Scott Tillman Steps Down after six seasons at Lipscomb Academy

Scott Tillman Steps Down after six seasons at Lipscomb Academy

Scott Tillman has resigned as head football coach at Lipscomb Academy after leading the program the last six seasons.

“Coach Tillman will step down effective December 20, 2018, and will continue in his roles at Lipscomb Academy as a faculty member and assistant athletic director. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Coach Bryan Van Vleet will assume the role of interim director of football operations until a new head coach is in place. Coach Van Vleet, who leads the strength and conditioning program, will be instrumental in working with the assistant football coaches and the football players on their spring semester strength and conditioning plans,” Lipscomb Academy Head of School Greg Glenn said.

“The school will immediately begin the process of hiring a new coach. In the next few days the application process will open and the job posting will be available at The search process will include a broad representation of the Lipscomb Academy community, including coaches, parents, players, administrative staff, and faculty. We hope to have a new head coach announced early in the new year.” Glenn continued.

Tillman served as the head football coach at Lipscomb Academy the last six seasons (2013-18) compiling a 35-33 overall record and the Mustangs made six consecutive playoff appearances in three different classifications (2013 and 2014 in 3A, 2015 and 2016 in 4A and 2017 and 2018 in Division II-AA).

The best season under Tillman was in 2014 as the Mustangs finished 9-4 and made the 3A Quarterfinals.

Tillman was named the interim head coach for the 2013 season after the sudden passing of longtime Hall of Fame coach Glenn McCadams.

After the Mustangs finished 8-3 and made the 3A playoffs that season, the interim tag of taken off of Tillman and he was named the head coach going forward in 2014.

The Mustangs finished this season with a 2-9 record as they lost to ECS 29-13 in the first round of the Division II-AA playoffs.

Besides coaching Tillman has taught Religion and Psychology, the last 24 years at Lipscomb.

There are currently 17 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bledsoe County, Boyd Buchanan, Carter, Cumberland County, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Hillcrest, Hunters Lane, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northwest, Smith County, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, Walker Valley, Westview and White County

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