ANNOUNCEMENT: Lady Golden Eagle Basketball

Dear Grace Golden Eagle Nation,

Thank you for your continued support of Grace athletics and our student-athletes which includes 27 teams.

A few days ago, Roger Edwards emailed those involved in the High School women’s basketball program to address the future of the program. As some of you may be aware, Coach Edwards has resigned his position as head coach.

His decision, which we respected, was to spend more time with his family and specifically his grandson who is part of our Grace family. We wish him the best and offer our appreciation for all he and his staff have accomplished for our basketball program, athletics department, and Academy during his time as head coach.

As we now turn our attention to finding the next women’s basketball coach for Grace Academy, we indeed do so knowing that the opportunity that exists here is tremendous. I promise you that we will find the right person to lead our women’s basketball program. There will be no limitations placed on our search, and we will do whatever it takes to find the right fit and the right coach to continue the tradition and success of Grace Basketball.

We have formed a small committee of leaders who will help us find the right person who can take our women’s basketball program to the next level. As this important search begins the following statement is being posted on the TSSAA website for any interested individuals:

Grace Baptist Academy is looking for a Head Girls’ Basketball coach who first and foremost is a born again Christian with a desire to inspire and mentor young women to pursue a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. The successful candidate must be aligned with the mission of Grace Baptist Academy and its Christ centered education. Additional, full-time, campus opportunities may exist for qualified candidates.  Interested prospects should email Athletic Director, Bob Ateca at with resume and cover letter including: your statement of faith, faith journey, and understanding of the mission of Grace Baptist Academy.

We appreciate your patience during this process. While we will work to provide periodic updates at appropriate times, there will be minimal public comment or communication in order to protect the integrity of the search. If any in our Grace Community are interested in this position they should follow the above statement for details on how to submit their name for consideration.

We are GRACE! Soar like EAGLES!

Bob Ateca