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Head Middle School Boys Basketball

Caleb Engen graduated highschool in 2016 just a few classes short of an associates degree at Ohio Christian University. 
Caleb then decided to follow God’s leading and spent a year at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary. He graduated from there in 2017 and has since been working in the family business of home remodeling. Caleb played basketball for three years at New Hope and was a part of the very first high school team. He has a passion for the game of basketball and fully believes in the philosophy and mission of New Hope. This is his second year as the head coach of the middle school. He have 5 siblings currently attending New Hope and one that is following his footstep studying at Word of Life. He is currently engaged to be married in August 2019.

Head High School Girls Basketball

Brian McCallister graduated from Teays Valley High School in 1988. He has been coaching for over 30 years in a variety of sports. He began his basketball coaching career in 1996 and 1997 with the Circleville middle school boys and girls programs. He then started the middle school boys program at NHCA in 2007.   Brian has been coaching at NHCA almost every year since.

Coach Mac says, “I am extremely excited to transition back to the girls’ program and continue to build on an already successful program. My goal is to instruct, lead, and coach so that the God given talents He blesses us with can, and should, be used on and off the court.”

Head High School Soccer Coach

Grant Gilliland graduated from Teays Valley High School in 2012 where he was first team All-MSL and third team all central district in soccer.  He played for the Pride Soccer Club (Canal Winchester) from his sophomore to senior year. Grant has witnessed the awesome work God is doing at New Hope as his brother (Isaac, 2018 graduate) went through the program and was prepared for success in college following. Coach Gilliland expressed his excitement, “I have been a part of the New Hope family for four years now, coaching alongside an amazing mentor and coach Shane Roese.  I love what God is doing with the program and hope to continue to build the soccer program to one that binds us together as a family and a successful one along the way.”

Head Middle School Soccer Coach

Robin Hensley is a 1997 graduate of Grove City High School and a 2001 graduate of Denison University.  Her competitive spirit has led her through a life filled with sport.  Not only has she had the privilege of competing throughout the country, she has also had the honor of competing internationally and representing our country.  She has been a part of the New Hope family for 8 years, where both of her children attend, and her husband, Clint, coaches the 5th/6th grade basketball teams.  She is excited to lead and learn from our middle school soccer team in this upcoming season.  

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Mandi Stone is a graduate of Teays Valley High school where she played four years of both volleyball and softball. She continued her academic and athletic career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mandi has a degree in Elementary Education and taught in the Teays Valley schools before becoming a stay at home mother. She began her coaching career at New Hope Christian Academy in 2014. Mandi also works as a fitness instructor at the Pickaway County YMCA. Mandi is married to Pastor Jason Stone and is the mother of Halley and Carley Stone. Mandi's desire is to use volleyball to help young girls develop positive self esteem, friendship, and a growing relationship with Jesus.

Head Middle School Volleyball Coach

Cara Gremillion graduated with a degree in English-Education from Northwest Nazarene University and teaches high school English Language Arts at New Hope Christian Academy.  For the past two years, she was the middle school volleyball assistant coach working under Nancy Cordle, and this year she took over as the head coach. She is married to Jamey Gremillion and has four children. Her sons, Cameron and Cade, both attend Ohio Christian University; her daughters, Kelcie (10th grade) and Karis (7th grade), both attend New Hope Christian Academy.  Cara loves working with middle school girls and is excited to help them develop their volleyball skills. She sees playing volleyball and working as a team as tools to help girls build confidence and lifelong skills.