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I am looking forward to what will be accomplished for the 2016-17 season! After finishing 19-6 last year, coming in second in the MAC conference tournament, and winning the class 3A title in Joplin, expectations are extremely high, especially since we lost only one player to graduation. However the boys are up for the challenge, and we aim to stay focused for the entire season. We have a tough conference, but with each game we will strive to be better and better!

--Scott Weldy, Head Coach   

 

About the Coaches
 
Scott Weldy
Head Basketball Coach
Coach Weldy says, "What a joy it has been to be the head coach for the Boys Basketball team for five years now. After graduating from Tennessee Temple University in 2000 with a bachelor of science in accounting, I received two opportunities to be a teacher and coach at schools in Florida and Kentucky. Deciding to pursue a career in accounting was an easy choice, since that was why I went to school, but my itch to be a high school basketball coach increased over time.

"Though I have no academic ties to Crosspoint, I have felt a connection with the school for some time, as many church friends have either attended or have sent their children to the school. The chance to coach the boys basketball team came in the fall of 2011, and, after prayer and discussing with my family, I was excited to accept my first chance to be a coach.

"I love the game of basketball and it has been my favorite sport since I first began playing organized basketball in the 3rd grade at the boys club in Decatur, Alabama. My playing career ended as a four-year letter winner at Tennessee Temple, where I was co-captain my junior and senior years. I have been blessed to have had many great coaches and am glad that I can pass on the training to the next generation of basketball players. The beauty of being a coach, especially at a Christian school, is that many of the lessons taught on the court can be applied to life off the court. My prayer is that each player will understand that the Lord wants their very best, whether it's on or off the court."

Erik Howard
Head JV Basketball Coach
Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach
Erik Howard joined Crosspoint's coaching staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Evangel University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in middle school math. Coach Howard earned a scholarship to run cross country at Evangel during the 2006-2007 school year. Before coming to Crosspoint, Howard was Assistant Men's Softball Coach for Evangel Temple's men's slow-pitch team from 2007-2011. When asked why he coaches, he responds, "I coach because I really enjoy seeing students play the games that I love, watching them improve in different skill areas, and seeing them grow together. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and I am glad and blessed that I get to be around it all."
 

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