About LA Basketball - Boys FR

LIPSCOMB ACADEMY BASKETBALL

The boys' basketball program at Lipscomb Academy has a long tradition of basketball teams that compete at a high level while also being great representatives of our school. Our players are known for their hard work, enthusiasm, and team spirit on and off the court.

The Mustang basketball program exists to serve its student-athletes in all areas of their lives. The goal is for all of our players to leave as better basketball players and members of the community by teaching them life lessons through basketball. Our players are trained physically, mentally, and spiritually by some of the best coaches around creating a competitive and exciting environment each day. Our teams have won many games and championships throughout the years but what makes Mustang basketball special are the lifelong memories and friendships our student-athletes create along the way. 


COACHING STAFF


Kevin Starks - Head Boy's Basketball Coach

For the past 20 seasons as head coach, Kevin Starks' teams have reached the playoffs 19 times. He played for Abilene Christian University before coaching varsity at Dallas Christian and Fort Worth Chrisitan High School, both in Texas, and Harding Academy in Memphis. During his 15 years at Harding Academy, he coached his team to eight semi-finals and four state championship games, winning titles in 2008, 2009 and 2016 and was runner-up in 2015. Starks was awarded TSSAA Tennessee Coach of the Year (2016) and twice was named Memphis MOST Favorite: Best Sports Coach (2016 and 2017). Additionally, he was named Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) Coach of the Year (2008 and 2012). Furthermore, Starks served as associate head of school and director of athletics at Harding Academy. Because of his talent, work ethic and commitment to the advancement of all 16 sports at Harding, he received the TSSAA A.F. Bridges Athletic Director of the Year designation (2013-2014).

Bradley Farmer: Associate Head Varsity Coach

Andrew Greer: Associate Head Varsity Coach, JV Head Coach, Director of Basketball Operations

Devin Arnold: Freshman Head Coach, Varsity Assistant, Quality Control

Jay Walton: MS Head Coach

Andy Holiday: MS Assistant Coach

Hunter York: MS JV Coach, High School Assistant Coach, Director of Digital Content

Franklin Bennett: 6th Grade Varsity Coach, Director of Social Engagement


FACILITIES


Upper School Main Basketball Gymnasium

Originally opened in 1979, the first basket made in the Lipscomb Academy gym was by former Lipscomb University president Willard Collins. The full-size court facility was renovated in 1999.

Bleacher capacity: 1500


CHAMPIONSHIPS

Appearances (15):  2009, 2005, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1974, 1973, 1951, 1926

Finals Appearances (1): 1993

Championships (1): 1993


SIGNINGS

2020

Hank Hutcheson, Trevecca Nazarene University

2018

Addison McNeely, Lindenwood University Belleville

2017

Cade McDowell, Lubbock Christian University

2015

John Matt Merritt, Lipscomb University

Cameron Webb, Trevecca Nazarene University

2014

Blake Kendrick, Lee University

2006

Josh Slater, Lipscomb University

2004

Will Mantlo, Lipscomb University

Brent McPherson, Freed-Hardeman University

2003

Wesley Mayes, Freed-Hardeman University

2000

Michael Mays, Lipscomb University

1998

Ryan Roller, Lipscomb University

1995

Oliver Simmons, University of Kentucky/Florida State University

1991

Lee Anderson, Lipscomb University

Michael Green, Lipscomb University

Greg Thompson, Lipscomb University

1988

Greg Eubanks, Lipscomb University

Jerry Meyer, Lipscomb University

1987

Ashley Duncan, Belmont University

1986

Phillip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University

1983

Richard Taylor, Lipscomb University

1978

Mark Smith, Middle Tennessee State University