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CBC Staff Story

Head Wrestling Coach Ken Prophete

Well, I honestly believe Central Baptist College was a blessing to me from God. I applied for the coaching position back in 2010 when CBC announced the start of the Men’s Wrestling program. I was in my last semester of graduate school at the University of the Cumberlands. I had started my search for a head coaching position when I noticed the CBC advertisement on the NAIA website. Once we returned from the National Championship that following Monday I called Athletic Director Lyle Middleton. He told me the program would start the following fall semester and CBC was currently searching for a head coach. I soon applied and was selected as the Mustang’s first Head Wrestling Coach. It was an answered prayer.

My favorite part of CBC and my nine years working here is the family dynamic of the college. All the faculty and staff love Jesus on this campus. It is not often a college President has lunch with students, faculty and staff. That still blows my mind to see that each year. Knowing that our college President and his executive staff are on campus and seen regularly by the students shows the family atmosphere that exists on this campus.

What does it mean to be a CBC Mustang to me? It means to be a professional and a man of integrity. A man of great character and a servant leader. But more importantly, being a man of God and doing my part to build his kingdom, one wrestler at a time. 

Coach Ken Prophete is the only Central Baptist College Head Wrestling Coach the school has seen since the start of the program, now beginning his ninth year. He has led wrestlers to the NAIA National Championship in most years since the program’s inception. However, this success is just a bi-product of coach Prophete’s approach to coaching the student-athletes. He leads the young men as a coach but also as a spiritual mentor. From day one Coach Prophete’s mission was to instill in his student-athletes the simple phrase, “Doing it right the first time.” This phrase encompasses the excellence and responsibility that Coach Prophete desires to pass on to his wrestlers. Not just in their time on the mat or in the classroom but also in life.



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