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Football

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.

Coaches
  • Trent Dilfer: Head Coach
  • Trenton Kirklin: Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, CFB Recruiting Coordinator
  • Bruce Kittle: Offensive Line, Player Development
  • Jamie Graham: Wide Receivers
  • David Floyd: Offensive Line Assistant
  • Patrick Carpenter: Special Projects, Quarterbacks
  • Kevin Smith: Varsity Defensive Coordinator 
  • Corry Stewart: Co-Defensive Coordinator
  • George Pulley: Special Units Coordinator
  • John Green: Defensive Line  
  • 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
  • Rebecca Brundige: Nutritionist
  • Luke Richesson: Director of Sports Performance (Football)
  • Emma Kittle: Sports Performance Assistant
Facilities

Reese Smith Athletic Complex

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.

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Football Field

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

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McCadams Athletic Center (The MAC)

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.

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Football Performance Center

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.

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Human Performance Weight Room

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.

View image of the human performance weight room

Championships

State Championship

2007, 2002, 1994


State Runner-up

2006, 2005, 2003, 1998 

Signings

College Signings

2020

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

2019

Connor Pylkas, Maryville University

Trey Rogers, Furman University

2018

Logan Sakarapanee, University of Tennessee-Martin

2017

William Phillips, University of the South

Rutger Reitmaier, University of Oregon/Vanderbilt University

2016

David Floyd, Vanderbilt University

Sam Jackson, Sewanee: University of the South

Colton Piatt, University of Kentucky

2015

Jackson Mitchell, United States Naval Academy

Baker Richardson, Samford University

2014

Cooper Jackson, Tennessee Tech University

Deandre Tiggs, Lindsey Wilson College

2011

Davis Hudson, Harding University

Guy Simmons, Harding University

2009

Dallon Hudson, Harding University

Zach Rogers, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2008

Jeremy Holt, Harding University

2007

Ben Lehning, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2005

Burton Elrod, Samford University

Austin Rogers, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2002

Ethan Flatt, University of Mississippi

1999 

Jonathan Shaub, Vanderbilt University

1996

Andrew Stewart, Penn State University

1995

Melvin Evans, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Brandon Glass, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

1991

Steven Bowen, Tennessee Tech University

1977

Jay Williams, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Varsity Football Team

Varsity Football Team