We are the golden eagles

Golden Eagle Athletics is focused on building community at Grace Baptist Academy. Through athletics, student-athletes have the opportunity to develop skills, social behavior, and self-discipline. As a community we seek to support and promote the improvement and growth of our student-athletes by providing multiple opportunities across many grade levels for each of our Athletic Programs.


Ella Taylor Waldron C/o 2024

"I have always been apart of sports at Grace, and they have a very special spot in my heart. To me Grace athletics mean family, every team I have been on at Grace has had an environment full of care and support. Coaches and teammates are always there for you no matter the situation. By far the coaches have been amazing. Every coach spends one on one time with each player. The coaches not only want to see us improve in the sport, but they more importantly want us to succeed in life. The coaches always remind the players that knowing Christ as our Savior is the most important decision to make. That as a player let’s me know that they care."


Avery Ivarson C/o 2023

"The athletics at GBA are truly amazing. I take pride in representing GBA as a student athlete because, the coaches push me to be the best I can be spiritually, academically, and athletically. They are awesome mentors who give us the opportunity to be able to compete at a high level for our school."

Anna Rush C/o 2022

"The coaches at Grace are amazing. From the soccer field to the basketball court and back outside to the softball field, the coaches really care about your spiritual growth while training you to compete at the highest level. Grace athletics is where family can come together to achieve one common goal: to compete at the highest level and show the love of Christ through everything we do."


Mason Long C/o 2022

"The thing that separates Grace athletics from a lot of others is the family aspect of it. I've been told by every coach that my teammates are family and to trust them and do the things that only I can control. The coaches are a big part of athletics because, they care for us, along with the teammates who are like my brothers. The coaches want us to win, but they also want to always help us become godly young men and help us succeed. A lot of the coaches have taken initiative to help me even before I started playing on their teams."

Joe Colbaugh C/o 2021

"Playing sports at Grace has given me a chance to make a name for myself. I have been able to make friends with the other players on each team that I have participated on. The coaches here are great as well, and they are always willing to work with me individually, if I need help." 

Emily Carroll C/o 2021
"Grace athletics means so much more to me than just playing a game. I have been cheering for Grace for 5 years now, and every year I am able to grow in my spiritual as well as my athletic abilities. Because of Grace athletics, I am able to share the love of cheer with others in and outside of Grace. What makes Grace athletics are the coaches. Mrs. Jessica Box has been my cheer coach for the past 4 years, and she has made a very big impact on my life. Along with all the other coaches at Grace, she has always been their for me even when we are not in season."

Victoria Betrous C/o 2021
"Grace athletics has helped me grow as a student and an athlete. It created a space where I was able to connect with other students outside of the classroom and develop trust with teammates. Through Grace athletics, I have met coaches that I will always respect and teammates that I cherish. The coaches have shown real love and care for me as a student-athlete, have kept me accountable, and helped develop my leadership skills."

Juliana Gonzales C/o 2020

“GBA athletics has shaped my life by teaching me patience, hard work, team work, and more characteristics that I believe that sports has a big part in teaching. It has also given me a family and an outlet where I can express my self and feel heard.”

Justin Carter C/o 2020

“Playing sports has shaped me into the person I am today. I never knew going out there on the field/court battling my your brothers would teach me so much. Playing beside many Godly Christian guys have helped me to grow in my faith tremendously . Grace athletics gave me community and friendships. It gave me mentors that challenged me mentally and physically to become a better man. Most importantly it gave me the opportunity to glorify God with the athletic ability he gave me.”

Tillman Smith C/o 2020

“Grace Athletics has changed my life forever from becoming a better man as well as a better player. The coaches poured into me the whole time I attended Grace. They made me into a better player by showing me different techniques and how to be a leader even when times were hard. All these things accredited to their experience from playing or coaching from the high school level all the way to the pros. The entire Grace staff taught me how to look to God, and grow into a young man with morals and respect for others . For this I will forever be grateful."

Jackson Smith C/o 2020

“Athletics played a giant role in my time here at GBA, and in that time I learned so much more than sports from my coaches. I learned a lot about life. It was amazing to be surrounded by coaches and other student athletes who have a passion for the game and care about who you are as an individual, and to know that they were your friends off the court as well. GBA athletics definitely helped me grow as an athlete and in my walk with Christ.”

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