|Darian Brown returns to LHS|
|Wednesday, June 27, 2012|
A familiar face will be returning to Lebanon High School as Darian Brown has been named as athletic director / assistant principal -- just in time for the move to the new campus off Hartmann Drive.
"I am excited to be back and I am ready to hit the ground running," Brown said. "Everybody has been so great welcoming me back the last few days."
In 2007-2008 Brown coached the Lebanon High girls’ basketball team to a record of 20-11 and a berth in the TSSAA sectional before resigning to move into an administrative position at Wilson Central.
Brown had taken over over a struggling Devilette program in 2006 and promptly won more games in one season (11) that the team had managed over the previous three years. In two seasons coaching the LHS girls, Brown saw his squads go 31-34 overall.
In January of 2010, he became the principal at Wilson Central before stepping down in December of 2011 to return to the classroom.
Brown, 41, is a native of Franklin, KY and a graduate of the College of the Ozarks. He completed his masters degree at Lebanon’s Cumberland University.
Eddie Sherlin coming to LHS --
Sherlin, 61, was a fourth round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970 and spent four-plus years in the minor leagues in both the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati organizations.
He and former Vanderbilt basketball star Bill Ligon were the subjects of an independent film “Union: The True Story” about a historic basketball game that moved racial barriers in Gallatin. A former women’s bas-ketball coach at Cleveland State Community College, Sherlin has been running basketball clinics in Sumner County for the past several years.
Also new to the Devilette staff is Erica Johnson, a faculty member in the science department. Johnson is a native of Lubbock, TX and spent four years as head coach of the “Who’s Next” AAU basketball program. She will coach the LHS junior varsity program.