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BREAKING: BA hires Ensworth Lady Tigers coach to head boys program

Headmaster Curt Masters and Athletic Director Cody White announced today that Hubie Smith will fill the position of head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball program at Brentwood Academy, effective April 15.


Smith, head coach of the girls’ basketball program at Ensworth High School since 2008, replaces Lyle Husband, who led the Eagles’ team for the past seven

years. Husband will remain teaching and coaching at BA.


“We are grateful that Coach Smith is joining the BA faculty. His extensive coaching experience, his positive influence, and his love for the Lord will be a perfect fit with our mission to nurture and challenge each whole person to the glory of God,” said Masters.


Prior to joining Ensworth as assistant athletic director and varsity girls’ basketball coach, Smith served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Lipscomb University for four years after serving as director of basketball operations for the men’s basketball team at Belmont University for one year.


“Coach Smith obviously has an incredible resume and record, but I’m equally impressed by his passion for investing in kids,” said White.  “He will be an important part of what we are trying to accomplish through athletics and our school’s mission.”


Smith’s high school coaching experience dates back to 1984 when he began a 19-year tenure as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bartlett High School in Memphis, where he accumulated a record of 440-190. In his last eight years at Bartlett, his teams won seven regular season district championships, five regional championships, made four trips to the TSSAA State Tournament and won the 2001 AAA State Championship. While at Ensworth, he led the Lady Tigers to two state championships and runner-up titles.


"I am honored to join Brentwood Academy in its pursuit of excellence in all areas of academics, athletics, and spiritual growth,” said Smith. “The opportunity to build a championship basketball program is both compelling and exciting for me professionally."


Masters said Smith will also oversee the school’s camps program and help develop youth athletic programs in the community.

Posted on: 3/26/2013


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