BCAT is proud to announce our first members of our BCAT Hall of Fame
A graduate of Tennessee Tech University, Coach Lamar Rogers has a record of 1,178 wins and 267 losses. Lamar is beginning his 43rd season now and is the winningest active coach in the sport coaching the Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes basketball team.
Coach 42 Years (1977 – Present)
- Averages 28 wins per season
- 23 TSSAA State Tournament appearances
- 8 TSSAA State Championships
- 3 TSSAA State Runners-Up
- Inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2009
- Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) 2016-2017 Class ACoach of the Year
- Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) 2012-2013 Class ACoach of the Year
- National High School Athletic Coaches Association Southeast Coach of theYear in 1992
- Coached the Tennessee East/West All-Star team 3 Times
- Coached the Tennessee All Stars Game vs Georgia 2 times
- TN Athletic Coaches Association Statewide Coach of the Year 3 times
- Inducted into Fentress County Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame in 2009
- His Clarkrange teams rank 2nd in the state for most girls’ state basketballchampionships
- He has been named the Tennessean Coach of the Year two times, and theDistrict Coach of the Year 15 times
- 48 of Coach Rogers’ players have received college scholarships
- He has coached 36 All-State selections and 4 Honorable Mention All-Americans.
- The Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes have produced 2 TSSAA Miss BasketballWinners and 4 Finalists
- Several of Coach Rogers’ teams have been honored by the Tennessee Houseof Representatives and by the U. S. Congress
Outside of coaching, he enjoys spending time with his family-especially his grand- daughters, co-leads the choir at Church, enjoys finding things to do outside on the farm, and likes to fish with the grand-daughters.
James Burkley, Middleton
James Burkley is a graduate of Middleton high school in 1982. Hold a B.S. degree In General Studies from Delta State University. Served as a Graduated Assistant for the Men’s basketball program. Earn a Health and Physical Education teaching Certificate from Bethel College. Played basketball @ Delta State University on a basketball scholarship. In 2002 inducted into Delta State University Sports Hall of Fame. 2004 MHS retired basketball Jersey #14 on his behalf.
*16 year experience as the head coach of a highly competitive Girls high school basketball team that won 67 consecutive games from 2014-2016.
*9 year experience as head Coach of the Boys high school basketball team. 2011-12 TSSAA District 7 A.F. Bridges Award (Male Coach of the year).
*358 wins and 143 losses with girls; 211 wins and 60 losses with the boys; a combined of 569-203. Assisted 24 student-athletes in college for scholarships.
11 -District Coach of the year 5 -District Coach of the year award
9 -District Championships 5 -District Championships
3 -Regional championships 2 -regional Championships
4 -Sub-state championships 1 -Sub-state Championships
9 -Sub-state appearances 3 -Sub-state appearances
4 -State Tournament appearances 1 -State Tournament appearances
1 -State Championship 1 -State Championship runners-up
3 -State Tournament Final Four 1 -State Tournament Final Four
2 -Jackson Sun Coach of the Year 1 -Jackson Suns Male Coach of the Year
4 -West Tennessee All-star Coach 1 -West Tennessee All-star Coach
2 -BCAT West All-stars Coach ’15 ‘16
1 –TSSAA Girls’ Coach of the year 2015
2 -Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (Girls’ Coach of the Year ’15, ‘16
Rhonda Brown is a graduate of Vanderbilt University class of 1995 with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development. She has a master’s nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing class of 1996 and is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She and her husband, Parke live in Nashville and have 2 children, Millie and Blades.
Head Coaching Experience: All 18 years at BA.
Brentwood Academy: 2001-2018: Fostered a winning program with a record of 332-160.
Won 5 TSSAA State Champions: 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2006; 4 Runner–Up 2017, 2013; 2007 and 2005;
7 Regional Champions: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2007 and 2006; State Semi Finals: 2004, Sub-State: 2009 and 2010. Named Coach of the Year 2016, 2015, 2014, 2006.
- Has taken 10 teams to TSSAA state tournament. 9/10 played for the state championship.
Miss Basketball Finalists: 8
College Players: 14 Division 1 college players.
Tenisha Townsend, Taylor Reece, Victoria Dunlap, India Hall, Kelsie Patton, Bre Jackson, Bria Dial, Kathryn Stockhoff, Mak Wilson, Kallie Searcy, Sydni Harvey, Jai Murphy, Hailey Pierson, Alyssa Visbeen
- Developed several players for college basketball programs at BA- Division I: Victoria Dunlap (Kentucky, 2010 SEC Player of the Year, All-American 2010, HOF UK 2018), Tenisha Townsend (starting point guard at UTC), Alyssa Visbeen (Belmont), Taylor Reece (Samford), Current college players: India Hall (South Alabama). Bria Dial (UTC), Sydni Harvey (USF), Mak Wilson (Radford), Kallie Searcy (WKY), Kat Stockhoff. Plus, 8 Miss Basketball Finalists, 2 Winners, 4 McDonald’s High School All American Nominees.
1000 point scorers: 6
Bria Dial, Mak Wilson, Victoria Dunlap, Bre Jackson, Hailey Pierson, Taylor Reece
2000 Point scorer: Sydni Harvey
Last 5 years record: 131-21 (86% win %)
Played for the last 6 state championships (won 4) Players in the Pros:
*Sept. 2018 inducted into the University of KY Athletics HOF
George Pitts is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, class of 1970, with a B.S. degree in business. He also holds a masters of education degree from Tennessee Tech University, class of 1972. He and his wife Renee live in Bluff City, TN and have five children and 7 grandchildren.
Head Coaching Experience
Knoxville Young High School (1973-1976)
3 years won 67 lost 26
Knoxville South-Young High School (1976-1980)
4 years won 86 lost 39
Knoxville Bearden High School (1981-1984)
3 years won 77 lost 24
Athletic Director (1982-1984)
Johnson City Science Hill High School (1984-1999)
15 years won 460 lost 88
Athletic Director (1997-1998)
Brentwood Academy (2001-2006)
5 years won 130 lost 34
Dean of Students (2001-2006)
King University (2006-present)
12 years won 261 lost 113
Head high school coach 30 years
820-211 winning % .795
Won 7 TSSAA State Championships
3 at Science Hill and 4 at Brentwood Academy
2 TSSAA State Championships runner-ups
1 at South-Young and 1 at Science Hill
17 teams participated in TSSAA State Tournament
20 consecutive years won 20 or more games
26 0f 30 years won 20 or more games
11 years won 30 or more games
4 years teams finished ranked 15thor higher in the Final USA Today Poll
2010 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductee
2 years head coach in U.S.A. Basketball won 6 lost 0
King University coach 12 years
Won 261 lost 113
Won 6 conference championships
Qualified for 5 National Tournaments
Coaching Record 42 years as head coach
Won 1081 lost 324 winning % .769