Coram Deo Academy is committed to the continued development of students outside the home and classroom. The lessons learned around the dinner table, discovered through biblical readings, and taught in the classroom need an extended platform for full development.
The challenges and conflicts provided by athletics provide that platform. Our programs are designed to assist in the development of character and integrity in our students. These traits are encouraged and developed in a safe environment with like-minded coaches who support parental authority.
Our athletic philosophy is principle driven, development purposed, and effort rewarded. We believe the practice of biblical principles will create the discipline needed to live a successful life for Christ. We believe the combination of academic and athletic programs provides an effective tool in the development of a well-rounded person.
List of 4 members.
Mrs. Ashley Kelly
District Athletic Director, Cross-country - CC, Track & Field - FM
Mr. Joshua Nokes
CC Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, Head Softball Coach - CC
Josh Nokes joined Coram Deo in 2018 by way of Savannah, GA, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Additionally, he coached football and wrestling while teaching Advanced Placement United States History, and oversaw the consolidation and integration of the middle school athletic program within the SCPS Athletic Department. During his time there, the school had the highest ranking athletic department in Savannah.
Josh is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Secondary Education and a Masters in Business Administration. After college, Josh spent several years in discipleship ministry with K-Life Ministries in Fort Worth before beginning his teaching career in Carrollton. At Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, he developed an Advanced Placement American History program that saw a pass rate increase from 5% to 82% while also working as an assistant football coach with the team who made two state championship appearances and as head coach to the softball team who appeared in the semifinals. At The Covenant School of Dallas, he was the Athletic and Facilities Coordinator and was charged with preparing the football program to move from 6-man to 11-man football. In 2013, he had the privilege of being a part of the staff that won the TAPPS state championship in 6-man football. In addition, he served as the head baseball coach at Covenant, taking the team to the playoffs in his final year at the school.
Outside of a love of sports and developing young men and women for Christ, Josh is passionate about spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their young team of boys: Beckett, Tate, Archer, Wilder and Silas. Other interests include cycling, reading, fly fishing, the great outdoors and working in newly/nearly married ministries through Watermark Community Church.
Mr. Drew Lott
Dallas Athletic Director & Facilities Manager, Boys & Girls Basketball - Dallas, Baseball - CC
Drew Lott joined CDA in 2019 as Head Baseball Coach and is now the Dallas Campus Director of Athletics, Facilities Manager, and the Flower Mound Head Baseball Coach.
Drew was born in Portland, OR and raised in Tacoma, WA and Lynden, WA where he graduated from Lynden High School. Drew then went on to attend Trinity Western University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics and History. He earned his Texas Educators Certificate from Region 10. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Drew Lott has coached successful club baseball since 2000. He has coached high school baseball at Lynden High School, Nooksack High School, and The Covenant School Dallas. He has coached at the collegiate level with Athletes in Action (NYCBL) and Mid America Nazarene University (NAIA).
Drew sees coaching as a platform for discipleship in the gospel by incorporating prayer and devotional times with each team he coaches. He enjoys teaching athletes how to commit to a team and become a great teammate, how to embrace the hard work required for skill development, and ways to master the mental side of sports.
Drew and his wife, Laura, have two young children. The oldest will attend Coram Deo Academy in the fall of 2019. His family worships and serves at Mosaic Church in Richardson, TX.
Cody Bartlow joined CDA in 2015 as Head Soccer coach. Over his time here at CDA Coach Bartlow has started CDA’s first ever Girls Soccer Team and is now the Flower Mound’s Athletics Director, Head Track Coach and Assistant Football Coach.
Cody was born and raised in Bedford, TX where he graduated from L.D. Bell High School. Cody then went on to attend Dallas Baptist University where he earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Education in Kinesiology and Master of Arts in Sport Management degrees. During that time Cody also earned an Advanced Certificate in Management. Coach Bartlow has coached successful club soccer since 2001 and coached at the collegiate level with Dallas Baptist University (NCAA D2) and Northwood University (NAIA). He holds his USSF C License, USATF Level 1 Certification and NSCAA Advanced Regional License. Cody has also taught in the Kinesiology Departments at the collegiate level.
Cody has two children and attends The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX.