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Aztec Legend D.J. Gay Hired as Head Basketball Coach at Victory Christian Academy
Victory Christian Academy has announced the hiring of D.J. Gay as head coach of its varsity boys basketball team. Gay was a four-year starting point guard for the San Diego State Aztecs under Coach Steve Fisher from 2007-2011, where he was a team captain, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (for the nation’s best college point guard) and remains the school’s leader in all-time wins and games played. Gay played professionally in Europe in 2012 and 2013 before returning to San Diego and beginning a career in basketball coaching and skills training.
Victory Christian Academy was established this year through the merger of Lutheran High School of San Diego and Pilgrim Lutheran School (grades Pre-8). Victory has begun development of a new 8.5-acre campus in Chula Vista (two miles east of the 805 freeway on H Street) that will be home to its church and a school for ages preschool through 12th grade. As Lutheran High School, which was founded in 1975, the school’s boys basketball team has won the past four Sunset League titles (2014-2017) and was San Diego’s 2015 CIF Division 5 Champion.
“As Victory Christian Academy, the school’s name may be new but its basketball program has a long history of producing excellent teams and fine young men,” said Gay. “I am excited not only to build on that success but also to share what I have learned about representing a school with honor and integrity, both on and off the court. I want to make Victory Christian Academy a household name in San Diego.”
After graduating from San Diego State University, Gay played professionally in Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine. He then returned to San Diego where he founded and coached the San Diego Bulldogs youth basketball club and was the head coach for varsity girls basketball at San Diego Jewish Academy.
“D.J.’s resume as a basketball player goes without question, but we were even more impressed by his passion for sharing his knowledge and teaching the game to young players,” said Scott Dufresne, executive director of Victory Christian Academy. “Next season will be our first official season playing as Victory Christian Academy and we are confident that D.J. is the right guy to introduce that name to the San Diego basketball community.”
Victory High School ranked TOP IN ALL OF THE SOUTH BAY!
Victory Christian Academy‘s High School (formerly Lutheran High School of San Diego) was recently recognized as the TOP Christian high school in South Bay, #5 overall in San Diego County and # 35 in the entire state of CA. This is an amazing honor that everyone involved in our ministry should take pride in! Our commitment to academic and athletic excellence at Victory is never-ceasing and we look to build upon this every day.
THANK YOU to all friends, supporters and staff at Victory for making this happen!
AUGUST 27 – ONE-SERVICE SUNDAY AT WEST CAMPUS, 10 AM
Join us for worship and dedication of staff for the new school year. After worship, we will gather at Terra Nova park for a free barbeque with all the food provided. Bring your own beverages and chairs! Games and activities provided.
VICTORY'S NEXT STEP WORKSHOP SERIES
Final Next Steps Workshop: Next Saturday, August 19, East Campus, 9-12PM
We will cover our Vision Statement (Strategic Plan) and discuss how will we demonstrate our Shared Core Values and Mission Statement in the surrounding community? Open to all in the Victory Church & School family.
WHO'S READY TO PARTY?!
WORK PARTY that is. From noon to 3 pm on Saturday, August 19 at the east campus to prepare the high school classrooms and grounds for the new school year. Everyone is welcome! Bring work gloves.
BRAND NEW BIBLE STUDY
“How To Study Your Bible” is the title of a new Bible study at Victory that will began August 6 and meets every Sunday at 9:30 am on the East campus in Modular Room 3. Two books are needed for the study, and we have a supply of them. The total for the two books is $17; if you cannot pay the full price, we welcome any donation you can make. We want you to come to this Study, so don’t let the book cost deter you.
JOIN US IN PRAYER
Every Monday evening you are welcome to join us at the east campus at 7 pm for prayer directed towards our country, our church and our individual needs. You will be blessed.
75TH ANNIVERSARY DIRECTORIES ARE HERE!
For those who had their pictures taken for the Pilgrim 75th Anniversary directory, please see Jan Rumsch in the narthex to receive your copy.
CHECKS CAN BE WRITTEN TO VICTORY!
You can now write your offerings and gifts checks to Victory Church. All will be entered into giving statements for year-end tax records.
YOU CAN GIVE BY TEXT MESSAGE OR ONLINE
Text $ and the amount you wish to give to 619- 649-8455. Online giving can also be found by clicking the button in the top right corner of this website.
GIVE BACK WITH AMAZON SMILE
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