Eric Taylor, Director of Athletics
In 2017, Eric returned to CHCA with 17 years of experience and an impressive resume as an educator and coach. Most recently, he added Athletic Director to his resume serving at his alma mater, Deer Park High School, in 2016 as Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach. Under his leadership, the Wildcats rose to the next level, with many of its programs experiencing the most wins seen in years, or in some cases, ever in the history of the programs. We are blessed and excited to have Eric leading the charge of CHCA Athletics!
Taylor, a graduate of Deer Park High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northern Kentucky University and a Masters in Sports Administration from Xavier University. Before coming to CHCA, Taylor also taught and coached Football, Wrestling, and Track at various other local schools including Deer Park, Summit, Indian Hill, Wyoming and Finneytown. Eric was also the head varsity football coach at CHCA for eight years, winning numerous titles for the Eagles! Taylor and his wife Leah, have two children, Averi and Cael, who attend CHCA.
Tony Schulz, Associate Director of Athletics
Tony joined the Athletic Department in January, 2017 and is excited to get to know the community at CHCA! He is also our Head Varsity Baseball coach and brings a wealth of athletic organizational experience having been the director of the Reds Rookie Success League, an event director for the Lily Anne Schulz Memorial Baseball Classic, as well as a field instructor for the Cincinnati Reds Summer Baseball Camps. Tony is a 2000 graduate of Fairfield High School and a 2004 graduate of Georgetown College, where he lettered and played three years of baseball. He has been in the classroom as a teacher since 2007, most recently as a math teacher at his Alma Mater, Fairfield High School. We are excited that Tony will help in the continuation of the development of our athletic program while supporting the emotional, social, moral and spiritual needs of our athletes and coaches.
Amy Lutts, Athletic Administrative Assistant
Amy joined the Athletic Department in 2011 and is a proud parent of son, Colin (a 2017 CHCA graduate) and two daughters, Megan and Taylor, current CHCA Upper School students. Born and raised right here in Cincinnati, Amy graduated in 1995 from Landmark Christian School, top of her class. She has done administrative work since 1993 for several organizations including churches and non-profits, a locally-owned hydraulics company and a national computer consulting firm. She also loves working with kids - working for CHCA Athletics on all levels, from youth to high school, and is always looking for ways to help make the experience here excellent. As a former high school basketball cheerleader, Amy will have no problem cheering the Eagles on to victory!
Alyssa Downs, Athletic Coordinator
Alyssa Downs studied Business Management and Engineering Mathematics at Asbury University and graduated with a Business degree in 2015. Having been a collegiate volleyball player, she continued by coaching volleyball with CHCA and Elevation VBC. Over the years, Alyssa has traveled to numerous countries for mission work in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Prior to her time with CHCA, Alyssa has served as a sales representative, assistant manager, and youth leader. Outside of work, she likes to still get her time on the volleyball court and compete.
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Andy Vest, Youth Sports Coordinator
Adam Atallah ('07), Director of Sports Performance
Adam, a 2007 CHCA graduate, brings a wealth of experience from the athletic world. He led the client/partner relations at Ignition Athletic Performance Group in Cincinnati. He was the sports performance coach and lead project manager on administration projects for the CEO of Ignition Athletic Performance. He helped design and execute Ignition Performance Certification Seminars, created a new Sports Performance Nutrition division within Ignition and was an NFL Combine Program Coordinator responsible to recruit pro athletes and their agents. In addition, he helped develop and coordinate the opening of two training programs in Florida and Georgia.
Joe Lucas, MEd, ATC
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer Certified
Joe has been with CHCA since 2004, and Beacon Orthopaedics since 2007. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, was an intern for the Cincinnati Bengals prior to receiving his master's degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Joe and his wife Sacha have two children, son Andrew and daughter Parker.
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