Return To Campus Plan
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The Lipscomb Academy football program seeks every opportunity to Be Set Apart. This program identifies itself as a human development program masked as a football team: full-time nutritionist, academic coordinator, NFL coaching caliber and a standard of excellence in the details.
Mustang football seeks to build players up in the following components: mind, body and soul. Mind-building happens in the classroom both in school and during football practice as the football program uses cutting edge software and technology to enhance the learning experience. Bodybuilding occurs through the development of strength building, increasing mobility and emphasizing recovery. All this is made possible with the expertise of our human development team which includes NFL experience, a recovery specialist and a full-time nutritionist. Soul-building manifests itself through the Christian principles that are emphasized every day in character building, accountability groups and player development. The football coaching staff aspires to give each student-athlete who comes through the program the best coaching, the best equipment, best resources and the best experience that any high school has to offer.
The Reese Smith Athletic Complex, consisting of the McCadams Athletic Center, football stadium and field, Tallent Track, baseball field and a football practice field, is named in appreciation of Reese L. Smith, a Lipscomb friend and contributor. Smith, owner of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team, was inducted into the Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Blue Raider Hall of Fame and posthumously the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
The football field is one of several fields located at the Reese Smith Athletic Complex. The home stands were constructed in 1982, and the visitor stands were added in the 1990s. In 2018, a new weight room was added and the existing home stands, locker room, coaches offices and concession stand underwent a $1 million renovation. New endzone bleachers were added in 2019 with an additional seating capacity of 980.
Bleacher capacity: 2900
When completed in 2016, the $5 million McCadams Athletic Center was only one of three climate-controlled indoor turf practice field training facilities in Middle Tennessee. The 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility was named after the late Glenn McCadams, longtime Lipscomb Academy football coach and Athletic Director. The all-sports facility for both male and female student-athletes offers a place to develop agility, strength and speed skills. Included in the facility are a girls’ locker, public restrooms, a team meeting room and conference room with the latest in technology and audiovisual capabilities and an outdoor terrace/special event space overlooking the football field. The indoor turf practice field is named the C. O. Christian Jr. Family Training Field in honor of the late Oakley Christian, owner of C.O. Christian & Sons and former Mustang football assistant.
The addition of new equipment, designed by Sorinex, in the football performance center adds state-of-the-art equipment with cutting edge pieces outfitting sixteen stations that allow us to do more than any other high school in the country. We also have key training pieces like a Swiss Swing--equipment used for reintroducing an injured player back to the field, Power Plate and two Keiser functional trainers that allow us to train rotary movement and power.
With the renovation of the human performance weight room located at the Upper School, the enhanced performance center is accessible now for the entire student body. The renovations have expedited our ability to install methodologies based around teaching movement, core strength and proper lifting techniques. Sixteen racks, numerous dumbbell and kettlebell racks and increased space give the athletics program the necessary tools to teach effectively.
Shaun Allen, Bethel University
Jake Bowman, Western Kentucky University
Clay Campbell, Wheaton College
Matthew George, Tusculum College
Cole McDowell, Murray State University
Kyle McNamara, University of Michigan
Nick Paschall, Cornell University
Kobi Roy, Bethel University
Connor Pylkas, Maryville University
Trey Rogers, Furman University
Logan Sakarapanee, University of Tennessee-Martin
William Phillips, University of the South
Rutger Reitmaier, University of Oregon/Vanderbilt University
David Floyd, Vanderbilt University
Sam Jackson, Sewanee: University of the South
Colton Piatt, University of Kentucky
Jackson Mitchell, United States Naval Academy
Baker Richardson, Samford University
Cooper Jackson, Tennessee Tech University
Deandre Tiggs, Lindsey Wilson College
Davis Hudson, Harding University
Guy Simmons, Harding University
Dallon Hudson, Harding University
Zach Rogers, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Jeremy Holt, Harding University
Ben Lehning, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Burton Elrod, Samford University
Austin Rogers, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Ethan Flatt, University of Mississippi
Jonathan Shaub, Vanderbilt University
Andrew Stewart, Penn State University
Melvin Evans, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Brandon Glass, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Steven Bowen, Tennessee Tech University
Jay Williams, University of Tennessee-Knoxville