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  • Chad Songy

    PGC BASKETBALL DIRECTOR

    From being an instructor for over 22 years and being a Master Training Specialist, Chad is the best instructor I have seen. He uses all of the theories, laws, and styles of learning to engage students successfully.

    – Michael Harrison, North Chicago, Illinois

    Chad is an unbelievable person, teacher, and coach, and I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to attend PGC. Chad inspired me to refocus my life, re-SCHAPE my habits, and live my life with passion and serve those around me. My week with Chad made me want to be a better man, better coach, better friend, and better son.

    – Coach James Hayden

    I learned how to improve my game at PGC, and I also learned how to make my team better. Without this knowledge, I would not have been close to the level of a university basketball player. However, what is really special is how you made me a better person. Chad, you took a ball and a net and somehow changed the way I live and think. You changed the way I interact with others, myself and my environment. Through basketball you taught me life lessons. I will always cherish the time I spent on the court with you and I appreciate you giving me everything you had to offer.

    – Alex Petropolis, PGC Grad

    Chad Songy first attended PGC as a high school player in 2002 and has been applying PGC’s principles to his life and career for two decades.

    Chad was truly an efficient and versatile point guard at Millsaps College, where he was an SCAC All-Conference player and a 2009 Nominee for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, given to the best male point guard throughout all NCAA Divisions. However, after his junior year of high school, Chad didn’t have any college scholarships or interest.

    As a 5’8″ point guard, Chad was often physically outmatched, but rarely outsmarted. The exceptional leadership skills Chad developed at PGC helped him to succeed as the starting point guard on Millsaps College’s most successful team in both school and conference history. The 2007-2008 Majors finished the season 28-4, losing to the eventual Division III national champions in the Elite Eight after Chad kept their magical season alive by hitting a buzzer-beating three-pointer to help his school reach the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen.

    Chad’s pursuit for excellence has never been confined solely to the court. A Magna Cum Laude graduate with a double major in Economics and Business Administration, he was selected twice by ESPN: The Magazine as an Academic-All Region Selection.

    Chad is the founder of Sustainable Giving Homes which uses real estate profits from homes in Austin, TX, and Cape Town, South Africa, to fund educational opportunities for students throughout Africa, including PGC’s sponsorship of the MCF Sports Center in Kenya. He also teaches throughout the year through a variety of projects he founded that include stand up comedy, cultural growth experiences to Africa, and mentoring young leaders and entrepreneurs.

    Chad is head of curriculum at PGC, a course director on the PGC tour and assists in PGC’s training of both Directors and Staff.

    HISTORY

    • PGC Director (2009-Present)
    • Point Guard, Millsaps College (2005-2009)
    • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC)
    • All-Conference Player (2009)
    • Elite Eight, 2007-2008 Season
    • NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen, 2007-2008 Season
     

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Fourth in Assists, Millsaps College
    • Fourth in Three-Point Field Goals Made, Millsaps
      College
    • Third in Free-Throw Percentage (.836), Millsaps
      College
    • Third in Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage (.409),
      Millsaps College
     

    AWARDS

    • 2009 Nominee, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award
    • ESPN: The Magazine, 2-Time Academic-All Region Selection

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    What They’re Saying About Chad Songy

    "I throughly enjoyed my experience at camp this week. Connecting with the coaches and other players is simple as we all have like interests. The competitions throughout the week make the camp fun."
    - Jayden Fitch

    "I am defiently going to come back next year to PGC whether it’s a different session or this one because the impact it had on my basketball and personal life was amazing and only in a good way."
    - Reesa Looney

    "Best week. Demanded precision, eye contact, energy, and a championship environment. Changed me as a athlete, leader, and teammate. This course made me think the game in a whole new way and gave me elements to implement in my game!"
    - Darcy Kepner

    "Best camp I go to and I’d come back a million times. Also one of the best way to improve your game on/off the court, you come out more confident, better as a player of the game and leader. This camp just makes you better as a player physically and mentally."
    - Peyton Gonzales

    "Best. Camp. Ever."
    - Riley Reed

    "This was the best basketball experience I have ever had. I have been to so many basketball camps growing up, I played college basketball, and I have never seen anything like this. I was so thankful for the things that they taught, and know that the players that came from the school I coach at not only had fun, but learned an incredible amount about the game of basketball and life. I will be recommending this to everyone of my players so that they have the Chance to experience this as well. It will greatly help their lives, and greatly help our program! Very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you so much"
    - James Hayden

    "I had been to a PGC course before, and I knew what to expect. I was still amazed by the experience, and found that it was even more fun the second time."
    - Casey Hodgman

    "I learned so much this week, not only about the game of basketball but about myself. The confidence I gained and leadership skills were so valuable and I will take it with me the rest of my life."
    - Lauren Tarpey

    "I loved learning how to watch film. Furthermore, the competitions and energy everyone had throughout the session helped me get out of my shell a little bit."
    - Patricia Flores

    "Best camp I've ever been to. Nobody can teach the game like PGC."
    - Faith Vincent

    "I have attended many many classes over a 30 year career and this was one of the best I have attended. The Director was honest, helpful, and in command of the class at all times. The material was excellent and he was able to get the material to the students in a way all could understand. Excellent class."
    - Phillip Prevost

    "Carolina was on the fence about wanted to play basketball in college prior to attending Grad School. Chad put the fire back into her and helped her rediscover her passion for the game."
    - Robert Ingenito Jr.

    "This experience has changed my approach as a coach. As someone who is forever a student of the game, I couldn't stop smiling this week. The atmosphere behind 'SCHAPE' Principles is such a genius simplicity that will change the way in which I strive to impact my girls and prepare them for the next level/stages of their lives."
    - Tiffany Cantrell

    "This week was great. I loved how we were put with our team on day two which gave us time to bond and get to know each other. I loved the amount of basketball we played and I believe the classroom session are what we impact me the most."
    - Floyd Hendrick

    "Chad was amazing. He was to the point, captivated the kid's attention quickly, and was a great communicator. The entire staff was helpful, friendly, and respectful. They don't let you pass by without saying something nice or helpful."
    - Shari Hammond