Murrells Inlet, SC- Myrtle Beach Collegiate is on the cutting edge of training players mentally and physically. The program has set the standard by offering a virtual reality simulation both offensively and defensively to enforce film study. Myrtle Beach Collegiate student athletes are getting Division 1 instruction with technology to match. Myrtle Beach Collegiate’s Athletics Director Ryan Williams is proud that the program can offer its student athletes this level of instruction. “The coaching world is small and a college coaching colleague shared this program with me and I wanted to implement it for our staff to be able to instruct at the highest level” Williams said on a conference call.
Murrells Inlet, SC – The program is excited to announce Ryan Williams as the next Athletics Director/Head Football Coach. Coach Williams joins MBC after 8 years leading one of the most well known trademarks in PG (prep) football. Coach also boast a 40-18 record in that span with no losing seasons in his career as a player or coach. Coach Williams is widely respected amongst college coaches as he is the longest tenured coach at the PG level. “The core values of this program will be accountability, resilience and effort” Williams said on a conference call last week. Last season Coach Williams went undefeated against a schedule that consisted of Fork Union, Birmingham Prep, Georgia Prep Knights and beat Myrtle Beach Prep twice. The most important stat for Coach Williams is the fact he’s placed 300+ young men in college at the NCAA level. “I’m excited to get to work and take over here at Myrtle Beach Collegiate! MBC reminds me of my previous job just needs some love and detailed attention then we could be well on our way to being one of the top PG prep schools in the country,” said Williams. Coach Williams expertise in the field of post graduate prep schools has lead to him being featured in many different publications and streams of media. Examples of those are NY Post, USA Football, Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Never Had It So Good sports radio and Charlotte Insiders. An example of schools coach has placed young men:
- Syracuse University
- East Carolina University
- Mississippi State University
- University of Louisville
- Texas Tech University
Murrells Inlet, SC – Myrtle Beach Collegiate will be the primary name moving forward with Myrtle Beach Prep being a secondary alias. After looking at ways to distinguish our program 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-brand with a new name that shows the college prep style program that is offered. This process will last over the next 2 years with gear and the social media reflecting the change. The colors, logo, and mascot going forward will remain the same as they have become the face of the program. During this process the organization went through a variety of names that would distinguish our program from high schools. After a 3-1 vote Myrtle Beach Collegiate was agreed upon by the advisory board.
Myrtle Beach, SC – The Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders kicked off the 2020 season unfortunately falling to the Jireh Prep Warriors 24-0. After completing their preseason camp the Marauders went into the event looking to put it all together and show the new direction of the program.
As the game started the Marauders came out of the gates on offense ready to get the season started. Unfortunately, the Marauders struggled to gain solid footing during the first half as the Jireh Prep defense was able to get pressure on key plays and turn the offense away. The Marauders’ defense, however, was there to picked up the slack and held the Warriors to only a field goal as the first half came to an end. The struggles of the offense made things difficult for the defense as conditioning became the biggest issue as the game continued. The defense spent a large amount of time on the field as the second half continued and the Warriors were eventually able to break through with 3 TD leaving the final score at 24-0. When asked what he thought of the result, Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated, “I feel like we have a lot of growth left to do. There were some highlights today with our defense being very dominate at times. Now it’s just a matter of getting the offense rolling and putting it all together. We will go back to the drawing board as a staff this week and have our guys ready to go for our next game”.
The Marauders will not have to wait long to get back on the field as they will play at home again this weekend against AHOP Leadership Academy. Come out and support your Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders this Saturday, August 29th, at 4:25 PM as they take on AHOP Christian. To accommodate state regulations the gates will open at 3:00 PM and tickets are again limited with no walk-up tickets guaranteed.
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 web-site: www.myrtlebeachprep.org
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MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – While much of the sports world’s attention is on college football, many fans often forget about the in-between. The programs that close the gap between high school and college athletics. Myrtle Beach Prep Academy was founded in 2018, and serves as a second chance for post-graduates. “With the prep world it gets some of the kids who slipped through the cracks,” said Head Coach Brandon Ikard. The Marauders’ roster is made-up for 30 players, including eight Horry County products.
Myrtle Beach, SC – Due to the current Executive Order the Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders will only be allowed to have limited capacity at all of their scheduled home games.
The organization is currently working to set up an online viewing service for those who are unable to attend, but currently that process has yet to have completed. So with current governmental restrictions regarding attendance the program is strongly encouraging everyone to pre-order their tickets as soon as possible. The Marauders understand that with the rules and regulations that they are to follow due to Covid-19 policies and procedures they cannot guarantee there will be walk-up tickets available.
As a sign of understand they Marauders have extended their discounted online pricing through the season. All single game tickets are sold at $9.00 and you information will be placed at “Will Call”. This process will allow for seamless entrance to the game and will only require the purchasing individual to have their ID. So, please head over and get your Marauder tickets before they all sell out.
Myrtle Beach, SC – Single-game tickets for the Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders’ upcoming season are now on sale as the schedule has been confirmed and all games are set to continue.
An initial allotment of 250 tickets for each game will be made available to the general public at a discounted rate for as long as they last or until July 31, 2020.
The Marauders have also implemented a “Season Pass” program for those looking to attend all games and supports the Marauders. The “Season Pass” campaign, being new, is rolling out in a simple form this year. There will be 100 of the “Season Pass” memberships available immediately. As an added bonus to the program when fans purchase the “Season Pass” they will also receive a Marauders tee-shirt to wear to the games and show their support.
Tickets can be purchased primarily online via www.myrtlebeachprep.org. Fans looking for additional information on single-game ticket sales or season ticket sales – or those who or would like to request tickets by phone – can call the Marauders’ office at 843-486-8460 (ext 1) during normal business hours.
“The schedule release this year has generates incredible excitement for not only our players but also many of our fans,” Marauders Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated. “We have high hopes that it sparks some of the highest demand we see all year for tickets. We are discounting the tickets so now is the time for fans to lock in their tickets to be part of those special moments this season.”
Myrtle Beach Prep’s 2020 regular season home schedule features the following games:
- Jireh Prep Warriors
- AHOP Christian Leadership Academy
- Louisburg College Hurricanes
- UNC Greensboro Spartans
- Gordon’s Sports Academy Panthers
Myrtle Beach, SC – The 2020 schedule features 11 regular-season games ending with a big battle in our final season game with nationally known IMG Academy. #CULTUREWINS
Jireh Prep – HOME August 22 @ 4:25PM
AHOP Christian Academy (FAMILY DAY) – HOME August 29 @ 4:25PM
Louisburg College (KICK-OFF CLASSIC) – Home September 5 @ 1:55PM
Greensboro College – AWAY September 13 @ 1:00PM
Fork Union Military Academy – HOME September 19 @ 1:30PM
UNC Greensboro (RECRUIT WEEKEND) – HOME September 26 @ 1:55PM
Louisburg College – AWAY October 4 @ 1:00PM
Georgia Knights Prep Academy – AWAY October 11 @ 3:30PM
Hocking College – AWAY October 18 @ 1:00PM
Palmetto Prep Academy – AWAY October 25 @ 2:00PM
IMG Academy – AWAY November 21 @ TBA
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.
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.”