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Christ-Centered Educational Excellence 

At Christ's Church Academy, we believe in nurturing the attributes and traits found in athletics: diligence, perseverance, discipline, teamwork, and respect for a competition well-contested.  We also believe in the lessons to be learned in every victory and loss, and that any student deserves an opportunity to play.  Most importantly, we believe we can succeed, regardless of the score, by teaching our students that everything they learn is grounded in biblical principle and that they can bring God glory on the field of play.

CCA fields 26 teams which compete in 11 different sports. Annually, 75 percent of our 6th thru 12th-grade students play at least one sport.  The Class of 2018 saw 5 student-athletes move on to compete at the collegiate level. We owe these successes, in great part, to our coaching staff. Coaches, trainers, and assistants are truly invested in teaching our athletes how to be successful in sports and in life. These lessons are invaluable.

GO EAGLES!

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

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.  The Class of 2018 saw 5 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

Middle School Sports

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

 

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

Head Coach - Evan Wheeler

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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!!

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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.

Assistant Coach - Brett Nolan

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Team Highlights
  • 2017 - SSAC Division Runner-Up

Head Coach - Robbie Brown

Robbie is the proud parent of 3 CCA Eagle boys, Matthew (Class of 2014), Carson and Hayden. The Browns have been part of CCA since 2001. Robbie played high school football into his sophomore year, when a back injury forced him to "put the cleats down".  Robbie has been the CCA middle school head football coach since 2012 and looks forward to another season.

Assistant - Jason Aschenbrenner

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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.”

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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. 

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Team Highlights
  • 2007 - IMSC Champions

Head Coach - Taylor McNeff

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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.

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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.

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Head Coach - Schanna Speight-Johnson

Assistant - Brett Nolan

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

Head Coach - Sarah Kambach

Sarah has coached middle school girl's volleyball since 2012. She played softball, basketball, and volleyball in high school playing all four years on the varsity team. She played recreationally at Eastern Michigan University. She is married and has three girls. Sarah has been a part of CCA since 2006.

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High School Sports

Team Highlights
  • 2018 - District Champions
  • 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 - Kurt Dugan

Kurt has been coaching middle school and high school baseball since 1997. He has been at CCA since August of 2000. Kurt coached high school baseball and middle school football at Ezell-Harding in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Jacksonville. He played baseball collegiately at Lipscomb University where he was a catcher and outfielder. Kurt is married and has two kids.

Assistants - Doug Anderson, Sean Cochran, Jeff Feltman, Chad Gibbons

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                                     Varsity                                                                                                                   Jr. Varsity

Coach - PJ Gaynor

 

 

Head Coach - Scott Clarke

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!!

Contact Coach Lewis

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.

Assistant Coach - Brett Nolan

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

Head Coach - Jim Stomps

Jim Stomps has been coaching since 1995 and has been head coach at CCA since 2015.  His philosophy is “Building Champions for Life”.  It is his desire to develop student athletes through the game of football.  He feels that the personal and spiritual development of each player is a very important part of his job.  As the Head Coach, he will get to know each player as a person and share how they can develop as a Christian Leader.  He and his family Emily, Hannah, and Brock enjoy being part of the CCA family and look forward to the future success of CCA Eagle Football. 

Assistant Coaches - CJ Brewer, Stephen Hospital, Jason LaBarbera, David Lampp, Colin Litchfield

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Head Coach - Jim Diehl

2018 - District Runner-up

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.”

Contact Coach Diehl

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

Head Coach - John McClelland

Spencer graduated from CCA in 2013 and attended Birmingham-Southern College on a soccer scholarship.  He was a four-year student athlete and graduated from BSC in 2017.  This is his first year as a head coach, but he has several years experience coaching soccer camps.  Professionally, Spencer begins medical school in the summer of 2018 to pursue his MD.

Assistant Coach - Margaret Tucker

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

Head Coach - Courtney Studdard

Hunter Talley is a graduate of the University of North Florida.  During her first two years of college, she played soccer at Southeastern University and her last two years she joined Zeta Tau Alpha at UNF. Hunter is a Jacksonville native, attending Mandarin High School where she was a well-rounded athlete playing soccer and flag football, club soccer, and was the Student Council President. She received many awards in high school and in college for things she did on and in the classroom.  Hunter grew up going to Christ's Church and tries to volunteer to her community when she can. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:6, "Don't worry about anything: instead pray about everything".

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Team Highlights
  • 2011 - District Runner-Up
  • 2010 - District Runner-Up

Head Coach - Jason Aschenbrenner

Assistant Coach - Cheryl Nill

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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.

Contact Coach Tucker

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.

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Head Coach - Matt Frahm

 

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Varsity 

Team Highlights
  • 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 - Debbie Christian

Debbie has been coaching volleyball at middle school, junior varsity and varsity levels since 1990. She also coached softball for 20 years. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Debbie has been coaching AAU and USAV volleyball at various clubs since 2007, currently at JJVA. She has coached from 12U up to 18U and also ran her own AAU, faith-based volleyball club, Ignite Volleyball Academy, from 2010 to 2014. "Playing sports should be a positive, growing experience for players of all skill levels and ages. As a coach, it's MY job to see that my players walk away from their seasons as better players, teammates and Christians!" Debbie has 2 children, Makynzie and Chayse.  She lettered in Volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, track and cross country in high school at Robert E. Lee.  She went on to play softball and volleyball in college and received all conference awards for volleyball two years. Debbie is a member at Christian Family Chapel.

Assistant Coaches - Hannah Allen, Amanda Baureis, Sarah Kambach, Alex Milam, David Schwab

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JV

Team Highlights
  • 2017 - JJVA Fall Festival Gold Division Champions

Head Coach - Amanda Baureis

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.

Assistant Coach - Alex Milam

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Athletic Calendar

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 

2019/2020 Officers

President,  Celia Anderson

Vice President, Carman Kasper

Secretary, Tisha Kelley

Treasurer, Stephanie Crenshaw

Board:

Membership, Cheryl Nill

Membership, Heather Feltman

Communications, Dawn Lemasters

Special Events, Tammy Milam

Special Projects, Brad Smith

CCA Liason, Dawn Beeson

Recent Accolades

Recent Accolades

 
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
 
26 District Runner Ups
 
Middle School

8 Independent MS Conference Championships

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

Eagles News

Congrats SWAG MVP, Heather Brown!

April 12, 2019
By CCA Athletics Dept.

Congrats to Heather Brown for receiving the SWAG MVP by the Police Athletic League.
This award is presented to a youth athlete whose excellence on and off the field inspires and motivates others. Heather was chosen out of all the nominees in Duval County!
Great job, Heather! Way to represent CCA and Jacksonville on and off the court and field! Eagle Proud!

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