Boys Varsity Tennis · Senior Spotlight: Layton Logan


  1. What are your plans for 2020-21? My plans after graduation are to attend Piedmont Technical College enrolling in the BMW program. I will be taking all of my general education classes at PTC as well as working at the BMW plant in Spartanburg three days a week. After my two years at PTC I will be attending Wofford for two more years. 
  2. What is your favorite memory from your time as an Emerald athlete? My favorite memory is from this past season. The last match of the season (that got cut short for tennis) was against BHP. I could not have had a more perfect, fun, competitive, and close match than I did that night. It was a great way to abruptly end the season. 
  3. Team Highlights: Our team did not win any region or state awards however, our team was extremely strong this year and if we wouldn’t have been cut short by the virus, we would have most definitely won region this season.
  4. Individual Awards: Over the years I have been awarded the coach’s award, MVP two years in a row, and All-Region player two years in a row 
  5. What is your advice for the teammates who will play on your team next season? My advice for my teammates for next season is to work hard during practice and never get let down, always stay on top of your own head. Tennis is a mind game: you play it, don’t let it play you. 
  6. Will you be competing in college? I will not be participating in college tennis in the upcoming years, however, when I transfer to Wofford I do plan to try out. 
  7. Is there anyone you would like to thank from your time at Emerald? I would like to thank my coaches I have had over the years, Coach Winchester and Coach Polk. I would also like to thank all of the people behind the sports at EHS that don’t directly coach, such as teachers, bookkeepers, and our athletic director.

Coach Mollie Polk on Layton: I have had the pleasure of coaching Layton for 3 years. He always makes sure others needs are met before his own. He puts in hard work and dedication to everything he does. I have enjoyed coaching and watching him play