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Experienced administrator and coach named assistant athletic director

Lipscomb Academy announced Bradley Farmer as assistant athletic director effective September 27, 2021. Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to develop and aid student-athletes, Farmer has served Nashville independent schools as an administrator or coach for the past 16 years.

Amanda Price  | 

Bradley Farmer, assistant athletic director

“We are excited about the addition of Coach Farmer to our staff after the move of Coach Kevin Starks to associate head of school of mustang life. Coach Farmer's many years of experience as a former middle school and high school athletic director and his commitment to transformational leadership set him apart in the search,” stated Michelle York, associate head of school for athletics. “We look forward to his contributions to the Lipscomb Academy student-athletes, coaches, and community in helping ensure they are sufficiently supported.

Farmer will aid upper and middle school student-athletes in the day-to-day operations of programs, assist in providing guidance to coaches, and continue expanding athletic development initiatives.

While employed with Ezell-Harding Christian School, Farmer served as middle school athletic director for three years and as athletic director for both middle school and varsity sports for an additional four years. In those capacities, he oversaw budget management, sports teams’ schedule creation, equipment maintenance, and family relations and engagement.

“The Lipscomb Academy mission resonates with me as I want student-athletes to know their purpose and excel equally in academics and athletics,” stated Farmer. “I am enthusiastic for the direction the academy and its athletics department are headed and eager for the next phase of my personal journey with the Mustang family.”

A familiar face on campus since 2020, Farmer will continue to serve as a varsity boys’ basketball assistant coach at Lipscomb Academy. Previously coaching at both the middle and upper school levels, he has coached golf or basketball for more than 13 years at Goodpasture Christian School, Ezell-Harding, Davidson Academy, and Mount Juliet Christian Academy.

A consummate athlete, in 2005, Farmer led his alma mater Samford University to its first Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) golf championship and was named OVC individual golf champion and tournament MVP. From 2006-2014, he maintained a professional golf stroke average of 71.02.

Farmer received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Samford University.