Athletics Department Staff

Real Life Christian Academy offers an active athletic program with over 50 teams for students from kindergarten through 12th grade that are led by a dedicated team of coaches.

Debi Lawson, RLCA Athletics Director

Coach Lawson joined RLCA in 2008, bringing 20 years of experience with her to build the athletic program from the ground up. In 2015, she coached the varsity girls volleyball team to a national championship, and in 2013 led both the girls basketball and girls volleyball teams to state championships. Under her leadership, the level of play in competitive athletics at RLCA has risen significantly, leading to RLCA join the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), a more competitive league for high school athletics. There are more than 55 athletic teams for students of every age at RLCA, and Coach continues to enhance and grow the program annually.


Assistant to the AD | Stephanie Tibbetts

MS Girls Volleyball | Lauren Podguski

JV Girls Volleyball | Jackie Kibby

Varsity Girls Volleyball | Stephanie Tibbetts

Cross Country | Kelly Gamauf

MS Boys Soccer | Josh Norton

MS Golf | Ron Lawson

Varsity Golf | Ron Lawson

MS Girls Basketball | Lauren Podguski

JV Boys Basketball | Aaron BenDavid

Varsity Girls Basketball | Tyree Crutchfield

Varsity Boys Basketball | David Jerkins

JV Boys Baseball | Josh Norton

Varsity Boys Baseball | Mike Koronka

MS Girls Softball | Jackie Kibby

Varsity Girls Softball | Peggy Alex

MS Track | Kelly Gamauf

Varsity Boys Soccer | Brandon Ragbir

MS Boys Flag Football | David Bohner

MS / HS Tennis | Austin Keese

MS Girls Soccer | TBD

Cheerleading Coach | TBD

MS Boys Basketball | TBD

Bowling | TBD