Athletic Office

Director of Athletics

HIGH SCHOOL
Cherryvale High School, Cherryvale, Kansas

COLLEGE
Independence Community College, Independence, Kansas
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, BSED-Physical Education, Health and Social Studies; MSED-Secondary School Administration & Supervision

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball, golf and baseball

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Boys Youth Basketball Director, Cherryvale, Kansas, 1980
Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach, Asst. Baseball Coach, Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Missouri, 1981-1983
Athletic Director,Head Boys Basketball Coach, Asst. Volleyball Coach
Minneapolis High School, KS 1984-1988
ead Boys Basketball/PE, Rose Hill High School, Kansas, 1988-1990
Head Boys Basketball Harrisonville High School, Missouri,1990-1999
Athletes in Action, Pro Ministry, 1999-2003
Nextplay Sports, Director, Basketball Operations, 2003-present
Director of Athletics, ACA, 2004-present

email: JOE.JOHNSON@ACALION.ORG
Phone: 828- 581-2202

 

Assistant Director of Athletics
Director of Soccer Operations
Head Men's and Women's Varsity Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL
Enka High School, Enka, North Carolina, 1997

COLLEGE
Montreat College, 2001

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball and soccer
College basketball, two years
College soccer, four years

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Varsity men's and women's head soccer coach ACA 2007-present
Varsity soccer coach James Island Christian School 2002-2007

Email:  TERRY.HUGHES@ACALION.ORG

 

Athletic Trainer

HIGH SCHOOL
Michigan Lutheran Seminary

COLLEGE
Bethany Lutheran College - Liberal Arts Degree

Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN-BS in Athletic Training

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school volleyball, basketball and track

ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE
New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute Fellow, 2000-2001

Warren Wilson College 2000-2001

Montreat College 2000-2001

Owen High School 2001-2007

Canton, bethel and Waynesville Middle Schools 2007-2010

Asheville Christian Academy 2010-present

 

email:  HEIDI.PIEPER@ACALION.ORG

phone:  (828) 273-0294

 

 

Director of Sports Excel
Head Varsity Women's Volleyball

HIGH SCHOOL
Stuarts Draft High School

COLLEGE
Roanoke College, BS Health and Human Performance, 2008
LaGrange College, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, 2011

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High School volleyball, basketball and soccer
College basketball (4 years) and volleyball (4 years)

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Asst. volleyball Northside High School (VA), 1 year
MS girls basketball coach, Cave Spring MS (VA), 1 year
Asst varsity women's basketball coach, LaGrange Academy (GA), 1 year
Asst volleyball coach, LaGrange College (GA), 2 years
MS girls basketball, ACA, 2011-present
Varsity women's volleyball, ACA, 2011-present

 

email: TORRI.RENDER@ACALION.ORG

 

 

Baseball

Varsity Head Coach

High school
Charles D Owen High School

COLLEGE
Brevard College, 2015, BA Business in Organizational leadership

Athletic Experience
Four Year College Baseball
2015 South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the year

Coaching Experience
2015-Present -  ACA Varsity Head Coach
2015-Present -  Instructor at the Diamond Mine

Email: JD.CHAPLAIN@ACALION.ORG

 

Varsity Assistant Coach

HIGH SCHOOL
The King’s Academy

COLLEGE
Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2003, BS Mathematics and Secondary Education

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
Four year college baseball, 2000 Rookie of the Year, Freshman Athlete of the Year, 2001 MVP, Don Harp Award, 2002 Clark Boetel Award, 2003 MVP, Athlete of the Year

COACHING EXPERIENCE
2015-present ACA Assistant Varsity Baseball
2009-2011 – The King’s Academy, Head Coach JV Baseball
2004-2007 – The King’s Academy, Head Coach Varsity Baseball
2003-2004 – Royal Palm Beach High School, Varsity Assistant Baseball

Email:  CHRIS.ZACCARO@ACALION.ORG

 

 

Junior Varsity Head Coach

HIGH SCHOOL
Stanton College Prep (Jacksonville, FL)

COLLEGE
Jacksonville University, 2015, BS mathematics, Education minor

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
FOUR YEAR COLLEGE BASEBALL
2014-15 Atlantic Sun CONFERENCE Student-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

COACHING EXPERIENCE
2016 - Arlington Middle school assistant baseball coach
2015 - Episcopal School of Jacksonville Summer baseball coach

Email:  GARRETT.RUCKEL@ACALION.ORG

 

SHANE COXIE - Junior varsity ASSISTANT COACH

High School
Erwin High School, 1992
Athletic Experience
Football, Baseball, Basketball
Coaching Experience
ACa Middle School Baseball, 2016-Present
Diamond Mine Showcase Assistant Coach, 2016-Present
Assistant Coach USSSA Travel Baseball, 2012-Present
Instructor at The Diamond Mine, 2014-Present 

email:  SHANE.COXIE@ACALION.ORG

 

 

Eric collier - MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH

 

email:  ecollier@smiadvisory.com

 

tre reinhardt - MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH

 

email:  tre.reinhardt@gmail.com

 

 

Basketball - Men's

Head Varsity Men's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL
AC Reynolds High School

COLLEGE
Furman University, UNCA

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school track, cross country, football, basketball
College basketball manager

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Youth league basketball, Fairview, NC 18 years
MS girls basketball asst., Asheville Middle School, 2 years
JV Girls Head Coach, Mountain Heritage HS, 1 year, Varsity Asst. 2 years
MS Girls Basketball Coach, Asheville Christian Academy, 1 year
WNC Basketball Club, 7 years, 
Varsity Boys Basketball Asst. Coach, ACA, 1 year, Head Coach, 1999-present

email: ALPHAANDOMEGAGRA@BELLSOUTH.NET

 

Varsity Assistant Men's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL
Asheville Christian Academy

COLLEGE
Montreat College, BA English, 1996, Appalachian State University, Sports Management, 1998

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school - soccer, baseball and basketball
College - basketball, 4 years and tennis, 1 year

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA, 2011-present
Montreat College, 2000-2006, 2009-2010
Mars Hill University, 1999-2000
Wabash Valley Community College, 1998-1999
Appalachian State basketball, 1996-1998

email: PHIL31014@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

MIKE WOODS - Assistant Varsity Men's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL
Kings Mountain High School, 1987

COLLEGE
East Tennessee State University, BBA Corp Finance & Investments, 1991

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball, baseball, track and cross county
Division I College Basketball - 4 year letterman

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Youth basketball, AAU Basketball, ETSU Basketball camp
City league youth basketball, Johnson City (4 teams)

EMAIL:  mwoods32@hotmail.com

 

 

Junior Varsity Head Coach Men's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL
Asheville Christian Academy, 2006

COLLEGE
UNCA graduate
Millgan College one year

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball, baseball and soccer
College one year basketball at Milligan

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA - Coach JV men's basketball, 2014 
ACA - Assistant coach men's basketball, 2011-present
ACA - Coach MS boys basketball, 2011-2012
Assistant varsity homeschool basketball
Camp basketball instructor since 2004

email:  TOMJOEJOHN@GMAIL.COM

 

Middle School Head Coach Men's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL
Florence High School, Wisconsin

COLLEGE
Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute, UW Marathon, UNCA, Western Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, BA Secondary Education, MA School Administration 

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA Middle School Boys Basketball 1998-2005, 2015

Email:  SCOTT.SCHRODER@ACALION.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDAN MULLEN - Assistant Middle School Boys' Basketball

email: BBMULLEN@GMAIL.COM

 

 

Basketball - Women's

Head Coach Varsity Women's Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL

Christ Church School, Virginia

COLLEGE
University of NC - Asheville, Business Marketing

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High School - basketball, 4 years, golf, crew
College - basketball, 4 years
Professional - Harlem Globetrotters, 3 years
Accredited trainer through Ganon Baker basketball and the Elev 8 Sports Institute, 3 years

Email:  JOHN.WILLIAMS@ACALION.ORG

 

 

 

 

Assistant Varsity Women's Basketball

Head Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball

email:  JOSEPHNIC85@GMAIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Girls' Basketball

Email:  MCSLUDER@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerleading

Head Cheer Coach

HIGH SCHOOL
Luverne High Schoo/Crenshaw Christian Academy

COLLEGE
Auburn University, 1995, BA Psychology
UAB, MS Early Childhood Education

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
Cheerleading, Basketball, Gymnastics

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA Cheer Squad, 2015-present

email: KKJACKSON5@ABECAROLINA.COM

 

 

 

Cross County

HEAD COACH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Email:  JASON.INGLE@ACALION.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT COACH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S

Email:  HANNAHBETH1040@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sydney brynn - ASSISTANT COACH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S

Email:  sydney.brynn@acalion.org

 

 

Golf

head men's varsity golf

Email:  

Soccer - Men's

Director of Soccer Operations
Head Men's and Women's Varsity Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL
Enka High School, Enka, North Carolina, 1997

COLLEGE
Montreat College, 2001

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball and soccer
College basketball, two years
College soccer, four years

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Varsity men's and women's head soccer coach ACA 2007-present
Varsity soccer coach James Island Christian School 2002-2007

Email:  TERRY.HUGHES@ACALION.ORG

 

Assistant Men's Varsity Soccer

COLLEGE
Pfeiffer University, 1985

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
College, soccer, 4 years starter

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA varsity men's soccer assistant, 2012-present
North Asheville Christian, men's soccer, 2009-2011
NCYSA/SCYSA/CESA 1992-2012
Cape Fear Breakers U17 and U18 1993-1994

 

 

 

 

 

assistant men's varsity SOCCER

HIGH SCHOOL
West Henderson High School,

COLLEGE
Western Carolina University, BS, Health/Physical Education, 2014

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school - varsity soccer, 3 years

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA, middle school soccer, 2012-present
ACA, head coach varsity swimming, 2014
ACA, assistant coach varsity swimming, 2013
Henderson County HFC, middle school girls, 2 years

Email:  NICK.FICKER@ACALION.ORG

 

Head Coach Middle School Boys Soccer

 

email:

 

Assistant Middle School Boys' Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL
Asheville Christian Academy, 2016

email: RADISHBOY97@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer - Women's

Director of Soccer Operations
Head Men's and Women's Varsity Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL
Enka High School, Enka, North Carolina, 1997

COLLEGE
Montreat College, 2001

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school basketball and soccer
College basketball, two years
College soccer, four years

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Varsity men's and women's head soccer coach ACA 2007-present
Varsity soccer coach James Island Christian School 2002-2007

Email:  TERRY.HUGHES@ACALION.ORG

 

Assistant WoMen's Varsity Soccer

Email:  MARY.BUYS@ACALION.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Head Coach Girls' Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL
West Henderson High School,

COLLEGE
Western Carolina University, BS, Health/Physical Education, 2014

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High school - varsity soccer, 3 years

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA, middle school soccer, 2012-present
ACA, head coach varsity swimming, 2014
ACA, assistant coach varsity swimming, 2013
Henderson County HFC, middle school girls, 2 years

Email:  NICK.FICKER@ACALION.ORG

 

 

Swimming

head men's and women's swimming

email: 

 

HEATHER BUTLER - MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING COORDINATOR

Email:  BEARARCHER@CHARTER.NET

 

Tennis

Director of Tennis Operations
Varsity Men's Tennis Coach

Email:  BROWNPROP2@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Women's Tennis Coach

email:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Logan - Women's Tennis Coordinator

Email:  WLOGAN3@YAHOO.COM

 

 

Track and Field

RICHARD CLARKE - HEAD COACH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD

HIGH SCHOOL
McCallie High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2006

COLLEGE
Mars Hill University, BA Religion (Youth Ministry), 2010

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High School Track -Discus and Shot Put - 4 years
College - Discus (won conference sophomore/junior year), Shot put (won conference senior year) and Javelin (won conference junior/senior years), 4 years
Decathlete, 1 year

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA Head Varsity Coach - present
Mars Hill University - Volunteer throwing coach, 2006-2010

email: DICKECLARKE@GMAIL.COM

 

ASSISTANT COACH TRACK AND FIELD

Email:  JASON.INGLE@ACALION.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT COACH TRACK AND FIELD

email:  HANNAHBETH1040@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

sydney brynn - ASSISTANT COACH TRACK AND FIELD

email:  sydney.brynn@acalion.org

 

 

 

ASSISTANT COACH track and field

Email:  

 

 

Volleyball

Head Varsity Women's Volleyball

HIGH SCHOOL
Stuarts Draft High School

COLLEGE
Roanoke College, BS Health and Human Performance, 2008
LaGrange College, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, 2011

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE
High School volleyball, basketball and soccer
College basketball (4 years) and volleyball (4 years)

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Asst. volleyball Northside High School (VA), 1 year
MS girls basketball coach, Cave Spring MS (VA), 1 year
Asst varsity women's basketball coach, LaGrange Academy (GA), 1 year
Asst volleyball coach, LaGrange College (GA), 2 years
MS girls basketball, ACA, 2011-present
Varsity women's volleyball, ACA, 2011-present

email: TORRI.RENDER@ACALION.ORG

 

Hannah McVay - Assistant Varsity Volleyball

email: SCHOLZHL4@GMAIL.COM

 

 Assistant Varsity Volleyball/ JV Head Coach

 

 

PAIGE CLEMENT - Middle School Volleyball

HIGH SCHOOL
Spain Park High School

COLLEGE
Covenant College, 2013, BA Middle Education with concentration in math and science, Minor in missions

ATHLTEIC EXPERIENCE
College volleyball, 4 year varsity

COACHING EXPERIENCE
ACA Assistant MS Girls Soccer, 2016
ACA Middle School Volleyball, 2015 – present
ACA Assistant Middle School Volleyball, 2014
ACA 6th Grade Volleyball - 2013

Email:  paige.clement@acalion.org

 

Assistant Middle School Volleyball

email: