Middle Tennessee Christian School Athletics is pleased to announce that Assistant Coach Hillary Hodges has been promoted to head coach of the Varsity Girls Basketball team, The Lady Cougars. Coach Lynn Burkey will assume Hodges’ role as assistant coach and will continue to teach at the school.
Coach Hodges served as head girls coach at Riverdale High School from 2008-2010 leading the Lady Warriors to the 2010 TSSAA Class AAA State Championship. She was named the 2009-2010 Tennessee Sports Writers Coach of the Year. Previously, Hodges was head coach at Independence High School and assistant coach at Siegel High School and The Harpeth Hall School.
“I am humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to lead the program at Middle Tennessee Christian School,” said Coach Hodges on her recent appointment. “MTCS is truly unique in its approach to academics and athletics, and it is a perfect fit for myself and our family. Coach Burkey and his leadership has elevated this program to an elite level and I look forward to building upon the legacy that he has created.“
“I am beyond grateful to President Matt Tiller, Dr. Robert Sain, and Coach Jason Piercey for the trust they have put in me with this promotion,” said Coach Hodges.
MTCS Secondary Principal Dr. Robert Sain stated of the new appointment, “We are very happy to announce Coach Hodges as our new head girls coach. She has a proven track record of excellence and we believe she will continue to grow and improve our program in the years to come. We are extremely grateful to Coach Burkey for his continued leadership of our girls basketball program. His deep knowledge of basketball, passion for Cougar Athletics, and strong support of this transition will help ensure the success of our program moving forward.”
Coach Hodges set the expectations of the Lady Cougars by stating, “We will have three core principles as a team – To have GOD in the center of all that we do, to act in love and in the best interest in everyone we encounter, and to pursue greatness while becoming the best version of ourselves everyday. The opportunity to lead such outstanding young women is a privilege – we will work hard to honor Christ in all that we do and everyone we represent.”