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Michelle Rutledge

Athletic Director

Phone: 404-429-6157
Email: [email protected]

Michelle Rutledge and her husband Mark reside in Towne Lake and have three adult children, Candace, Mallory and Natalie.  Mark and Michelle spent 18 years home-educating and two of their daughters attended The Kings Academy and participated in Crown sports programs.  Michelle serves as the Athletic Director for The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) and has years of athletic managerial experience.  She has served at several levels in The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) organization including swim team coach, committee member and board member prior to taking on the director position.  Mark and Michelle attend Fellowship Bible Church where Mark serves as an Elder.  Their passion and calling is to discipleship and care ministry.  Both serve on the Leadership Team of Stephen Ministry and host a couples small group in their home.


Ben Lee

Board Liaison for Football and Soccer
Home Phone: 770-591-3241
Cell  Phone: 770-334-1792

Email: [email protected]


Ben has been a member of The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) operating board since its inception in 2005. He and his wife, Candace, have been married for 20 years. Their children have been attending The King's Academy for 11 years. Their daughter Addison was a cheerleader for the Crown Cheer program   for 6 years. Addison graduated in May 2013 and was awarded a college scholarship to cheer. Their son Austin is currently enrolled at The Kings Academy and has played football for The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) for the past 4 years where he has served as team captain for 2 of the 4 years. His wife Candace was the Crown Varsity cheer coach for 11 years and was awarded National Cheer Coach of the year by Christain Cheerladers of America in 2012. Ben’s love of sports began in Jr. High and High School where he lettered in both Football and Wrestling. Ben serves as the Chairman for the Football program which is comprised of committee members who manage all aspects of the football operations. He also serves as the Chairman of Christan Schools Athletic Association (CSAA) where he oversees a middle school and JV football league which is comprised of teams from the Atlanta Metro area. Ben and Candace attend Cherokee Baptist Church where Ben serves as a care group leader and assists in teaching a Bible Study class. Ben is employed by Tableau Software which is a global data visualization/business intelligence software company where he is responsible for managing strategic accounts in the Southeast. 

Sandra Breaden

Board liaison for Cheerleading and Volleyball
Home Phone: 770-924-9219

Email: [email protected]


Sandra is a founding member of The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) and has served on the Operating Board since 2005.  She also serves as the Student Affairs Administrator at The King’s Academy in Woodstock, GA.  She is married to Dave Breaden, a civil engineer for the Cobb County Water System.  The Breadens have four adult children, all who were home educated.  Their son is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, their oldest daughter graduated from Lee University, and their twin daughters attend Lee University and Bryan College. All four children played homeschool sports including football, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and tennis. One of their daughters went on from Crown Athletics to receive an athletic scholarship at Bryan College as an outside hitter for the varsity volleyball program. The Breadens attend Marietta Alliance Church where Sandra teaches Junior High Sunday School.  Sandra serves as secretary of the Operating Board and is the board liaison for the cheerleading and volleyball programs.  She is passionate about helping young people discover their God-given talents and has seen the role that sports can play in helping them develop valuable life skills for His glory.

Wes Cantrell

Chairman of the Operating Board

Board Liaison for Basketball and Cross Country

Phone:770-928-7369
Email: [email protected]


Wes and his wife Jane homeschooled their three children for 19 years. All three of their children are graduates of The King's Academy and participated in many sports including football, basketball, and cheerleading.  Wes presently serves as the Young Adult Pastor at First Baptist Church of Woodstock.  He has served in this capacity since 2006.  Prior to this, Wes was in youth ministry for 21 years serving as a Youth Pastor, the director of First Priority Ministries, and a public school health educator in Cobb County teaching abstinence-based sex education.  Wes has served as the Chairman of the Operating Board since The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) started in 2005.

Brent Coleman

Board Liaison for Swimming, Golf and Tennis

Phone:678-333-4183
Email: [email protected]

Brent and his wife Michelle reside in Canton and are blessed with four children, Tatum, Sydney, Hunter and Kylie, who all attend The King's Academy.  Brent is Chief Revenue Officer at Curriculum Advantage, which is an educational software company based out of Lawrenceville.  Prior to his current post, he spent ten years in sports marketing and management, including seven years with the Atlanta Falcons.  Brent is an honor graduate of Clemson University and earned a Master's degree from the University of Tennessee. Brent’s primary role on the Operating Board is directing the activities of the Booster Club, which has raised over $65,000 since the program’s inception.  Michelle is the Head Coach of the Middle School Football Cheer and Competition squad.  The Coleman family are all faithful members of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church in Suwanee, where Brent is a deacon and the church clerk.

Shane Eller

Board liaison for Baseball and Softball

Phone: 678-429-0103
Email: [email protected]

Shane and his wife Shana reside in Canton, GA and are blessed with two children, Matheson and Willfranklin.  Both children attend The King's Academy where Shana is a staff member.  Shane is employed by Philips Healthcare and has served in the Healthcare industry for over 20 years.  Shane was an All-State letterman in football and basketball at Marietta Christian School (now Mt. Paran Christian School) in Marietta, GA.  Shane played college basketball at Berry College but transferred and received his BA from the University of Georgia in Economics and a MBA from Mercer University.  Shane serves as the Operating Board representative for Baseball & Softball.  The Eller family are faithful members of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA. 

   

Tracy Marshall

Board liaison for Volleyball

Phone: 
Email: [email protected]

Tracy and her husband Kyle live in Canton with their daughter, Sydney.  Tracy has been involved with The King's Academy Knights (formally Crown Athletics) for 5 years. She has coached both middle school and varsity golf teams as well as serving on the volleyball committee.  Sydney graduated from The King's Academy in 2013 and is a Crown Athletics Alumni where she played basketball, golf and volleyball.  Sydney will continue playing volleyball as a Lady Panther at LaGrange College in the fall of 2013.  The Marshalls are active members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hickory Flat where Tracy has served as a Sunday School teacher and also traveled on mission trips to Pennsylvania and Costa Rica.  She is an avid golfer and enjoys competing in Georgia State Golf Association tournaments and also playing golf with the Woodmont Ladies Golf Association.



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