Teams, Scores, & Schedules

Schedule

Schedule

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Recap
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Christ the King School
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
St. Matthew School
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Donelson Christian Academy
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Ensworth Middle School
Ensworth Middle School Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Goodpasture Christian School
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Davidson Academy
Davidson Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Valor Collegiate
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Poplar Grove School
Poplar Grove School Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
University School of Nashville
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Brentwood Academy
Brentwood Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Nashville Central Christian Warriors
FRA Home Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Christ Presbyterian Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Battle Ground Academy
Battle Ground Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Montgomery Bell Academy
Montgomery Bell Academy Away Details
MS Boys Basketball vs.
Grace Christian
Grace Christian Away Details
MS Boys Basketball
HVAC Tournament
TBD
Ensworth Middle School Details

Scores

Scores

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Recap
MS Boys Basketball vs.
HVAC Tournament, Grace Christian
Home Details Loss 33-36
MS Boys Basketball vs.
B Boys 7:00, Lipscomb Academy
Home Details Loss 34-39

COACHES

Coaches


Chris Taft
Head Coach

Simply put, Chris Taft’s life is the story of a hero who refuses to be stopped by even the fiercest obstacles.

In 2004, Chris was on top of the basketball world. He’d just completed his freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh, which ended in a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and the personal accolades were numerous: Freshman All-American honors from several voting organizations, the 2003-04 Big East Rookie of the Year Award, unanimous selection to the Big East All-Rookie Team and team-leading tallies in rebounding, blocked shots and double-doubles.

Chris carried this momentum into his sophomore season, and with all eyes on him, he didn’t disappoint. He averaged an impressive 26.5 minutes, 13.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. Even after a disappointing first-round loss to the University of Pacific in the 2005 NCAA tournament, his basketball future seemed nothing but bright. However, things aren’t always what they seem.

Chris was selected as the 42nd pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, but he only played his rookie season due to lingering back pain from a fall during a Summer League contest. Season-ending back surgery in March of 2006 would have been difficult enough to bear, but blood tests after the operation revealed something much worse. In April 2006 Chris was diagnosed with Polymyositis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness; he was released by the Warriors in October.

For others, the story may have ended there—or perhaps with Chris’s short stint in the NBA Development League that culminated in a dislocated foot and an ulcer caused by a faulty cast. Despite the dark days and the harrowing struggles to get back on the court, he determined to press forward. Chris found himself accepting Christ in a hospital room, and found a passion for marriage and family as he fell in love and experienced fatherhood. His new faith brought strength and passion to his life that empowered him to live for more than basketball.

Chris was chosen to play with numerous international teams in the midst of this radical transformation, and he also launched his coaching career. As he experiences the joy of coaching and ministry, Chris has discovered that God’s plans for him are bigger than he could have ever imagined. In fact, those plans extend impact well beyond the basketball court.

For the past five years, Chris has toured the country sharing his incredible testimony of healing and finding his identity in Christ. He’s spoken at churches around the nation as well as organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Salvation Army, and the NBA. Still passionate, he returns to basketball regularly to provide training to the best young basketball talent. He’s dedicated to grounding each session in the truth of God’s grace and redemption.

“I used to ask myself why so many bad things kept happening to me, but now I realize that I’ve been given a gift,” says Chris. “I have the gift of knowing that it’s possible to walk through fire and come out on the other side without even smelling like smoke. And I am committed to sharing that gift with others.”

Chris lives in Nashville with his wife, Dana, and their three children and is excited about his first year at Franklin Road Academy as the Middle School Boys Head basketball coach.


Hayden Copeland
Assistant Coach


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No coaches were found for this team.