Athletics
Athletics

Football

First Baptist Academy has a premier Dallas football program with experienced and proven coaches, as well as a record that speaks for itself. The FBA football team has won numerous championships in recent years and has seen over a third of their players go on to college programs in the last decade.

Quarterbacks at FBA

Since 2009:

FBA QBs have thrown for 28,418 YDs & 336 TDs
FBA QBs have been recognized as all-state 5 times

Since 2011:

Every FBA starting QB has gone on to play college football

Receivers at FBA

Since 2009:

9 receivers have gone on to play college football

Trae Hart:

In 2012, all-state WR Trae Hart led the nation in receiving with over 2,000 YDs
In 2013, his senior year, he led the Saints to the state championship
Trae went on to receive a full scholarship at Purdue

FBA receivers are coached by the top receiver trainer in the country:

David Robinson, FBA’s Offensive Coordinator

College Bound

Since 2009:Out of 70 FBA football players, 24 have gone on to play college footballSince 2013:Out of 37 senior FBA football players, 19 have gone on to play college football

This represents millions of dollars in college scholarship offers and awards.

Success at the College Level

Kelan Smith, all-state receiver:
Won the National Championship at Texas A&M Commerce in 2017

Miles Thompson, all-state quarterback:
Was named the SAA Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the 2017 Season
Was named a 2018 Preseason All-American at Hendrix College

Gage McClanahan, all-state quarterback:
Broke the Howard Payne University completion record against Southwestern University in 2018

Lane Taylor, all-state defensive back & receiver:
Was featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 when he blocked a field goal that was returned for a TD to win the game for Lamar University in 2018

Josh Johnson, all-state defensive back:
Was named GPAC All-Conference in 2014 at Hastings College

FBA Football under head coach Jason Lovvorn

Hired at age 23 in 2009 as Head Coach

Named FBA Head of School at age 28 in 2014

Named to American Football Coaches Association 35 under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute: A program designed to identify & train rising leaders in the game of football & the coaching profession

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2013 High School Coach of the Year for Private Schools

73-51 career record in 10 seasons as Head Coach at FBA
FBA had 6 head coaches in the previous 12 seasons with a record of 52-76

11 Playoff Wins:
2012 was the first playoff victory in 28 years

4 District Championships:
2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
2012 was the first district championship in 10 years

7 Straight Playoff Appearances

4 Appearances in the State Semifinals

6 Appearances in the State Quarterfinals

1 State Championship

4 District Coach of the Year Awards
2012, 2013, 2017 2018

Tom Hillary Private School All Star Game:
Winning Head Coach in 2012
Winning Offensive Coordinator in 2011

Playing Experience:

FBA, 2001-2004 – 2-year starting QB & team captain
Starter & captain of Tom Hillary Private School All-Star Game
Over 4,500 career passing YDs & 45 TD passes
Lettered in football, basketball, baseball, & track

Baylor University QB, 2004-2006
Howard Payne University Starting QB, 2007
American Southwest Conference Off. Player of the Week, 10/06/07

Quarterback Training:

One of the premier QB trainers in North Texas
Provides personal QB instruction to players from age 6 to professional level
Has trained QBs over multiple years who wen on to play at NCAA Division I, II, III, & NAIA levels