Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
May 21, 2015
Leading up to this tour we have been humbled and blessed by each amazing person God has placed on this trip.
Two of those people are our coaches. They are both passionate about Jesus, coaching, and combining the two. They are also both immensely talented at coaching and leading others on the court. In our two practices that we have had, we have been reminded to fix our eyes back on God and to play hard and well as we are using our God-given talents together.
Coach Darrin McBroom started his coaching career at the high school level in Kansas City entering into the college level at Long View Comunity college in Missouri for four seasons. From there Darrin became the head coach at Iowa Western, and currently has two seasons under his belt as the head coach at Drake University. We are excited for his insight because Darrin has prior experience in Thailand on a mission trip a few years back. He has a heart to use his position as a coach to glorify the Lord and to continue to learn what that looks like. We are blessed to have him coaching us.
Coach Sarah Rumely played her college career at Kentucky University, she has experience with the USA National Team Program and played a year professionally in France. She began her coaching career in clubs as well as making her first college coaching appearance at North Texas, then she spent time as the assistant coach at Wake Forest and currently she is in her first year of assisting and being the recruiting coordinator at the University of Arkansas. Sarah has many prior experiences with AIA, her first experience being when she met the Lord for the first time. She has a huge heart for discipleship and is eager to continue to learn how to coach for the Lord. We are also blessed to have her coaching us.
May 21, 2015
With our three day training camp over, we are excited about getting overseas and all the new adventures we're going to face! Please continue to be thinking about us and for safe travels for our 25+ hours!
May 21, 2015
AIA and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) have had a long standing ministry relationship and partnership. We are excited to partner with FCA Wrestling in sending a team to Moldova this summer. Last year we had an amazing time of ministry in Moldova (click to read the blog form last year) and are so excited to have FCA partner with us to help reach Moldova again this year.
We will be joined by four members of the St. Cloud State University wrestling team, Division II national champions, at training camp. All four of these young men will be joined by our AIA wrestling staff Olympic Gold medalist John Peterson and a wrestler from Cal State Bakersfield. Tim Prescott (pictured above) was Division II national champion this year at 125 pounds. He will be a part of the team and will be sharing his testimony Tuesday night June 2nd at our training camp.
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