FIRE UP, MUSTANG NATION!
We are grateful that God has led your family to our school community, and hope that your lives will be enriched by your experience here at Lipscomb Academy!
We are excited to introduce you to our department, and to the array of sports that we have to offer. It is our hope that this information will be a helpful guide for you and your student as you make decisions about athletic participation. As a department, we strive to provide excellent service and support to the families and students involved in athletics as we strive to live out the mission of our school.
Lipscomb Academy is a vibrant community with a tremendous culture and a rich history in supporting its teams and student-athletes. It is truly a special place and we hope that you feel a valued part of our family.
We have tremendous student-athletes on our campus who are striving to become the best they can be everyday on and off their respective fields of play. I invite everyone to join us in supporting and celebrating their hard work and dedication by joining us at our athletic events. While you’re at it bring a few friends and family members!
Great things are happening in Lipscomb Academy athletics, I hope that you will come and join us on this journey. See you in the stands!
—Michelle York, Associate Head of School-Athletics
Lipscomb Academy is an intentionally Christian community with a mission to equip students to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve.
Participating in athletics does more than build strong athletes: it teaches the values of hard work, teamwork, perseverance, responsibility and endurance. Mustang student-athletes are shaped spiritually by coaches who are passionate about partnering with them to encourage the development of character and faith as they seek to glorify God on and off their fields of play.
The Lipscomb Academy Mustang athletic program extends the borders of the classroom in a unique way to equip student athletes with experiences that shape them into young women and men who are prepared to be leaders in life and who confidently walk their journey long after they leave our campus.
We believe playing sports does more than create strong athletes: it teaches the value of teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, endurance. Mustang athletes are also shaped spiritually by coaches who are passionate about shaping them into Godly young people full of character and faith. These are lessons that will continue to shape you long after you take off the Mustang uniform for the final time.
Opportunities abound for you to find a home in the Mustang athletic program. More than 95 percent of sports-eligible students are a part of the 23 athletic teams at Lipscomb Academy. You will find a program with a rich history in being successful on the playing field, too, with 33 team state championships and more than 92 individual state champions.
The Lipscomb Academy journey nurtures every student’s unique gifts in preparing you mind, body and soul.
The Lipscomb Academy athletic program has a long history of changing the lives of young men and women, while competing at a championship level.
From the very beginning of the school in 1891, athletics has been an important part of student life. In 1932, the girls’ basketball team competed for the first time. In 1935, the high school teams became known as the “Mustangs” after the boys’ basketball team chose the name from a list submitted by the student body. Football launched that same year, taking a hiatus from 1938 to 1967.
Since the early days of Lipscomb Academy, numerous athletic programs have been added. Today, more than 95 percent of sports-eligible students at Lipscomb Academy are involved with athletics and participate in one or more Mustang athletic programs.
Along with college-preparatory academics, excellent fine arts programs and a life-shaping spiritual formation emphasis, the Mustang Athletic Program is an important teaching tool through which our coaches not only challenge students to reach their full potential on the playing field, but also teach lifelong lessons as they seek to build character and to help spiritually form our student athletes.
Lipscomb Academy Athletics is committed to fully developing the mind, body and spirit of our student athletes within an intentionally Christian environment.
We desire to shape our students with transformational experiences led by passionate Christian coaches dedicated to preparing them for leadership and life beyond athletics. We realize that athletics is a key component of a holistic approach to education helping our students thrive and excel all for His glory and honor.
Lipscomb Academy Athletics are grounded in the school’s mission to equip our students to love to learn, learn to love and live to serve. This mission is at the core of what drives our programs, coaches and players to pursue athletics in a way that is distinctive and brings honor to Jesus Christ.
Spiritual formation is a key aspect of what makes Lipscomb Academy unique, and our athletic department makes a concerted effort to encourage and disciple each coach, team and athlete involved in Lipscomb Academy athletics.
The Lipscomb Academy fitness curriculum is a year-round strength and conditioning program designed explicitly for students grades 7th-12th. Through instructional fitness, students are encouraged to use their talents and reach their highest potential in the world of sport and wellness.
As we coach our students to view their bodies as God intended - made in the image of Christ, we hold the student body to the following two standards: Be pleasing to God and be a blessing to your community.
Student-athletes are prepared for competition through instruction from highly qualified strength and conditioning instructors who desire to meet student-athletes where they are and challenge them to set and achieve higher goals. Upon completion of the program, Lipscomb Academy students will realize and understand the dynamics and importance of living a holistic, healthy lifestyle and will leave the academy confident and competent in the world of health and fitness.
Lipscomb Academy, in partnership with Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, is dedicated to providing excellent care for our student-athletes. Lipscomb Academy and Elite have a long standing relationship that services every aspect of the healthcare continuum from our athletic trainer to services provided by our sports medicine physician.
We employ a certified athletic trainer, Ken Tyler, in partnership with Elite Sports Medicine. We work closely with our student-athletes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries. The goal of the Lipscomb Academy sports medicine staff is to provide the highest quality comprehensive care to our student athletes throughout their athletic participation.
The Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic community offers a variety of services for our student athletes such as sports physicals, orthopedic care and physical therapy.
Lipscomb Academy has a large campus, and sometimes finding the right athletic field can be daunting if you aren't familiar with the academy's grounds. For that reason, we have provided a map of all of our facilities.
The basketball gym is located at the Upper School.
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
The softball field is positioned behind the Lower School with a parking lot accessible off Belmont Park Terrace.
4517 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
The Griffith Family Soccer Field faces on Franklin Road.
3915 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
The baseball and football fields and track are part of the Reese Smith Athletic Complex situated between Caldwell Lane, Maplehurst Avenue and Lealand Lane.
1027 Caldwell Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
See the full map of our campus.