Courtesy: Covenant Christian Academy
Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville has named former MLB All-Star and Gold Glove Winner Vernon Wells as the Head Coach of their Varsity Football program. Vernon has coached multiple sports for 11 years at CCA, including six seasons as an associate varsity football coach. His job as Associate Head Coach translated into four final fours and two state championship titles in TAPPS Division 3 in only six years.
Coach Wells and his family have been a part of the history and fabric of CCA for the past 17 years. Their love, dedication, and sacrifice are evident across the campus. In addition to coaching varsity football, Vernon coached junior high football, basketball, and baseball and continues to coach varsity baseball.
Regarding his new position Vernon Wells said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to continue the success Coach Towe and his staff has achieved on the field. Obviously, my goal is to win another State Championship, but my purpose is to mentor and guide our student-athletes and hold them to a standard of excellence that honors our Lord. I look forward to continuing my relationships with our athletes and our families, and I am committed to fostering community through our football program. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next Head Football Coach at CCA and look forward to this journey together.”
Former Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten says, “Coach Wells is a special person. He is a God-fearing family man that has been a positive role model for countless kids over the past two decades. Vernon is an extremely passionate and talented coach that understands the positive influence a leader can have on the next generation. CCA is getting a great coach and person. We will all be pulling for Coach Wells and the student-athletes at CCA.”
Although Vernon chose baseball as his profession, his true love has always been football. He signed with the University of Texas to play football and baseball in college before being drafted in the first round by the Toronto Blue Jays.