Athletics Staff

Dillion Coplin

  • Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball boys head coach
  • dcoplin@theacademyok.org

More information Coming Soon! 

Sarah Rhea

  • Assistant Athletic Director
  • Head Cross Country Coach
  • srhea@theacademyok.org

Coach Rhea is in her 8th season as the Griffin Cross Country coach. Sarah also makes her return to the classroom where she teaches Blended PreK at The ACADEMY South campus in addition to her role as Assistant Athletic Director.  

Sarah graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. She attended Weatherford High School where she was class Valedictorian. While there she played basketball, ran Cross Country and Track, winning an Indoor State Championship and multiple Academic State Championship honors.  

Sarah is married to Shawn and they have three children at The Academy ranging from 3rd grade to PreK.

Shawn Rhea

  • South Campus Athletic Coordinator

Shawn graduated from Wynnewood  where he played basketball.  He went on to receive an Associates of Arts degree from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership from UCO.  He is currently a Kindergarten teacher in Oklahoma City.  Shawn has a passion for youth athletes and has coached many youth teams ranging in age from 4 years to 8th grade. 

Shawn is married to Cross Country Coach Sarah Rhea and the couple has three children at The ACADEMY. 

Brendan King

  • North Campus Athletic Coordinator and Girls Varsity Coach

Coach King is in his third year with The ACADEMY.  Coach King also serves as the Varsity basketball girls head coach.  Brendan graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2020 with a  Sports Management degree. The Grandbury, TX native was a member of the OC Junior Varsity Basketball team and also serves as a coach at Solid Rock Basketball in Edmond.

Brendan was a four-sport varsity athlete as a sophomore competing in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track.  He was All-District Honorable Mention as a Junior and First Team All-District in both football and basketball as a senior.