FBCA names new varsity coaches
Fort Bend Christian Academy Director of Athletics David Roberts announced the selection of two new varsity coaches for the 2013-2014 school year.
Watts has served for two years as assistant coach for both cross country and girls basketball at Fort Bend Christian Academy.
A graduate from Texas Southern University, Watts is currently enrolled at The University of Houston, earning a second degree in mathematics while obtaining her teaching certificate. She is employed in the accounting office of Fort Bend Christian Academy.
Cieara began playing basketball at a young age, and played competitive AAU basketball starting at age 10 with the The Family Inc., and then with the Indiana Gym Rats, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She went on to participate in four consecutive AAU National Tournaments with The Indiana Pearls. Watts was a four-year varsity starter on her high school team, and was recruited by Division I programs Georgia Tech and Wichita State, before deciding to attend Texas Southern.
Before joining FBCA, Watts was a head coach at Fall Creek Valley Middle school (Indianapolis, IN) for two years. She coached 8th grade girls basketball, 7th grade volleyball and softball. As head coach, she has a winning record and went undefeated (15-0) for the 2009-2010 (girls basketball) season. She has had six student-athletes from her 8th grade team start varsity as freshman and three have been part of a Sectional Championship Team in a very competitive 4A public school system. Coach Watts is also an assistant for the Katy Rebels 2017 AAU girls basketball team. In addition to assisting with high school girls basketball (2013 State Runner Up Championship Team, 2012 Bi-District Champions) at FBCA, Watts also assists with the high school boys and girls track teams.
Brad Simmons named Varsity Head Coach Lady Eagles Basketball
Brad Simmons has been named the Varsity Head Coach for the Lady Eagles 2013 TAPPS 4A State Runner Up Championship basketball team. Simmons has served as assistant coach for the varsity girls basketball program for the past two years, as well as head coach for FBCA’s middle school cross country team, head girls middle school track coach (2013 Girls District Champs), and AAU girls basketball coach. He will also continue in his position as Fort Bend Christian Academy elementary physical education teacher.
Simmons graduated from Grapevine High School where he was named the Boys Basketball MVP of Northeast Tarrant County and second-team all-Tarrant County. He played college basketball at Texas Wesleyan University and the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.
After earning his degree, Brad began his career in healthcare and spent twenty years working in that industry. For those many years, he never lost the love for the sport and, ultimately, made the decision to change careers and began professionally coaching. He has been a head coach in youth sports for more than 10 years as he coached his three daughters and son, and is currently the head coach of the AAU 2017 Katy Rebels Elite team.
The Lady Eagles already have a strong relationship with Coach Simmons and he is confident that the championship program built over the past two years will hit the ground running for the new season.
Simmons and Watts replace veteran coach Jon Froelich. Leaving the very successful basketball and cross country programs of Fort Bend Christian Academy in the capable hands of Watts and Simmons, Froelich will coach at the collegiate level for McCook Community College in Nebraska.
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