“Physical training is good, but training for Godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8
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.
Faith is proud to offer volleyball teams at the following levels: Varsity, Junior Varsity, 7th and 8th grade level, and the 5th and 6th grade level.
Coach Claire Elliott
Faith named Mrs. Claire Elliott as head varsity volleyball coach in the fall of 2016. Coach Elliott graduated from Faith Academy and was a part of the school’s first AHSAA state championship team in 2009. She spent one year as the middle school volleyball coach, two years as the JV volleyball coach, and two years as assistant varsity coach before taking the reigns as head coach. Elliott is assisted by Coach Jessica Phillips on the varsity level.
Coach Elliott is married to her high school sweetheart, Chad. She loves the Lord with all heart and loves being able to instill Biblical principles into her players’ lives both on and off the court. She received a degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of South Alabama, and she currently teaches 7th grade English at Faith.
Faith’s volleyball program has a summer workout program for grades 7–12, which begins the first Monday in June and continues three days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays) for one and a half hour sessions. It is recommended that all athletes attend at least 14 of the 18 workouts scheduled throughout the summer to maintain strength and conditioning for the season.
For more information, contact Coach Elliott by email at email@example.com.
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” Colossians 3:23
Rae Lynn Dennis enters her 6th season as Head Coach of the Lady Rams and oversees all levels of the girl’s softball programs grade 5-12. Coach Dennis has seventeen 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 six seasons at Faith Academy stands at 138-87 (.613). 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 six seasons as a 5A member of the AHSAA in Area 1, the Lady Rams hold an overall record of 163 – 101 for a .617 winning percentage. In all six seasons the Lady Rams advanced to the playoffs, winning three Area Championships. All six seasons the Lady Rams advanced to the Regional Tournament, winning the South Regional Championship in 2011 and Runner-Up in 2013. Two of the six seasons 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 five 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. It is recommended that all athetes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic Awards and College Commitments/Scholarships
2014 – Two athletes were honored at the All County Banquet: Tyler Winkler and Tiffany York. Winkler also received Faith Academy Athlete of the year award. Tyler Winkler signed with University of Mobile and Brooklyn Trammell signed with Bishop State Community College. Tiffany York was named to the 2014 Press Register Coastal Alabama- All Regional Softball team (3B). Tyler Winkler was also named as Honorable mention. York and Winkler were named honorable mention by the 2014 ASWA All-State Softball team for Class 5A.
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 and participated in the North/South All Star Game.
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. Dennis was also selected Runner-Up Athlete of the Year at the All County Banquet. Dennis signed with University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and she also played in the North/South All Star game her Junior year.
“To God Be the Glory”