Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has officially announced the hire of Bill Riddle as Men and Women’s Tennis head coach.
Riddle replaces Tavis Rieger, who departed to pursue an NCAA Division I opportunity at Nicholls State University.
Riddle brings 30 years of experience of coaching to the RedHawk programs. Prior to Martin Methodist, Riddle served as head coach at both Cumberland and Fisk as well as a stint as assistant coach at NCAA Division I Belmont University.
In his previous collegiate coaching stops, Riddle coached 6 All-American players and numerous players with national singles and doubles rankings. While coaching college tennis he was a two-time recipient of the USPTA Southern Division College Coach of the Year award and a two-time ITA/ USTA College Coaches Community Service award. At Cumberland, Riddle was named TranSouth Conference Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year.
Riddle and his wife Stephanie are natives of Middle Tennessee and have two children, Blakely and Will.
Grant Williams stood in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center little more than two weeks ago and confessed something alarming about Tennessee.
The Vols lacked composure in the final moments against # 2 Kansas, leading to a difficult defeat after going toe-to-toe with a top-ranked blue blood foe.
They didn’t lack that same composure Sunday in Phoenix, and that’s because of Admiral Schofield.
Schofield stepped coolly into an NBA 3-pointer with 1:23 to play, banking in a lead-giving lead for the Vols. He calmed his teammates as he walked back to the bench after the shot. Then he did it again. An NBA 3-pointer from the top of the key, breaking a 73-73 tie with 24 seconds left in regulation as the Vols knocked-off # 1 Gonzaga 76 to 73.
Six Martin Methodist student-athletes were recently named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for their success in the classroom.
Women’s Soccer senior Aubriana Schneider, Men’s Soccer juniors Drew Bradford and Alex Kleczkowski and Volleyball seniors Samantha Davenport and Katelyn Wear and junior Sydney Arnold all achieved the honor.
The NAIA Scholar-Athlete award recognizes students who demonstrate consistent success in the classroom while handling the heavy time demands of being a student-athlete. In order to qualify for this honor, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
MMC congratulates these talented and gifted students.
Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has officially announced Joanna Everett as the head coach of the Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance and Gameday Cheer teams.
Everett, who is just the second coach in program history, will be introduced to the team during a Monday meeting.
“Joanna brings an exciting wealth of experiences to complement and further build our successful Cheer and Dance teams,” Bain said. Our Competitive Cheer and Dance teams are now positioned nicely to take their programs to the next level of competition. We are very eager to get Coach Everett her family on campus and welcome them into our RedHawk family.”
Everett comes to Martin Methodist after an expansive competitive cheer career, both at the performance and coaching levels.
Everett has vast experience in the private cheer world, having spent two years at Starz Elite Cheer and Dance in Knoxville, Tennessee as All-Star Cheer Coach, Tumbling Instructor and Ballet Instructor.
Everett also spent four seasons (2005-2009) as Head Instructor at Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), another one of the premier professional spirit associations.
The Martin Methodist College Athletic Department is inviting the Giles County community to attend February’s RedHawk Athletic Luncheon Wednesday, December 5th, at the Hickory House Restaurant.
December’s guest speaker will be Pulaski native and landscaping professional Mac Edmondson.
Edmondson, a 2015 Auburn University College of Agriculture graduate, will speak to the community on his two-plus years of experience at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
At a place where nothing but perfection is accepted, Edmondson served as Horticulture Graduate and participated in all aspects of management of the grounds.
Edmondson recently joined as Project Manager at Falkner Gardens, a high-end residential landscaping company in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wednesday’s meeting will also feature a brief recap and preview of RedHawk Athletic and Martin Methodist College events. A prize giveaway will also be conducted near the end of each meeting.
The Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team was eliminated from the national tournament in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday afternoon via penalty kicks versus Midland University.
The RedHawks finished the year 19-1-2 after the loss, their second consecutive penalty kick exit from the national tournament.
After the opening 45 minutes went scoreless, Martin Methodist opened the scoring in the second half with a goal from sophomore Ashlyn Wiggins.
But the underdog Warriors tied the game with 5:16 left and forced overtime.
In the extra periods, the RedHawks owned possession and rattled two shots off the crossbar, but could not convert.
The RedHawks say farewell to five seniors, captain Millene Cabral, who departs as the school’s all-time leading goalscorer, plus Taylor Ferguson, Taylor Mitchell, Makenzie McMahan, and Megan Grenier.
Fishing League Worldwide, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, announced the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour.
The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-season tournaments around the country.
The top award at each qualifier is $125,000 with $300,000 going to the winner of the FLW Cup.
The 2019 FLW Tour roster is headlined by fishing legends Jimmy Houston and Larry Nixon, and a local angler….rising star Luke Dunkin of Lawrenceburg.
In High School Hoops action…
The Giles County Lady ‘Cats knocked-off the Lawrence County Lady Wildcats last night…59 to 57.
The Richland Lady Raiders topped Houston County last night…38 to 25.
The Lady Raiders lost to Summertown Monday night…75 to 32.
The Richland Raiders also lost to Summertown Monday…75 to 39.
The Giles County Bobcats topped Lawrence County last night…59 to 56.