Media Advisory: Tanner Alley hired as Dayton Christian Girls Basketball Coach
DAYTON, Ohio (June 11, 2020) – Dayton Christian School has found its next girls’ varsity basketball coach. Tanner Alley, the head assistant women’s basketball coach at NCAA Div. II Lincoln Memorial University (TN), has been hired to lead the Warriors girls’ basketball program. Alley brings two years collegiate coaching experience with significant knowledge in player development, direct scouting/game preparation, and off-season workouts.
“I am very excited to welcome Tanner to our coaching staff and the DC community,” said Ben Shroyer, athletic director at Dayton Christian. “Tanner impressed our search committee with his broad knowledge and coaching experience, energy, and vision for developing a Christ-centered girls’ basketball program. I know Tanner is eager to get started and committed to help our players reach their highest potential.”
Alley takes over a girls’ program that has seen development the past two years. The Warriors finished fourth in the competitive Metro Buckeye Conference this past winter. Kathy Hill resigned after the season, following a life changing event. 
“I am thankful for the dedication and excellence in which Kathy exhibited within our girls’ basketball program the last two years,” Shroyer said. “I will miss working with her and know she left an eternal impact on our players.”
In the coming weeks, Alley will begin to fill his coaching staff, and meet with the players, parents, and community members. All current and prospective Dayton Christian girls’ basketball players should make plans to attend a Zoom informational meeting on Thursday, June 25 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Coach Alley will discuss his vision for the program, share an upcoming schedule, and answer questions.

“I would like to thank Mr. Shroyer, and the members of the search committee, for giving me the opportunity to lead the Girls Basketball program here at Dayton Christian,” Alley said. “My goal is to maximize our student’s abilities on the court, in the classroom, and in the community, around a God-centered foundation. I am excited to get started and to see what God has in store for the success of this program at every level.”
Alley will be relocating to Dayton this summer; enjoys golfing and is a Tennessee Volunteer fan.
ABOUT DAYTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Dayton Christian School is an interdenominational Christian school in Miamisburg, Ohio that serves more than 850 students in grades pre-K to 12th grade, including students in Dayton Christian Homeschool. To learn more about Dayton Christian School, please contact us at 291-7201 or visit
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Name:  Aiden Tkach
School:  Troy Christian High School
Parent(s) or Guardian(s):  Jeff and Karyn Tkach
Athletic Endeavors in High School:  Cross Country and Track & Field
Scholastic and/or Community Endeavors:  Honor roll for three years of high school.  Served in my local church, went on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Gatlinburg.  Served people in my community like Target Dayton
Future Plans:  For my job, I plan to become an architect.  Then, further down the line, I plan to travel around the world and see different cultures, people, and FOODS.  

Thank you to Coach Jeff McDaniel.  Coach McDaniel was my cross country and track coach throughout my junior high and high school running career.  He has been a mentor and role model for all of us.



Malachi Hunter, Jr.- This is Malachi’s first year participating in track & field for Dayton Christian School. After graduation, Malachi plans to attend college to study medicine. Malachi’s life verse is Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Thought from Coach James: “Malachi is a superior multi-sport athlete with lots of talent bestowed in him. I was looking forward to seeing him compete this spring in a variety of track events. I will be looking forward to hearing about his accomplishments in collegiate sports!” His parents are Malachi & Phyllis Hunter.


Noah Heileman- This is Noah’s first year running track for Dayton Christian. After graduation, Noah plans to attend either the University of Cincinnati or Michigan State University and pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Noah’s life verse is John 16:33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Thought from Coach James: “Even though I only had a few weeks training with Noah, he always had a great positive attitude and was willing to learn. I appreciate that and know it would have served him well as a track athlete.” Noah’s proud parents are Jon & Jill Heileman.

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