Aug 18, 2014 05:34 AM EDT
Jason Poznich Named CCCB’s First Cross Country Coach
Jason Poznich has been named the first head coach for men's and women's cross country at the Central Christian College of the Bible. In April, the College announced the addition of men's and women's cross country as its fifth and sixth intercollegiate athletic programs.
Athletic Director Jack Defreitas said that this sport is all about conquering the mental battle. The college is hopeful that Jason will offer necessary support to help student athletes grow both spiritually and professionally.
Besides coaching responsibilities, Poznich is also serving as the new Professor of Preaching Ministry at Central Christian.
"As the first coach It is both exciting and terrifying, but I know that I will be able to shape and reshape the program over the years, and I look forward to that challenge," Poznich said.
The Miami, Okla., native was an all-state soccer player, an all-conference basketball player and a state finalist in track and field in high school. Poznich earned Bachelor of Business Administration from PSU; Bachelor of Bible and Ministry from Ozark Christian College and Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Preaching from Lincoln Christian Seminary.
For the past four and a half years, Poznich held the role of the Preaching Minister at Boyd Christian Church in Dix, Il. He also served in youth ministries with churches in Pittsburg, Kan., and Las Vegas, Nev., from 2002-09. During these ministries, Poznich was responsible for Bible studies, mission trips and high school small groups.
Talking about team goals for the first year, Poznich said in a statement, "First, I believe that running is good way to promote health and stewardship of the bodies God gave us. Second, I hope these teams function as a type of life group, where Jesus-centered relationships are formed, students are held spiritually accountable and are spiritual encouraged, and the athletes grow into spiritual maturity together."
"Third, I hope we compete to the glory of God: we train well, we run hard, and we are good sports. We may or may not be competitive this first year, but we will compete to the best of our abilities to the glory of God."
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