Why did God not save Calvary Baptist Academy?
by Calvaire Baptist Academy (CBA) students at the Calvarian Baptist Academy.
In an interview with The Lad, former Calvarians basketball coach Steve Lantz said that while many were happy to see the academy return to the fold, the academy’s most prominent alumni were not.
“There was one kid in particular that was a real big draw,” Lantz told The Lad.
“He was the biggest thing that we were missing.
He had a great personality and a great heart.
He was always on the court, was the best teammate, and he had the biggest smile on his face.”
Lantz coached the Calves from 1997 to 2002 and said that after graduating, he joined the coaching staff at Calvaries High School.
The school had a lot of former Calve players, and Lantz felt the loss was “unfair” for those former players.
“I’m a very loyal guy and I feel like there was some things that were wrong that I didn’t know about,” Lathan said.
“I’ve never had a problem with anyone at Calvarians basketball.
I don’t think anyone was trying to get me fired, but I think the administration did a disservice to former Calvarian basketball players and alumni.”
Lathan said that his former teammates and former Calvetans would not have been able to attend the academy without his mentorship.
“It’s one of the biggest basketball academies in the country,” Lopes said.