Scott Tillman, assistant athletic director, has worked at Lipscomb Academy since 1993 in many capacities. For 25 years, he has taught Bible and psychology at the Upper School. Additionally, Tillman served as head coach of the Lipscomb Academy varsity football team during the 2013-2018 seasons. During his six seasons leading the program, he compiled a 35-32 record and led the team to six consecutive state playoffs including the TSSAA Division I-3A state playoff quarterfinals (2014) and Division I-4A state playoff second round (2015). Also during his tenure as head coach, the Mustang football team was Region 10-3A co-champions (2014), Region 6-4A runners-up (2015) and undefeated Region 6-4A champions (2016). He was named TSSAA Region 6-4A Coach of the Year in 2016.
Tillman also coached Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists in 2015 and 2016 and the school's first US Army All American in 2016. During his six seasons as head coach, 12 Mustangs have gone on to play collegiately at University of Oregon, Vanderbilt University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Tennessee-Martin, the University of the South, the University of Kentucky, Samford University, Lindsey Wilson College and Harding University. Prior to his appointment as interim head coach in 2013, Coach Tillman was as an assistant coach for the Mustang football program for 19 years, serving as defensive coordinator among other roles during that time.