Our Belief: 
Youth athletics provides the most strategic opportunity to help young people be mentally and emotionally prepared for life.

 

Our Vision: 
Athletics teaches every kid that they belong and matter for who they are, not how they perform.

 

Our Mission: 
Transform athletic culture by developing and supporting full-hearted coaches through professional development and support opportunities.

       Staff

Scott Hearon

Scott Hearon

Executive Director


Scott Hearon is a native Nashvillian who grew up playing youth sports in the gyms and fields all over Middle Tennessee. 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 attended 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 repeatedly watched his worst self come out on the playing field. One afternoon after a particularly detrimental exchange with a player, Scott came to the realization that his paradigm for athletics flowed from his own fear, shame, and performance based identity that was passed on from many of the coaches he played for. With a clear desire for something more for himself and the young people he led, Scott set out on a recovery journey to become a full-hearted leader and to develop opportunities to help other coaches come along and do the same. Scott co-found the Nashville Coaching Coalition in 2015 and begin as the Executive Director full-time in 2016 with the goal of creating a growth and support community where Middle Tennessee’s most important youth influencers, athletic coaches, can become the very best version of themselves.

Scott’s most rewarding and challenging roles in his life are being a husband to Allison, father to his son, Fisher, and daughter, Hart. In his spare time, Scott loves to sweat, read, be outside with his black lab, Ranger, or trying to catch a fish/shoot a bird with friends. 

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz

Manager of Operations


Dana is a Nashville native, former professional athlete, coach, and MBA graduate so she was naturally drawn to the work of the NCC. A competitive multi-sport athlete all the way through her four years at Brentwood High School, she ultimately chose to pursue soccer in college. Dana accepted a D1 SEC scholarship to Vanderbilt University where she captained the team her junior and senior year and graduated in 2013 with Phi Beta Kappa honors in Economics.

After graduation, Dana headed to Israel where she fulfilled a dream of playing professional soccer. With her club ASA Tel Aviv, she won two League Titles and three qualifications into the UEFA Champions League Tournament in Cyprus (2013), Portugal (2014), and The Netherlands (2015). She also represented the Israeli Women’s National Team. While living and playing in Tel Aviv, Dana worked for an Israeli tech start-up company in the areas of Marketing and Customer Support and earned an International MBA from Tel Aviv University.

After her few years in Israel, Dana returned to Nashville where she began a coaching career in both club and school athletics and put her MBA to use as she began working for a few tech start-ups, including an app for soccer individual training called Techne Futbol. Dana worked for Techne for three years as their Customer Relations Manager and helped the company grow to be the top resource for technical training around the world that it is today.

In line with her work, Dana still enjoys playing soccer and is a fitness junkie. You can catch her on the trails of Percy Warner, throwing some weights around in a gym or just randomly breaking into a plank, and on the field in a Nashville Rhythm jersey playing for the city’s WPSL team.

Alison Bloodworth

Alison Bloodworth

Business Development Coordinator


Alison Bloodworth grew up in south Georgia in a small town “where everybody knows your name.” With two older brothers in a family who loves sports, she was raised on various ball fields and began playing at an early age. From tennis to dance, she enjoyed the community she found in sports and learned many life lessons along the way.

After graduating with a degree in Cross-cultural ministry and Public Relations from Oklahoma Baptist University, Alison began working with a nonprofit based in Orlando that focused on leadership development of students and youth leaders across the nation. She saw firsthand how important it is for young people to have solid mentors who invest in their lives. She eventually moved back to Georgia where she continued working with middle school and high school students, as well as young adults, through the local church. She also helped lead a post-grad Fellows Program which develops leaders in the community.

A move to Nashville in 2014 allowed her to indulge her love of music as she worked with students and youth leaders in the city. In all of these interactions, she saw more and more how sports can have a positive or negative impact. Once she was introduced to NCC, she knew the potential they had to create a culture of influencers in an area that so many students gravitate towards and began working with them in 2019.

Alison and her husband Drew enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking the hills of Tennessee, and going to concerts and sporting events. In the fall, they spend many Saturdays in Athens cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!


Board of Directors


Beth Binkley

axial Healthcare (Secretary)

Rascoe Dean

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Alex Diamond

Vanderbilt Orthopedics

Rodes Hart

Brookside Properties (Board Chairman)

Randy Hearon

Valley Packaging Corp

Scott Holmes

Cipher Health

Stephen James

Sage Hill Consulting

Brad Lampley

Adams and Reese

Todd Prevost

Avison Young

Cathryn Rolfe

HCA

Regg Swanson

STAR Physical Therapy

Andrew Warfield

Brookside Properties (Treasurer)


Program Board Members


David Ball

Retired NFL Player

Rhonda Brown

Brentwood Academy

Josh Corey

Tennessee Titans

Jennifer Evans

Community Volunteer

Murphy Fair

Tennessee High School Football

Kelsey Fenix

Trevecca University

Reggie Ford

Rosecrete Wealth Management

Tommy Hart

Daystar Counseling 

Craig Haworth

Winning Youth Coaching, Independence High School

Eric Johnson

STARS Nashville

Ingle Martin

Christ Presbyterian Academy

Megan Moir

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Erica Roberts

Nashville Sports Council

Tim Schmid

Weichert Realtors

Erica Shaw

Speech Language Pathologist, MNPS

Steve Watterson

Retired, formerly Tennessee Titans

Bill Whittemore

Franklin Road Academy

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