Girls Volleyball
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Melinda Young - Head Volleyball Coach
Melinda Young began coaching at Crosspoint in 2013 when she became head track coach. In 2014, she also took on the position of head volleyball coach. She received a bachelor of arts degree in recreation and leisure studies from Missouri State University. No stranger to the sport, she previously coached volleyball through Rockwood Community Education from 2009-2012. Young says she coaches because, "I love to work with young people and encourage them to do their best. I have always loved high school athletics and the lessons the athletes learn from sports."

 

Andy Young - Assistant Volleyball Coach
Andy Young joins the Crosspoint coaching staff to coach volleyball alongside his wife, Melinda. Andy graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Industrial Safety Management. He has been involved in sports programs throughout his entire life, including basketball, baseball, and cross country in high school. He and Melinda also played several years of competitive co-ed volleyball on various YMCA and municipal leagues. Andy said, "I wanted to help my wife coach the girl's volleyball team this year in order to have a part in seeing our girls' team challenged to play their hardest and do their best to achieve their goals of winning a state championship."

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Girls Volleyball

Volleyball is a long-time tradition at Crosspoint, having started shortly after the school's opening in the early 90s.  Our first priority for ourselves as coaches, and for the attitude and approach for all the girls, is to always do all things to bring honor and glory to God and then to be a good witness in all that we say and do. We see playing on a school sports team not only about developing one's physical abilities, but also very much about building emotional and spiritual characteristics that will benefit our girls throughout their entire lifetimes.

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Melinda Young

Andy Young

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Boys Soccer
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Mike Hopkins - Head Soccer Coach
Mike Hopkins officially joined the CCS coaching staff as assistant soccer and baseball coach for the 2016-2017 season after serving as their statistician for many years as well as taking on other supporting roles. Coach Hopkins is a 1986 graduate of Marietta College, where he earned a bachelor of arts in media management, and a 2004 graduate of Webster University, where he earned his MBA. When asked why he coaches, he said, "I help out because I enjoy being around the players and because I think that the head coaches should get to focus on being leaders. My hope is that my assistance with the grunt work allows them more time on the important job of helping shape our young men."

Ryan Craft - Assistant Soccer Coach

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Boys Soccer

Soccer is a long-standing sport at Crosspoint, which started in the fall of 1992. Back then, we had to use fifth graders and girls to fill our boys roster! Today, our maturing team has seen a significant improvement in the tight bond the players have developed, as well as in the strength of their walk as young Christian men. It has been incredible to see significant improvement and growth of the soccer program over the years, and we are looking forward to continuing that growth in the years to come.

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Mike Hopkins

Ryan Craft

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Boys Basketball
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Scott Weldy - Head Basketball Coach
"I love the game of basketball and it has been my favorite sport since I first began playing organized basketball in the 3rd grade at the boys club in Decatur, Alabama. My playing career ended as a four-year letter winner at Tennessee Temple, where I was co-captain my junior and senior years. I have been blessed to have had many great coaches and am glad that I can pass on the training to the next generation of basketball players. The beauty of being a coach, especially at a Christian school, is that many of the lessons taught on the court can be applied to life off the court. My prayer is that each player will understand that the Lord wants their very best, whether it's on or off the court."

 

Erik Howard- Assistant Basketball Coach
Erik Howard joined Crosspoint's coaching staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Evangel University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in middle school math. Coach Howard earned a scholarship to run cross country at Evangel during the 2006-2007 school year. Before coming to Crosspoint, Howard was Assistant Men's Softball Coach for Evangel Temple's men's slow-pitch team from 2007-2011. When asked why he coaches, he responds, "I coach because I really enjoy seeing students play the games that I love, watching them improve in different skill areas, and seeing them grow together. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and I am glad and blessed that I get to be around it all."

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Boys Basketball

I am looking forward to what will be accomplished for the 2016-17 season! After finishing 19-6 last year, coming in second in the MAC conference tournament, and winning the class 3A title in Joplin, expectations are extremely high, especially since we lost only one player to graduation. However the boys are up for the challenge, and we aim to stay focused for the entire season. We have a tough conference, but with each game we will strive to be better and better!

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Scott Weldy

Erik Howard

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Girls Basketball
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Leigh Howard - Head Basketball Coach
Leigh Howard joined the Crosspoint coaching staff in 2015 as girls head JV coach and assistant varsity coach. 2016 is her first year as the girls varsity head coach. She received a bachelor of arts in business administration and minor in music from College of the Ozarks in 2010 and is a 2006 graduate of Crosspoint, where she played basketball for four years. Previous coaching experience involves holding an open gym for the CCS girls basketball team during the summers of 2015 and 2016. When asked why she coaches, she responds, "Coaching is such an incredible opportunity to use the game you love to encourage students in not only their athletic ability, but also in their life and walk with Christ, by cultivating things like commitment, integrity, loyalty, and perseverance. I am excited to see what is in store for the Lady Cougars!"

Shauna Jackson - Head JV Basketball Coach
Marinne Johnson - Assistant JV Basketball Coach/Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

 

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Girls Basketball
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Leigh Howard

Shauna Jackson

Marinne Johnson

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Cheer
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Julie Zeitzmann - Head Cheer Coach

Julie Zeitzmann has been cheering the Cougars from the sidelines ever since becoming a Crosspoint parent. Coach Zeitzmann started working with the girls' cheer squad as an assistant in 2014, becoming head cheer coach in 2015. She considers it a privilege to train these young ladies in promoting school spirit. "Cheering builds self-confidence," she says. "I hope to help build that self-confidence, and I look forward to helping the girls grow as both cheerleaders and individuals."

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Cheer

2015 & 2016 State Champions, non-musical division
2017 State Champions, musical division

Crosspoint's first cheerleading squad started with only a few girls in high school. Today the squad has grown to a full team of enthusiastic girls spanning grades 7-12. The goal for Crosspoint cheerleading is to develop the fundamentals of cheering while adding elements of stunt routines and dance. Crosspoint cheerleaders participate in the MCSAA State Tournament every year in Joplin, where they have won multiple awards. Most recently, the 2016-2017 squad took first place in the musical division at the State Tournament. You can find Crosspoint cheerleaders rallying school spirit at girls and boys home basketball games.

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Julie Zeitzmann

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Boys Baseball
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Jared Hogan - Head Baseball Coach
Jared Hogan has been coaching for Crosspoint since the baseball program began in 2012. Coach Hogan received an associate degree in teaching from East Central College in 2009 and a bachelor of science in criminology from Missouri State University in 2011. His previous athletic experience includes twelve years of playing baseball, coaching Upwards basketball for several years, and serving for three years as referee MSHSAA basketball. Hogan says he coaches because, "I enjoy hanging with, coaching, and mentoring the kids...and I miss playing baseball!"

Erik Howard - Assistant Baseball Coach

Mike Hopkins - Assistant Baseball Coach

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Boys Baseball

Baseball was added to Crosspoint in the 2012 school year. That inaugural year, we won one game and ended with a 1-11 record. It was truly a great milestone at Crosspoint to begin a baseball program and be able to field a baseball squad. These athletes work very hard drilling in preparation for games. They sweat, endure pain, receive criticism, and are praised on a job well done. They experience defeat and, at times, victory. They laugh and, at times, cry. They learn what it means to be part of a team and that they must rely on one another to succeed. They are learning what life will be like, and what their walk will be like as Christians -- depending on each other and our Heavenly Father.

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Jared Hogan

Erik Howard

Mike Hopkins

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Girls Soccer
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Leslie Blackburn - Head Soccer Coach
Joe Blackburn - Assistant Soccer Coach
Leslie and Joey Blackburn began coaching girls' soccer with the Spring 2014 season. Leslie and Joe came to Crosspoint athletics having previously coached in YMCA sports leagues and Upwards Basketball. The Blackburns sum up their coaching philosophy in the phrase Together Everyone Achieves More, or T.E.A.M. "I am trying to teach the girls that, when we all are on the field, we become one," says Leslie. Joey adds, "Together, we want to show the girls both what a "T.E.A.M" is and how to be competitive while representing Christ."

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Girls Soccer

After last year's success, we are looking forward to an exciting season. We have some young and upcoming stars that are only going to get better with every mini camp, practice, and game. We are striving to be better coaches. We finished 7-5 with three very close losses that could have gone either way. Our goal is a State Championship! The girls are learning what commitment and what a team really means: whether you're a starter or sub, everyone is important in our team dynamics and to us. We are family. They are learning that competing is often like a real job, except your reward is the Championship Trophy. We also honor God in our work and give Him all the glory whether we win or lose.

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Leslie Blackburn

Joe Blackburn

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Track
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Melinda Young - Head Track Coach
Melinda Young began coaching at Crosspoint in 2013 when she became head track coach. In 2014, she also took on the position of head volleyball coach. She received a bachelor of arts degree in recreation and leisure studies from Missouri State University. Her previous coaching experience includes coaching volleyball through Rockwood Community Education from 2009-2012. Young says she coaches because, "I love to work with young people and encourage them to do their best. I have always loved high school athletics and the lessons the athletes learn from sports."

B.W. Honeycutt - Assistant Track Coach
B.W. Honeycutt has been involved with Crosspoint in many facets over the years since the school's founding. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor of science degree in sociology and minors in psychology and philosophy. He holds a masters degree in pastoral studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Currently, he is the pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Franklin County. Over the years, Honeycutt has coached youth track and cross country on several occasions, including one season of cross country in the 90s and one season of track in 2007 for Crosspoint. He also taught secondary classes at Crosspoint from 1994-2006, and was recently re-elected to the school board after previously serving a term from 2007-2009. Honeycutt coaches out of his love for running, having been a runner himself for over forty years.

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Track

Track is a fairly young sport at Crosspoint -- the 2011-2012 season was the starter school year for fielding a track team. Head Coach Melinda Young is pleased to report that, in spite of being the fledgling school, Crosspoint continues to perform well at the State Tournaments and currently holds the Girls Discus State Champion title. Coach Young says individual athletes are showing improvement in their events as they ready for the new season. We look forward to seeing these athletes build Crosspoint's newest team into a strong competitor!

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Malinda Young

B.W. Honeycutt

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