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  • Shannon Lewis Named Women's Basketball Head Coach at Lakeway Christian Academy
    NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 18, 2022  Contact: Nate Hoffmeister, Director of At [ ... ]
    NEWS RELEASE 

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 

    Contact:
    Nate Hoffmeister, Director of Athletics
    865.761.0522 | nhoffmeister@lcstn.org

     

    Shannon Lewis Named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Lakeway Christian Academy

    Morristown, TN – Lakeway Christian Academy is pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Shannon Lewis as its next Women’s Basketball coach. Lewis comes from Huntington, West Virginia where he established an exceptional program at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School for 18 years. He has also coached various age groups of AAU basketball for the West Virginia Thunder club for 30 years. 

    His accomplishments are numerous:

    • An overall record of 334-112 while at St. Joseph 
    • Nine West Virginia State Championships including Seven in a row 2009-2015 
    • Twelve appearances in the State Championship Game 
    • Ranked No. 22 in the country by MaxPreps in 2018-19 
    • Ranked No. 13 in the country by MaxPreps in 2019-20 
    • The National Federation Coaches Association State Coach of the Year for Girls Basketball in 2019-2020 
    • Numerous All-State players and McDonald’s All-American nominees.  
    • Coached Two Gatorade West Virginia Girls Basketball Players of the Year 
    • Coached 30 students who went on to play in college 
    • Coached 14 students who went on to play at the Division I level with one winning a National Championship while at Notre Dame 
    • Six AAU championships 
    • Coached 100’s of players with the West Virginia Thunder who went onto to play college basketball

    “Coach Lewis understands that Lakeway Christian Academy Women’s Basketball is not just about wins and losses,” says Dr. Kevin Cline, Lakeway Christian Schools – Head of Schools, “He is committed to the character development of his players that will help them be winners off the court.” 

    Former principal at St. Joseph, Bill Archer, commented on the hire saying, “You can’t find a better coach that knows basketball more than Coach Lewis. He was with me for many years and his program was always top notch. He’s a winner” 

    Lewis is a graduate from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. While a student there he played golf for the Thundering Herd’s golf team. He has one daughter who is married and will also graduate from Marshall in August.

    Lewis will meet with the team on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and begin serving as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach this summer. 

     


     

    Lakeway Christian Schools 

    Lakeway Christian Schools is an East Tennessee private Christian school system with campuses in White Pine, Morristown, Blountville, and a new campus being built in Kingsport. Lakeway Christian Schools’ goal is to partner with families to provide a Christ-centered and academically challenging education, equipping students with a biblical worldview and a heart for Christ, that they may grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man.  

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  • Thad Wells Named Football Head Coach at Lakeway Christian Academy
    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 4, 2022 Contact: Anthony Burns, Director of Communications [ ... ]
    NEWS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Friday, February 4, 2022

    Contact:
    Anthony Burns, Director of Communications
    423.497.0146 | aburns@lcstn.org

    Thad Wells Named Football Head Coach at Lakeway Christian Academy

    Morristown, TN – Lakeway Christian Schools Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Thad Wells as Lakeway Christian Academy’s Football Head Coach.

    “For a long time, I have tried to plan my path, tried to design where I am coaching. That wasn’t bringing fulfillment,” Wells said. “Through prayer, giving in, and saying ‘God put myself and my family where you want us to be,’ this led to us discovering Lakeway. The one thing that I keep telling people is ‘It’s hard to get past and put into words how special Lakeway is, there is something truly unique about this place.’”

    Wells brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge to Lakeway Football. Most recently, he was the quality control analyst and quarterback scout for the University of Virginia. The ACC team ended their season with an invitation to the Wasabi Fenway Bowl. While at UVA, Wells was instrumental in designing NIL procedures for football players.

    Before his time at Virginia, Wells spent 10 years in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina with a 106-48 career coaching record. He never missed a playoff appearance during his years as a head coach or been part of a losing season. He was featured in the Nike Coach of the Year publication in 2017. In addition, Wells was selected as one of the Top 35 coaches in the country under the age of 35 by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), only 1 of 2 high school coaches to receive this honor in 2018.

    Wells will join the team effective immediately and join the faculty on campus in the coming weeks. Lakeway Football kicks off their 2022 season at home against Knoxville Grace on August 19, 2022.

    “I am thrilled to welcome Coach Wells and his family to Lakeway. Coach Wells brings a proven track record on and off the field,” Kevin Cline, Head of Schools, said. “The primary goal of Lakeway athletics is to bring glory to God by developing young men and women into Christian leaders, that will impact the world for the cause of Christ. I am confident Coach Wells will build a successful program, but I am thankful and thrilled that he will invest in our student athletes’ faith and character.”

     


     

    Lakeway Christian Schools

    Lakeway Christian Schools is an East Tennessee private Christian school system with campuses in White Pine, Morristown, Blountville, and a new campus being built in Kingsport. Lakeway Christian Schools’ goal is to partner with families to provide a Christ-centered and academically challenging education, equipping students with a biblical worldview and a heart for Christ, that they may grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man.

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    Press Conference video feed from LCS Communications

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  • Media Alert | Lakeway Christian Academy to announce New Football Head Coach 
    MEDIA ALERT  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Wednesday, February 2, 2022     Contact: Anthony Burns Dir [ ... ]

    MEDIA ALERT 
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
     
     
    Contact: Anthony Burns
    Director of Communications
    423.497.0146
    aburns@lcstn.org
     
    Lakeway Christian Academy to announce New Football Head Coach 

    Morristown, TN – Lakeway Christian Schools is inviting all media outlets to join us for an announcement of our new Lakeway Football Head Coach on Friday, February 4 | 11AM at Lakeway Christian Academy in the Media Center. 

    Lakeway Christian Academy
    Media Center
    3720 Roy Messer Highway
    White Pine, TN 37890

    Announcement of New Football Head Coach
    11AM | Friday, February 4, 2022

    Available for Media Interviews after Press Conference:
    New Lakeway Football Head Coach
    Bob Brown, Executive Director
    Kevin Cline, Head of Schools
    Nate Hoffmeister, Lakeway Athletic Director

    Media outlets planning on attending please
    RSVP to Anthony Burns, Director of Communications, 
    423.497.0146 or aburns@lcstn.org

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