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Southwestern Assemblies of God University National Christian Colleges Athletics Association’s (NCCAA) Hall of Fame Banquet Hank Moore Arlon Beadles Jason Covarrubias

“It was a humbling experience to see three individuals associated with SAGU honored by the NCCAA,” explains athletic director Jesse Godding , “Being honored is a testament to their abilities as coaches. However, being honored is a greater testament to their committed, continual display of Christlikeness over multiple years.”

Hank Moore has served at SAGU for 15 years as Head Volleyball Coach where his teams have averaged 20 wins a year.  In 2015 he earned his 300 th career win. More important than any win, though, is how he lives his life to serve God, serve others, and show Christ’s love in all of his responsibilities.

“Hank demonstrates and teaches character to student-athletes in a manner that applies practical life skills to the sport of volleyball,” according to Godding. “He has developed within his players the need for responsibility and integrity.”

Tiffany Phillips , SAGU Women’s Basketball Coach, stated, “I knew from the moment I met Hank that he had a passion for people, but more importantly a passion for Christ and a love for sharing Christ with others. He is a man of high integrity and faith, and provides a wonderful example to his students, his athletes, and his peers.”

Arlon Beadles retired from SAGU in May 2015 after a nearly 50 year career in coaching. He was involved in coaching men’s and women’s basketball for more than three decades in the NCCAA. Beadles amassed a long and successful career since graduating from Southern Nazarene University in 1964. No matter the role, whether Coach, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, NCCAA Regional Basketball Chair (14 years), or any other role in which Arlon served, his love for Christ was evident.  You can read more on Beadles HERE .

Jason Covarrubias was honored with serving the NCCAA as an athletic chair for the past three seasons.  Coach Covarrubias began the SAGU cross country program in 2013, and quickly jumped in to serve the NCCAA 2013-2016.

“Coach Covarrubias is a servant.  Whether it is his team, his family, or his vocation he finds ways to serve.  This award was recognition of that continuing aspect of his life,” says Godding.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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