The King’s Academy has a new head coach for its varsity football team. In addition to being the head coach, Ben McEnroe will also serve as the school’s director of football operations.
Most recently, McEnroe was a head coach at high school and collegiate levels in southern California. Most notably, McEnroe spent 14 seasons as head coach at Cal Lutheran, an NCAA Division III program.
McEnroe, a native of central California, is excited to bring his football vision to TKA.
“Our family is blessed by this opportunity at the King’s Academy and want to give God the glory,” McEnroe said. “Our vision is to build a football program that is kingdom focused and committed to excellence here at King’s. God has big plans for this school and athletic department, and we are excited and ready to get to work.”
Adam Winters, the director of athletics at TKA, is happy to have secured the services of McEnroe.
“We cast a large net in our search for the role as head football coach, wanting to find the right coach that would help build on the success of Lions football,” Winters said. “Ben comes to us with a winning experience, knowledge of how to build a program, strong leadership, a heart for the Lord and his players. We have no doubt that Ben will have a profound influence on campus in our mission to provide excellent athletics with eternal impact.”
When McEnroe steps foot on TKA’s campus on March 21, he’ll have a month to get ready for spring practice.
“My first priority is to build a coaching staff, and that process is now underway,” McEnroe said. “I’ll also be mapping out the spring and summer workouts. During spring practice, my staff and I will be evaluating talent and making sure everybody is playing the right position.”
McEnroe has high expectations for TKA’s football program.
“Everything is in place at King’s to be successful,” McEnroe said. “We’re going to build a great football program, and I’m looking forward to this opportunity.”
During his coaching duties at Cal Lutheran, the Kingsmen experienced unprecedented success by winning five Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championships. The school advanced to the NCAA Division III football championships on four occasions, all first-time accomplishments for the program. The Kingsmen were ranked in the national Top 25 polls for more than 40 consecutive weeks and went undefeated in the SCIAC conference during the 2009 to 2013 seasons. During his stint as head coach, McEnroe saw many of his players recognized as All-Conference and All-American selections. Several of his players had opportunities to play in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League.
McEnroe has also had success at the high school level, most recently as the offensive line coach at Sierra Canyon in Chatsworth, California, and as the head coach of Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, California, earlier in his career.
While coaching at the high school level, McEnroe has seen many of his players recruited to play at all levels of college football, from NCAA Division I programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, PAC 12 and the Ivy League to NCAA Division III programs.
McEnroe has been married to his wife, Kami, since 1995. She is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ministry on many levels. They have three children: Kassidy (24), Kylie (21) and Cory (15).