Regina DeLozier was saved at age 10 while attending a Christian camp. After witnessing the life testimony of other campers, she responded to the simple gospel message presented from John 3:16. Although raised in a non-Christian home, she was able to see both of her parents become believers.
Regina married Kent DeLozier in 1985. The family relocated from their childhood home in Oklahoma to Bolingbrook, Illinois, in 1988. This move allowed them to see the influence and effects of Christian education. They committed to use this resource to train their three children: Kedra, Torey, and Drew.
Regina’s sport background includes a high school career that consisted of four sports (basketball, volleyball, track, and cheerleading). As a basketball player, she received several honors. She was a collegiate cheerleader and played intramural basketball and volleyball. She helped lead the Panther Sports Club basketball, volleyball, and softball teams to numerous league championships as an assistant coach from 1992-2004. She coached junior and senior high volleyball at Marquette Manor Baptist Academy from 2000-2007, winning consecutive Illinois Association of Christian Schools championships in 2005 and 2006. She was also girls basketball coach at Marquette Manor in 2005-06, winning the IACS Division II state championship. In 2006-07, the team moved up to Division I and finished third in the IACS.
Regina’s education background includes her graduation from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a double major in Engineering Physics and Mathematics. Her experiences in the corporate and education fields have given her a broad experience in adult, elementary and secondary education. Coach DeLozier is now a member of the college Applied Sciences faculty at Maranatha.
Coach DeLozier’s coaching style teaches players that personal and team testimony is more important than winning a game or match. “A Christian athlete should play in such a way that others will want to know the reason for the hope (and responses) she has within her,” Coach DeLozier said. “This will give her the opportunity to glorify God and share the gospel. Team bonding is needed to encourage each other spiritually and academically.” Coach DeLozier is praying for a team that God will bring together to accomplish these goals and also be successful on and off the court.
Isaiah 43:7:“Even every one that is called by my name; for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”