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!
“Sometimes God speaks most clearly through serendipitous connections. My calling to the King’s Way community was unexpected but obvious, and I’m thrilled to be joining the students, parents, faculty and staff of King’s Way. Education, through the discipline of athletics, is my vocational calling, and I have dedicated my career to teaching, coaching and leading. I plan on bringing all that experience and education to bear on the challenge of building on the excellent athletic tradition of the Knights. I am excited to be joining Dr. Tindol and his team of educators, and I am deeply grateful that God has called me to serve the students and families of King’s Way.”
Jared Valentine is married to Danielle Valentine. They have been married for 18 years and have two children together – Ada is in the 10th grade, and Elijah is graduating in June of this year from Columbia Christian School. Jared has a B.A. in Social Science from Warner Pacific University and a Master of Education degree in Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. He currently serves as the Director of Athletics for Columbia Christian School in Portland, Oregon.
Jared has a long history in the field of athletics. He was the head basketball coach at Warner Pacific University for over a decade and was named the conference and NAIA coach of the year in 2015. His team participated in 5 NAIA National Tournaments and finished in the Sweet 16 four times during his tenure. He also served as a leader at Warner as a Student Life Professional. His roles included Director of Student Life, Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Financial Aid Counselor.
We are excited to welcome Jared Valentine as the new Director of Athletics at King’s Way Christian Schools!