Centennial welcomes back Tyler Hickman to lead boys basketball program


Centennial welcomes back Tyler Hickman to lead boys basketball program

After a change of plans in finding a new coach to lead the Centennial basektball team, the school brought back one of its former coaches.

Tyler Hickman, a Battle Ground Academy assistant basketball coach and former Centennial assistant, has returned to succeed Pete Froedden at the helm of the Cougars baksetball program

“Tyler has a passion for the game and Centennial High School,” Centennial principal Chris Hames said in a statement Friday. “We are excited about the future of the program under his leadership.”

Hickman expressed his excitement to begin his head coaching career

“My family and I are extremely excited for this opportunity to continue growing the Centennial program,” he said. “I can’t tell you how thankful I am to all past mentors and coaches in my life that have gotten me to where I am today.

“I am also grateful for Mr. Hames, Jarrett Jones and Matt Kriesky for joining me in the vision for Centennial basketball. This is an incredible group of young men to be around. I can’t wait to get started.”

The BGA Wildcats went 12-14 under first year coach Jared Street with Hickman on staff.

The Cougars finished with an early exit in the 11-AAA tournament, but return standout players in Tre Carlton and Dusty Williams.

11-AAA has seen two coaching changes for its boys basketball teams. Outside of Hickman, longtime East Nashville coach Jim Fey joined Summit to coach the Spartans.

Froedden joined Hillwood High School’s basketball program last week after he parted ways with Centennial in March.

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