The King’s Academy seeks to provide spiritual growth and academic empowerment for promising students. Our students come from around the globe—an average of 17 countries are represented—and they leave profoundly changed by the welcoming culture that we call “family.”
Head Coach Mitch Turner joined TKA in fall 2018 with a goal of developing godly young men through baseball.
In fall 2019, the Baseball Program broke ground on a field renovation project which included the installation of the first turf baseball field in Sevier County. The project was funded through designated donations of many generous supporters. The field was completed in spring 2020.
If you’d like to be a part of the continued efforts to renovate Dugouts, Home & Visitor Seating, and the Press Box, you may use the link below to add your legacy by purchasing bricks for the new John Newsome Memorial Entrance.
Basketball – Girls and Boys
The TKA Lady Lions are being led by Blake Derrick (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2019-2020 team competed in the TSSAA Division II-A Championship, finishing as Runner-Up.
For more information about TKA Lions Varsity Basketball team, contact Athletic Director Rich Lowell (email@example.com).
Mr. David Mosher has been TKA’s Bowling coach since the program’s inception in 2001. For Mosher, bowling began as a weekly family activity. He states, “As a young person, I had the chance to meet bowlers of all ages and I learned how to bowl without bumper pads. I also learned to keep score by hand. It was then that I realized how compatible the sport is with learning life-long skills, as well as developing life-long relationships.”
“Over the years I have been privileged to coach students from literally all over the world. Our team motto “One More Pin” motivates us to constantly strive for improvement. Our team verse from Matthew 7:14, ‘Straight is the gate and narrow is the way,’ reminds us that true life and victory are found only in Christ.”
TKA bowling is open to boys and girls in grades eight through twelve. Prior to this year, TKA bowlers have competed as a co-ed team against local high schools. This year, in addition to having a men’s team, we have had enough ladies come out to start a team of their own.
Mosher’s goal as a coach is to provide opportunities for young people to create habits of skill refinement and team fellowship in a context of fun and competition that will hopefully carry over into other aspects of their lives. And, of course, he hopes they will discover that bowling makes a great life-long hobby.
Jr. Niamh Schumacher wins the 2015 TSSAA Div 2 A State Championship in the 3200 and places 3rd in the 1600.
The 2020 season marks The King’s Academy Football Lions second season under the leadership with Head Coach Jonathan Sellers.
If you have questions regarding TKA Football, please contact the Head Coach at 865-573-8321 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
2020 TKA Lions Varsity Football Team
For Information on the team, please contact Athletic Director, Rich Lowell at email@example.com.
|Taylor Weekly||2017||All District Team/ Defensive Player of the Year (Team Award)|
|Amy Mobley||2014||2014 All District Team/ Offensive Player of the Year (Team Award)|
|Caitlin Hale||2019||8th Grade 2014 X-Factor Award (Team Award)|
|Halle Morton||2019||Grade 2014 Most Improved Award (Team Award)|
For more information, contact Head Coach, Dayna Carter at Daynac5@icloud.com.
TKA Softball in the News
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After nine years on the Tennessee softball staff, Marc Weekly has left his position as volunteer assistant coach to focus full-time on his responsibilities as Director of Athletics / Development Officer at The King’s Academy.
From 2005 to 2013, Marc Weekly was a key member of the Tennessee softball staff, working with UT’s catchers and outfielders, assisting with hitting instruction and coaching third base. He was part of each of Tennessee’s six Women’s College World Series runs (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013) and also worked with Tennessee co-head coaches Ralph Weekly and Karen Weekly in camps and summer clinics for over 20 years.
Marc Weekly, who has worked in his current role at The King’s Academy since 2012, was part of a Tennessee coaching staff that earned Speedline South Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2005 and 2007 and NFCA Souhteast Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
2014 *TKA Softball Finished it’s first official year 18-8, just missing a spot in the Regional Tournament
2015 – 32-12, State Runner’s up Div 2A. 7 out of the 9 starters received post-season honors. Haven Taylor, Taylor and Regan Weekly make 1st team All-State. Haven Taylor 2016 – Committed Carsen Newman, Taylor Weekly 2017 – Committed Toledo, Maddie Webber 2019 – Committed – Tennessee. Many more will commit in the next two years .
Teaser – TKA Softball 2016
Highlights – TKA Softball 2015 Div 2 State Finals
Coached by Head Coach Tonya Rollins (firstname.lastname@example.org), the King’s Academy Swim Team is offered for all middle school and high school students. Practices consist of two hours three times a week at the Sevierville Community Center. Swimmers compete in meets against other local teams, as well as the Championship meet for middle school and City/State meet for high school.
Swimming offers something no other aerobic exercise does: the ability
to work the body without harsh impact. Regular swimming builds endurance,
cardio-vascular fitness, and muscle strength. It can serve as a cross-training
element to your regular workouts or other sports.
In addition, spending time in a group workout, like swimming, is a great
social outlet. Exchanging stories, challenging each other, and sharing in the hard
work make swimming with others a rewarding experience.
Head Coach Kelly Peterson (email@example.com) played volleyball at TN Tech University and has refereed high school and college volleyball for almost 20 years. Peterson began coaching over 11 years ago and has coached high school and club volleyball.
Peterson has two grown daughters. Her daughter, Morgan played volleyball throughout high school and will finish playing volleyball at Butler this fall. Peterson’s other daughter Megan played basketball at the University of North Florida.
Peterson loves refereeing because she enjoys seeing local girls grow up playing volleyball and watching them continue the sport in college. However, coaching volleyball is what she enjoys more than anything! When asked why she loves coaching, Peterson states, “Being a part of girls’ lives, teaching them volleyball and getting to know them personally is a wonderful thing. Not only do I get to teach girls the sport I love but I get to be a part of molding them into mature adults. I believe that a lot of times athletes learn life lessons earlier than non-athletes. Volleyball is hard but life is harder. Volleyball is just one tool to help girls realize that they can do many great things with the help of Christ and the people around them.”