Basketball at Oak Hill School has long been a valued tradition. Boys' teams always compete with character and skill under the strong leadership of Coach Charlie Hunt. OHS is a member of the Music City Athletic Conference (MCAC) and enjoys competition and comraderie among the other member schools including BGA, BA, CPA, DA, Ensworth, FRA, Goodpasture, Harpeth Hall, St. Paul and USN. The League Championship Tourney is a highlight of the season. Our athletic motto "Panther Pride" was originated by Coach Hunt and is the central theme of our athletic program. His capable assistant is Carlton Stewart, alumnus of OHS and football coach, as well as PE instructor. During the summer both these men work with our aspiring basketball players in preparation for the upcoming season in what they call "Panther Ball."
Coach Beth Stewart Stark leads our girls' teams and is an accomplished coach and player in her own right. She is in the Hall of Fame at David Lipscomb University as the all-time leading scorer. Her college teams visited the National Tournament multiple times in her career. She has coached at all levels including Head of Recruiting at Belmont University. One of her passions is to coach and assist high school girls playing AAU as they navigate the recruiting process as prospective college players. We are very fortunate to have her working with our girls. Coach Katie Woodcock is her able assistant and has many years experience coaching girls at OHS. She herself is an OHS alumnus and also played at Harpeth Hall. Coach Betty Ann Santi enjoys rounding out the staff and plays the role of "head cheerleader" on the bench. Go Panthers!
The Basketball Academy is directed by
Coach Beth Stark in the off season and is designed to instill and
enhance proper fundamentals for the game of basketball. The Academy
teaches proper techniques for shooting, ball handling, passing,
rebounding, footwork, eye-hand coordination, as well as mental aspects
of game situations. Coaches work on the concepts of team work,
motivation, cooperation, accountability, responsibility and pride of
accomplishment. Girls and boys currently in grades 3-5 are eligible to
register. Students are grouped according to age and ability.
Panther Dribble Cubs
A new sports offering for our
youngest students is the Panther Cubs, a dribble team consisting of
1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade basketball enthusiasts! These boys and girls
practice 1 to 2 times weekly with the hopes of performing at half time
of a local university basketball game this season. Coach Beth Stewart
Stark heads this endeavor and works to instill in these young athletes
the value of practice work ethic, dribbling and passing skills, and an
overall love of basketball.
"OHS Dribble Cubs: We'll dribble circles around you!"