Life High School Oak Cliff recently named Kirk Redding as its head boys soccer coach. Coach Redding joins the Life School team with over twenty-three years of experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. Coach Redding also brings a record of success with winning seasons, district championships, state semifinal championships, and state championships.
“I am excited to be at Life School Oak Cliff,” stated Redding. “We have the opportunity to build a boys' soccer program that will not only have success on the field but also a program with character that represents our athletic department, our school, and our families in an honorable way. I hope these young men learn to see how they can be an influence on others through this amazing game, having a competitive spirit, good sportsmanship, hard work ethic, excellent leadership qualities, team bonding, and life skills. I am thankful to be a part of the Life School family, and I look forward to impacting these athletes in a positive way.”
Coach Redding joined Life School with a high school record of 125-56-14. Before Life School, Redding served as the head soccer coach at Nolan Catholic High School, where his team advanced to the TAPPS state regional round of the playoffs. Coach Redding also served as a coach at The Covenant School and Shady Grove Christian, which included multiple district championships, state regional finals, and a state championship. Additionally, he also spent six years coaching with FC Dallas, competing in the Lake Highlands Classic League. Coach Redding holds a United States Soccer Federation National "C" Coaching License. Throughout his coaching career, Coach Redding has also seen many of his players sign letters of intent through the NCAA Division 1 and 2 programs.
Coach Redding played at the collegiate level at Dallas Baptist University, where he also served as a graduate assistant. While at DBU, Coach Redding received his Bachelor's Degree.
Athletic Director Scott Thrush said, “We are thrilled to have Coach Redding join our team this school year and take over our varsity boys soccer program. Kirk has a great attitude about all things and will be an excellent role model for our young men on and off the field. He has great knowledge of the game, and we are excited to have him lead our program.”
Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mountain Creek, Red Oak, Oak Cliff and Waxahachie, TX. Life School develops leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Its mission is accomplished in part through the financial support of donors who provide scholarships and embrace making students ready to learn, ready to lead and ready for life.
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