The King’s Academy recently announced that Chris Hobbs has accepted the position of director of athletics. Hobbs, who also serves as the Lions’ head varsity basketball coach, will continue to work with 10-year veteran Athletic Director Adam Winters, who will remain with the Lions as director of athletic operations and head varsity softball coach.
An 18-year veteran of educational athletics in three different states, Hobbs made his mark at TKA since arriving in July 2016. The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has recognized Hobbs as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator, and Coach and Athletic Director magazine recently named him a “Top 40 under 40” sports leader. His research on athletic leadership has been published in journals such as Interscholastic Athletic Administrator, High School Today and The Sport Journal.
Hobbs holds a master’s degree in sport coaching from the United States Sports Academy, a specialist degree in educational leadership from Liberty University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University researching the leadership behaviors of athletic administrators in Christian school settings.
“I am pleased to announce that Christopher Hobbs, a nationally recognized coach and certified master athletic administrator, has agreed to lead the King’s Academy’s athletic program as director of athletics,” TKA President Randal Martin said. “Lions Athletics has a long history of sports excellence and character development, and I am confident that this winning tradition will flourish under coach Hobbs’ leadership.”
Hobbs is excited about this new position.
“Athletics is a powerful platform to mentor young people and is often the first impression that people receive of an educational institution,” he said. “The University of Alabama and Duke University are incredible academic institutions, but the moment you read that, you probably thought ‘football’ and ‘basketball.’ That is the power of athletics!”
The King’s Academy has a 48-year history of athletic excellence in Palm Beach County. A full member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the South Florida Conference for football, the school fields more than 50 teams for girls and boys in 23 varsity sports. Throughout the years, Lions varsity teams have won 118 district championships, 39 regional and conference titles, 10 state championships and three national titles. Additionally, 26 student-athletes have won individual state and national titles while competing for TKA
The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon, Christian school serving more than 1,400 students from preschool through 12th grade. More information about TKA is available at www.tka.net.