BGA hires Jemison as new AD
Battle Ground Academy has hired Robert Jemison its new athletic director, replacing Tim Johnson who resigned recently to take a similar job in Arkansas.
Jemison was head football coach at Father Ryan for four years (2002-2005), wrestling coach (1989-2002) and track coach (1992-1995) and was a faculty member at Father Ryan from 1989 to 2005.
In addition to his ADS duties, Jemison will work with the upper school wrestling and track programs.
Metro coaching vacancies
With the surprise resignation of Glencliff girls coach Columbus Cody, the Metro has basketball vacancies at Glencliff, along with Hunters Lane girls and Pearl-Cohn boys.
Vacancies also still exist for the head football positions at Maplewood and East Lit.
To apply, call Metro Athletics Director Scott Brunette at 259-8783 no later than Tuesday.
Cody resigned after two seasons so as to spend more time with his family. As for his replacement, long-time former Glencliff coach and Cody assistant the past two years Glen Falls said, “I have no idea who it (the new coach) will be,’’ adding he would be glad to assist the new coach (as he did with Cody) if the new coach wanted.
Metro Hall of Fame honors nine
The Metro Nashville Public Schools has announced nine new members for its Hall of Fame class of 2010.
The honorees include: Cecil Beaird of Cameron, Brill Brimm of old Central High and Madison High, Joe Casey of North, John Gordy of Litton (deceased), Theodore (Ted) Rhodes (deceased), Ronnie Sharer of West, Leonard Staggs of Litton (deceased), John Tisdale of West (deceased), and Jackie Turner of Hillsboro (deceased).
The group will be honored at the annual induction ceremony luncheon at LP Field on April 13.
Former USN star Bamigboye transfers to Vanderbilt
Former University of Nashville track star Buky Bamigboye has transferred from Georgetown to Vanderbilt where she will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Bamigboye red-shirted at Georgetown her sophomore year when she competed in the ’08 Olympic trials and also tore ligaments in her hamstring. She will attend graduate school at Vanderbilt and compete in her senior year. She will get her degree at Peabody College.
While at Georgetown, she won the heptathlon and 400 meter hurdles at the Big East track and field meet.