It’s a new day on the campus of Central Florida Christian Academy — and the Eagles have unveiled a new logo to prove it.
Hired on as the new athletic director and director of marketing for CFCA back in May, Kyle Wills shared the new, stacked logo for the Eagles with The West Orange Times and says that "excitement" is the key word for the school’s athletic programs going forward.
“CFCA is at an exciting time in our history, with outstanding members of faculty, staff and students poised to take the school to new heights,” Wills said. “Rebranding our academic and athletic graphic set is just one of many ways we will be adding excitement this year.”
Wills said that “It’s a new day at CFCA” has become a motto of sorts on the campus just east of Ocoee.
Coming over from Cornerstone Christian Schools in San Antonio, Texas, Wills — who also has experience as an assistant coach in college basketball — said that the “pro-athletics” atmosphere within the administration helped lure him to the Sunshine State, as well as the opportunity to help build the programs.
“I love to build things and see growth done the right way,” Wills said.
The new logo, which will have other variations to be announced later, features the school’s acronym stacked downward from left to right, with an eagle’s head jutting out to the right, and the school’s colors of green and yellow used.
The stacked logo bears a noticeable resemblance to the logo used by nearby UCF. The resemblance is fitting as Wills said part of the idea behind the rebrand and new logos was to move toward his goal of creating a “small college feel” in a “Christ-centered environment.”
“It has been our desire to give our alumni and students a classy, ‘collegiate’ graphic set that rivals many professional organizations and universities across the nation,” Wills said. “We feel that we have done just that.”
In addition to the rebranding of the school’s logos and look, the athletic department has seen some other changes since Wills stepped in.
Michael Bonneville, previously the defensive coordinator for the Eagles, has been named the head coach after guiding the team through its spring season.
Bonneville played his own prep football at nearby Dr. Phillips before playing for Bethune-Cookman University and, later, in the Arena Football League.
Wills also has hired Jonathan McClintock to lead CFCA’s boys basketball team. McClintock has 16 years of experience coaching hoops, ranging from the high school ranks up to NAIA College Basketball.