Board Members

2018 Board of Directors. Back Row(L-R): Brad Rusher, Joe Whisenhunt, Kevin Griffin, Paul Hopp, Paul Hudson, JL Smith. Front Row(L-R): Michael Corder, Keith Pierce, Gordon Gerbholz.

Board Member Profiles:

Michael Cordermcorde@acxiom.com
Michael is from Conway, AR, and his wonderful wife’s name is Amy. They have been married for 20 years, and they have 3 daughters, Shelby (19), Abbie (17) and Kinley (14). Abbie and Kinley play basketball and volleyball in the Falcon program. Michael works at Acxiom Corporation, he has been there for 20 years. Michael started coaching youth sports after graduating from Conway High in 1991, beginning with parks and rec league and then moved on to tournament/travel ball. Michael is the 14u and 18u girls basketball coach, along with his wife, Amy. “Basketball has always been my favorite sport. I believe it is a wonderful team sport that instills great work ethic and helps to learn valuable lessons by working as a team. I am proud to be a part of the Falcon program.”

Gordon GerbholzAthletic Directorbisonlb30@gmail.com
Gordon was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His parents were German immigrants to Canada after WWII. His family then immigrated to the U.S. legally when he was 5 years old. He lived in Iowa and Michigan, but grew up mostly in Nebraska where he played football and baseball. He ended up going to Harding University on a football scholarship, and there he relentlessly chased his beautiful bride Melanie. She finally said yes, and they have now been happily married for 33 years. Gordon graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems, and currently works as a Software Development Manager at FIS. During the first 13 years they moved eight times. Four of those moves were to different states, and four were international moves. They finally settled down in Arkansas and have been working on raising four children: Jessalyn (30), Zach (24), Victoria (20), and Elli (12). All four children have played on Falcon sports teams over the years. Zach played basketball, and the girls all played basketball and volleyball. Gordon helped coach basketball a couple years, but it was decided that this was not best for the program. He has since been relegated to Athletic Director.

Kevin Griffincoachgrif@gmail.com
Kevin is from Camden, Arkansas. He has been married to his wife Kendra for 27 years. They have 2 children: Aaron (20) and Andrew (17). Kevin received his bachelors degree in education from Southern Arkansas University. He received his Masters degree in school administration from University of Central Arkansas. He taught and coached 13 years at Oak Grove HS, but has been working as a sales representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for over 10 years. Kevin played football, basketball, and baseball, and has been involved in coaching basketball for the Falcons for the past 6 years. Both of his children have played Falcon sports through the years.

Paul HoppTreasurerpaulvhopp@yahoo.com
Paul grew up in Vilonia, AR and has been married to his wife Cindy for 24 years. They have eight children: Daniel (20), Nathan (18), Nicole (16), Rebecca (15), Jason (10), Samuel (8), Maggie (7), and Reagan (4). Paul graduated from UCA with degrees in Kinesiology and Health Education (1992) and Accounting (2011). He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Student Mobilization (ministry to college students) where he has worked for 26 years. Paul played football for 12 seasons (including two seasons at UCA as a walk-on) and has coached Falcon basketball for five seasons and Upward Basketball for 10 seasons. Daniel and Nathan each played Falcon basketball for several years while Nicole has played softball. Jason and Samuel will begin playing Falcon basketball this fall.

Paul Hudsonpaulh@onechurchconway.com
Because of his great love for her, Paul Hudson was born at an early age, very close to his mother. Raised with a healthy respect for bacon; Paul spent his early years in the rolling wheat fields of Kansas on a hog farm. To everyone’s chagrin, Paul met and coerced Christy to marry him in Guthrie, Oklahoma (the first Capital of Oklahoma until it was stolen, but he’s not bitter). Paul and Christy have been married for 25 years and have 3 children: PJ (20), Savannah (18), and Aubrey (13), who all possess uncanny ability to be better at everything that their dad was. Paul serves the faith family at oneChurch where he is one sheep who leads other sheep to follow the True Shepherd. Paul has multiple degrees from Liberty University, including a B.S. is Biblical Studies, and a Masters of Religion in Theology . . . and upon occasion is invited to speak on behalf of the Falwell Family there in Lynchburg on subjects ranging from Verbal Plenary to Transubstantiation. In High School Paul attempted many things but found a great aptitude for Turtle Wrestling. However, because of the “Great Plains Turtle Shortage of 1984” he was relegated to play soccer and basketball. All three of Paul and Christy’s children have played Falcon Sports and upon occasion, when there is a coaching vacuum, Paul will don a coaching shirt. Paul’s favorite color is “light tan” and his favorite quote is “Faith takes God without any ‘ifs’.” D L Moody

Keith Piercekpierce@tcworks.net
Keith is from Little Rock and has been married to Stacy for 26 years. They have 4 children: Caitlin 23, (married to Stephen Johnson), Elijah 19, Josie 14, and John David 9. Caitlin, Elijah and John David all played basketball for the Falcons. Keith has coached falcon basketball for 12 years. Keith graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is self employed working as a handyman.

Brad Rusherbrad.rusher@gmail.com
Brad was born and raised in central Arkansas and has been married to his wife Jennifer for 17 years. They have three children: Abbie (14), Braden (13), and Emma (9). Brad graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He is currently a Systems Engineer for Edafio Technologies. Brad was a basketball and baseball star in high school, and has been involved in coaching basketball at various age levels. All three of his children are currently involved in Falcon athletics. Go Falcons!

JL Smithrzbacks005@yahoo.com
JL is from Fordyce, AR. He has been married to his wife LeSha for 22 years. They have 3 daughters: Nicole (16), Alyssa (13), and Natalie (13). JL received his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from OBU in Arkadelphia. He also got certified to teach and coach from Henderson State. He is currently the manager for FedEx Freight in Conway and has worked for FedEx Freight for 19 years. His wife LeSha is one of the coaches for the Falcons Volleyball where all his daughters are very involved. His girls also started playing softball this year with the Falcons.

Joe Whisenhuntrvjoe66@gmail.com
Joe is a lifelong Arkansan. He and his wife, Connie, have been married 20 years, and they have 6 children (Maggie 18, Joey 16, Zeke 13, Henry 10, Max 7, and Eleanor 3). Two of his boys play Falcon basketball. Joe is a Hendrix graduate and he is in real estate development. His interests are whatever his kids’ interests are. Joe coached his sons in baseball for several years.