Coach Amy Josephson begins her first year as assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Bryan College. Before coming to Bryan, she was an assistant coach for three years at Rossview High School in Clarksville, Tenn., under former NCAA Division 1 coach, Becky Padgett. This past season (2010-2011), Coach Josephson helped lead the Lady Hawks to their best season yet, 22-6. As head junior varsity coach, she won 75 percent of her games.
Coach Josephson is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., where she was a collegiate student-athlete for the Lady Govs softball and track programs. During her time on the track team, Amy excelled not only on the competitive front but also in the classroom becoming a two-time Academic All-American in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. She earned her Master's Degree in Sports and Wellness Leadership at Austin Peay State University. She attended Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn., where she played basketball and softball.
Josephson commented, "It is an honor and a privilege for me to be hired at Bryan and to work under Coach Smith. I am blessed by this great opportunity. Go Lions!""Amy is exactly what I was looking for when I set out to hire an assistant coach," states Coach Smith, "She is a self motivator, hard worker, problem solver, and a good communicator. I'm excited about the impact she will make in the lives of our players. Also, her familiarity with the Tennessee high school athletic system, especially the Knoxville and Nashville areas, will be a great asset for our recruiting process. I look forward to working with her, mentoring, and watching her grow in her coaching career."
|RS||Riley Carlisle||SO||G||5-6||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2||Macy Kilgore||SO||G||5-6||Whitwell, Tenn.|
|3||Jenna Ray||SO||F||6-0||Kingston, Tenn.|
|10||Carrie Goodson||SO||G||5-6||Maryville, Tenn.|
|11||Kelsey Brooks||FR||G||5-6||Pigeon Forge, Tenn.|
|13||Bethany McArthur||SR||G||5-6||Cohutta, Ga.|
|14||Morgan Burnette||JR||F||5-10||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|15||Hanna Kaler||SO||G||5-9||Raleigh, N.C.|
|22||Anna Thomas||SR||F||5-11||Cleveland, Tenn.|
|24||Shea Thomas||SR||G||5-7||Whitwell, Tenn.|
|25||Tara Donhauser||FR||G||5-6||Jamestown, Tenn.|
|32||Sara Barnett||SR||G||5-6||Cornersville, Tenn.|
|33||Kaylan Dilts||SO||F||6-1||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|34||Mercedes Owens||FR||G||5-9||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|42||Sarah Newton||SR||C||6-1||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|43||Abigail Pippenger||SO||F||5-11||Cleveland, Tenn.|
NAIA National Championship Tournament
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
NAIA National Championship Tournament "Sweet Sixteen"
AAC Regular Season Champions
AAC Tournament Champions
Ranked in the Final NAIA Top 25 Poll
2007 (11th), 2006 (17th), 2005 (24th), 2004
NCCAA National Tournament Participant
NCCAA Mid-East Region Champions