Coach

Ernie Smith

Inducted 2015


  •  Currently in his 38th year as a head baseball and girls’ basketball coach at Lipscomb Academy

  • Has compiled over 860 career wins in baseball

  • District baseball champions 28 times

  • Region baseball champions 18 times

  • His teams have made 16 TSSAA State Baseball tournament appearances

  • Two TSSAA State Runner-Up finishes

  • Has captured seven TSSAA State Baseball championships

  • Has compiled over 870 career wins in girls’ basketball

  • His teams have made eleven TSSAA Girls’ State Basketball tournament appearances

  • TSSAA State Champions in girls’ basketball in 1986

  • Received a TSSAA Distinguished Service Award

  • Named the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coach of the Year (baseball)

  • NFHS South Regional Coach of the Year (baseball)

  • TN Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) Baseball Coach of the Year

  • TSSAA Baseball Coach of the Year

  • Member of Lipscomb University Hall of Fame

  • TN Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

  • USA Today Nominee for “Best Girls Basketball Coach in TN”

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