Go Falcons!

My name is Aubin Goporo. Entering my 3rd year as the athletic director at Florida Air Academy, I am proud and honored to continue leading our athletic department.
 
Florida Air Academy has a proud tradition of athletic achievement. With 11 varsity sports and 4 clubs, our coaches are committed to providing a positive, challenging, competitive, and fair athletic experience that emphasizes the falcon principles coupled with personal integrity, sportsmanship, wellness, and fulfillment of the student athlete's potential.

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Basketball 2014 Update!

Our basketball season was exceptional! 

We fielded a Middle School Girls' team for the first time in school history, and our Middle School Boys team had their second undefeated season and a Tournament Championship!   Boys JV had a terrific season as well.

On the Varsity front, our Lady Falcons have made us so proud!  After being upset in the District Championship by cross-town rival MCC, they roared back to beat them in the Regional Semi-Finals in a very tough match.  Despite having one of our top players out due to an injury, the girls showed they are true champions and rallied to win.

Our Varsity Boys had a very strong season (13:1) and went through to the District Championship and Regionals. College recruiters are likely keeping an eye on notable Falcons including Artem Tavakalyan #0, Darius Allen #24, Davonta Jordan #3, and #23 Julius Johnson--who scored his 1,000th game point in January of 2014. The team also achieved victory in the Admiral Farragut Holiday Tournament and won the championship game undefeated (13:0) back in December. 

Julius Johnson is the second F.A.A. Junior under Coach Goporo to reach 1,000 game points. The first was Walter Hodge who, more than a decade ago, played on the same team as Sasha Kaun. Other notable FAA Falcon Alumni making headlines include Kaspars Brencans of Purdue Calumet, Rita Acevedo of Florida Tech, Jamie Kaplan of Tulane, and Ioannis Papapetrou who last year signed a $2 million dollar professional deal back in his home country of Greece.

Most recently, FAA Alum Will Yeguete #15 has led the FSU Gators to the 2014 Final Four -- congratulations Will!


FAA Falcons in the News:


February 12, 2014 - Girls basketball: Florida Air earns trip to Miami, sinks MCC http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140212/SPORTS07/302120028/

January 30, 2014 - Three Boys Basketball Teams Ranked http://www.floridatoday.com/viewart/20140130/SPORTS07/301300049/Three-Brevard-boys-basketball-teams-ranked

 


 

For more information on the Florida Air Academy Athletic Program please contact Aubin Goporo at 321.723.3211, ext.30032. For information on eligibility requirements by the FHSAA, visit their website www.fhsaa.org.

 

History of Athletic Excellence

The F.A.A. Falcons have brought home many State Championships in basketball, baseball, as well as gold medals in track and field. Two years ago at the London Summer Olympics we had two alumni competing, Sasha Kaun in basketball for his home country of Russia, and Leevan Sands (Bahamas) in track!  Leevan won a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics.

Many of our graduates have gone on to play college basketball including Walter Hodge at UF, Sasha Kaun at Kansas, and Jamie Kaplan at Tulane. For the first time one of our graduates plays for the NBA (Jerome Jordan), and Ioannis Papapetrou just signed a lucrative professional contract to play overseas with Olympiacos BC in his home country of Greece. Current Detroit Tigers superstar Prince Fielder attended F.A.A. for three years.  In addition:

  • Our athletics program has also garnered us District and Regional titles in baseball, soccer, boys' basketball, tennis and girls' basketball.  Swimmer Kevin He went to State this past season. Our Boys' Varsity Basketball coach Aubin Goporo has 5 state championships under his belt and more than 300 wins. He is one of the "winningest" high school basketball coaches in the U.S.!
  • We offer such sports and athletic clubs, such as basketball, baseball, tennis, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, weight lifting, track, tennis, archery, fencing, and more.  In past years we have had other sports such as wrestling and dance. If there is student interest, other activities can be added.  Surfing in Brevard County is legendary and has produced such standouts as the Hobgood brothers and Kelly Slater.  Students may participate in skateboarding also.

  • We're classified by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) as a class "3A" sized school, and compete with both public and private schools in the East Central Florida area.

 Click for the link to our 2014/15 Athletic Calendar of Events

1950 Academy Drive
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: (321) 723–3211
Toll Free: (877) 422–2338


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