Youth athletics provides the most strategic opportunity to help young people be mentally and emotionally prepared for life.
Athletics teaches every kid that they belong and matter for who they are, not how they perform.
Transform athletic culture by developing and supporting full-hearted coaches through professional development and support opportunities.
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.
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
axial Healthcare (Secretary)
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Brookside Properties (Board Chairman)
Valley Packaging Corp
Sage Hill Consulting
Adams and Reese
STAR Physical Therapy
Brookside Properties (Treasurer)
Program Board Members
Retired NFL Player
Nashville Sports Council
Rosecrete Wealth Management
Franklin Road Academy
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tennessee High School Football
Retired, formerly Tennessee Titans