Red Knights Athletics

Incarnate Word Red Knights


      The administration of Incarnate Word Academy believes that interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the total school curriculum.  Participation should complement the total educational experience, contributing to the student-athlete's health, physical skills, emotional maturity, and moral values.  A sound athletic program teaches the student-athletes the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, and self-discipline.  Our staff will encourage the athletes to strive for their highest possible level of achievement, so that with victory or defeat an athlete will learn valuable lessons that will be beneficial throughout the athlete's lifetime. 

        Incarnate Word Academy is committed to fostering an athletic program rooted in Christian values. The entire department operates in servant leadership in accordance with our mission. It is important to the educational nature of athletic events to stress the type of exemplary Christian behavior that should be exhibited by all players and spectators at IWA events.  The positive actions by a coach, athlete or spectator at an event can influence how our school is perceived in our own community and the communities of those schools we meet on the field of play.


Dan Rolfes
Athletic Director
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Dan Rolfes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree/Certification in Education, Secondary Physical Education and Health from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Rolfes takes on this role with a wealth of knowledge. He has coached at the club level, collegiate level, and has been Incarnate Word Academy’s head basketball coach for the last 18 years. Coach Rolfes has an overall winning record of 483-69 at IWA. He has won 8 State Championships, had 13 Final Four appearances and has 16 District Championships. His teams have been ranked five times in the top 25 by USA Today and finished #2 in 2014. Coach Rolfes has helped 43 IWA student athletes earn basketball scholarships at the college level.


Rolfes holds the following titles:
·       Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
·       National Federation of State High School Associations Midwest Girls Basketball Coach of the Year 2015
·       Missouri State High School Activities Association Coach of the Year 2014-15
·       Max Preps National Coach of the Year 2014
·       WBCA Coach of the Year 2010
·       Nike High School All American Game Coach 2010
·       Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year: 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015,2017, 2018
·       Associated Press Coach of the year 2006 & 2010
·       St. Louis Post Dispatch Coach of the Year 2006 & 2010