Congratulations and much love indeed to LEAD Academy basketball head coach Matt Barksdale for his 100th win leading the Panthers' squad as LAHS beat Republic last night.
 
"Reaching 100 wins as quickly as we have is a huge accomplishment, one that wouldn't be possible without the hard work and support of so many people and players," Coach Barksdale said. "My wife, who has kept the book for every game of my career, is the biggest supporter of our program. My long-time assistant coach, Terrance White, has been with me since day one. Our current and former assistant coaches, whom I definitely couldn't do my job without. The LEAD Academy administration supports the mission of our program and, most importantly, our current and former players work their tails off for each other, their families, and the LEAD community."
 
LEAD Academy is currently 17-2 and 5-0 in district play, and they are ranked #1 in the Tennessee AP poll for Class A. The Panthers take on KIPP tonight before hosting a rescheduled homecoming game this Friday night at Cameron.
 
Coach, for demonstrating all of our Ethos throughout your five years at the helm, all LEADers shoutout!