Faith Academy is pleased to announce that local financial advisor and veteran coach Steve McCannon has been named its athletic director. McCannon began coaching cross country and track at Faith Academy 17 years ago and has led athletes and teams to several district, regional, area, and state championships. He has worked alongside previous athletic directors and assumed many responsibilities over the years in support of all Faith Academy athletic teams.
“I am excited with this leadership role, and I am motivated with a passion for helping student athletes grow spiritually, academically, and athletically. I look forward to partnering with parents to make the environment and experience their family has at Faith Academy special,” said Coach Steve McCannon. “Faith Academy has a talented group of teaching, administrative, and coaching staff that has a heart for the students and a passion for the sports they coach and the classes they teach. I am as fired up as ever entering my 17th year at Faith Academy, and I look forward to being a part of the lives that will change and the memories that will be made.”
Earlier this summer, Faith Academy accepted the resignation of athletic director Jeremy Wentrcek who assumed a position at a San Antonio school. Faith Academy leaders took that opportunity to evaluate their existing staff and volunteer talent pool to take over the responsibilities of an athletic director. As a result of this process, McCannon was named athletic director. In addition, athletic administrative assistant Lori Thornley will serve as the coordinator for all girls sports, and varsity basketball coach Zakk Revelle will serve as the coordinator for all boys sports. Bobby Tipps, Faith’s facilities supervisor, will continue to oversee transportation and facilities requirements. Numerous parent, teacher, and student volunteers will continue to host and serve guest teams, as well as support the Booster Club.
“We are excited about the restructuring of leadership in the Faith Academy athletics department. Our school’s university-model is based on partnering with parents in every area of their students participation in academics and athletics. Coach McCannon’s experience in coaching as well as being a Faith Academy parent to alumni Sophie and senior Juliette gives him unique and thoughtful insight for leading our athletic department,” said Donna Wilcox, Faith Academy director of operations. “McCannon is Faith Academy’s number one fan, now going on 17 years. His “all things are possible” attitude and leadership-style are what Faith is all about. We could not be more thrilled about his commitment to the program and to our students.”
Faith Academy high school football, cross-country, and volleyball teams begin official practices this week. Game and meet schedules can be found here: https://www.famf.org/athletics/#game-schedules.