• COACHES

    Athletic Director & Girls Soccer
     
     
    Dakota Mahan

    Dakota has been our Athletic Director for five years and our girls' and boys' soccer coach for six seasons. He brings his love and passion for all sports as well as a focus on creating meaningful athletic experiences for our middle school students.

    Dmahan@cherrycreekacademy.org

     

     
    Boys & Girls Volleyball
     
     
    Kiaya Rutz

    Kiaya has a strong background in volleyball. She brings a positive coaching style that is focused on fundamentals and statistics. She has been a coach for CCA sports for the last four years. She is pumped to head up the volleyball program here at CCA.

    Krutz@cherrycreekacademy.org

     
     
     
    Cross Country
     
     
    Matt Nolen

    Mr. Nolen has a long history as a runner, beginning in middle school and then earning three varsity letters as a member of the Central High School cross country team. In college he trained under the guidance of Bobby Holcombe running personal bests of: 4:48 (mile), 16:27 5k, 34:xx 10k, and 54:xx 15k. During this time he was competitive at the local level in Knoxville, TN and raced for the Health Shoppe Racing Team. Since moving to Colorado in 2007 Mr. Nolen ran for the Fleet Feet Racing Team in Boulder, CO and has trained independently which resulted in a 1:20:50 half marathon in Scotts Bluff, NB. Mr. Nolen gained coaching experience working with adult runners in Boulder and Denver, CO coaching for both FastForward Sports and Revolution Running. He continues to train independently and can be found along the Highline Canal trail pushing his boy in the running stroller or Nordic skiing in Grand County, CO.

    Mnolen@cherrycreekacademy.org

     
     
     
    Boys Soccer & Basketball
     
     
    Andrew Loomis

    Mr. Loomis loves all kinds of sports but his favorite sports have always been basketball and soccer. Mr. Loomis played competitive soccer starting early at 5 years old and played through his Junior year in high school on both club and school teams. Mr. Loomis played middle school basketball and soccer at CCA from 5th-8th grade. During his time at CCA, both teams won a championship! Mr. Loomis has coached Boy’s Soccer, Basketball, and Girl’s soccer since 2014 at Cherry Creek Academy. Mr. Loomis’s coaching philosophy centers around teamwork and building fundamental skills and awareness. A team that works together and supports each other can beat any team no matter how much better their individual skills might be.

    Aloomis@cherrycreekacademy.org

     

     
     
    Girls' Soccer
     
     
    Sadie Loomis

    Sadie has loved sports since she was young. She was in gymnastics, swimming & diving in high school and played football, baseball, and volleyball throughout elementary and middle school. Soccer has become one of her favorite sports since her son starts playing at 3 years old. He fell in love with the sport and so did she. She believes that above everything the foundation of the sport is teamwork and really understanding that this is a team sport! She believes that above winning is learning how to work together and show sportsmanship, respect and to have a good time! She has been coaching soccer here at CCA since 2017. Looking for another amazing season! Go Eagles!

    sloomis@cherrycreekacademy.org

     
     
     
    Girls' Basketball
     
     
    Karah Yamauchi

    Karah has been coaching our girls' basketball team for the past three years. She brings her expertise in teamwork to her coaching style. We are so excited she is back for another great year.

    Kyamauchi@cherrycreekacademy.org