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. 

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), sons (Parker & William), and their dog (Ginger). She also enjoys spending time at the lake boating and water skiing and cheering on the Georgia Dawgs!


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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