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GO EAGLES!

Athletics is more than just winning. It's about living out our faith and Christian walk on and off the field. We teach hard work, discipline, teamwork, and discipleship in each sports program that we offer. We field 26 teams which compete in 11 different sports. Annually, 75 percent of our 6th-12th-grade students play at least one sport.  Our class of 2021 saw 4 student-athletes move on to compete at the collegiate level. One of the reasons for our success is the coaching staff. The coaches do a great job of teaching our athletes how to be successful in sports and in life. We feel that these lessons are invaluable.  Thank you for your support!

Kurt Dugan

Athletics Director

2021-2022 Athletic Department Handbook

Field Location

Christ's Church Academy hosts their outdoor sporting events at the award-winning "Field of Dreams" complex located at:

4112 Livingston Road

Jacksonville, FL 32257

BOOSTER CLUB at CCA

The Christ's Church Academy Booster Club supports every sport at CCA! Membership is open to all families at CCA as well as extended family and businesses. Through the time and effort of volunteers, the organization raises special funds for specific athletic department needs not otherwise covered by general funding.

BOOSTER CLUB APPLICATION 

 

Chairperson, Kurt Dugan

Tisha Kelley

Heidi Cassie

 

 

High School Sports

Team Highlights
  • 2019 - District Champions
  • 2019 - Region Finals
  • 2018 - District Champions
  • 2018 - Region Finals
  • 2017 - State Final Four, Regional & District Champions
  • 2016 - State Runner-Up, State Final Four, Regional & District Champions
  • 2015 - District Champions
  • 2014 - District Champions
  • 2011 - District Runner-Up

Head Coach - Chris Spann

Chris has been coaching all ages & levels of Baseball since 1995. He was born and raised in Jacksonville and prior to coming to CCA he served as the varsity head assistant at University Christian for 8 years. He has also served as head coach for several age groups in the Five Star Baseball and Jacksonville Force travel programs. Chris believes that an athletes character is more important than their talent and prides himself on developing well rounded young men both on and off the field. Chris is married and has 2 teenage sons.

Assistants - Kurt Dugan, Jeff Feltman, Tyler Angle

 

  

 

 

 

 

                                     Varsity                                                                                                                   Jr. Varsity

Team Highlights
- 2019 District Champions
-2019 Region Finals
 
Coach - Evan Wheeler
Assistant - Maurice Jackson

 

 

Head Coach - Melinda Lewis

Melinda has coaching experience at all levels of cheer including, middle school, high school (2 State Titles), All-Star since 1998.  Ms. Lewis is a certified Level 5 Tumbling Instructor. She has also enjoyed being the Cheer Coordinator for the Baker County Touchdown Club youth cheer/football program since 2001.  She is looking forward to leading the Eagles on the sideline this season. Go Eagles!!

 

Head Coach - Kelli Nolan

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
2019 - Boys Region
2012 - Boys State Finals
2011 - Boys State Finals
2010 - Boys State Finals
2009 - Girls State Finals

 

Kelli has coached CCA Cross Country since 2016 and also serves as CCA's Director of Admissions.  Two of her children graduated from CCA and also participated in several of our sports programs.  She loves everything about CCA, and is honored to be the Cross Country coach.

Assistant Coach - Brett Nolan

 

Team Highlights
  • 2019 - Division Runner-up
  • 2018 - Division Runner-Up
  • 2017 - Division Runner-Up
  • 2016 - Division Champions
  • 2015 - Division Runner-Up

Head Coach - Koreen Burch

Burch played high school football at Coffee High School (Georgia) and Miami Killian High School (Florida). He excelled at many sports; however, football became his passion, thriving both on and off the field and in the classroom. Although, Burch was recruited by many schools, he chose to play for Ball State Cardinals in Indiana where he later returned and was recently inducted into the Ball State Hall of Fame. His football career was not over after college. He would go on and play professional football for the Philadelphia Soul, Jacksonville Sharks, Mexico Stars, and Lakeland Raiders.

Coach Burch brings with him a vast amount of successful coaching experience. He has been on the coaching staff of many area high schools, he is currently the DB coach for the Under Armour All American Team, and the DB coach of the Under Armour Camp/ESPN.  Koreen is married and has three children.

 

Head Coach - Matt Frahm

2018 - District Runner-up

 

 

Team Highlights
  • 2019 - District Runner-Up
  • 2018 - District Champions
  • 2016 - District Runner-Up
  • 2013 - District Runner-Up

Head Coach - John McClelland

Assistant Coach - Margaret Tucker

 

Team Highlights
  • 2014 - District Runner-Up
  • 2013 - District Runner-Up
  • 2012 - District Runner-Up

Head Coach - Kyle Griffith

 

Team Highlights
  • 2021 - District Runner-Up
  • 2019 - Region Finals
  • 2019 - District Runner - Up
  • 2011 - District Runner-Up
  • 2010 - District Runner-Up

Head Coach - Jason Aschenbrenner

Assistant Coach - Cheryl Nill

 

Head Coach - Margaret Tucker

Team Highlights
2021 - Chase Healey 1A State Champion
2021 - District Champs - Chase Healey & Keagan van Halter
2021 - District Runner-Up
2019 - Region Finals
2019 - District Runner - Up
 

 

Margaret has been coaching tennis at CCA since 2013. She played tennis for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Margaret was the Head Coach for the Women's Tennis Team at FSCJ (taking them to three consecutive National Championship Tournaments). She has also served as the Tennis Pro at Deercreek Country Club as well as at San Jose Country Club.

 

Head Coach - Margaret Tucker

Team Highlights

2021 - District Runner-Up

2019- District Runner Up

Margaret has been coaching tennis at CCA since 2013. She played tennis for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Margaret was the Head Coach for the Women's Tennis Team at FSCJ (taking them to three consecutive National Championship Tournaments). She has also served as the Tennis Pro at Deercreek Country Club as well as at San Jose Country Club.

 


Head Coach - Kyle Griffith

2021 - Region Qualifiers

 

 

Varsity 

Team Highlights
  • 2019 - District Champions, Region Finals
  • 2018 - State Final Four, Regional/District Champions
  • 2017 - State / Regional / District Champions
  • 2016 - State Final Four, Regional / District Champions
  • 2015 - District Runner-Up
  • 2014 - District Champions
  • 2013 - District Champions
  • 2012 - District Runner-Up
  • 2011 - District Runner-Up
  • 2010 - District Champions

Head Coach - Amanda Burnett

Assistant Coach -  Sarah Kambach

Amanda played volleyball for Bartram Trail High School for four years and graduated in 2012.  She began her coaching career in 2014 at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, followed by Bartram Trail high School from 2015-2016.  She coaches club volleyball during the off-season, and plays beach volleyball for fun.  

JV

Team Highlights
  • 2017 - JJVA Fall Festival Gold Division Champions

 

 

 

Middle School Sports

Team Highlights
  • 2017 - Silver Bracket Runner Up
  • 2006 - IMSC Champions

 Head Coach - John Goodin

 
Team Highlights
  • 2018 - JCAL / SW Division Champions
  • 2017 - Silver Bracket Runner-Up
  • 2006 - IMSC Runner-Up

Head Coach - James Warrick

 

Team Highlights
  • 2008 - FCC SE Champions

Head Coach - Melinda Lewis

Melinda has coaching experience at all levels of cheer including, middle school, high school (2 State Titles), All-Star since 1998.  Ms. Lewis is a certified Level 5 Tumbling Instructor. She has also enjoyed being the Cheer Coordinator for the Baker County Touchdown Club youth cheer/football program since 2001.  She is looking forward to leading the Eagles on the sideline this season. Go Eagles!!

 

Head Coach - Kelli Nolan

Kelli has coached CCA Cross Country since 2016 and also serves as CCA's Director of Admissions.  Two of her children graduated from CCA and also participated in several of our sports programs.  She loves everything about CCA, and is honored to be the Cross Country coach.

 

 

Team Highlights
  • 2017 - SSAC Division Runner-Up

 

Coach - Jason Aschenbrenner

 

Head Coach - Jim Diehl

Mr. Diehl has been teaching at Christ’s Church Academy since 2012, after being a substitute teacher for several years. He is a retired Naval officer and has been involved with Christ’s Church Academy since it opened in 1995. He loves the game of golf and is anxious to share that love with the students. “Golf provides an opportunity to learn many life lessons in addition to learning a game that will always challenge you to be better.”

 

Head Coach - Tad Strong

Tad has been coaching with CCA since 2009.  He attended Ferndale High School in Ferndale, Michigan where he played baseball, football and ran Track and Cross Country.  Tad has coached baseball and football for more than 11 years.  He loves teaching the fundamentals.   He is married and has two children. 

 

Team Highlights
  • 2007 - IMSC Champions

 

 

Head Coach - Margaret Tucker

Margaret has been coaching tennis at CCA since 2013. She played tennis for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Margaret was the Head Coach for the Women's Tennis Team at FSCJ (taking them to three consecutive National ​Championship Tournaments). She has also served as the Tennis Pro at Deercreek Country Club as well as at San Jose Country Club.

 

Head Coach - Margaret Tucker

Margaret has been coaching tennis at CCA since 2013. She played tennis for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Margaret was the Head Coach for the Women's Tennis Team at FSCJ (taking them to three consecutive National ​Championship Tournaments). She has also served as the Tennis Pro at Deercreek Country Club as well as at San Jose Country Club.

 


Head Coach -Kyle Griffith

Assistant - Matt Frahm

 

Team Highlights
  • 2018- JCAL Champions
  • 2017 - Silver Bracket Champions
  • 2016 - Gold Bracket Runner Up
  • 2008 - IMSC Champions

 

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Recent Accolades

Recent Accolades

2021 Chase Healey 1A Tennis State Champion
 
2018  Volleyball 3A State Final Four
 
2017  Baseball 2A State Final Four
 
2017  Volleyball 3A State Champions

2016  Baseball 2A State Runner Up

Varsity
 
9 State Final/ Final Four Trips
 
5 Team Region Championships
 
14 Team District Championships
 
30 District Runner Ups
 
Middle School

8 Independent MS Conference Championships

2 Jacksonville Christian Athletic League Championships
 
2016 & 2017 & 2018 & 2019 Pioneer Athletics Field of Excellence award winner

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Spring Sport Try Outs

January 08, 2020
By CCA Athletics Dept.
Christ's Church Academy 2020 Spring Sports Tryouts
 Please sign up in the Athletic Department if you are interested in trying out for Baseball, Softball, Tennis or Track & Field

 Please be sure to have your sports physical on file with the Athletic Office prior to tryouts.  The paperwork is on Parents Web under Resource Documents or via the CCA App under Printable Forms and is also attached to this email.  
 The Sports Physical (EL2), Parent Consent (EL3) and the Updated Annual Permission slip are needed to attend tryouts.  No one will be able to try out without the paperwork up to date per the FHSAA.
 
Varsity Baseball Tryouts
 January 20th 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Middle School Baseball Tryouts
 January 21st & 22nd 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 
Softball
 January 21st and 22nd 3:30 – 5:15 pm
 
Varsity Tennis Tryouts
 January 21st 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
At Deercreek Country Club
 
Middle School Tennis
January 22nd 3:30-4:45 pm
At Deercreek Country Club
 
Track & Field 
January 21st 3:30-5:00 pm
At UNF Track
 
 On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, after dismissal, all students participating in tryouts must come to the Athletic Department to receive their Athletic Clearance form. If you have any questions, please reach out to the athletic office.
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