Scott Tillman has been named Lipscomb Academy’s interim high school head football coach, Athletic Director Mike Roller announced recently.
Tillman succeeds Glenn McCadams, longtime Mustang football coach who died March 21 following a short illness. A high school assistant football coach at Lipscomb Academy for 19 years, Tillman will lead the Mustangs beginning immediately and continuing through the end of the 2013 season, at which time a search for a permanent successor will be launched.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Coach McCadams, we are confident that Scott will help us move forward and continue the tradition of not only excellence on the playing field, but of transforming lives,” said Roller.
Tillman, who specializes in defense and has served the Mustangs as defensive coordinator among other roles, said he plans to continue to build on the program McCadams built in his 31 years at the helm of the Lipscomb Academy high school football program.
“Coach Mac was one of the greatest coaches in Tennessee. Right now our hearts are broken, and we are trying to heal together,” said Tillman. “We will experience some tough times in celebrating memories, and will make new memories together. Continuing to build on the strong foundation that Coach Mac laid, we want to train boys to become strong, Christian men and to bring honor to God in all that they do. Along the way this will be accomplished by performing well on the football field.”
He will lead the team through spring practice, summer conditioning and the fall season. Roller said an official search for a full time coach will begin immediately following the end of the season.
Tillman’s experience with the program will help bring stability to the program during this period of transition.
“I am pleased to have Scott Tillman serve as interim head coach of the Lipscomb Academy Mustang Football program during this period of transition,” said Mike Hammond, vice president and Lipscomb Academy headmaster. “Coach Tillman's service as an assistant coach under Glenn McCadams makes him uniquely qualified to continue to advance the legacy of excellence that has been established. He understands the program, knows the athletes, and is committed to the mission that allows this program to develop the body, mind, and spirit of the young men who participate.”
Tillman, a native of Guntersville, Ala., holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts degree from Lipscomb University. In addition to coaching, he has taught Bible and psychology classes at Lipscomb Academy for more than 15 years.