Kate coaches Varsity Basketball Cheerleading and is an assistant coach for Middle School Cross Country. She cheered in both middle and high school for University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee. She is a Heart 2 Heart Instructor in the Middle School and this is her third year at FRA. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and her Masters in Special Education from Liberty University. She has lived in Nashville for over three years with her husband Jon.
Alana Hilkin enters her first season as the Head Coach of the Franklin Road Academy softball team. Alana has spent most of her coaching career as the head coach at McGavock High School recording 141 wins and 40 losses as well as leading the program to 5 consecutive district championships. Before coaching at McGavock Alana was a private pitching instructor. Her specialty areas include pitching, base-running, slapping and infield.
Hilkin was a 4 year starting pitcher and graduated in 2005 from Tennessee State University with a bachlor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sociology after transferring from the University of Tennessee. She holds 2 master’s degrees in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Lipscomb University.