Jake Shackelford is the IT and Automation Specialist/technician, Head Golf Coach and an assistant coach with the SCA Eagles. Jake grew up in a farming community in North Texas and has degrees in Practical Ministry from Christ for the Nations Institute and Agricultural Service and Development with an emphasis in Extension Services from Tarleton State University. Jake grew up playing sports, raising livestock for stock shows and participating in church youth groups and mission trips. He has been blessed with opportunities to travel around the world and minister the gospel in Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Bermuda, Honduras, and Mexico, as well as in North Carolina, Boston, across Texas, New Mexico, Southern California. Jake has worked in many fields and has been drawn to the IT industry and in particular supporting end users. He worked in IT support in college and at a construction firm before coming to Austin. He started playing golf in high school and developed a love for the game. Jake enjoys coaching the game and watching young men and women learn to love it like he does. His love for football began in elementary school, but he experienced six man football for the first time a few years ago. Summit has had great success with both programs, and he is proud to be a part of it all.
The golf team had a state champion individual Maddie Miller and the Football team has been state semi finalist the last two years in a row. Jake has coached many sports at Summit. In addition to coaching golf and football, Jake has also coached the middle school and elementary track teams and elementary boys basketball team.