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LEAD Boys Soccer

Head Coach

Nate Pruitt is the founding coach of the LEAD Soccer program, having started both girls and boys soccer in the 2016-2017 school year. He was named District 9A Coach of the Year in boys soccer in the 2018 season. Previous to starting this program he founded the LEAD Academy Middle soccer program and led the Brick Church-LEAD Middle team to their only known city tournament appearance the following year. 
In their second season, the boy's varsity team was unbeaten in district play during the regular season and were district tournament champs. The JV team also had a banner year under the same coaching staff of Nate Pruitt and Roy Word going 5-1-2. Entering their third season with young talent rapidly developing, and a core of leaders in the upperclassman ranks, it is intended that the team will find the focus to reach new heights this year. 

Lady Panthers Soccer Program

Head Coach

Roy Word was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. He has been affiliated with the sport of soccer for over 30 years as a player, coach, and referee. He played Men's Club Soccer at the University of the Pacific where he received his B.A. in Sociology and went on to receive an M.S. in Emergency Services Management from California State University, Long Beach. 
Coach Word has been affiliated with LEAD Academy High school soccer for the past year. In 2017-2018, he was the Assistant Coach for the Boys and Girls Soccer teams. He is excited to continue to build the girls program and push forward with growth during the 2018 season. 
His coaching philosophy is: "Work hard and play your game. Always respect the players on the pitch and believe in one another. If you build each other up on and off of the field you are going to achieve goals that once seemed out of reach. Never give up on yourself!"  
Team Expectations: 
In the 2017 season, the LEAD Lady Panthers soccer program developed a tremendous work ethic, set new team records, and laid the foundation for 2018. The hope for this season is to begin to establish a legacy in the area and District 9A as one of the hardest working teams around. The pieces are there with key returners and exciting new team members.

Ladies Soccer Schedule 2018

Date  Time Opponent 
   Aug 21        5:30 pm     Richland  
Aug 23 4:30 pm STEM
Aug 28 5:00 pm RePublic
  RePublic (Metro Center) 
    Sept 6      6:00 pm Waverly*
 Sept 11 4:30 pm McEwen*
 Sept 13 4:30 pm    East Nashville   
 Sept 18 5:00 pm  Harpeth*
 Sept 20 4:30 pm Glencliff
 Sept 27 5:00 pm KIPP
KIPP (Metro Center)
*Denotes District Game