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Coaches Directory

The relationship between a student-athlete and a coach is one of the most impactful relationships in a student’s life.

Our coaches are committed to not only preparing our athletes for competition but also teaching life lessons of discipline, perseverance, sportsmanship and other skills with Christ as the focus.

Varsity Football and Competition Cheer

Anna Claire Temple

Anna Claire Temple - Head Coach

Anna Claire is a graduate of both Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University (Bachelor of Science in elementary education). She began cheering in fourth grade and continued throughout college. She has coached cheer and competitive programs at Ensworth, Brentwood Academy and Centennial High School in Franklin. While coaching at Centennial, the Junior Varsity squad received fifth at nationals, and the Varsity squad received second.

Cheer Staff:

  • Donna Brasher            Varsity, Director of Operations
  • Anna Claire Temple     Varsity, Football & Competition Head Coach
  • Katie Batson                Middle School, Football Head Coach
  • Miranda Giles              Varsity , Basketball Head Coach
  • Janene Ezell               Middle School, Basketball Head Coach  

Cross Country

Dillon Seigenthaler

Dillon Seigenthaler - Head Coach

In addition to fulfilling the role of director of human performance, Dillon Seigenthaler also serves as Lipscomb Academy’s head cross country coach. His mission remains the same - to inspire attainable goals for all students and foster relationships that encourage confidence in one’s self and to instill the knowledge that every student has the potential to succeed. Prior to joining the Academy, Seigenthaler was the Ensworth High School track coach for seven years. He and his wife, Laura, have two boys that will be attending the SEED school and Lower School this fall.

Cross Country Staff:

  • Dillon Seigenthaler        Varsity Boys/Girls, Head Coach
  • Kayla Montgomery        Varsity Boys/Girls, Assistant
  • Todd Cunningham         Middle School Boys/Girls, Head Coach
  • Scott Broadway             Middle School Boys/Girls, Assistant

High School Football

Trent Dilfer

Trent Dilfer - Head Coach

Coach Dilfer joined Lipscomb Academy as the head football coach in January of 2019. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, Trent was a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and also served as an analyst for a variety of ESPN programs. The 14-year NFL veteran joined ESPN in July 2008, the same day he announced his retirement from the National Football League. Dilfer played for five teams during his career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-99), Baltimore Ravens (2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-04), Cleveland Browns (2005) and San Francisco 49ers (2006-2007).

Football Staff:

  • Trent Dilfer, Lipscomb Academy Head Coach
  • Trenton Kirklin, Asst HC / Offensive Coordinator / CFB Recruiting Coordinator
  • Bruce Kittle Offensive Line and Player Development
  • Jamie Graham, Wide Receivers
  • David Floyd, Offensive Line Assistant
  • Patrick Carpenter, Special Projects and QBs
  • Kevin Smith, Varsity Defensive Coordinator 
  • Corry Stewart, Co-Defensive Coordinator
  • George Pulley, Special Units Coordinator
  • CJ Broussard, Defense & Quality Control
  • John Green, Defensive Line  
  • Andrew Stewart, Defensive Assistant
  • Devin Arnold, Sub Varsity,Head Coach
  • Thomas Story, Sub Varsity, Offensive Coordinator
  • Caleb Guarino, Social Engagement
  • Preston Campbell, Director of Football Operations 
  • Mark Pugh, Operations Assistant
  • Joelle Broussard, Academic Coach
  • Rebecca Brundige, Nutritionist
  • Luke Richesson, Director of Sports Performance (Football)
  • Emma Kittle, Sports Performance Assistant
  • Dale Binkley, Middle School, Head Coach
  • Dallon Hudson, Middle School, Offensive Line
  • Ben Haynes, Middle School, Assistant
  • William Officer, Middle School, Assistant
  • Will Temple, Middle School, Assistant
  • Rashaun Strickland, 5th/6th, Head Coach
  • Nathan Wade, 5th/6th, Assistant
  • Hunter York, Director of Digital Content and 5th/6th Assistant


Greg Wilder - Head Coach

Greg Wilder has served as the head golf coach at Lipscomb Academy during the years of 2003-2010 and then 2017 to present. During his years of coaching, he has celebrated 5 D1 players and multiple district and regional winning teams and individuals. He still remembers very well his 2007 team, which were state champs. Wilder received his BA from Lipscomb University, where he played golf during the years of 1979-1983, winning a total of 7 tournaments. In 1983, he was a member of the 2nd team All-American.

Golf Staff:

  • Greg Wilder        Varsity, Boys & Girls Head Coach  
  • Tim Taylor           Varsity, Boys and Girls Assistant   
  • Andrew Greer     Middle School, Boys & Girls Head Coach

Girls Soccer

Amber Spragg

Amber Spragg - Head Coach

Amber Spragg is in her 4th year of teaching art in the high school and coaching girls soccer at Lipscomb Academy. Her first year, she served as the high school varsity assistant and this year, she begins her 3rd year as the varsity head coach. She is involved with the Nashville Coaching Coalition and was part of the Coaches Leadership Academy fall class of 2018. Amber strives to build a program that embodies our core values of excellence, grace and humility. “I coach to help girls develop confidently into who God has created them to be; to pursue excellence, serve with humility and make a positive impact on the world around them.”

Girls Soccer Staff:

  • Amber Spragg    Varsity, Girls Head Coach
  • Megan Long       Varsity, Girls Assistant  
  • Marc Fatton        Varsity, Girls JV  
  • Layne Collier      Middle School, Girls Head Coach 


Jake House

Jake House - Head Coach

Jake House is starting in her 7th year at Lipscomb Academy as our head volleyball coach and also as one of our math teachers. Prior to her time at Lipscomb Academy, she coached as a graduate assistant at Lipscomb University from 2011-2013, while working to complete her Masters in Secondary Math Education. She has coached club for over 10 years at almost every level from 18s through 12s as a head and assistant coach. While attending Lipscomb University for her undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design, she started all 4 years on the university team as a setter.

Volleyball Staff:

  • Jake House            Varsity, Head Coach
  • Cyndi Adams          Varsity Assistant
  • Rachel Rich            Varsity JV Coach
  • Sara Mitchell           Middle School, Head Coach
  • Rachel Langston     Middle School, Assistant
  • Mallory Michen       Middle School, Assistant 


Diana Benson

Diana Benson - Head Coach

Diana Benson was raised in Boyd, Texas and attended Harding University, where she graduated with a BS in Psychology. Following that, she received her Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Tennessee State University. Diana is in her eighth season of coaching the Varsity Boys and Girls Bowling Team and Middle School Bowling Team at Lipscomb Academy. In addition to coaching, she also works in the high school office as the administrative assistant for the Head of the Upper School.

Bowling Staff:

  • Diana Benson      Varsity Head Coach, Boys/Girls and Middle School Head Coach
  • Kara Ford            Assistant Coach, Varsity
  • Charlie Ford        Assistant Coach, Varsity