Clarksville Academy Coaches

Clarksville Academy Welcomes Ashley Slay As New Volleyball Coach

Clarksville Academy has announced Ashley Slay and Whitney Moore to lead the Clarksville Academy Volleyball program for the 2018 season. “We are very excited to have Ashley Slay as a full-time employee and our new Head Volleyball Coach.  She brings a wealth of experience and excitement to the program.  Coach Slay is a perfect fit to be a part of the CA family,” said Athletic Director Jake Peterson.

Slay transitions to her head coaching position after completing her volleyball career at Austin Peay State University. Read More

Shaine Walker

Varsity Track, Head Coach
swalker@clarksvilleacademy.com

I am originally from Yakima, Washington. I have lived in Clarksville since the 7th grade besides the 2 years my wife and I spent in Atlanta. I have a Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degree in Mathematics from Tennessee State University. I ran track and cross country at Rossview High School and decided to not pursue scholarships for track after a knee injury. This will be my first time ever coaching a sport and I am excited to see the team Read More

Randy Thrash

Intermediate Golf, Head Coach
rtthrash@gmail.com

Coach Thrash (retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel) comes to Clarksville via 2 tours with the 101st Airborne Division. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Coach Thrash is an avid golfer and loves what he calls, “the sport for life.” He and his wife, Tammy, are business owners in town and enjoy being involved with the Clarksville community. Their twins, Katie and Tyler, are 8th graders at CA.

Christy Janssen

Intermediate Softball, Head Coach
cjanssen@clarksvilleacademy.com

Graham Bull

Varsity Soccer, Head Coach
superstriker910@aol.com

Micah LaJoie

Certified Athletic Trainer
STAR Physical Therapy
Micah.LaJoie@starpt.com

Micah LaJoie MS, LAT, ATC is our Certified Athletic Trainer. She provides athletic healthcare to our Upper School. Micah has her BS in Exercise Science from Brevard College. From there she attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga receiving her Master’s in Athletic Training. After working in Chattanooga for a year she accepted a job with STAR Physical Therapy, which placed her here with the Clarksville Academy Cougars.

Qua Mcculler

Intermediate Boys Basketball, Head Coach
rtgbasketballtraining@gmail.com.

Adam Welch

Varsity Girls and Boys Golf, Head Coach
awelch@clarksvilleacademy.com

Coach Welch moved to Clarksville in 1987 to attend APSU. After graduating in 1992 with a BS in Health Science and Physical Education with a minor in Biology, he began a career in the Retail Sales industry. After 20+ years in sales, Adam decided to do what he felt he was meant to do, teach and coach. Adam began teaching at Clarksville High School 2011 and is in his second year teaching at CA. Coach Welch Read More

Bryan Dirksen

Girls and Boys Bowling, Head Coach
bryandirks3n@gmail.com

Matt Sundstrom

Intermediate Baseball, Head Coach
mattsundstrom@yahoo.com