They’re learning hard life lessons by doing hard things. He’s trying to build a program. Dilfer says he felt led to Lipscomb at this time with the school committing to build a premier football … Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Lipscomb’s running back group went to work again tonight and was one of the reasons why this game wasn’t close. However, no one season is similar to the last, so many coaches aim to build a community before focusing on winning. Lipscomb Academy cooled off its jets a little and ended the third quarter without scoring. Stream sports and activities from Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, TN, both live and on demand. If we play well, we’ll win.”. It’s a calling.”. “He’s giving back to the game and the kids. “If you compete in the program, you know you’re going to be the best version of you. The Mustangs turned the ball over several times in those games and only managed just over ten defensive stops. Trent Dilfer grew up the son of a football coach. Lipscomb’s road to respectability began with a culture change, which led to growth in the classroom, weight room and on the field. Download Lipscomb Academy Football and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Both are selfless guys, both would have done whatever we had asked them to do, but I think it fit them and I think it fit our team.”. Dilfer and his wife Cassandra have four children: daughters Tori, Maddie and Delaney, and son, Trevin, who died from a heart disease as a 5-year-old in 2003. (Lipscomb Academy – Contributed). GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. Watch Lipscomb Academy Boys Varsity Football highlights and check out their schedule and roster on Hudl After going 7-6 in 2019, the Mustangs started this season with an 0-2 record. Lipscomb Academy football coach Trent Dilfer, an Aptos High alum, embraces one of his players. Be Truthful. We'd love to hear eyewitness “We had 38 kids lifting when we got here, six of them with PVC pipes,” Dilfer said. It wouldn’t have been possible without hat tricks from Alex Broome and Justin Hughes. About Currently Trent Dilfer is the Head Football Coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, TN. Dilfer thought of the times in his life when he was most impacted and most of his recollections brought him back to Aptos High. The teams played in Week 10 this season and the Mustangs prevailed 20-14. “A lot of people want to pout perfume on me,” Dilfer said. He pointed to the contributions of his former Mariners football coaches, from his step-father Frank Lynch to Jamie Townsend and Don Montgomery, for challenging and help mold him. “I saw the impact Frank had. “The way we’re approaching it is it’s us versus us. Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Three Nashville private schools — CPA, Davidson Academy and Lipscomb Academy … Dilfer enjoyed working with youth at Elite 11, but that merely scratched the itch, he said. Dilfer saw substantial improvement from his squad, especially considering it was unable to hold camp due to COVID-19. Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. He’s a tough guy, a team leader. The team now sits at a number one seed in the D-II AA playoffs. The Lipscomb Academy football program seeks every opportunity to Be Set Apart. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Tori is a senior setter for University of Louisville’s volleyball team and Delaney is a freshman setter for Lipscomb University, which neighbors the high school. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. There was also a recent change in uniforms: the Mustangs changed from the only uniforms they had ever worn to the black and purple they wear now. Christ Presbyterian Academy, the team responsible for ending Dilfer’s debut season in the state semifinals, awaits. Oakland is the unanimous top-ranked high school football team in the state after routing Maryville 49-7 in a Class 6A state semifinal. The faculty and staff have nurtured my children’s growth with sensitivity and care while challenging their minds and inspiring their spirits. Their hands went up. Friend Phil Dawson, who served as a NFL kicker for two decades, is serving as special teams coordinator, and Trenton Kirklin, a former high school head coach and ex-Cleveland Browns scout, is working as offensive coordinator. He’s really doing a nice job with them. Lipscomb Academy athletic director Dr. Mike Roller announced the hiring Friday. Watch online from home or on the go. “Ninety percent of the stuff we pulled off is because of the team and people we surrounded ourselves with. Alex is more of a natural running back and kind of fit more with what we wanted to do this year. The program had fundraised $110,000 in the 10 years before he took over, Dilfer said, and $1.1 million in the first 92 days after. It’s a perfect match, he said. A 14-year NFL veteran who quarterbacked the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory in 2000, he had a plethora of knowledge and connections. “They couldn’t lift the 45-pound bar. Dilfer found success as a football analyst for NFL Network and ESPN following his playing days. “These kids are getting challenged academically, spiritually, physically and mentally,” Ta’ufo’ou said. “The biggest thing was that after the loss to JPII that we knew we could be pretty good,” said Dilfer. I wasn’t at peace. The TSSAA BlueCross Bowl football championships will be held Thursday-Saturday. Dilfer, 48, stunned everyone but himself when he accepted a position with Lipscomb Academy, a small high school in Nashville, Tennessee, far from his hometown roots in Aptos. This season, the Mustangs got off to an 0-2 start after losing to Brentwood Academy and JPII. He fondly recalled junior-varsity coach Steve Miles talking him into staying on the basketball team when he wanted to quit. “I grew up in this,” Dilfer said. Coleman Baker. ', "I think that optimism and looking for the good instead of looking for the bad and confirming our kids in the good things they had done. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. They won their first championship in the 1994 Class 2A Clinic Bowl after defeating Harriman 42-0, finishing the season (15-0). Kittle stepped down after one season and was replaced at offensive line coach by former NFL lineman Grant Williams. You can’t say enough about him.”eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'williamsonhomepage_com-banner-1','ezslot_3',105,'0','0'])); Dilfer has redefined the culture of Lipscomb prep football. His Lipscomb Academy football team on Thursday will play in the program’s first state championship game since 2007. Lipscomb Academy football coach Trent Dilfer, an Aptos High alum, embraces one of his players. While victory is the goal, Dilfer is trying to build something bigger than one game. He said he was being selfish in retirement and previously lacked compassion, but has turned a corner on both fronts. 7 in Tennessee, faces No. Skip to page content. 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It’s part of the process, part of his calling. ... Lipscomb Academy (10-2) vs. CPA (9-1), 11 a.m. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. I believe the God that I serve has so much in store for me, too.”. We were the smallest, weakest team in the area.”. (Lipscomb Academy – Contributed). Lipscomb Academy. Whatever issue to going on with them is the biggest issue in their family. Either way, Dilfer is going to enjoy the experience. One of the hires was former college assistant Bruce Kittle, whose son, George, is the San Francisco 49ers’ star tight end. How the facilities have changed are a testament to that change alone. He can play multiple positions on defense. To the surprise of many in the middle Tennessee prep football community, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer was named head coach of Lipscomb Academy’s football team last year. Dilfer remained optimistic though. Low 24F. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback has been an analyst for a variety of ESPN programs. He inherited a team that earned a combined three wins in its previous two seasons. I didn’t feel like I was having an impact. The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs thwarted the host Battle Ground Academy Wildcats football team by a count of 21-7 in Friday's league outing. This year he has led the Mustangs through the air with his arm and decision-making by limiting his mistakes. (Lipscomb Academy – Contributed), “It was more of a calling than an ambition,” said Dilfer, before listing his decision to stop working as a football analyst. that is degrading to another person. Be Nice. Dilfer also added Sione Ta’ufo’ou, Archbishop Mitty’s former head coach, as his defensive coordinator. To the surprise of many in the middle Tennessee prep football community, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer was named head coach of Lipscomb Academy’s football team last year. You have permission to edit this article. Since Lipscomb Academy joined D-II competition in 2017, the Mustangs have gone 1-3 against the Lions in the regular season. What: Tennessee Division-II AA State Football Championship News of his hiring appeared in every major publication, from Sports Illustrated to The Washington Post. Another player that has really turned heads for the Mustangs has been junior quarterback Luther Richesson. Lynch is happy his son challenged himself by taking the Lipscomb position. I’d be in the most random places with my dad and people would come up and tell him how he changed their life. “I still think he has a lot of growing to do and will be significantly better than he already is. View pregame, in-game and post-game details from the Evangelical Christian (Cordova, TN) vs. Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, TN) playoff football game on Fri, 11/20/2020. His first season, he went with a heavy Tennessee flavor. Here is how you can watch the state title games. This program identifies itself as a human development program masked as a football team: full-time nutritionist, academic coordinator, NFL coaching caliber and a standard of excellence in the details. Lipscomb Academy (11-2) beat ECS (9-3) 56-13 Friday night on the road to secure its first trip to the state championship since 2007. This game was part of the 2020 Tennessee High School Football Playoff Brackets: TSSAA - Division II Class AA tournament. From Jamie to Don, all my coaches I was influenced by. You’re really only as good as your staff.”. Lipscomb Academy offers a rich variety of programs that offers something for everyone who wants to be a part of the Mustang athletic program. The private Christian school’s football program — a powerhouse under late coach Glenn McCadams from 1982-2012 — was far removed from its glory days. Winds light and variable. “I think it makes us a better team,” said Dilfer. Who: Lipscomb Academy (11-2) vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy (10-1) Summit (13-1) – Destin Wade had 394 total yards – 173 passing, 221 rushing – in a 35-21 win over Henry County in the Class 5A state semifinals. We’re good enough. Baker, a wide receiver, has 37 catches for 578 yards and seven TDs. This week: vs. Lipscomb Academy. There were 38 players in the program when Dilfer arrived and now there are 108. racist or sexually-oriented language. In the playoffs, the Mustangs … You have to become invested enough in their lives to where it’s the biggest issue in your life.”. Where: Cookeville, Tennessee Lipscomb targeted Dilfer and the fact that it’s a Christian-based school factored in heavily into his decision. Watch Events 4 Live Browse . “That’s when the lightbulb went off,” Dilfer said. Five players to watch. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism It captured the last of its three state titles in 2007. or anything. 6. This was the arena I was called to.”. To get them to do that, the coach strived for every aspect of the program to see improvement. Richesson threw for over 2,200 yards last season and had a touchdown to interception ratio of 23 to 11. “We used the bye week to let kids find answers, to teach them why,” Dilfer said. Trent Dilfer could’ve had any football coaching gig in the country. Raise your hand, there are no stupid questions, he told them. We still played well on special teams and offense, and we could still move the ball at will. It truly takes everyone to build a champion.”. Kreager's pick: CPA 24, Lipscomb Academy 21 TSSAA football: Out of quarantine, CPA, four-star linebacker Langston Patterson run past Ravenwood Independence (5-1, 3-0 6-6A) at Brentwood (6-2, 3-0) Dawson’s son, Beau, is a junior tight end. So did the opportunity to be closer to his children. Use the 'Report' link on “Outside of raising my kids and being married 27 years, this is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, way more than anything I accomplished as a player,” Dilfer said. First playoff appearance was in 1988 where they defeated Waverly and Springfield before losing to Milan in the Class AA Quarterfinals, 29-15. The final score for Lipscomb would come from an electrifying run from Sherill Jr that he took 49 yards to the house. Keep it Clean. 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Broome had 94 yards rushing on … Broome, a Mr. Football … Most coaches would tell you that you’ve got to be willing to be a life coach to your players as well to find true success as a program. With the win, Lipscomb Academy upgrades its record to 8-2 on the season. They’re being challenged every day.”. Low 24F. Like many, you may have been surprised to know that former Maplewood running back and new addition Alex Broome would be the ball carrier this season while Lyles changed over to safety. Eleven straight wins. Lipscomb Academy Looks To Build Off CPA Win Anna Glenn Grove talks with Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer and junior running back Alex Broome as … His Mustangs (11-2), ranked No. The official Facebook account of Mustang Football Head Coach: Trent Dilfer Twitter: @LAmustangFB Instagram: … Quarterback Luther Richesson (6-foot-3, 202 pounds), Dawson (6-0, 200), and junior running back Alex Broome (5-9, 186) are among the team’s stars. There’s no easy way out. After he was laid off by ESPN in 2017, not long after a heated attempt at negotiating a new contract, no one knew where he’d land next. After all, it’s more than a game. Dilfer also brought in former NFL kicker Phil Dawson to coach for him. Since then, LA has turned the corner and have won seven straight games. Two short seasons later, the program’s rise has been meteoric. Lipscomb Academy Football, Nashville, Tennessee. We looked back and said, 'Let’s take an optimistic approach about this. “I did not do this for a career move,” he told The Tennessean, in an article published Jan. 18, 2019. Winds light and variable.. The Division II high school football championship games are set for Dec. 3 in Cookeville. A week later, the Mustangs dropped a 28-21 decision to Pope John Paul II. person will not be tolerated. Lipscomb Academy is a uniquely warm, welcoming and caring environment. Going to work and correcting those mistakes really launched us into this run. He looks over his roster and sees it loaded with talent for at least three more years. “Obviously, you always want to win the game,” Dilfer said. He had a tough one against JPII, but has really cleaned up a lot of the things since then. “It fits him perfectly,” Lynch said. He also coached Student Sports’ Elite 11 program, where he evaluated and mentored the best high school quarterbacks in a national competition. Don't knowingly lie about anyone People like a challenge, and Dilfer provided one, Ta’ufo’ou said, noting it’s one of the reasons he moved across the country to join the staff. Those have been just some of the changes that have come to Lipscomb Academy in the last couple of years, changes that have cemented this as one of the most fascinating preps programs in the state. With the full backing of the administration, Dilfer jumped in with both feet. Threats of harming another “He has juniors in high school that are more skilled than he was at Fresno State,” Lynch said. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. When: Thursday, 9 a.m. His next position wasn’t in the NFL, though. Those are some of my fondest memories.”. Lipscomb presented the opportunity to fully immerse himself in the program and students’ lives. If things keep going the way they are, you can expect some more changes, and more winning, on the horizon. The Mustangs lost 29-19 to Brentwood Academy, a four-time state champion, in their opener, despite missing three of their best players. Lipscomb scored its only touchdown of the night in the second quarter and lost the game 24-7. The all-sports facility for both male and female student-athletes offers a place to develop agility, strength and speed skills. It was going to be big, one had to assume. Alex Broome. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'williamsonhomepage_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',116,'0','0'])); “It’s endless,” said Lipscomb Coach Trent Dilfer. “Why else would someone take a 100% or 1,000% pay cut? I can’t believe the talent they have.”. View the 20-21 Lipscomb Academy varsity football team schedule. ... Lipscomb Academy 178 pts. He likes the growth he has seen in himself. “We were fortunate that the players bought into pursuing excellence,” Dilfer said. Nearly of half the boys enrolled at the school committed to playing football. Dilfer took over a program that would be described in real estate terminology as a fixer-upper. “He’s growing and growing every single week,” said Dilfer. Box Score Watch Game Recap Tournament Bracket Posted Fri, Nov 6 2020 The teams endured a 90-minute lightning delay, but Lipscomb couldn’t overcome seven turnovers. That’s when I knew, ‘Oh, we’re good,’ ” Dilfer said. The 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility was named after the late Glenn McCadams, longtime Lipscomb Academy football coach and Athletic Director. Lipscomb Academy football coach Trent Dilfer, an Aptos High alum and Super Bowl winning quarterback, roams the sidelines during a game. There is a sense of community but also a commitment to students as individuals. “We turned it over seven times, and we had nine stops on defense. Trent Dilfer, an Aptos High alum and Super Bowl winning quarterback, has led Lipscomb Academy to the Tennessee D-II AA State Championship game in his second season as head coach. accounts, the history behind an article. After those first two games against D-II AAA competition, the Mustangs quickly realized that they had the chance to be great. Dilfer knew there was no place left to go but up. “I think it’s a growth mindset,” said Dilfer. He became one on Friday when Lipscomb Academy named the former Super Bowl-winning NFL … This is way more fun. Record: 10 … 2020 Football schedule for the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs from Nashville, TN Share with Us. The players came out of the woodwork, some of them from great distances. In his first season, he lead the Mustangs to a 5-5 record and an appearance in the Division II Class AA semifinal game where they ultimately lost to rival CPA 24-7. The Lipscomb Academy varsity football team won Friday's home playoff game against St. George's (Collierville, TN) by a score of 63-3. Learning to be a part of something bigger than yourself is a lesson that will prepare you to be the best version of you in the classroom, on the playing field and in life. “These kids are so advanced. Dilfer said his daughters love how the position has shaped their father. “This is a calling. The Mustangs turned their season around the following week, when they had a bye on the schedule. A juggernaut, at that. Tennessee High School Football - Battle Ground Academy succumbs to Lipscomb Academy October 30, 2020: Franklin, TN 37069. Obviously, that includes players. Search by typing your school, event, association ... We are a Human Development program masked as a Football team. He’s articulate and charismatic. Don't Threaten. Henry Hasselbeck, whose father Matt was an NFL quarterback and teammate of Dilfer’s in Seattle, is a freshman quarterback who relocated from Massachusetts. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'williamsonhomepage_com-box-4','ezslot_2',103,'0','0']));If you watched Lipscomb Academy at all last season, you'd assume that Jaden Lyles would be running the ball for the Mustangs this year after rushing for 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2019. In his first season, he lead the Mustangs to a 5-5 record and an appearance in the Division II Class AA semifinal game where they ultimately lost to rival CPA 24-7. Some of that money was used to assemble a top-notch coaching staff, add a weight room, resurface the field, and purchase new uniforms and helmets. I hope to continue to grow as a team, grow this staff, and grow this community and the more we grow the better we’ll be.”. 722 likes. “Jaden is a dynamic secondary player. The opponent in the Division II-AA … Dilfer wanted a staff that was second to none. Nor was it in the college ranks. ‎This app is provided and operated by Lipscomb Academy Football and features LIVE scoring, schedules, news updates, social media feeds and rosters for all participating Lipscomb Academy Football … “There was some fluky stuff that happened, but we made had nine defensive stops. Lipscomb Academy, CPA rematch highlights Division II championship games TSSAA football playoffs scoreboard: Quarterfinal scores Nashville area … You may choose from a robust offering of 23 teams to fuel your competitive spirit and to represent the Purple and Gold on and off the playing field. “We haven’t been challenged since.”. “It’s about can we win this day and this day only. Be Proactive.