Nolensville brings in Northeast’s John Stigall to lead boys basketball team

Nolensville brings in Northeast’s John Stigall to lead boys basketball team

Nolensville High has found its second boys basketball coach in school history.

The school announced Monday that Northeast’s John Stigall, a 280-win veteran coach, would be taking over the boys basketball program after the team’s first coach, Wes Lambert, left the position last month.

“I am very excited to be the next head basketball coach at Nolensville High School,” Stigall said in the release. “The existing culture of excellence at the school as well as a growing community who is committed to success were major factors in my decision to become the next head basketball coach at Nolensville High.”

He will be introduced to the community in a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the NHS Library.

“I am thankful to the administration at Northeast High School for the opportunity to lead the basketball program, and I am extremely grateful to the players and parents for allowing me to coach and influence them in a positive way,” he continued. ” I look forward to growing and serving the Nolensville basketball program and community.”

The release says Stigall went 74-28 at his last job in Clarksville, Tenn., including an 18-4 postseason record and 2018 state final four appearance. He has coached for 16 years and has four district coach of the year honors on his resume, along with a handful of district and region championships and substate appearances.

“As much success as Coach Stigall has had on the court, we are just as excited about the relational culture he brings to our school and community,” NHS assistant principal Bryant Gunter said in the release. “His philosophy is based on transformational coaching that starts with building meaningful relationships with players, students, faculty, and community members.”

Nolensville’s basketball team went 21-11 last season (8-2 in district) and won the 12-AA district title and 6-AA region title before falling in the sectionals.

They saw impact players in Nate Bloedorn, Zach Campbell, Jayden Watkins, Reese Gilbert and Hudson Stromen graduate, but will return players like Nathan Foutch and Davin Watkins.

Photo from NHS.

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