GCA Welcomes New Athletic Director
Grace Christian Academy (GCA) welcomes Thomas Yancey this week as its new athletic director. Yancey has more than 10 years of experience coaching basketball and has also coached baseball and soccer.
“The first thing you will notice about Coach Yancey is that he is a people person with a deep love for people and for coaching,” said Charlie Strickland, Head of School at GCA. “Tommy is a Christ-follower who tries to live each day as an ambassador for Christ.”
Yancey comes from a sports family. His father was a major league baseball player and ACC/SEC basketball official. Because of his father’s influence, Yancey said that he has a keen knowledge of athletics and the rules and practices associated with sports. He also lettered in baseball, basketball, football, and tennis in high school and was All-State in football and basketball.
Most recently Yancey promoted health and wellness to students, faculty, and staff in his position as wellness coordinator at St. Johns River State College, which has three campuses and more than 8,000 students.
Yancey is married to the former Ginny Mithen of Bainbridge, and they have three sons: Elliott, 7, Breckin, 3, and Dominic, 6 months.