Drew Maddux to remain at CPA, school official says

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 5:38pm

Drew Maddux will remain boys basketball coach at Christ Presbyterian, according to athletics director Mike Ellson.

Maddux has been in the conversation for some of the open men’s college head basketball positions, most notably at Lipscomb University after the departure last week of Scott Sanderson.

“Drew Maddux is staying at CPA,” Ellson said flatly Wednesday. “All along, we wanted the best for both Drew and his wife Tara. But he is very clear about continuing on as our head coach.”

Neither Maddux nor officials at Lipscomb would comment on the situation when speculation first broke two weeks ago following Sanderson’s exit.

Maddux has guided the school to two straight TSSAA Class AA state championships and his teams included the last two Class AA Mr. Basketball winners, Craig Bradshaw (2012) and Jalen Lindsey (2013).

Maddux collected his 200th win at CPA on Feb. 23 during the region tournament. The former Goodpasture star, who scored 2,539 points in high school and 1,689 points at Vanderbilt, has been CPA’s coach for seven seasons.

Attempts to reach Maddux Wednesday afternoon were unsuccessful. In earlier remarks, he said he was “very happy at CPA.”