Our Belief: 
Sport shapes the identity of kids and reveals the identity of adults.


Our Vision: 
To shift sports culture to be a powerful vehicle for human growth that awakens people to their inherent value.


Our Mission: 
We aim to create an ecosystem that develops and supports transformational coaches.
This starts with guiding coaches to become exceptional leaders by providing effective professional development experiences to athletic communities throughout Middle Tennessee.


Scott Hearon

Scott Hearon

Executive Director

Scott Hearon is a native Nashvillian and a 2006  graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy where he played football and basketball for the Big Red. A remarkably average athlete, Scott did not make a big impact in the high school stat columns, but he found his niche as a gifted leader and communicator among his teammates and coaches. Scott continued on to Baylor University and earned a degree in Communications and a minor in Business. While at Baylor, he met new football coach, Art Briles, during football tryouts when Coach Briles informed him that his 5.0 second 40 yard dash time was not quite good enough to be a slot receiver for the Bears.

After returning from Texas, Scott took a ministry job working with high school students and their families and coaching in his spare time. He found a lot of success in his day job, but found his coaching to be a disaster. Reminded of the incredible potential athletics has to prepare players for life, Scott set out on a mission to be be a more full hearted leader himself and to develop opportunities to help other coaches do the same. This journey led Scott to co-found the Nashville Coaching Coalition in 2015 and begin as the Executive Director full-time in 2016 with the goal of fully leveraging the human growth potential of sport in Nashville.

In his spare time, Scott loves to read, play pick up basketball, hunt, fish, and do anything outside with his wife Allison and their black lab, Ranger. Recently, Scott and Allison welcomed their son, Fisher, to their family.

Krissie Self

Krissie Self

Director of Operations

Krissie Self is a native of Nashville and alumna of Harpeth Hall, where she lettered in basketball, cross country, softball and track. During her time as a member of the Harpeth Hall basketball team, Krissie celebrated two state championships and developed relationships with her teammates that still extend beyond the court today.

After graduating from Harpeth Hall in 2006, Krissie attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Risk Management & Insurance and participated in the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program – a two-year certificate program aimed at creating a strong culture of servant leaders.

Krissie and her husband Travis moved back to Nashville in 2015, and she began working as a Consultant at c3/consulting and volunteering on NCC’s Board of Directors. After nearly two years on the board and realizing the impactful work NCC was accomplishing, Krissie decided to join NCC full-time as the Director of Operations in July of 2017. As an avid sports fan, Krissie is a strong believer that intentional coaching can transform young lives.

In her spare time, Krissie enjoys hiking at Warner Park with her husband (Travis), son (Parker), and their dog (Ginger). She also enjoys spending time at the lake boating and water skiing and cheering on the Georgia Dawgs!

Board Members

David Ball

Retired NFL Player

Beth Binkley

Senior Account Executive, Axial Healthcare

Rascoe Dean

Attorney, Sherrad, Roe, Voight, and Harbison

Kelsey Fenix

Head Coach Women’s Soccer, Trevecca University

Rodes Hart

Executive Vice President, Brookside Properties (Board Chairman)

Randy Hearon

VP Sales, Valley Packaging Corp

Scott Holmes

VP Sales, Cipher Health

Stephen James

Executive Director, Sage Hill Counseling

Eric Johnson

VP Youth Development, STARS Nashville

Dan Oliver

IT Consultant, Vanderbilt University

Todd Prevost

Principal, Avison Young

Tim Schmid

Real Estate Agent, Weichert Realtors/Asst. High School Football Coach

Andrew Warfield

Regional Project Manager, Brookside Properties (Treasurer)

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