Lexington, KY – Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) today announced that longtime Eagle baseball coach Keith Galloway will become the school’s first-ever Athletic Chaplain. Galloway announced before the season he would be stepping down as LCA’s head baseball coach after 19 seasons.
“Now is the right time for me to step away from baseball. I’ve been a head coach for 25 consecutive years and seven of those years I did two sports. I am thankful that the LCA Administrators have allowed me to continue coaching our student-athletes especially when I moved into administration back in 2011,” stated Galloway.
“It’s been a fantastic experience to pour into the lives of our young people and I am very grateful to Terry and our Board for this new opportunity. I truly look forward to investing my life into our other LCA coaches as I get to know each of them better and have the chance to serve, encourage, and disciple them, their assistants, and their teams in the years to come.”
Although the role and responsibilities of the position are still being finalized, the position will include leading faith-based leadership programs and devotionals for the coaches and mission-oriented work with student-athletes.
Galloway, who guided this year’s squad to the Regional Tournament, amassed more than 400 wins, including a state championship in 2005, during his 19 years as the baseball coach.
“Keith Galloway is one of the finest people I know,” stated Terry Johnson, LCA Director of Athletics. “He has spent his whole career integrating and sharing his faith into his program. Now he has the opportunity to impact all of our coaches and student-athletes in their faith journeys.”
“Coaching youth sports in this day and time is challenging,” Johnson continued. “Relationships between coaches, student-athletes and parents, can cause stress for all involved. Keith’s experience and faith walk is a perfect fit to encourage and help all of our programs.”
Galloway will be assuming this role in the 2017-18 school year.