The first thing you notice about The King’s Academy running back Jason Maduafokwa is his sheer size.
“The first time I saw him, he was running around on the soccer field,” said TKA football coach Matt Lowe. “‘Who’s the giant out there running around?’ Physically he’s everything you could possibly look for in a running back. His height, his build is very impressive.”
Just weeks ago, new academy head football coach Matt Lowe was welcomed to The King’s Academy family. Students, parents and athletic enthusiasts gathered to greet Lowe and his family. Lowe talked to academy families about his coaching style and expectations as well as some goals has has for the TKA football program.
October 9 -12, 2013 – The King’s Academy celebrated homecoming week with much excitement! Students and faculty alike participated in dress-up days that included Superhero Day, Safari/Jungle Day, Make a Difference Day, and Black and Gold Day. Friday, October 12 the festivities reached their peak! The annual homecoming parade took place at 1:20 followed by a pep rally on the football field! That evening TKA welcomed alumni from the 80s to a class reunion that began before the homecoming football game. Homecoming week was once again a week loaded with fun and school spirit!
Congratulations to TKA junior Niamh Schumacher who won the state track and field championship – not once, but twice! Niamh took home wins in both the 1,600 and 3,200. Click here to read The King’s Academy’s Niamh Schumacher Wins Twice in Division II State Meet.
Congratulations to The King’s Academy softball team for winning the state championship on Friday, May 27! Knoxnews.com has published a well-written article as well as a video interview with Head Coach Marc Weekly. Click here to read No Alternative for The King’s Academy in Division II-A Softball Championship.
Knoxnews.com has published a noteworthy article about Ethan, Griffin, and Landon Gantte. The triplets will graduate from The King’s Academy tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. Click here to read “Graduating Triplets a 135-year first for The King’s Academy.“