Athletics Staff

Jeff Conaway

Director of Athletics & Head Football Coach

Jeff Conaway serves as the Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach.  Coach Conaway comes to TFA after spending a total of 13 years at Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Arkansas.  He served 9 years, as Shiloh’s Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and Arkansas State University. He is married to his wife, Melissa, and they have three children. 

Trey Tyler

Assistant Director of Athletics

Trey Tyler serves as an Assistant Director of Athletics and has served on staff at The First Academy for over 15 years. Trey served as our head of Athletic Training from 2010-2021. He is a native of North Alabama and graduated from Troy University with his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2008. He is married to his wife, Kristin.

Kevin Hall

Associate Director of Athletics & Head Girls Basketball Coach

Kevin Hall serves as Associate Director of Athletics and boasts a long career in athletics at both the high school and collegiate levels. He was the Athletic Director at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia from 2016 to 2020 before transitioning into high school athletics. Kevin is also the head coach for our girls’ basketball program. He graduated from the United States Sports Academy with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Sports Management. He is married to his wife, Jamie, and they have five children.

Jessica Kenning

Jessica Kenning

Head Athletic Trainer

Jessica Kenning currently serves as the head athletic trainer, and has been on the athletics staff. for nearly ten years. She is a 2013 graduate of The First Academy who went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017, and her master’s of Athletic Training from The University of Central Florida in 2021. She is married to her husband, Cory. 

Bo Burgess

Sports Information Coordinator, Director of Football Operations, MS Athletics Coordinator

Bo Burgess serves the Athletics Department as the Athletic Coordinator and Director of Football Operations. He is a 2016 Graduate of The First Academy who went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration from Samford University in 2020. 

Danielle Shelburne

Athletics Administrative Assistant

Danielle Shelburne serves as the Athletics Administrative Assistant. Before joining the TFA team, Danielle served as Head Women’s Golf Coach at her alma mater, Stetson University, for five years. She graduated from Stetson in 2010 with her bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. She is married to her husband, Michael, and they have two sons.  

Will Pikalow

Athletics Coordinator

Will Pikalow currently serves as Athletics Coordinator after having served as an athletics intern for the 2021-2022 school year. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2022 with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management.