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Experience BCS Athletics

Berean Athletics is about creating an experience that shapes student-athletes in Christlikeness. Experience is the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation.  According to the mission of BCS we are driven to affect others and be changed in the process. We should model and instruct in such a way to affect discipleship and we should work together to “impact”/affect our city and world.


From an academic and extracurricular/athletic perspective, it is our desire to produce environments and conduct events that create a shaping experience for our students and our community.  We work to make a positive Christian affect. Matthew 5:16 commands excellence in everything that we do.  Through intentional coaching, offering thoughtful platforms (Teams), and facilitating excellent environments and events, we can better shape the gifts of individuals. We put in work so that our players grow in Christlikeness and in skill, so that, as Jesus says... "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."


So whether you are an athlete seeking a starting position on the team, or a student seeking a seat in a standing room only gym, or a parent seeking a partner in the shaping of your child, we hope you will experience Berean Athletics.


Go Eagles!




Athletics at BCS is about discipleship... 

Eric Palmer held the same Athletic Director position in 2008-2011. He brings a wealth of education and ministry experience back to Berean Christian School. Eric worked in Knox Co. Schools for 13 years at Fulton, Northwest, and West where he coached several various sports primarily golf, baseball, and basketball. Before and during that time he worked at YOKE ministry full/part-time staff, was a summer director, and led a backpacking ministry. In 2008 he came to Berean Christian School as head boys’ basketball coach and Athletic Director, while still teaching and coaching golf at WHS. In 2011 he made the move to full-time church ministry when God called him to serve as the High School Pastor at Sevier Heights Baptist Church. After 8 years of serving local high schools in church ministry, Eric returns to BCS excited about the opportunity to partner in great work that God is doing here and has a heart to display that work to our city through teams of godly young men and ladies here at Berean.  You could say that Eric's family is bought-in to the mission... His wife, Liz, serves on the coaching staff and is the full time SOAR director on Berean's lower campus. Eric and Liz have two children at Berean, Gracie and Matthew.  In the rare time you do not find the Palmer's on campus, your best bet is to look for them in the mountains or on a road trip. While Eric wants to see discipleship through sports, he understands his fist ministry is at home. Favorite Verse: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."- Jesus
Education: BS University of Tennessee History/Geography
Education: Masters in Ed, UTK


Physical Education K-12// Head Men's Soccer Coach
Building Relationships and Blessing Others is at the heart of BCS Sports

Mike McDonald (Coach Mike) attended John F. Kennedy School in Hernel, Hempstead, England and West Herts College in Watford, England. As a former professional soccer player, he has worked at Pendley Manor, River Island Football and has even done some television commercials. He moved from England to Morristown, Tennessee, in 1996. Shortly thereafter he felt the tug of the Holy Spirit, and in 1999, he found the Lord’s salvation. That same year Mr. McDonald married his wife Lori. They have three children, Ellie Ann, Livy Lea and Maxwell. In addition, to serving as the PE teacher, Head HS Boys soccer coach at BCS, McDonald also coaches soccer in Morristown and around Tennessee. His interests include soccer, travel, spending time with God, family and church.
Education: West Herts, UK
Education: Liberty University