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  • Ricky Bowers

    Ricky Bowers was named Athletic Director for Ensworth in May 2002 and currently serves as Head Boys' Basketball Coach. In 2009, he was also named the Associate Head of the High School. With Bowers serving as Head Coach from 2004-2017, the Ensworth football team advanced to the TSSAA Division II-AA State Tournament in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015 and 2016. They were the state runners-up in 2014 and were the DII-AA state football champions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Ensworth basketball team has won five TSSAA DII-AA state championships (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and finished as the state runners-up in 2017.

    A native of Nashville, Bowers was a three-sport athlete at MBA, making All-City in football, basketball, and baseball. His senior year he was recognized as the Athlete of the Year in Metro Nashville. Coach Bowers earned his Bachelor's Degree at David Lipscomb University and became the school’s all-time assist leader while taking All American honors as a senior. Bowers received a Master’s Degree in Administration from Tennessee State University. Bowers has won numerous coaching awards throughout his 30+ years of coaching and was inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association 2017 Hall of Fame class.

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  • Christian Bahr

    Christian Bahr is the Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Ensworth. For more than 30 years, he has competed, coached, or covered every level of swimming and diving, from age group swimming to the Olympic Games. Coach Bahr started swimming year-round when he was eight. He went on to swim in high school and college, where he was an NCAA All-American and multi U.S. Nationals finalist. Coach Bahr represented the United States at the 1997 World University Games. Coach Bahr came to Ensworth in 2012 after more than a decade of coaching with The Bolles School and Bolles School Sharks in Jacksonville, Florida. His swimmers have set state and national records, made the U.S. National Junior Team, qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials, and swum in the Olympic Games. Coach Bahr has coached on deck at meets ranging from local club meets to Olympic Trials and the 2012 Olympic Games as a coach with Brunei Darussalam. In 2019, he was named "Coach of the Year" by the Tennessean.

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  • Roc Batten

    Roc Batten was announced as the Ensworth Head Varsity Football Coach in 2019. In addition to his role as Head Football Coach, Roc also serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for the high school. The appointment marked a homecoming for Coach Batten, as he was a member of Ensworth’s faculty and staff in the high school’s early years.

    Roc originally joined Ensworth in 2005 and was Defensive Coordinator on the coaching staff that led the Tigers to their first Football State Championship. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Coach Batten was the school’s inaugural Director of Service Learning and was integral in developing the curriculum and international service programs. In his six years at Ensworth, he also served as an Admission Assistant, Track Coach, and Director of Summer Programs.

    Roc attended Vanderbilt University where he earned his BS in Human and Organizational Development, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and played football. As a member of the football program he was a 2-year starter and a member of the Academic All-SEC Team his sophomore and junior season. During the 1998 season, Roc was voted team captain by his teammates but his career was cut short due to a neck and arm injury. During that season, Roc started his coaching career and spent five years on the Vanderbilt coaching staff. After his time at Vanderbilt, Coach Batten was an assistant football coach at MBA and a part of two State Championships. Most recently, Coach Batten was the Head Football Coach, Associate Director of Admissions, and Director of Camps at Battle Ground Academy for 8 years. Coach Batten was recognized as the DII-A Coach of the Year in 2016 and received the Middle Tennessee Chapter National Football Foundation Bonnie Sloan Courage Award. During Coach Batten's coaching tenure, he has had the pleasure of coaching 46 players that played collegiate football and 8 players that played in the NFL.

    Roc and his wife Sone-Serae have three children Aliyah, Isaiah and Makaylah.

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  • Chris Bradley

    Chris Bradley joined Ensworth in 2009 as an Assistant Athletic Director and became the Head Wrestling Coach in 2011. A Nashville native, Chris began his tenure as a teacher and coach in private education in 1997. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and received a B.S. in Political Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Tennessee State University. He and his wife Ashley have two children, Maddie and Drew.

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  • Greg Chambers

    Coach Greg Chambers has served as the Tennis Director at Ensworth since 2013. Before coming to Ensworth, Coach Chambers was an Assistant Pro at Maryland Farms Athletic Club for three years and served as Tennis Director at Westside Athletic Club for 16 years. Coach Chambers has contributed to the development of players at every level from beginners to professional Grand Slam players. He has implemented the Universal Tennis Rating system (UTR) among tournament players at Ensworth which quantifies a player's tennis level based upon previous matches results. This allows for Level-Based Play in practice and tournaments and is a key ingredient to player development. Coach Chambers has also adopted the USTA age-based progression model (ROGY) as young players begin the sport. The participation in tennis at Ensworth has grown from a handful to a few hundred during his six years at the school. He has extensive experience as a Certified Instructor, referee, Tournament Director, and player. Coach Chambers still enjoys playing socially and competitively while serving as Ensworth’s Tennis Director. As a player, he began competitive tennis at age 10 in Richmond, Virginia. Throughout his junior tennis career, he maintained a top 10 state ranking in each age division and went on to play collegiate tennis at Lipscomb University where he played #1 singles and doubles all four years. He was a two-time Academic All-American while winning 74 collegiate matches. After college, Coach Chambers achieved a Men’s State Ranking of #1 in Singles and Doubles along with a #3 Men’s Singles Southern Ranking. Coach Chambers was inducted into the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.   

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  • Mary Taylor Cowles

    Mary Taylor Cowles joined Ensworth in 2015 as the Head Girls' High School Basketball Coach. She also serves as Assistant Athletic Director. She attended Western Kentucky University where she played college basketball for 4 years. After graduating college, Mary taught in the public school system at the secondary level for 2 years before returning to 'the Hill' (Western Kentucky University) to join the women's basketball coaching staff. She served as the Recruiting Coordinator from 1994-1997, Associate Head Coach from 1997-2001 and Head Coach from 2002-2012. During her head coaching tenure, Cowles was named Coach of the Year 3 times, served terms on the NCAA Kodak All-American Selection Committee, served as the Sun Belt Conference Captain, and served on the NCAA Division 1 Legislative and Issues Committee. Under the direction of Coach Cowles, the Ensworth Girls' Basketball program won the State Championship in 2017 and 2019.

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  • Corey Donohoe

    Coach Donohoe has been the Head Girls' Lacrosse Coach at Ensworth since 2015. She served as the assistant coach at the Naval Academy from 2011-2014, winning two Patriot League Championships. Corey played at the collegiate level at UNC from 2007-2011, earning 1st Team All-American honors twice and All-ACC honors three times. She was the recipient of the Patterson Medal, the top athletic honor given annually at UNC, and holds the current record for career points at UNC. She also earned a spot on the US Women's Lacrosse team. Coach Donohoe led the Girls' Lacrosse team to the 2019 State Championship.

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  • Travis Fravel

    Travis Fravel joined Ensworth in 2019 as the Director of Soccer and Boys' and Girls' Head Coach. Coach Fravel brings 18 years of coaching experience, most recently serving as the Associate Head Coach at Belmont University, where he was involved in all aspects of the program for the past seven years.

    Coach Fravel’s experience began in college at Division III Emory & Henry, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team from 2001-04, leading the team in scoring and in points in 2002. Fravel served as assistant coach of both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Emory & Henry from 2005-08 and then as the Head Men’s Coach from 2008 - 2011. He also spent a combined four years on the coaching staff of the girls' and boys' teams at Abingdon High School in Virginia, earning District Coach of the Year honors and winning multiple District and Regional Championships.

    Coach Fravel brings a wealth of camp and training experience to the Tigers. Annually since 2007, he has worked with elite soccer camps and academies in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, most recently with the Tennessee Soccer Club. Fravel has served as a coach for Tennessee Soccer Club for the past eight years, leading the teams to state and regional (SRPL) championships. He also has experience serving as ODP Region III coaching staff.

    Fravel has earned his NSCAA National Diploma and his state Goalkeeping Diploma.
    A native of Woodstock, Va., Fravel currently resides in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife Kelly and their two children, daughter Kynslee (5) and son Koben (2).

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  • Virgil Herring

    Virgil Herring joined Ensworth in 2017 as the Head Coach of the High School Girls' and Boys' Varsity Golf teams. Herring received his degree in Professional Golf Management and Marketing from Mississippi State University and qualified as a Golf Professional in 1994.
     
    Herring has an extensive background in golf instruction, with more than 20 years of experience and over 32,000 lessons taught. He is a Charter Member Golf Channel Academy Lead Instructor and a two-time recipient of the Tennessee PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Herring has taught two PGA tour winners, two Web.com Tour winners, and more than 154 junior golfers who have earned college golf scholarships. 

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  • Nick Johnson

    Nick Johnson was named the Director of Track & Field in August 2019 and will serve as the Head Coach for both the Boys' and Girls' Track & Field teams. Coach Johnson joined the Ensworth community in the summer of 2016 as a Fitness Instructor and an Assistant Football and Track Coach. He earned a B.A. in Communications from Henderson State University in 2012 and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in December 2015 with an M.S. in Exercise Science. Prior to joining Ensworth, Johnson served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Wide Receivers Coach at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, CA. He was also the Head JV Coach and Offensive Coordinator. A wide receiver and punt returner for Henderson State University, Johnson was the 2011 GAC leader in punt returns, averaging 14.9 yards. From May 2012–September 2013, he was a wide receiver with the St. Louis Rams where he was the 2013 team leader in preseason touchdowns (2). Nick and his wife, Natalia, have 2 boys, Nino and Nico.

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  • Gloria Kemp

    Gloria Kemp joined Ensworth in 2018 as the Head High School Girls' Volleyball Coach. Before Ensworth, Coach Kemp was the head coach at the Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she was a four-year starter for their volleyball program. Coach Kemp earned multiple All-Conference and Academic All-American honors during her collegiate career and continues to play volleyball at the professional and semi-professional level, both on the court and in the sand.

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  • Brad Knopp

    Brad Knopp is the Head Coach of Ensworth’s Mountain Biking Team, a NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) approved program that he started in 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from The University of Notre Dame, a Master’s Degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin, and has over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher. A competitive swimmer during his formative years, he switched to martial arts as a college sophomore. For nearly 20 years thereafter, he studied, instructed, and competed in several martial arts disciplines, remaining undefeated as a welterweight kickboxing champion and becoming a featured member of the World Tukong Moosul Federation Demonstration Team. Coach Knopp began his mountain biking career at the birthplace of the sport—Crested Butte, Colorado, where he served as Mountain Biking Assistant Coach at Crested Butte Academy. He rides for fun and continues to pursue advanced levels of certification for riding and coaching skills.

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  • Jason Maxwell

    Coach Maxwell has been the Head Baseball Coach at Ensworth's high school since its founding in 2004. Before coming to Ensworth, Coach Maxwell attended Middle Tennessee State University where he was an all-Conference player for the Blue Raiders baseball team in 1992 & 1993. The Chicago Cubs drafted Coach Maxwell in 1993. He went on to play professionally for 12 years, reaching the major leagues with the Cubs and the Minnesota Twins. In addition to coaching at Ensworth, Coach Maxwell has served on the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) and the American Baseball Coaches Association Diversity in Baseball Committee, and as a coach for the TBCA Showcase Classic and USA Baseball teams. As Assistant Coach for the 2016 USA 15U National Team, the team won the Bronze Medal in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championships in Japan. As Manager for 2018 USA Baseball 15U National Team, his squad won a Gold Medal and the WBSC World Championship in Panama. As a result of this achievement, he was named 2018 USA Baseball Developmental Coach of the Year.

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  • Allison Perkins

    Allison Perkins has been the Head Cheerleading Coach at Ensworth since 2013. She graduated from Ensworth High School where she played multiple sports. She continued on to Tennessee Tech where she cheered collegiately and graduated with a degree in elementary education. Her passion for cheering has led her to coaching. She is currently finishing up her 10th year coaching competitive cheer.

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  • Kristin Ware

    Kristin Ware has been the Head Girls' Varsity Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach at Ensworth since 2016. Before Ensworth, Coach Ware was an assistant track and cross country coach for three years at Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana. In her prep career, she ran cross country and track in high school and college. In her collegiate career, she competed on the Brown University Cross Country and Track teams, competed in the 2001 NCAA National Cross Country Championships, and served as captain of the Women's Cross Country team during her senior year.

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  • Joel White

    Joel White joined Ensworth in 2018 as the Director of Lacrosse and Boys' Head Lacrosse Coach. Joel graduated from Syracuse, where he was the men’s lacrosse team captain, leading the team to two National Championships. He was recognized as a 3-time All American and holds the school’s record for the most goals and points by a defensive player. Professionally, Joel has spent his career playing Major League Lacrosse with the Rochester Rattlers, having been selected as the number two overall draft pick. He was named MLL Defensive Player of the Year and helped his team to three championship game appearances. Joel has also played with Team USA, winning gold medals in 2011 and 2018. Most recently, he was the Captain for the USA Indoor team and voted to the All-World team.  Joel currently plays for the Georgia Swarm in the National Lacrosse League and the Chrome Lacrosse Club in the Premiere Lacrosse League.