Multiple Teams · OCS Hires Rich Alkire as Head Football Coach


Oakland Christian is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Richard Alkire, as our new OCS Varsity Football head coach.

Richard, a father of five, has coached high school football for 26 years with both record setting and championship success in three high school programs. He says, “I truly believe my success has actually been reflective of a character-first approach I take to coaching. I see football as a vehicle to teach boys how to be young men that are empathetic, reliable and respectful to others, valuing the relationships in their lives as the first priority. If I accomplish these goals, I have found success in winning football games naturally follows.”

In his role as the Head Coach of Varsity Football, Coach Alkire will lead the OCS Football program from elementary through high school under the authority of the Athletic Department.

In addition, we are fortunate and blessed that Mr. Alkire will join the OCS faculty in the fall as a full-time high school teacher. He will be “all-in” at OCS and this will expand his opportunities to build relationships with our staff, students and with the players on our teams.

Please join us in welcoming Richard to the OCS family at the “Meet the Coach” gathering that will take place March 7 at 5:00-6:30 pm in an open house format. Coach Alkire will share his vision with the group at 5:30 pm. Come meet the new coach and support the program.

Go Lancers!