Boyd Buchanan Hires Tommy Brown As New Athletic Director

Monday, July 9, 2018
Tommy Brown
Tommy Brown

Boyd Buchanan School announces the hiring of 1989 graduate, Tommy Brown, as its new Athletic Director (A.D.). Mr. Brown brings over 24 years of coaching and leadership experience, with 19 of those at the collegiate level.

“Bringing Tommy onboard to oversee our athletics program will strengthen athletics and further advance our school’s mission in many ways,” said Boyd Buchanan President Jill C. Hartness.

A native of Chattanooga, Mr.  Brown was a semifinalist for the 2012-13 Don Meyer National Coach of the Year Award while head basketball coach at Lee University. Brown led Lee to the NAIA National tournament in eight consecutive seasons, including an Elite Eight and two Sweet Sixteen appearances. He also led the Flames to more than 240 victories, two 30-win seasons, and six additional seasons with 20 plus wins.

Mr. Brown was named SSAC Coach of the Year and the Victory Sports NAIA Division I Coach of the Year in 2008 after leading Lee to a 33-2 record and the SSAC regular season and tournament championships. Prior to his time at Lee, Brown spent seven years as the head coach and Director of Athletics at Bluefield College where he led the Rams to the Division II National Tournament on four different occasions. In his stints at Lee and Bluefield, Brown posted 13 straight 20-win seasons and was named a conference coach of the year six times.

Brown’s deep, collegiate-level leadership experience underscores our continued transformation and the overall growth potential of all our athletic offerings. We are both excited and proud to have Tommy back at his alma mater,” Ms. Hartness said.



PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Brentwood Academy at Baylor Boyd-Buchanan at Chattanooga Christian McMinn Co. at Bradley Brainerd at Signal Mountain Howard at Central Cleveland at Maryville Heritage Copper Basin at South Pittsburg Sequoyah at East Hamilton Anderson Co. at East Ridge Grace at Ezell Harding ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Cleveland Sweeps Ooltewah In 5-3A Tilt

County Schools Delay Start 1 Hour Due To Flooding; Numerous Roads Flooded Or Experiencing Standing Water

Hamilton County Schools delayed the start of school one hour on Wednesday due to heavy rains overnight that flooded some roads in the area.  Public safety officials are reporting several trees across roads which may cause some buses to be rerouted.  The one extra hour will provide daylight to make the trip to school safer for buses and young student drivers, officials ... (click for more)

Judge Denies New Trial For Unjolee Moore In 2010 Murder

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has denied a new trial for a man convicted of a 2010 murder. Unjolee Moore, at a recent hearing, claimed that he made a confession after being beaten by a detective and held for over 13 hours while handcuffed behind his back. He a lso said he had ineffective assistance of counsel. His current lawyer, Daniel Murphy, said he was able to obtain ... (click for more)

Why I'm Voting Republican And So Should You

For much of my life, the commitment to the Democratic Party has puzzled me. I was raised to analyze both sides of issues and to make an intelligent decision based upon that information. The values of self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty that I grew up with were the same American values that have made this country exceptional. As I have grown older, I have witnessed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Genius Stroke

If all goes as (very carefully) planned, the most dynamic president to be hired at the University of Tennessee since the legendary Andy Holt retired in 1970, will be ushered into office today by the university’s board of trustees. The selection of Randy Boyd to take over his ala mater is a genius stroke and certainly seems to solidify two of life’s greatest truths. The first ... (click for more)