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About the Coaches
Leigh Howard
Head Basketball Coach
Leigh Howard joined the Crosspoint coaching staff in 2015 as girls head JV coach and assistant varsity coach. 2016 is her first year as the girls varsity head coach. She received a bachelor of arts in business administration and minor in music from College of the Ozarks in 2010 and is a 2006 graduate of Crosspoint, where she played basketball for four years. Previous coaching experience involves holding an open gym for the CCS girls basketball team during the summers of 2015 and 2016. When asked why she coaches, she responds, "Coaching is such an incredible opportunity to use the game you love to encourage students in not only their athletic ability, but also in their life and walk with Christ, by cultivating things like commitment, integrity, loyalty, and perseverance. I am excited to see what is in store for the Lady Cougars!"

Shauna Jackson
Head JV Basketball Coach
Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

Shauna Jackson joined the Crosspoint coaching staff in 2016 as the head coach for the girls junior varsity team and assistant to the varsity team. She is the wife of 2010 Crosspoint alumus Austin Jackson. Coach Jackson earned a bachelor of science in elementary and special education in 2015 from University of Missouri-St. Louis and is working on a masters of educational administration from Missouri Baptist University. She has previously coached nine years of dance, two years of Pacific Little League Football Cheerleading, and four years of Upwards Basketball. "I have been feeling a strong pull from God to use my leadership skills and experience with students in a different way," she says. "Coaching the Lady Cougars allows to me to not only share my skills and experience but also to be a part of their walk with God. I plan to teach them Christian life skills, that will impact them for the rest of their lives, while learning the game of basketball. I am extremely blessed to work with amazing Christian coaches and athletes and am excited to see where this journey takes us."

Marinne Johnson
Assistant JV Basketball Coach
Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

Marinne Johnson joined Crosspoint's coaching staff in 2016 as the assistant to both the JV and Varsity girls basketball teams. Johnson is a native of Tennessee and is married to Crosspoint alumnus Ryan Johnson (2007). Johnson earned a bachelor of science in business administration/statistics and a bachelor of science in education in sport management in 2010 from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She followed with a master of science in 2011 in business analytics. Johnson says she coaches because "I have a passion for the game of basketball, and I am excited for the opportunity to share that with our team. I look forward to seeing them grow and develop as basketball players as well as seeing them grow in their walk with the Lord."

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