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Class AAA
1. Blackman (15) 18-0
2. Science Hill 25-2
3. Southwind (1) 16-5
4. Siegel 19-1
5. Ridgeway (1) 15-3
6. White Station 15-4
7. Brentwood 19-2
8. Melrose 16-6
9. Hamilton 15-6
10. Dyer County 18-2
Others receiving 12 or more points: Powell 24. Whitehaven 20.

Class AA
1. CPA (14) 18-2
2. Jackson South Side (2) 14-1
3. Giles County 15-2
4. Covington 18-3
5. Fayette Ware 17-4
6. Sheffield 13-5
7. Waverly 16-3
8. Knoxville Fulton 12-6
9. Cheatham County 17-3
(tie) Sullivan East (1) 19-6
Others receiving 12 or more points: McMinn Central 27. DeKalb County 16.

Class A
1. Columbia Academy (11) 16-2
2. Wartburg Central (2) 16-3
3. Trinity Christian Academy (2) 16-1
4. Booker T. Washington (1) 13-3
5. Watertown 16-2
6. Mount Pleasant 13-2
7. Middle Tennessee Christian 14-4
8. Union City 13-6
9. Clay County 15-4
10. Hampton (1) 14-6
Others receiving 12 or more points: Richland 20. Cloudland 18.

Division II
1. Briarcrest (4) 19-4
2. Ensworth (7) 13-6
3. CBHS 17-4
4. Franklin Road Academy (2) 17-3
5. Father Ryan (1) 14-4
6. MUS 15-5
7. Knoxville Webb 16-6
8. Pope John Paul II 16-5
9. St. Benedict 13-8
10. St. George’s 16-3
Others receiving 12 or more points: DCA 20.


Class AAA
1. Riverdale (17) 20-0
2. Science Hill 19-2
3. Blackman 18-1
4. Bradley Central 18-2
5. Oakland 16-2
6. Columbia 18-3
7. Memphis Central 13-4
8. Farragut 19-2
9. Bearden 15-4
10. Ridgeway 15-2
Others receiving 12 or more points: Memphis Overton 17.

Class AA
1. Grainger (17) 21-0
2. Westview 19-2
3. Livingston Academy 19-4
4. McMinn Central 18-3
5. Covington 21-2
6. Cannon County 19-3
7. Elizabethton 16-3
(tie) Knoxville Fulton 15-3
9. CPA 14-4
10. Creek Wood 17-3
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Class A
1. Union City (10) 17-3
2. Summertown (1) 16-2
(tie) Cosby (3) 16-2
4. Jackson County (1) 18-3
5. Clarkrange (1) 17-5
6. Oliver Springs 14-4
7. North Greene 16-7
8. Hampton (1) 16-5
9. Collinwood 13-3
10. Cascade 14-6
Others receiving 12 or more points: Cloudland 13. Houston County 13. Moore County 12.

Division II
1. Ensworth (14) 16-1
2. Briarcrest (1) 19-1
3. Franklin Road Academy 16-2
4. Knoxville Webb 16-5
5. University-Jackson 16-3
6. Harpeth Hall 12-4
7. Harding Academy 14-5
8. SBEC 13-4
9. St. George’s 13-4
10. Girls Prep 10-8
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.


Noland names Sander ETSU’s interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Dr. Richard Sander, who led Virginia Commonwealth’s athletic program for 20 years, has been named interim director of Intercollegiate Athletics at East Tennessee State University, effective Jan. 16, 2013.

Sander will fill the role previously held by longtime athletic director Dave Mullins, who announced his plans to retire at the end of June.

“I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to help ETSU move forward and build on the tremendous progress that has been achieved by the Buccaneer student-athletes under the direction of Dave Mullins and his coaches and staff,” Sander said. “I had the privilege to be involved in the Committee for 125 strategic planning process, and it became clear that ETSU, under the visionary leadership of President Noland, has unlimited potential to become a major player on the national higher education landscape.

“It is an honor to have this opportunity to work with Dr. Noland, Coach Mullins and the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of ETSU, as well as our donors and members of the Tri-Cities region, as we shape the future of the university and its intercollegiate athletics program,” Sander added. “During the upcoming six months, there will be significant opportunities for ETSU to position itself and to set the course for years to come.”

Sander retired as athletic director from VCU in 2006 and later founded Docdi Consulting, LLC, which specializes in brand-enhancement initiatives and strategic planning working with such programs as Gonzaga, George Mason, Western Kentucky and the Colonial Athletic Association. During his tenure, the VCU Rams claimed 27 CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) championship titles and made deep runs in the NCAA tournaments in men’s basketball, men and women’s tennis, golf, men and women’s soccer and baseball. Sander also oversaw nearly $40 million in capital improvements for VCU athletic facilities. These additions included the construction of Alltel Pavilion, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s top home court advantage for men and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams while also serving as a venue for numerous special events.

Other additions included Sports Backers Stadium, home to the men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s track teams, and also a new sports medicine building.

Sander was influential in bringing numerous NCAA championship competitions to the Richmond area, including the 2007 NCAA Golf Championship, the 1992 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, the 1994 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four, the 2000 Women’s Basketball East Regional Championship, and the 2000 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship. Additionally, VCU has hosted national championship events in men’s basketball, tennis and golf.

Sander also created, developed and implemented the nationally recognized Villa 7 program that helps prepare the next generation of head basketball coaches. Since its creation in 2002, over 50 current head basketball coaches have come through Villa 7 including Anthony Grant (Alabama), Shaka Smart (VCU), Buzz Williams (Marquette), John Groce (Illinois) and Josh Pastner (Memphis).

While at VCU, Sander created the VCU SportsCenter, an innovative graduate program that offers a master’s degree in sport leadership. The SportsCenter provides students the opportunity to receive practical, hands-on experience in the sport industry. He also established VCU’s Office of Student-Athlete Advising as an on-campus resource that offers academic advisors, tutors and student-athlete workrooms, and the Non-curricular Educational Support Training program, created to assist student-athletes in completing their degrees.

After retiring from VCU, he remained as director of the SportsCenter until 2008.

Sander began his career as head basketball coach at Howard High School in Chattanooga from 1970-1971 and later as an assistant at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

In 1972, he moved to Cincinnati to serve as head basketball coach at Anderson High School, a post he held until 1982 when he became Assistant Athletic Director and was responsible for athletic fundraising at Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis). In 1986, he left Memphis to take the job at VCU. His duties expanded in 1994 when assumed the title of assistant to the president.

Sander earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1968. He received a M.S. in Physical Education from Xavier University in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Cincinnati in 1980. Sander and his wife, Mary, have a daughter, Leslie, and son, Jim, and one grandson, Jack.

"Dr. Sander is an esteemed leader in the field of intercollegiate athletics, and we are honored to have him join the ETSU family and to lead our program into this new era," said ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland. "The university is in the process of defining where we want to be as an institution in the next five, 10, and 25 years, and having Dr. Sander's expertise will be especially vital as we envision the future of our athletics program."



GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Teddy Gaines has been named to the Tusculum College football staff and will serve as defensive passing game coordinator and coach the TC defensive backs announced head coach Frankie DeBusk.

Gaines, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., replaces Kevin Weston, who stepped down at his alma mater after eight seasons, to accept the head coaching post at NCAA Division II Clark Atlanta University.

Gaines comes to Tusculum after serving last season as defensive backs coach and special teams’ coordinator at Maryville College. The Scots’ posted a 6-4 overall record, including 5-2 in league play to capture a share of the USA South Athletic Conference championship, the program’s first league title since 1931. Gaines mentored a pair of All-Conference standouts in Jacob Berwind and Kane Crowell as Maryville boasted the top secondary in the USA South. The Scots led the league in pass efficiency defense (92.91), total defense (340.3 ypg), scoring defense (21.6 ppg), and pass defense (149.9 ypg).

From 2008-2011 he served as the defensive back coach and special teams coordinator at South Atlantic Conference member Brevard College. His Tornado secondary hauled in 11 interceptions in 2011 pacing the SAC in total picks. On three occasions his defensive backs earned All-Conference honors including two-time honoree Michael Gist in 2009 and 2011.

In his second year on the Brevard staff, the 2010 Tornados posted a six-win improvement by posting a 7-4 record and recorded the program’s best finish in the league.

"We are so fortunate to hire a person with East Tennessee ties and have the background that Coach Gaines brings to our staff,” said DeBusk. At Brevard, his defensive backs were always well-coached and caused us problems as an offense. We have helped our football team today by hiring Teddy Gaines and I know our players will be excited that he is on board as we move into 2013."

Prior to Brevard, Gaines served as a defensive assistant at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2008, where he served as the strong side linebacker coach.

He was a standout student-athlete at the University of Tennessee and was a top contributor in the Vols’ secondary. A member of the 1998 National Championship Tennessee squad, Teddy was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 National Football League Draft. He enjoyed stints with San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. He also gained playing experience with the NFL Europe’s Rhein Fire in Germany and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Gaines was a three-year starter and All-State defensive back at Dobyns-Bennett High School for prep coach Graham Clark. The two-time All-Big East selection was selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky all-star game. During his prep career, he recorded five interceptions, while blocking five field goals and five punts. As senior, he led the Indians to an 11-2 record and a semifinal berth in the state playoffs. He also shined at receiver, where he caught 42 passes for 888 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Tennessee in 2004 and began a career in education as he gained experiences in Knoxville, Cleveland and Kingsport as an educator and coach.

Coach DeBusk also announced changes in coaching assignments on the TC defensive staff. Defensive coordinator Mike Iezzi will also mentor the linebacker corps, while Tim Tobin will coach the defensive line and serve as the program’s strength and conditioning coordinator.

UT’s “We Back Pat” Game Is Sunday                        KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The second-annual “We Back Pat” Week, suppor...
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UT’s “We Back Pat” Game Is Sunday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The second-annual “We Back Pat” Week, supported by the Southeastern Conference and all 14 league schools, is under way. Tennessee participated in the first recognized game on Sunday morning at Florida and will do so again on Thursday night at Auburn before proudly hosting its own to close out the week.

The ninth-ranked Lady Vol basketball team (13-3/4-0 SEC) will participate in its third “We Back Pat” game of the week on Sunday, this time at Thompson-Boling Arena on its home court known as “The Summitt.” Alabama (11-6/1-3 SEC) joins UT to commemorate the occasion with a 1 p.m. tipoff in a game televised by CSS.

Tennessee and Alabama fans are encouraged to wear “We Back Pat” shirts or purple apparel to Sunday’s contest to show their support for the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund and the fight against Alzheimer’s. “We Back Pat” shirts and “Fierce Courage” wrist bands will be on sale at the game and can be purchased any time at the UT Bookstore on campus, or at The Pat Summitt Foundation Store at

During the week, various efforts have been made to bring awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, a fund of the East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Leaders of The Pat Summitt Foundation held a press conference at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville on Tuesday and expressed their appreciation to the SEC and all its member institutions for their support of the organization’s mission.

“I am honored and humbled that the Southeastern Conference schools continue to support the work of the Pat Summitt Foundation’s fight against Alzheimer’s. The ‘We Back Pat’ Week not only brings public attention to our cause, but it also helps raise funds that will be awarded by our foundation in the form of grants to organizations who battle this disease every day,” said co-founder Pat Summitt, the NCAA’s all-time winningest basketball coach at 1,098-208 during her 38 seasons as head coach at Tennessee.

“I want to thank the SEC and its member institutions who have agreed to participate. It means so much to Tyler and me that you joined us in our efforts. Together We Will Win.”

At every SEC home women’s basketball game this week – 17 games in 14 cities – a variety of efforts including promotional public address announcements and video endorsements will help to increase awareness of the foundation and its mission. Players also will be showing their support by wearing “We Back Pat” t-shirts during warm-ups before games.

Advisory Board Chairman Jim Haslam noted that the information shared at the games also will highlight ways that people can help. In addition to offering the sale of “We Back Pat” t-shirts, wristbands and other items at, the foundation has added a new feature this year. Those who want to support the cause can now text the word “COACH” to the number 50555 to give $10 to back Pat and the foundation.

At the Lady Vols’ game against Alabama on Sunday, several businesses also are planning to show their support of the foundation with check presentations to Summitt during the breaks. Representatives of Sam’s Club stores in East Tennessee will present a $20,000 grant and the Knoxville News Sentinel will present the proceeds from the sale of a 2011 commemorative edition they published on Pat and her career. The SEC women’s basketball officials also are expected to make a presentation to show their support.

On Tuesday, local portrait artist Carl Hess unveiled his recently-completed oil painting depicting scenes from Pat’s eight national championship titles & presented it to Pat as a gift. Hess painted the historical portrait in Pat’s honor and he presented the foundation with the offer to issue 100 exclusive signed 22” x 28” prints of the incredible portrait as part of a fundraising effort he launched this week to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation. The prints will be available for sale at Sunday’s game in the concourse of Thompson-Boling Arena.

The prints will be signed by Pat Summitt and the artist as well as framed and hand-delivered to the purchaser by the artist. Hess will donate one-half of the sale price for each of the 100 prints to benefit the foundation. For more information, visit his website at

Assistant coach Kyra Elzy has recently added another initiative to aid the cause. The former Lady Vol player and current staff member issued an “SEC Win Challenge” via Twitter, joining her husband Dexter in pledging $50 per SEC regular-season win by Tennessee this season to the Pat Summitt Foundation. Several colleagues and fans around the nation have joined in by making their own pledges in what appears to be a fast-growing campaign. Reach out to @CoachLZ on Twitter and use the hash tag #SECWinChallenge!, or simply click on the “Kyra Elzy’s SEC Win Challenge” button at to make a pledge.


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