting ways with SSA the advisory board for Myrtle Beach Prep went back to the drawing board to create their own brand identity. This process was started to allow the organization to re-branding with new colors, logo, and mascot going forward into their second season. During this process the organization went through a variety of colors schemes, mascot names, and logos. The variety has been carefully narrowed over the last few weeks until the board finally has made their selections for the team going forward.

The team will be referred with as the Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders. Their primary team colors will be “Beach Blue”, Navy, Yellow, and Grey. As for the new primary logo it will take the place of the logo which has been used over the past few weeks. Myrtle Beach Prep will, however, retain their other logos as a secondary and alternate logo. The secondary logo, which has been used most recently, consist of the State of South Carolina and the palmetto tree with script “The Beach” logo through it, and as for the alternate logo they will continue to use the script “The Beach” logo which has been used since their inception.

For more information about Myrtle Beach Prep Post Graduate Academy they can be reached via email at or by phone at (843) 486-8460.

Myrtle Beach Prep Future

Myrtle Beach, SC – There has been a change in direction for the Myrtle Beach Prep program. After a mutual agreement back in April to bring Southern Sports Academy in as a partner organization to their program their plans have changed. When bringing SSA aboard the main goals were for SSA to assist the process of building a multiple sports to the program.

In this mutual agreement Myrtle Beach Prep would be responsible for working to grow and maintain their new football program, whereas SSA would concentrate on the addition of basketball, both for men and women, as well as track and field. The plans were set in motion to work for completion of this process during the 2019-2020 season. After in depth examination of the true vision of the program Myrtle Beach Prep found it as a non-necessity for the addition of multiple sports to the program.

After the organization made this decision they had representation inform the founder of SSA. The two program did come to an agree to have a working relationship with regards to the future of each program. Myrtle Beach Prep will be responsible for continuing their athletic program as the only Post-Graduate Prep football program in Myrtle Beach and will continue to represent Horry County in a positive manner. Even though SSA and Myrtle Beach Prep are no longer working together MB Prep wishes nothing but the best for SSA in their future endeavors. Myrtle Beach Prep will be changing their logo and colors as a sign of respect and a clear distinction between themselves and Southern Sports Academy. SSA will continue to use their old color scheme of purple and black, as well as, retain the mascot and logo the Panther. The color scheme, jersey design, and much more will be relieved over the next few week for the Myrtle Beach Prep program as they look forward to the 2020 season, and as they continue to use their platform to assist young men in striving for their goals.

For more information you can call our office at (843) 486-8460 or email the program at

Game Week vs Black Knights

Myrtle Beach, SC – The Panthers open their conference season against the Black Knights from Community Christian Athletics. The Panthers are enter this weekend with a record of 1-2 whereas the Black Knights are currently undefeated at 4-0.

This will be the first test for new Head Coach Brandon Ikard as the team travels to Lancaster, SC to take on the Black Knights. When asked what the Panthers did to prepare for the upcoming game Ikard said, “Honestly, we just went back to the basics. Understand what our identity as a team needs to be going forward.” This will be a big test for the Panthers as they take the road for not only their first conference game but also their first game away from Myrtle Beach. Kickoff off at 2:05 pm this Sunday.

Panthers Make a Change in Leadership

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep has made a change in the leadership of it’s football program. Athletic Director Chris Jones announced that he would be promoting Associate Head Coach Brandon Ikard to Head Coach of the Panthers immediately going forward.

Chris Jones had been the programs only coach and athletic director since its inception back in 2017. During Jones’ tenure as Panthers Head Coach the Panthers accumulated a 9-8 record over two plus season.

Jones announced the decision and the move to step down in his role as Head Coach to spend more time preparing the program to add men’s and possibly women’s basketball in the fall of 2020. “I just had a feel as though it was time to make the move. Brandon has shown me that he can handle the day-to-day needs of being a Head Coach, and this will allow me to place all my focus and energy on the next step in building our program.” Jones said.

Ikard came to Myrtle Beach Prep after most recently spending 4 years as an Assistant Coach at Maiden High School in Maiden, NC. Prior to that he spent six years playing and coaching in various professional indoor football leagues. Ikard said, “I’m excited for the new opportunity and has nothing but thanks to Coach Jones for the chance to continue on with something he has built to this point.”

Myrtle Beach Prep is currently 1-2 this season with their next home game being October 5th.

Panthers take down Jags

Myrtle Beach, SC – The Myrtle Beach Prep Panthers defeated Jersey Coast Prep 24 – 12 to pick up their first win of the 2019 season. The Panthers getting back on track after returning from evacuation and having to postpone a game due to Hurricane Dorian.

The Panthers get their first win in with a dominating performance on defense. The Panther defense shut down the Jaguars only allowing one touchdown and adding a Safety as well. The Panthers defense had timely interceptions by Spencer Parris and James Woods, Jr., and constant pressure on the QB by the Defensive Line lead Jamiyah Harrison and Mike Johnson.

Offensively the Panthers are still looking to work out the fine details but seem to be putting it together. Daveon Ray went 11 – 26 for 86 yards and added 2 rushing touchdowns. Tylor Stinson lead all rushers with 79 yards on 9 carries and accounted for the other Panthers touchdown as the run game seemed to wear the Jaguars down. Wide Receiver Montrell Stinson hauled in 61 yards on 4 catches while Anthony McNair added 37 more yards on only 4 receptions.

The Panthers will play at home again this weekend as they strive to get better. Come out and support your Myrtle Beach Prep Panthers this Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 PM as they take on Fork Union.

For more information about tickets, sponsorship opportunities, donations, or just to learn more about our program contact us by phone at (843) 486-8460 or through out CONTACT page.