KIPP:KC
Athletics Department

 

 

 

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our philosophy:

The KIPP:KC philosophy encourages all students in the 3rd - 12th grade to participate in our athletic program. Athletics can afford student athletes of all walks of life a positive and challenging experience that aids their overall development. 

A structured athletic program adds to that experience by providing organization, goals and team camaraderie. 

KIPP:KC mission statement will govern the efforts of the department and is a vital element of KIPP Athletics.  In the arena of athletics, the mission begins with the vision of the Athletic Director. My philosophy is rooted in providing an edifying environment for student athletes to develop academically, athletically and socially through exposure to healthy role models and working with peers who use hard work and character as their guide.  

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KIPP Endeavor Academy is proud to offer the following sports:

Boy's Basketball (5th-8th)

Girl's Basketball (5th-8th)

Girl's Volleyball (7th-8th)

Boy's Track (6th-8th)

Girl's Track (6th-8th)

Boy's Cross Country (6th-8th)

Girl's Cross Country (6th-8th)

Cheerleading (4th-8th)

Dance Squad (K-8th)

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MICHAEL COBBINS

Athletic Director

Coach Cobbins has mentored and coached for over ten years in the Hickman Mills and Independence School Districts. Coach Cobbins joined  KIPP Endeavor Academy in 2011. His knowledge, education and experience have given him the ability to build out seven sports programs (football, basketball, track, soccer, cheer leading , volleyball and cross country) over the past four years and formed the Kansas City Metro Conference, an expansion with the Kansas City Public Middle Schools. Coach Cobbins is the current President of the KC Metro Middle School League.

Coach Cobbins received his master's degree from William Woods University in Athletics/Activities Administration and is a graduate from Missouri Western University with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education.  

TONYA GRESHAM

Product Manager

7th-8th Volleyball 

MICHAEL COLEMAN

Head of Sales

6th -8th Cross Country

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GAIL WALTERS

Athletic Director

4th-8th Cheerleaders

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SAM LOCKRIDGE

Athletic Director

K-8th Dance Squad

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JERRY SYPERT

Assistant Coach

5-8  Boys Basketball

Meet our Athletic Director

Michael Cobbins

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Michael Cobbins (right) being inducted in the Missouri Western Hall of Fame