Corey Fipps Named New Football Coach

Corey Fipps Named New Football Coach

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Coach Corey Fipps webAfter a competitive search, KCU has named their new football coach. Corey Fipps comes by way of an impactful coaching career as well as an impressive playing career as an offensive tackle at Harding University. Most recently, Coach Fipps spent two seasons as the Offensive Coordinator at NCAA Division II Missouri Southern State University. He will begin coaching duties at KCU effective immediately.

Athletic Director Bruce Dixon had this to say about Fipps, “In Coach Fipps, we’ve found an exceptional football coach with a great IQ for the game, but more importantly, he is a man of unquestioned faith. He will be an amazing leader spiritually, which for our University is first and foremost. We are very happy to add Coach Fipps to the KCU Family.”

Fipps has coached an array of talented young athletes at schools such as the aforementioned Missouri Southern State University, Bellhaven University in Mississippi, Montana Tech, Faulkner University, and even his alma mater NCAA Division II Harding University. The athletes he has molded over the years have obtained numerous accolades, a pattern he hopes to continue at Kentucky Christian University.

KCU President Dr. Jeff Metcalf said, “Given the unique Christ-centered character and mission of KCU, our search for a new head football coach involved much more than prospective coaches’ ability to field winning teams. Many of the scores of applicants, some with NFL experience, had impressive resumes with regard to the Xs and Os of coaching but Coach Fipps was quickly identified as a candidate we wanted to pursue because of his unique blend of Christian leadership and coaching acumen. The KCU campus community is very excited to welcome Coach Fipps and his family!”

Click HERE to view an interview with our new coach!

 

Well Equipped

“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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