Coaches

MCA Head Coaches
 BenCramer11

5th-6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

Ben Cramer is a 2006 graduate of Toledo Christian High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Toledo. Ben is in his first season as head coach of the 5th-6th grade boys basketball team. He has also coached Jr. High and JV boys basketball and assisted the girls and boys basketball teams and the Varsity baseball team at MCA. In addition to coaching, Ben is a math teacher at Harvard Elementary School. He attends Monclova Road Baptist Church with his wife, Hannah, and serves in the teen and music ministries.

Email: bcramer21@gmail.com

 HannahCramer13

Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach

Hannah Cramer is a 2006 graduate of MCA and a 2009 graduate of Thomas Edison State College. She has seven years of basketball coaching experience at MCA and is in her sixth year as head coach of the Jr. High girls this season. In addition to coaching, Hannah is the graphic designer at MRBC, an academic coach for CollegePlus, and a private piano teacher. She attends Monclova Road Baptist Church with her husband, Ben, and serves in the teen and music ministries.

Email: h.cramer@monclovabaptist.org

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach & Girls Track CoachCortney Filler is a 2005 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and a 2008 graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute.  She was in her third season coaching soccer and
second season  coaching track and field at MCA. in 2013 In addition to coaching, Cortney works for JDM Custom Impressions, Inc. She attends MRBC with her husband, Joshua, and is a huge fan of the University of Michigan!

Email: cortney.filler@gmail.com

JoshFiller12 Boys Track Coach & Assistant Boys Basketball CoachJosh Filler is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute and of Cedarville University. He has coached the JV boys basketball team at MCA and is now in his third season assisting the Varsity boys basketball team. Josh also coached his second year of track & field at MCA in the spring 2013. In addition to coaching, Josh is a teacher at MCA. He attends MRBC with his wife, Cortney, and he enjoys assisting Word of Life missionaries with local events.

Email: j.filler@monclovabaptist.org

 BenKeiser12 Jr. High Boys Basketball CoachBen Keiser is a 2011 graduate of MCA and a 2013 graduate of Thomas Edison State College with a BSBA in General Management. He has coached boys basketball for two years at MCA, and this will be his first season as head coach of the Jr. High boys team. In addition to coaching, Ben is employed at Basilius, Inc. He attends Monclova Road Baptist Church and is involved in the College & Career and music ministries.

Email: bkeiser@bex.net

 AllyLohr13

5th-6th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

Allyson Lohr is a 2008 graduate of Whitmer High School and a 2013 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Statistics and minor in Intervention Specialist. This is her first season coaching the 5th-6th grade girls team. In addition to coaching, Ally is the 5th grade teacher at MCA and a tutor. She attends  Monclova Road Baptist Church and is involved in the 3 year-old Sunday school and AWANA ministries.  In her spare time, she enjoys baking, shopping, and sports!

Email: a.lohr@monclovabaptist.org

AlliMeiring13

Jr. High Girls Volleyball Coach

Allison Meiring is a 2008 graduate of MCA, where she played volleyball and basketball for the Thunder. She is a 2012 graduate of Bethel College with a BA in Exercise Science. This is her first year coaching volleyball at MCA. Alli is in the EMT-Basic program at Owens Community College and runs her own eBay business. She attends Monclova Road Baptist Church and enjoys scrapbooking, garage saling, working out, and time with family and friends.

Email: allison.meiring@gmail.com

EliseMetzger13

Varsity Girls Cheerleading Coach

Elise Metzger earned her BA in art education from Bowling Green State University and her masters degree from the University of Toledo. She is in her first year as head coach of the cheerleading squad. Elise is the art teacher at MCA and has been teaching art for twenty-five years. She attends Toledo Calvary Church with her husband, Dave, and son, Luke. In her spare time, Elise enjoys gardening and reading.

Email: e.metzger@monclovabaptist.org

 DarrellPatterson12

Jr. High Boys Soccer Coach

Darrell Patterson is a graduate of Emmanuel Christian High School. He is in his second season coaching the Jr. High boys soccer team this year at MCA. Outside of coaching, Darrell works as a bricklayer for Spartan Construction. He attends Monclova Road Baptist Church with his wife, Beth, and five children, and serves in the AWANA ministry. In his spare time, Darrell enjoys hunting and raising animals for food.

Email: darrellpatterson7@yahoo.com

OscarVelazquez12

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Oscar Velazquez is in his eleventh season of coaching basketball at MCA, and this is his third season as head Varsity Girls coach. During his time at MCA, he has coached Jr. High and JV/Varsity boys. Oscar is a graduate of Hyles Anderson College and an assistant pastor at MRBC. He heads up the Reformers Unanimous, nursing home, and Young at Heart ministries. He also serves in the jail ministry and teaches Sunday school.

Email: o.velazquez@monclovabaptist.org

ChadWalters12

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Chad Walters is a 2001 graduate of the University of Toledo and is in his third year coaching the  Varsity boys at MCA. He has also coached the JV boys at MCA, assisted the Varsity boys team at Central Catholic, and coached freshman basketball at Bowsher High School. Chad is the Athletic Director at MCA and is a self-employed landscape care provider with Yards Made Simple. He attends Monclova Road Baptist Church with his wife, Courtney, and two daughters.

Email: c.walters@monclovabaptist.org

Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach

Anita Williams is a graduate of the University of Toledo School of Nursing and a graduate of Springfield High School.  She has ten years of coaching experience and was in her tenth season coaching volleyball at MCA. Anita views coaching as a mentorship position that allows her to inspire and motivate young girls and teach them to see God in every area of life and to follow His ways. In addition to coaching, she is a homeschool mom of seven kids.

Email: anitakay66@gmail.com

 

 

MCA Assistant Coaches
 ZachBlack13 Assistant Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach

Zach Black is a 2012 graduate of MCA and played varsity basketball and soccer for the Thunder. This is his first season assisting the Jr. High boys basketball
team. Zach attends Monclova Road Baptist Church with his family. Outside of coaching, he enjoys sports and selling items on eBay. He is a fan of the Ohio State buckeyes.

 CalebHarper12 Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Caleb Harper is a 2008 homeschool graduate and a 2012 graduate of Bob Jones University with a BA in History. He has two years of coaching experience, including the varsity and intercollegiate level. This is his second season assisting the Varsity girls at MCA. Caleb loves basketball and has represented international teams during his athletic career. In addition to coaching, Caleb is the Bible teacher at MCA and a staff intern at Monclova Road Baptist Church, where he is the director of the College & Career ministry.

CraigHester12 Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer CoachCraig Hester is a graduate of Emmanuel Christian School and is currently earning his degree from Bob Jones University and Owens Community College. He was in his sixth season as assistant Varsity boys soccer coach at MCA this year. He has twelve years of coaching experience with different sports, including Jr. High/Varsity soccer, Varsity baseball, and Jr. High basketball. He attends Bethany Baptist Church with his family.
 ElizabethKeiser13 Assistant Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach

Elizabeth Keiser is a 2013 graduate of MCA and played varsity basketball and volleyball and ran track for the Thunder. She is in her first year assisting the Jr. High girls this season. In addition to coaching, Elizabeth is earning her bachelor’s degree and working as a babysitter and private piano teacher. She attends Monclova Road Baptist Church and serves in the AWANA, College & Career, music, and nursery ministries. She enjoyes shopping and baking in her spare time.

 BethPatterson13 Assistant Jr. High Boys Soccer Coach

Beth Patterson is a graduate of Emmanuel Christian High School and was in her first season assisting the Jr. High boys soccer team this year. Outside of coaching, Beth works as a custodian at MCA and is the director of the MCA IMPACT program. She attends MRBC with her husband, Darrell, and five children, and serves in the AWANA ministry. In her spare time, Beth enjoys baking, cake decorating, and being a mom.

 HeidiRoss12 Assistant 5th-6th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

Heidi Ross is a graduate of Eastwood High School and of Tennessee Temple University. She has four years of basketball coaching experience, having assisted both the Jr. High and Varsity girls. In addition to coaching, Heidi is the second grade teacher at MCA. She attends Monclova Road Baptist Church, where she is involved in the AWANA, TAG, and adult choir ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys taking pictures and spending time with her nephews, Collin and Keegan.

 KaylaYoshino12

Assistant Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach

Kayla Yoshino is a 2008 graduate of Sylvania Southview High School, where she played four years of volleyball. She is also a 2012 graduate of Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. She was in her second season assisting the varsity volleyball team and has also assisted the Jr. High team. In addition to coaching, Kayla works as the graphic designer and customer support team leader at Your Marketing Works. She attends Garden Park Christian Church and is involved in the youth ministry.

 

 

 

MCA Head Coaches

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Neil is a graduate of Cedarville University and the principal of Monclova Christian Academy. He has nine years of coaching experience with JV/Varsity basketball. Neil has been involved in Christian education for twenty-two years, eighteen of which have been in some form of administration. Outside of the school, he is actively involved at Monclova Road Baptist Church (MRBC) with his wife, Leslie, and children, Zach and Carleigh.

Email: n.black@monclovabaptist.org

Varsity Girls Cheerleading Coach

Mrs. Crystal Bunts is a graduate of Lee University and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Cedarville University. She stepped in for her first year as Varsity girls cheerleading coach during the 2010-2011 basketball season. Crystal teaches Jr. High and High School English at MCA, as well as directing the MCA yearbook class and elementary library. In addition to serving at MCA, Mrs. Bunts loves being a wife to her husband David and a mom to her son Isaac.

Email: c.bunts@monclovabaptist.org