Responsibilities: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Anthony Mickelson, a former Calvary Warrior basketball player himself, is now entering his fourth season as head coach. Over the past three seasons under Mickelson, Calvary has established the reputation of playing with a “never quit” mentality, which has produced respect around the league.
While a student athlete for the Warriors, Mickelson was an Academic All-American. He received an associate's degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College in 2005. He received a bachelor's degree in English and Secondary Education from William Jewell College in 2007 and a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Cornerstone University in 2009. Mickelson has also previously coached basketball at Faith Christian Academy in Kansas City, MO. In addition, he coached basketball camps for many years including Don Eddy Basketball Camps based in San Antonio, TX.
"My favorite Bible verse in the context of sports," says Mickelson, "is I Timothy 4:8 because it helps us keep athletics in perspective, seeing that it has some profit, but pales in comparison to the profit brought by godly living through personal faith in Jesus Christ." Coach Mickelson's goal is to use Calvary basketball to extend the great commission to the basketball court and beyond--mentoring players in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and allowing them opportunities through basketball to share about the good news of Jesus Christ. Since coming to Calvary, he has worked to build the Warrior program on the foundations of a positive "attitude, effort, and unity." This is a standard that the players have come to expect.
Mickelson and his wife, Crystal, met at Calvary and reside in Kansas City. They have two children.