Ty Singleton steps down as baseball coach at King’s Way Christian School

Long-time coach guided Knights to 2017 Class 1A state championship

VANCOUVER — Ty Singleton is stepping down as head baseball coach at King’s Way Christian School.

Ty Singleton
Ty Singleton

 

Singleton, who started the baseball program at King’s Way four years ago, will remain on staff as the school’s 6-12th grade physical education teacher. Singleton, who was formerly the school’s athletic director, guided the Knights to the 2017 Class 1A Washington state high school baseball championship.

A press release from the King’s Way athletic department indicated “this was a difficult decision for Ty, which involved many moments of prayer and reflection to finally arrive at this conclusion.  With the development of a new baseball ministry for middle/high school students in the community, Utmost Athletics, the wear and tear on his full-time commitments; and the recent death of his father Stu Singleton, who coached with the King’s Way state champions last year, Singleton concluded it was time to step down from the varsity position.’’

Ty Singleton has coached baseball for over 26 years, with the majority of that coming at the college level.  

“I am thankful for the time to be here at KW (King’s Way),’’ Singleton was quoted in the release. “I appreciate the families and the opportunity to start the baseball program.  Thank you to John Griffin for hiring me to start this program four years ago. The coaches that I have worked with have been the most unified staff I have ever been around.

After four seasons, including a Class 1A state championship in 2017, Ty Singleton (13) is stepping down as baseball coach at King’s Way Christian School. Photo courtesy of King’s Way Christian Athletics
After four seasons, including a Class 1A state championship in 2017, Ty Singleton (13) is stepping down as baseball coach at King’s Way Christian School. Photo courtesy of King’s Way Christian Athletics

It is sad to be done with this team, but God has made it clear and I am confident that it is the right decision.”

King’s Way Athletic Director Ted Buck thanked Singleton for his contributions to the school’s baseball program.

“Being a close friend of Ty’s, I know that his call for coaching is strong,’’ Buck said. “His love for Christ and the gospel-centered message to athletes is paramount to him. We all wish a special grace on him through his grieving process and thank him for his strong leadership and contributions to not only KW athletics but the entire KW family. Ty will continue to coach the American Legion Vancouver Cardinals team and develop the Utmost Athletics ministry in Clark County.”

The King’s Way athletic department is actively seeking interested people for the varsity baseball coaching position.  The regular baseball season begins on Mon., Feb. 26.  Interested applicants should complete a coaches application  at www.kwcs.org/deaprments/employment/ and submit a current resume via email to TedBuck@kwcs.org.

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