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Eddie Ward - Head Coach Varsity Boys

Coach Ward has spent 32 years as a basketball coach of the youth of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties.  His basketball coaching experience includes Concord Recreation League, AAU, public school, and homeschool. He grew up in Cabarrus County and is a graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Coach Ward joined the Stallions organization 10 years ago coaching Middle School Boys who won the NCHEAC State Championship that year with a record of 24-6.  Since that time, he has coached JV Boys with seasons wrapping up with a 2nd & 3rd place in the NCHEAC State Tournaments and a NCHEAC Western Region Championship.  Coach Ward and Assistant Coaches Riley & Hollopeter have coached Varsity Boys during the seasons with records in parentheses:  2012 - 2013 (24-8), 2013 - 2014 (29-9), 2014 - 2015 (28-13), 2015 - 2016 (28-11).  The success of last season included the NCHEAC Western Region Champions, 2nd Place in the NCHEAC State Tournament, and 6th Place at the East Coast Homeschool Tournament in Lynchburg, VA.

  

Jerry Riley - Assistant Coach Varsity Boys

Coach Riley is assistant coach for Varsity Boys.  <more to come>

 

Joseph Hollopeter - Assistant Coach Varsity Boys

Coach Hollopeter is assistant coach for Varsity Boys. <more to come>

 

David Harold - Head Coach Varsity Girls

Coach Harold has returned to coach our Varsity Girls.  He played basketball for Lee University and previously coached Middle School Boys, JV Boys, Varisty Girls, and Varsity Boys.  While coaching from 2002 - 2008, Coach Harold has a Career Record of 123 - 54, 21 Tournament Titles, MSCC Champion 2004 - 2008, NCHEAC State Champion Girls 2004 and Boys 2007, and HSPN East Coast Champion 2007.

Coach Harold and his wife, Kem, have four children.  All four have been homeschooled.

Phil Long - Assistant Coach Varsity Girls

Coach Long has coached with the Stallions for several years. <more to come>

 

Shawn Beaver - Coach JV Boys

<more to come>

 

Ray Ninteau - Coach JV Boys

<more to come>

Austin Lilly - Head Coach Middle School Boys

Coach Lilly is in his first year coaching our Middle School Boys. <more to come>

Daryl Barker - Assistant Coach Middle School Boys

<more to come>

Sherri Holm - Head Coach Middle School Girls

Sherri Holm has been a part of basketball in one aspect or another for most of her life. She played college basketball, as well as volleyball, at University of Northwestern-St.Paul (MN) where she earned NCCAA All-American honors. After graduation from college she moved from the court to the sidelines as assistant coach for her alma mater for four years, followed by six years as head coach. As head coach she led the team to two NCCAA National Tournament bids. Coach Holm took a break from coaching while her four children were young, and then returned to coaching as her kids began playing, first in recreation leagues and then with the GCAA Stallions varsity girls’ team. She has been with the Stallions for eight years, either as an assistant coach or head coach. Under her leadership the GCAA Stallions have won two NCHEAC State Championships, the most recent in 2012-13 when they finished with a 25-5 record. Coach Sherri’s passion for coaching stems from her desire to encourage young ladies to know and live for Jesus Christ, to grow in character, and to reach their full potential as athletes.

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The Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association (GCAA) is a homeschool Christian athletic organization designed to provide families in and around Cabarrus County, North Carolina the opportunity to play on a competitive sports teams. GCAA offers a wide variety of sports for both homeschool girls and boys. The goal of our program and all activities that we do is to promote and provide a Christian environment for spiritual and character growth that honors and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ through competitive athletics.

GCAA Stallions Basketball, a part of the Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association (GCAA), will soon be starting the 2017-18 season. We are a competitive basketball program which emphasizes fundamental soundness, teamwork, and hustle on the court, and actions and attitudes that honor God—on and off the court.  Our teams on the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, are consistently in the running for the NCHE State Championship. Our home games are played at Central Baptist Church Family Center located at 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. This is also where we practice. We are blessed by the kindness and generosity shown to us by the people of Central Baptist Church.

 

Who?    We have girls and boys teams for Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity ages.  The fees vary by age group.

 

When?  We practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Tryouts are the week of October 23-27, 2017, with official practices beginning Monday, October 30.

 

How?  If you are interested in participating in Stallions basketball, please e-mail Sandy Ward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your student(s) name, birthday, gender and contact information. We will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have.  We will also send you more detailed information about the tryouts and the beginning of the season.

 

 

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MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association (GCAA) is to provide the home schooled student athletic opportunities within an environment that is both Christian and competitive. We desire to nurture the character of the young men and women entrusted to our program that will allow them to be successful in all future endeavors.

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Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization that relies entirely on the membership of each family and the donations of gracious people outside the GCAA family. GCAA is a member of the larger North Carolina Home Educators Athletic Conference(NCHEAC).

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association (GCAA) is to provide the home schooled student athletic opportunities within an environment that is both Christian and competitive. We desire to nurture the character of the young men and women entrusted to our program that will allow them to be successful in all future endeavors.

Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization that relies entirely on the membership of each family and the donations of gracious people outside the GCAA family. GCAA is a member of the larger North Carolina Home Educators Athletic Conference(NCHEAC) and Mid-State Athletic Conference.

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