About Our Program

Bethany Athletics serves students third through eighth grade. Our athletes learn the rules and regulations related to a variety of sports including flag football, basketball, and volleyball. Our students, both boys and girls, participate in competitions with other local Christian schools. Our coaching staff provides an introduction to fundamental skills and is dedicated to improvement among their players. Our staff displays a genuine “love of the game” that they pass onto their teams and have a heart for their calling to coaching.

The goal of Bethany Athletics is to expose students to a variety of sports, teach the skills necessary to be successful, build a sense of teamwork, and provide competition experience.

Our program is designed to not only teach a variety of sports skills, but life skills as well. We desire to instill the values of communication, leadership, and unity.

Meet our Coaches

Al Dorsey

Athletic Director

Al Dorsey is in his eleventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the PE Teacher and Athletic Director. He is also Head Coach for the Compton College Football team. He started at LBCC where he played Linebacker, and was an integral part of the 1995 National Championship Team. During that time at LBCC, he was selected as Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-American. In 2010, he was inducted into the LBCC Hall of Champions. His experience at LBCC helped position him to get an offer to transfer to the UC Berkeley where he started both years as a Linebacker, received honorable mention and was selected to play in the Hula Bowl Senior Game. He earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley and earned his M.A. in Kinesiology from New Mexico Highlands. He also has relevant experience worth mentioning including playing with the LA Avengers for a couple seasons and serving as a high school football coach for 3 seasons. His experience helped him join the University of Southern California coaching staff under the leadership of Coach Pete Carroll, for 4 years as an Administrative Assistant. He helped coach the Offensive and Defensive Line, including All-American Linemen, several who went on to play in the NFL. USC won 3 Rose Bowl Championship Games during his tenure. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Charmaine, and has 2 amazing children, Isaiah and Savannah.

Azalie Adams

JV Girls Basketball Coach

Azalie Adams is a 2014 graduate of Bethany School. She recently graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. She plans to pursue a career in nursing as a labor and delivery nurse. During her time at Bethany, she looks forward to coaching the girls JV girls basketball team and working as a lead teacher in the green room this school year!

Jason Roddy

JV Girls Basketball, JV Boys Flag Football Coach & JV Boys Basketball

Jason Roddy is in his second year as an instructional aide and coach at Bethany School. For as long as he can remember, sports has always been a part of his life. Growing up, he played baseball, basketball, football and soccer. He played baseball locally at Millikan High School and briefly at Long Beach City College. Jason brings a fun, positive and encouraging coaching style to Bethany and is excited to be coaching the flag football, girls basketball, and boy basketball teams. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his daughters in soccer and softball. 

Duke Givens

JV Boys Basketball

Sylvester, Duke Givens is a Long Beach native. He attended Long Beach Unified School District (at the time Burnett Elementary School, which is now Bobby Smith, then Jefferson Jr High school) where he found a love for basketball. He then attended the greatest high school on planet earth Long Beach Poly Ali then entered into the United States Air Force, where he was honorably discharged. He also attended Long Beach City College. He, his wife, and two children (one which attends Bethany) have made it their mission to play basketball as a learning lesson in life. His son is the starting point guard for the JV blue team. They care about Bethany enough to set a new standard to become winners. At every level he is humbly honored to be the head coach for JV blue. He has been a part of the AAU basketball for close to 10 years.

Kacie Cobb

Varsity Volleyball Coach

Kacie Cobb is is in her second year teaching and coaching at Bethany School. She has been playing volleyball since she was 10 years old and has continued her sports career all through middle school and high school. She also played a little in college. She says she loves the sport and is excited to coach!

Fall Sports Games

Check out the schedule for the season!

Varsity Flag Football

Sept. 27 - Home vs Santa Fe
Oct. 4 - Away vs Lakewood
Oct. 11 - Home vs. Montebello
Oct. 18 - Away vs. Heights
Nov. 1 - Playoffs
Nov. 8 - FINALS

JV Girls Basketball

Sept. 26 - Away vs. Lakewood
Oct. 3 - Away vs. Valley
Oct. 10 - Home vs Heights
Oct. 24 - Home vs Valley
Nov. 7 - Playoffs
Nov. 14 - FINALS

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