Faith hires Wentrcek as new A.D., head football coach

Faith Academy filled two positions with one man, as they recently announced the hiring of Jeremy Wentrcek as the school’s new athletic director and head football coach.

The coach’s surname is pronounced “winter check.”

On June 7, the Faith Academy Executive Leadership Team, consisting of Amy Cozby, Donna Wilcox, Kim Hansard, and Rusty Freeman, invited Wentrcek to accept the two jobs.

He will take over the jobs previously held by Randy Denton (athletic director) and Pete Rhoades (head football coach).

Wentrcek is a veteran private school athletic director, football coach, and hurdling specialist. Throughout his 18-year career, Coach Wentrcek has led football teams to the state semi finals three times and the state final twice. He has also established himself as a hurdle specialist, coaching athletes to 28 medaling performances at the TAPPS state meet in hurdling events.

Although Coach Wentrcek has a reputation for being a constant competitor, he is most noted for developing the character based athletic model known as "Kingdom Athletics." His life purpose; "to live abundantly in Christ while building spiritual champions, warriors, and game changers," has been the driving factor behind his career and ministry. This model will be a cornerstone for Faith Academy athletes, students, and coaches.

The coach and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 18 years. Their two sons, Joshua and Josiah, are 14 and 11 years old, and they will be attending Faith Academy this fall.

Coach Wentrcek will be on campus beginning Monday, June 18, but he is now available by email at

Faith Academy will host a welcome reception for Coach Wentrcek and his family from 5-9 on Tuesday, June 19th at 5-6 pm. 

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