Staff

  • Lance Akridge - Club Director

    Favorite Verse:
    “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” - 2nd Chronicles 16:9

    Experience:
    Lance grew up in a Godly and sports' household; he played basketball, baseball, and tennis in high school. After a failed attempt to play baseball at Murray State University, Lance later served as a Student Manager for the Racers' Basketball Team. After graduating with a degree in business administration from MSU, he received his Masters Degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University. Lance has been married to his wife Andrea for 20+ years, and they have three children: Byrce, Luke, and Elise; the family resides in Williamson County. In his free time, Lance enjoys coaching, exercising, and hanging out with his family. He is passionate about impacting athletes' lives through sports and has coached middle school basketball, travel basketball, and travel baseball teams.

    Personal Fact:
    Graduate of Murray State University-B.S. in Business (1991); West Virginia University-Master of Science Sport Management (1992); Certified Public Accountant (1995)
  • Malik Mims – Director of Basketball Operations (North Nashville)

    Favorite Verse:
    Philippians 4:12 - "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

    Experience:
    Lipscomb Academy JV Coach (2018-Present); Welch College Assistant Coach (2017-2018); Gallatin High School (Assistant Coach - two years); Gallatin Middle School (Head Coach - 2 years); Coach - Hendersonville Christian Academy; Basketball trainer for 7 years

    Personal Fact:
    MTSU (2012); Columbia State (2010); Graduate of Gallatin High School; While attending Gallatin High School, I played both basketball and football. As a member of the basketball team, I was a three year letter winner and a two time Discipline Attitude and Leadership Award winner. I accepted a basketball scholarship to Columbia State Community College. I was named a team captain going into my second year. At Columbia State, I also received my first opportunity to coach.
  • Tony McLeod - Director of Girls' Programming and Special Projects (Williamson County)

    Favorite Verse:
    Psalm 23:4 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    Experience:
    Cumberland University Women's Team (2005-2007); Texas Showtime AAU (2008-2011); McClain Christian High School (2011-2013); Ravenwood High School-Assistant Varsity Girls' Coach (2012-2017); Grace Christian Academy-Head Coach of Varsity Girls (2017-current) Upward Stars Coach (2015-current); Coached Upward Stars Class of 2019 Premier Girls to USSSA Division I National Championship

    Personal Fact:
    Lee University (2005); Major - Telecommunications; Minor - Bible; Cumberland University (2008) - Masters in Education