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The mission of our athletics department is to use the medium of sport to teach the values and virtues of passion, commitment, and integrity for the purpose of modeling a walk with Christ. We will use the analogue of adverse and successful situations common in the arena of athletics to reveal the character of Christ and ultimately provide the skill sets necessary for our student-athletes to pursue their calling. Our culture of unified coaches mean that our many athletes who participate in multiple sports hear consistent, strong, and well-defined communication so that the culture grows in rich soil.
High School Student Athletes
Baseball Wins State Championships
Average Student Athlete GPA
We can and WE WILL do this the King’s Way!
Athletic Director Brad Butterworth is a visionary who is formatting athletics to bring our student athletes to the next step in competition, including:
- Designing outlets for our athletes to reveal and discover Christ’s character through the medium of athletics.
- Encouraging all students to participate in an athletic program.
- Understanding the difference between right and privilege.
- Preparing for wins, not expecting them – winning is a by-product of preparation.
- Holding ourselves accountable, learning through failure and winning with grace.
Athletics Core Values
CULTURE OF NOTICEABLE PASSION – Passion is a gift from God that we use to pursue our gifts and calling. Together as coaches, we will cultivate an environment to ignite passion. Passion is defined as “strong; barely controllable”. This is reflective and noticeable as it is manifested outwardly. Yet, passion is also infectious. Our coaches will come to practice, games and events full of passion and the by-product of that will be a fun and exciting environment in which, our athletes will be driven to pursue their passion and calling.
CULTURE OF NOTICEABLE COMMITMENT – Our passion will be directed and focused and that by-product will be commitment to our coaches athletes, parents, fellow coaches, school and process. Each time we approach the field, the pitch, the court or the mat, our coaches disciplined approach to commitment will be a shining light that is noticeable to our athletes and be a model of success for our to prepare and execute.
CULTURE OF NOTICEABLE INTEGRITY – With the fuel of passion that manifests itself into focused commitment, we will endeavor to live by a calling of truth, honesty and virtue. We as coaches will set the tone for our athletes so that as we navigate the waters of success and adversity, trials and tribulations, our athletes, parents and community can rely on us to do the right thing constantly. We know that it starts with us, the top, and then washes over our athletes.
The Director of Athletics Search began on February 1, 2021. Although the Lord brought several highly qualified candidates to the search firm, two candidates clearly stuck out to the leadership team. Following site visits from both candidates, King’s Way is pleased to announce that Jared Valentine officially accepted the Director of Athletics position over the weekend. We were excited through the process to learn about Jared’s passion for athletics, experience in administration and leadership, and love for Jesus. Jared is fulfilling God’s calling on his life to come to King’s Way!
After much prayer and reflection, the Athletics Department is very excited to announce our new Varsity Girls Basketball and KW Girls Basketball Program Director Nicole Bagley. Nicole is headed into her 3rd year at King’s Way Christian School and has been involved in the girls basketball program and the development department for 2 years. Coach Bagely was selected from a pool of qualified candidates because of her ability to connect with the current roster, her love of King’s Way and its mission, and her basketball knowledge base.
The Knights Athletic Department is thrilled to welcome Nick Mancillas, Athletic Director of Camas Christian Academy, to the Knights Athletic Department at King’s Way Christian School. Coach Mancillas has been hired to build the football program on campus and will be working with athletes from 4th grade to 10th grade. (Click headline to read more)
The Athletics Department is extremely excited to announce our newest addition to the coaching team. Jodel Wright has accepted the position of Director of Soccer at King’s Way and Head Girls Soccer Coach. Jodel is also on our high school staff in charge of College and Career Readiness and Student Leadership. (Click headline to read more)