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Competitive athletics are an important part of a complete school experience. Our coaches teach the importance of both healthy competition and good sportsmanship.

Jolee Tidwell, Athletic Director


Volleyball / Softball / Physical Education
B.S., Exercise and Sports Studies, Tarleton State University

Coach Tidwell loves to see students take the lessons of strength, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship they learn on the court and field and apply them to experiences in the classroom and beyond. She grew up in Peaster, Texas, where she played club softball and competed at the varsity level in basketball, volleyball and track during her high school years. She continued to play volleyball in college while working toward her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies from Tarleton State University. Coach Tidwell has been an educator and coach at Fort Worth Academy for more than 15 years. In her spare time, she continues to play softball and volleyball in area leagues.

Anthony Farnsworth


Physical Education
B.S., General Studies, University of Nevada Reno
Coach Farnsworth has consistently worked with youth in different capacities for the last 19 years. His goal when working with youth is always to make a giant impact on the kids that he encounters.  Coach Farnsworth has years of experience coaching youth football, youth and high school wrestling, high school cross country, elementary and middle school soccer, and Girls on the Run. Previously, he taught physical education to elementary students for four years, and taught elementary, middle, and high school students for the two years prior to coming to Fort Worth Academy. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two kids, and doing anything outdoors.