Bert Emanuel Sr. Named Director of Athletics at Fort Bend Christian Academy

Sugar Land, Texas — Bert Emanuel Sr. has been named the new Director of Athletics at Fort Bend Christian Academy, the largest, Christian private school in Fort Bend County.

“Bert Emanuel has a proven record of successful executive leadership experiences.  Combined with his dedication and passion to invest in student-athletes and coaches, I am confident in Mr. Emanuel’s ability to promote and advance FBCA’s athletic program among the leading Christian schools in the nation,” Head of School Joshua Gettys said.

Emanuel will begin his new role at FBCA this month.  He joins Fort Bend Christian as a strategic visionary athletic leader, a former Rice University Quarterback and NFL Wide Receiver, who has held numerous athletic leadership roles in the Houston area.

“I am very excited at the opportunity to lead the FBCA athletic program. This is a program with a proud tradition of excellence, as shown with the numerous accomplishments and state titles in the past few years,” Emanuel Sr. said. “I am looking forward to being on campus and meeting our student athletes, collaborating with the campus community, and working with our coaches and staff to provide a first-class student-athlete experience.”

Bert Emanuel Sr. comes to FBCA after a successful professional football career, where an NFL rule was named after him, ‘The Bert Emanuel Rule,’ this rule constitutes what is a valid catch. After eight years in the NFL, Emanuel was an accomplished executive in business strategy, strategic operations and operational management, and strategic brand management. These professional experiences led to roles with the Houston Texans, Houston Roughnecks, VYPE Media and more. He is an entrepreneur who also is a certified life coach and operates a successful athlete development program, Bert Emanuel Sports.

Today’s announcement follows an extensive search for a candidate that could help provide a premier experience to all of FBCA’s student athletes by leading and developing a thriving athletic program, selecting and mentoring exceptional Christian coaches and athletes, and representing the school by embodying the Mission and Vision of FBCA.

“I strongly believe that Bert Emanuel Sr. is the right candidate to build a relevant and high-performing athletic program and culture that is Christ-centered and promotes the development, well-being and success of our student athletes,” Gettys said.

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.