East Lit coach leaves to lead Hillwood

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 6:02pm
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James (Bubba) Spears has been named the new head coach at Hillwood High, replacing Mose Phillips, who resigned recently and is the new head coach at Whites Creek, the school has announced.

Spears guided East Literature to a 5-5 record and nearly helped the Eagles get into the Class 3A playoffs in his first year. The school only began varsity play last year.

“I think there is a potential gold mine at Hillwood,’’ Spears said. “There is an awful lot of talent in the west Nashville and Bellevue area, and I think we can do very well, given time.

But the good-byes at East Lit weren't easy.

“At the same time I hate leaving these kids at East Lit, it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,’’ he added. “I think they have a great future."

 

BRIEFLY

Hunters Lane visits Overton for 12-AAA crown

Hunters Lane, trailing Overton by one game, visits the Bobcats Tuesday night for the District 12-AAA boys championship in one of the top games of the season.

Overton (23-2) which won the first game at Hunters Lane (19-3) earlier, can wrap up the regular season title with a win, while the Warriors can tie for first with a win.

Mitchell sets career scoring record at CPA

Senior Anna Mitchell broke the girls career scoring record at Christ Presbyterian Academy last week, held formerly by Annie Hardman at 1,315 points. Going into Tuesday’s game with Lipscomb, Mitchell has scored 1,387 points.

CPA has already clinched the district regular season title at 13-1 and is 24-3 overall.

Ryan captures state wrestling

Father Ryan captured its seventh state duals wrestling championship Saturday at Franklin Expo Center, holding off Memphis Christian Brothers 29-24 in the final. The Irish’ Will Mix clinched the title with a win at 171 after CBHS has crept to within one point at 25-24 of Ryan, which won its first duals title since 2004. No. 2 ranked Ryan won its first six matches, highlighted a pin by Mike Ayers at 103.

East Literature fell just short in its bid for a championship in the A/AA division, the Eagles best finish ever. Senior Christian Edafe scored a pin at 152 in one of the top East Lit highlights. Defending champ and top-ranked Bradley Central won its 10th straight AAA title.

 


 

 

 

4 Comments on this post:

By: musicmaniac on 2/9/10 at 6:13

musicmaniac Good riddance... I am sure you will fit right in in Hillwood area. A lot of parents were trying to figure out how to rid East of you anyway.............Hallelujah...

By: SirKnight on 2/9/10 at 10:11

Wow! Coach Spears manages to guide his team to a 5-5 record in it's inaugural year and you claim no one wanted him as coach? You sound like a typical immature teenager (of which I have three, myself). I recognize this sort of inane comment when I see it. So, there is no need to address why you feel the way you do, musicmaniac.

Considering Hillwood was 0-22 in it's previous two years and finally enjoyed three victories this season, we will GLADLY accept coach Spears to take over the reigns of our football team. We DO have many talented players in our community, but their families have chosen private schools over Hillwood. Hopefully, more families will allow their sons to attend public schools with this prolonged weak economy and a good coach waiting for them to contribute. Lots of room for success and growth at the Green and White!! GO TOPPERS!!

By: footballplayer11 on 2/21/10 at 11:58

You don't know that man. Let him coach your son for one year and see how much he's going to like him.

By: wesuck on 9/10/10 at 10:20

Bubba Spears is a joke!!!! I have his play book right here. Lets see, yea here it is, RUN LEFT, RUN RIGHT RUN LEFT, PUNT!!!
Now for page 2, It is different, RUN RIGHT, RUN LEFT, RUN RIGHT, PUNT.
Page 3, Our trick plays, RUN UP THE MIDDLE, RUN TO THE LEFT, THEN TO THE RIGHT, THEN WHEN IT IS 4TH AND 20+ WE WONT PUNT. WE WILL GO FOR IT WITH THE BEST PLAY EVER. A RUN TO THE RIGHT!!!!!!
It has to work, its the same play book we have used for the past umpteen years.
Wait, we can pass the ball. Oh wait, the QB cant throw.
PLEASE this is really the best " coach " out there. Wish we had Coach P back.

Oh I know one other thing. The whole team wants the back up qb out on the field. He can throw short,deep, and very accurate. best from the shotgun.

Oh thats right, we dont have that play in the playbook.