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Coach Ron Kessler 
Athletic Director/Assistant Head of School/ Head Girls Basketball Coach

I am extremely honored and blessed to be moving into the role of Athletic Director here at Brookhaven Academy!  Sports and working with young people is an extreme passion of mine!  It is my goal to help provide all our student-athletes here at BA with a very competitive environment with each of their teams, but more importantly a Christ-like atmosphere for our student-athletes to endure daily!  Having coaches in place to mentor our athletes the right way, God’s way, is extremely important to me!
I have recently completed my 16th year as a high school basketball coach and my 4th year as a high school administrator.  I have been married to my beautiful wife Mandy for 18 years.  About ten years ago God blessed Mandy and I with the two most beautiful babies in the world.  Our miracle twins, Avrie and Carter, were born in August of 2013 after doctors told us many years prior that we would probably not be able to have children of our own.  God showed up big time for Mandy and I and gave us so much added joy that we had been missing for all those early years!  Being a parent has changed both our lives drastically!  Our focus has moved away from ourselves and become about the family and children God has blessed us with.  Jeremiah 29:11, has become our testimony verse for the journey God has allowed us to take together these past 18 years.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  
Winning a 5A Basketball State Championship this past season has reminded all of us the importance of trusting God through it all and staying TOGETHER every step of the way!
We strive daily to compete at a high level in basketball, but more importantly an even higher level to show God’s love to all we come in contact with!  
I pray our entire athletic department and school will do the same!  
Proud to be a Cougar! 
-Ron Kessler

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