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David was born in Cookeville, TN. He attended Cookeville High School, formerly known as Putnam High School. In high school David competed on the football and track teams. In football he competed at quarterback, where he was awarded All-Midstate his senior year. In track he ran the hurdles and sprints. His senior year he was recruited by MTSU where he decided to continue his education. David helped the offensive lines in all areas as quarterback, wide receiver, and running back. In the classroom he graduated with a major in painting, and a minor in clay and drawing.
After MTSU, David studied clay at Pinland School of Arts and Crafts, where he perfected his arts career. After school he worked for a landscape architect with his brother for one year. Finally, he landed athis home base- FRA. His first couple of years he coached football, men’s soccer, and taught K-12 classes art. During his time as, assistant football coach he coached the team to a state championship in 1991. In 1985 David switched over to track where he coached middle school and high school track as an assistant. Then in 1987 he became the head track coach. He then proceeded to lead his team to 4 state track championships, and 3 runners-up.
David is married to his high school sweetheart wife Debi. They got married in 1978 and had two daughters, Jodi and Lynsi. Both daughters now have children, so he is a grandfather of 4. He loves when his family comes to visit.
David has been a member of FCA for about 40 years and loves fostering faith in his student-athletes.
Coach Tucker has loved coaching student-athletes throughout his tenure, and when alums come back and visit he is the first one they want to see.
Courtney Gilreath enters her 5th season as the Assistant Coach of the Franklin Road Academy Girls and Boys Cross Country and Track teams. Courtney also works in the US Aspire department and teaches US Spanish.
Graduating from Belmont University in the fall of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Secondary Education, Gilreath was a four-year member of the Cross Country and Track team. After graduating from Belmont University, she lived in Spain for 9 months teaching English as a second language before coming to FRA.
On the track she received Top 3 All-Conference in the Steeplechase her senior year. In cross country, her team received 2nd place at the conference championships her senior year. Her personal record in the 5k was 17:43, 11:11 in the 3k steeplechase, and 4:44 in the 1500m. During her time at FRA she has helped the Track and Field Team, under Head Coach David Tucker, finish runner up in the State Meet in 2018, and she has helped head coach Lisa Zenner lead the cross country team to runner-up team finishes in the Region meet the past couple of years.