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Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the glory!

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    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

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  • Photo of Ried Estus

    Ried Estus 

    Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Abby Williams

    Abby Williams 

    Assistant Athletic Director
  • Photo of Kelly Jelks

    Kelly Jelks 

    Assistant Director of Athletics

Athletic News

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  • CAK Athletic Director, Ried Estus, Named TSSAA District II Athletic Director of the Year

    Julya Johnson
    Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is excited to announce that CAK Athletic Director, Ried Estus, has been named the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) District II Athletic Director of the Year for 2020-2021. The award is named for A.F. Bridges, the first executive secretary of the TSSAA.
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  • Five CAK Seniors Sign on National Signing Day

    Julya Johnson
    Five CAK athletes signed to play at the next level on National Signing Day (Wednesday, November 10, 2021)! 
    • Emma Bethel signed to play softball at Eastern Kentucky.
    • Jackson Hughey signed to play golf at Union University.
    • Ben Johnston signed to play golf at Carson Newman
    • Walker Strange signed to play baseball at Lipscomb.
    • Kaleb Wilson signed to play golf at West Virginia.
    CAK's golf team has won five consecutive state titles! Overall, CAK golf holds eight state championships, CAK baseball holds four, and CAK softball holds three.

    Go Warriors!
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  • CAK Alum Cole Smith ('17) is Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week

    Julya Johnson
    CAK Alumnus Cole Smith ('17) is the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week! In Smith's first career start at Princeton, he threw for 412 yards and 3 touchdowns leading the Tigers to a 32-0 win over Lehigh. It was only the 14th time in program history that a Tigers' quarterback threw for 400 yards in a game.

    We are so proud of this Warrior!

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