Faith Academy Athletics
Faith offers a wide range of sports, beginning at the elementary level with intramural sports and advancing all the way to varsity level sports in high school. Faith Academy has distinguished itself by winning the AISA's Chairman�s Award (school with most outstanding athletic achievements) every year for the past four years.
Faith Academy students have been routinely offered athletic scholarships from a wide range of colleges and universities including Auburn University and the University of South Alabama.
Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and Golf are offered for boys while Volleyball, Fast-pitch Softball, and Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, Swimming and Cheerleading are offered for girls. These sports are also offered for junior high and freshman students.
- Cross Country
- Cross Country (5th & 6th)
- Football Schedule (Varsity)
- Football Schedule (MS)
- Football Schedule (PeeWee)
- Volleyball Schedule (Varsity)
- Volleyball Schedule (JV)
- Volleyball Schedule (MS)
- Volleyball Schedule (5th & 6th)
- Basketball Schedule (Varsity)
- Basketball Schedule (JV Boys)
- Basketball Schedule (JV Girls)
- Basketball Schedule (MS)
- Basketball Schedule (5th and 6th Grade Girls)
- Basketball Schedule (5th and 6th Grade Boys)
- Physical Form
- 01 Participation Permit
- 02 Consent for Med Care
- 03 Medical Release Form
- 04 Guidelines for Student Athletes
- 05 AHSAA Concussion Information Form
- 06 AHSAA Student Release Form
Elementary Intramural Activities
Grades 1 - 6
- Girls Volleyball
- Boys Flag Football
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- Boys and Girls Soccer
- Boys and Girls Track
Students will learn skills during daily P.E. classes and participate in the intramural games on the following Saturdays:
- September Volleyball (girls) Flag Football (boys)
- October Soccer (girls & boys)
- December Basketball (girls & boys)
- March Track (girls & boys)
Elementary Competitive Sports
The following competitive sports will be offered at the elementary level during the school year:
- Football Grades 3 & 4
- Football Grades 5 & 6
- Girls Volleyball Grades 5 & 6
- Girls and Boys Basketball Grades 5 & 6
The team can only progress with love and respect. Build young men of character. Demonstrate class and humility. Bolster an atmosphere of hard work, effort, and discipline that permeates throughout our program. Accept the idea that we deserve to be champions. Respect our traditions. Create an environment conducive to making positive christ-like life choices, one in which all can be a part of and contribute to.
Football competes at the 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels.
Head Coach Skoda has been coaching for 37 years. His overall record is 854-248. Coach Skoda has been named Coach of the Year in Baldwin County six times. He is a member of the Baldwin County Coaches Hall of Fame. He has had two baseball state championships at Daphne High School, eleven baseball state championships at Faith Academy and three girls� basketball state championships at Faith Academy. Coach Skoda served as past President of the Baldwin County Coaches Association and is past Vice President of the Alabama Baseball Association. He was Coach of the Year three times in the AISA. Coach Skoda was selected in (2003) to the Alabama Baseball Association Hall of Fame. He attributes his success to Elaine, his wife; prayers of friends and family; work ethic; outstanding coaches, especially Coach Bell who has been with him for so long; and the dedication of many players and parents. He loves teaching his Senior Bible Class. There are 8 regions in the United States. Coach Skoda was selected in 2004 as one of the Regional Coaches of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. In 2008, Coach Skoda was inducted into the Daphne High School Hall of Fame.
Faith Academy Mission Statement
It is the mission of Faith Baseball to first and foremost exalt the name of Jesus through baseball. In doing this, the Faith Baseball team will bring respectability as Christians to athletics. Young men will also be given the opportunity to play baseball at the highest level they dare to dream and are willing to commit to. Our goal is to live the name �Faith�. Currently over 70% of our players have received scholarships in the last 11 years, with four of those players drafted. Two of these have made it to the Big Leagues.
�Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all of your might.�
Team Mission Statement
The Faith Academy Rams Boys Basketball Program is committed to providing young men the unique opportunity to play the game of basketball on a high level in a Christian environment while also striving for excellence spiritually, academically and athletically. Faith basketball stresses a Christ-centered "TEAM" concept that seeks to instill character in each individual player as well as fundamental instruction and skill development related to the game of basketball. It is desired that every young man in our program leaves Faith Academy as a Kingdom Leader, focused and prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Head Coach John Price
John Price will enter his seventh year as Head Coach of the Rams in 2013-2014 and oversees all levels of the boy's basketball program in grades 5-12. Coach Price has fifteen years of combined experience on the high school and college levels in the states of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama and an overall record of 276-114 in thirteen high school seasons for a winning percentage of .710. In those thirteen years his teams have achieved ten 20-win seasons, three state championships, two state Runner-ups and eight State Final Fours in addition to a HoopsUSA Top 25 National ranking in 2004 and win over national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA. Coach Price's overall record in six seasons at Faith Academy stands at 128-50 for a winning percentage of .720. Coach Price has been named "Coach of the Year" nine times in his thirteen years as a high school head coach with this past season (2013) being named 5A State Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, Mobile Coach of the Year by the Mobile Press Register, 5A Coach of the Year by the Mobile Optimist Club and 1A-5A Coach of the Year by the Mobile Coaches Association.
In those thirteen seasons Coach Price has had players play for 10 colleges and universities on the NCAA Division 1, NAIA and Junior College levels. Those colleges are: The University of Alabama, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, East Tennessee State University, William Carey, Cumberland University, Faulkner University, Trevecca University, Chipola Community College, Volunteer State Community College and Bishop State Community College.
Faith Point Guard, Petey McClain is the most recent addition to that list becoming the first player in Faith boy's basketball history to sign a NCAA Division-1 scholarship with East Tennessee State University where he started 19 games as a true freshman this past season and was 3rd in the Atlantic Sun Conference in assists.
In five seasons as a 5A member of the AHSAA in Area 1, the Rams have an overall record of 109-44 for a .720 winning percentage. In those five seasons the Rams have advanced to the playoffs every year winning back to back Regional championships, four consecutive Area Championships, advancing to the Regional tournament four years in a row and playing in back to back 5A State Final-Fours in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
As a college assistant, Coach Price gained a great reputation in player skill development at Auburn University-Montgomery and Faulkner University. In 2006-2007, his Faulkner University team won the SSAC Conference Championship and advanced to the national Final-Four in Kansas City, Missouri - finishing 3rd in the national Top 25 poll.
Coach Price is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Theology and teaches Bible in addition to being the Dean of Students at Faith Academy. He and his wife Sarah have three children and reside in Mobile. Assistant Coaches: Willie Burns (Varsity), Solomon Davis (Varsity), Paul Winfield (JV) Michael Pierce (JV), Dale Hatcher (7-8th), Quincy James (5-6th), Tontella Hodge (5th-6th).
Faith Academy basketball has an intense six week summer program for grades 7-12 that begins in June and runs through mid-July. Individual skill development is stressed on all levels as grades 7-12 practice 3-4 times per week for six weeks. Practices are voluntary and are held Monday - Thursday from 11:00-3:00 p.m. All grade levels in 9-12 begin weight room strength and conditioning sessions during the summer off-season program and lift year round. The primary goal of the summer off-season program is to instill a work-ethic and mindset in each player that if success is the desired result of the individual and team, hard work and time investment is a MINIMUM prerequisite.
Faith Academy is a member of the AHSAA and competes on the 5A level.
- Area Champions 2011
- Winner of sub-regonals and advanced to regionals
- Jasmine Rhodes and Esther Stokeley were named players of the week.
- Jasmine Rhodes was named the Mobile press register All-Regional team.
- All-county team was Jasmine Rhodes and Amy Dennis
Coach Sherrod has coached the cross country team for the last four years. We joined the AHSAA the first year that I coached. The girls' team has finished in the top three teams in the section every year since we joined. That has qualified us for the State meet each year. This year we set a new school record for the girls in 5K. The boys' team has qualified for State one year, coming in third in the section that year. We also set a new school record for the guys' 5K this year.
Girl's team advanced to state championship. Allicen Pack and Cydney Chimento were named to the All-county Golf team. The boy's team advanced to sectionals.
FAITH ACADEMY2011 TRACK AND FIELD YEAR-END RESULTS
SEASON RESULT AT REGIONAL(SECTIONAL)/STATE 2011
- KENYATTIA HACKWORTH- long jump 2nd in Sectional/ 3rd in State ; 100m 1st in Sectional/ 4th in State ; 200m 1st in Sectional ; 400m 1st in Sectional/ 3rd in State.
- AARON ALEXANDER-long jump 1st in Sectional/ 2nd in State ; triple jump 1st in Sectional; high jump 3rd in Sectional/ 5th in State.
- JACOB ANDERSON- 100m 1st in sectional ; 200m 1st in Sectional/ 3rd in State ; 400m 1st in Sectional/ 5th in State ; 300 hurdles 2nd in Sectional.
- 4X100m- 5th in State Aaron Alexander, Bracy Murray, Carlos James, Jacob Anderson.
- 4X100m- 2nd in Sectional Jasmine Porter, Jamelia Grandberry, Angel Carthen, Jasmine Foreman.
- 4X400m- 3rd in Sectional/ 1ST in STATE Jamelia Grandberry, Jasmine Porter, Kenyattia Hackworth, Jasmine Foreman and Katie Plautz (sectional).
- 4X400m- 3rd in Sectional/ 7th in State Bracy Murray, Lamarcus Jones, Lucas Davis, Elijah Calhoun(sectional), & Jacob Anderson(state).
- 4X800m- 2nd in Sectional Kayla Grice, Angel Carthen, Brittany Harris, Katie Plautz.
- 4X800m- 4th in Sectional Lucas Davis, Steven Thrular, Lamarcus Jones, Nathaniel Bartlett.
- CLAUDIA WASHINGTON- shot put 4th in Sectional.
- DONNICE COLEMAN-discus 4th in Sectional; shot put 5th in Sectional.
- CARLOS JAMES- 100m 2nd in Sectional; javelin 4th in Sectional; 400m 6th in Sectional.
- NATHANIEL BARTLETT- javelin 5th in Sectional/ 8th in State.
- JASMINE PORTER- 100m 5th in Sectional; 200m 3rd in Sectional.
- BRACY MURRAY- 100m 3rd in Sectional; 200m 3rd in Sectional.
- JAMELIA GRANDBERRY- 400m 4th in Sectional.
- JASMINE FOREMAN- 400m 5th in Sectional; 300hurdles 4th in Sectional.
- KATIE PLAUTZ-800m 5th in Sectional.
- KAYLA GRICE- 3200m 5th in Sectinal.
Carlos James signed with Concordia College
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Head Coach Rae Lynn Dennis
"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men." Colossians 3:23
Rae Lynn Dennis enters her 5th season as Head Coach of the Lady Rams and oversees all levels of the girl's softball programs grade 5-12. Coach Dennis has sixteen years coaching experience, which includes coaching elite travel softball teams and assisting the coaching staff at Faith for three years prior to becoming the head coach in 2010. Coach Dennis' overall record in four seasons at Faith Academy stands at 115-67 (.631). Coach Dennis captured her 100th win April 6, 2013 against Sp. Fort. Dennis was also named Coach of the Year by Mobile Press Register in 2011.
In five seasons as a 5A member of the AHSAA in Area 1, the Lady Rams hold an overall record of 140 - 81 for a .633 winning percentage. In all five seasons the Lady Rams advanced to the playoffs, winning two Area Championships. All five years the Lady Rams advanced to the Regional Tournament, winning the South Regional Championship in 2011 and Runner-Up in 2013. Two of the five years the Rams made an appearance in the AHSAA 5A State Championship, placing 3rd in 2011 and 4th in 2013. Coach Dennis has been the Elementary Computer teacher at Faith for four years working with students K5-6th Grade. She and her husband (Rusty) have two children, Jason and Amy, daughter-in-law Heather and one grandchild Ansley.
Faith Lady Rams Softball has a summer workout program for grades 7 - 12 begins the first Monday in June and continues three days per week(Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays), in one and one-half hour sessions. All athletes are required to attend 14 of the 18 workouts scheduled through the summer allowing our athletes to continue weight room strength and conditioning year around.
For more information contact Coach Dennis by email at email@example.com.
Athletic Awards and College Commitments/Scholarships
2013 - Three athletes honored at the All County Banquet: Royce Smith, Brooklyn Trammell, Tyler Winkler. Haley Nichols signed athletic scholarship with Faulkner State Community College. Tyler Winkler was selected to participate in the North/South All Star Game. Tyler also verbally committed to University of Mobile.
2012 - Three athletes honored at the All County Banquet: Haley Nichols, Royce Smith, Tyler Winkler. Michele Moore joined Troy University's Softball Program.
2011 - Three athletes honored at the All County Banquet: Amy Dennis, Michele Moore and Taylor Stewart. Amy was also selected Runner-Up Athlete of the Year at the All County Banquet. Amy Dennis signed with University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dennis also played in the North/South All Star game her Junior year.
"To God Be the Glory"
"The Tradition Continues."
With Elite Eight Tournament appearances every year since entering into the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2008-2009 as a 5A school, the tradition of excellent volleyball continues at Faith Academy. We are proud of our Final Four appearances in 2009 and 2010, and of our first AHSAA State Championship in 2009.
The 2012 season brought a change in coaching staff at the varsity level with Coach Colleen Edwards taking the program over. Coach Edwards played collegiate volleyball at Huntingdon College and became assistant at the varsity level from 1995-1999 with AISA State Championships in 95, 96, and 97. She was named the head coach in 1999, and from that year through 2003 led the Lady Rams to AISA State Championships in 99 and 01. She stepped down in 2003 to raise her two young daughters. Returning to the program as assistant to Coach Jessica Rapier, she helped lead the team to consecutive appearances at the AHSAA Elite Eight and a 5A State Championship in 2009. Working with Coach Edwards at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels are Coach Heather Nezat, a Faith alum, and Coach Jacquie Dooley.
Faith is proud to offer teams at the 7th and 8th grade level, coached by Coach Jessica Scarpa and Chelsea Cummings (both alumni), and the 5th and 6th grade level, coached by Coach Rae Lynn Dennis and Katie Cumlander (Faith graduate). We are also proud to offer intramurals, clinics, camps, and our new spring training program called The Intensity for grades 3 and up.
All Out and Sold Out!
2010-2011 was our first year to have swimming at Faith Academy. Even with the newness of the program, the team did great, and they represented Faith Academy well.