Legacy Athletics is pleased to announce Kelly Rothacker as our new Head Varsity Volleyball Coach. Graduating from Carrolton Christian Academy, she then attended Centre College in Kentucky, where she also played collegiate volleyball.
Throughout her volleyball career, she has earned various awards on the court, including MVP Honors. Her extensive coaching resume includes serving on the men’s club staff at the University of Kentucky, Bishop Lynch High School (2013 State Champions) as well as coaching on the select volleyball circuit.
While she has a passion for volleyball, she has a love for investing in young women. She is ecstatic to join the Legacy family and is incredibly thankful that God has presented her with this opportunity.
Athletic Director Cole Johnson shares, “Kelly’s desire to use volleyball as a platform to share the love of Christ with young women is apparent. I am excited to have her on board leading the Legacy volleyball program.”
She is married to her husband Dave and together they have a two-year-old son, Michael. They are very involved in their church, Willow Bend, and are also thankful appreciative for their church family.
Varsity Cross Country
We are so happy to welcome David Heaton as head Varsity Cross Country Coach. In years past, he assisted with cross country as well as pole vault but this is his first year to step into the role of head coach with the Legacy Cross Country Team.
He has been a teacher at Legacy for the past seven years and just recently relinquished his teaching position this year to move to Cornerstone Ranch. His focus there is on a ministry for people with special needs. While he misses teaching, he is happy to have a great crew of high school and middle school runners to encourage and invest his time and talents.
Coach Heaton has always been an incredibly athletic person. He was a football player in high school and played lots of church basketball while in his 20s. His interest and passion for running really took off when he started doing triathlons and adventure races while in his 30s. His experiences have driven him to learn more about running and the body mechanics associated with it, as well as nutrition.
David has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for 18 glorious years. Together they have three children who all attend Legacy; Tyler is a Sophomore, Rylie is in 7th grade and Miles is a 4th grader.
He enjoys cross country because distance running offers an opportunity “to die to the desires of the flesh and run the race God has set before us in spirit and truth.” He feels it is an outward physical representation of the inner spiritual battle within everyone. Run on, Coach!
In case you missed this very fun video that Coach Heaton and the Cross Country Team put together…check it out!