Athletics at CAK

Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the glory!

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  • 1

    Purpose - to serve God
  • 42

    Team State Championships
  • 53

    Athletic Teams
  • 75%

    of CAK plays a sport

Message from the Athletic Director

CAK's Athletics Department is comprised of God-gifted coaches and parents dedicated to helping our student-athletes achieve their full potential physically, academically, spiritually, and emotionally.   

While we work hard to field the most competitive teams possible and continuously enhance our athletics facilities, our foremost goal is to create an environment for spiritual growth. Our coaches strive to develop mentoring relationships with our athletes and to teach our athletes how to respect their opponents with a character that reflects Jesus’ love. 
Our coaches are committed to pursuing excellence, making your student-athletes feel loved and that their contributions to the team are valued.  

Ried M. Estus
Director of Athletics

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Chad Speck

    Chad Speck 

    Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Abby Williams

    Abby Williams 

    Assistant Athletic Director
  • Photo of Kelly Jelks

    Kelly Jelks 

    Assistant Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Shane Wells

    Shane Wells 

    ES- PE and Lower School Athletics Administrator

Athletic News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Boys Tennis Wins State Runner Up!

    🎾Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team for winning State Runner Up! Well done, Warriors! #CAKTennis #CAKBoysTennis
  • CAK Announces AD and Head Football Coach

    Christian Academy of Knoxville is pleased to announce Chad Speck as the new Athletic Director and Head High School Football Coach!

    Speck served as the wide receivers coach at CAK the previous two seasons and was instrumental in creating the team’s leadership development program. He was a two-time team captain of Clemson’s football team and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in PRTM with an emphasis in Sports Management (Magna Cum Laude 2001). He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with Honors in 2004.

    "I would like to thank Mr. Fulford for trusting me to lead the athletic department and football program," said Speck. "We share a vision for what athletics can be and without his support, I would not be here - I am excited and can’t wait to get started."

    "We set out to find the absolute best candidate to serve as CAK Director of Athletics with a vision of discipleship that permeates all areas of our school,” says Rich Fulford, CAK Head of School. “Who God brought to us is not only an outstanding leader to serve as Athletic Director but a godly man to carry out that vision as Head Football Coach as well! I am excited about the future of CAK Athletics under the direction of Chad Speck." Congratulations, Chad!
  • Vote for Keira Leffew!

    Get on and vote for Keira Leffew for Prep Xtra HS Girls Athlete of the week! Voting ends Thursday at noon. Keira had 26 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks in a 62-60 win over McMinn Central on Thursday! @cak_gbball @5starpreps @PrepXtra
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