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Lauren Sumski
Head Coach
Chris Sumski
Assistant Coach
Hannah Phillips
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Ariel Massengale
Assistant Coach
Erin Horne
Director of Basketball Operations
Kaylee Cotton
Student Assistant
Tara Bailey
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Erin Horne

Erin Horne

Director of Basketball Operations


Erin Horne is in her first season as director of basketball operations for the Lady Bison program, joining the staff on July 1st, 2019. 

Horne comes to Lipscomb after serving from 2017-19 as a graduate assistant for the Mercer University women’s basketball program. During her time with the Bears, the program went 55-11 and recorded its second straight undefeated Southern Conference Regular season and Conference Championships, which led to the programs second straight NCAA tournament Birth. 

While with the Bears, Horne was responsible for a variety of tasks within the program, including game film, social media, recruiting mailouts/graphics, oversaw the student- managers and assisted the coaching staff with the preparation of scouting reports and recruiting activities. 

A native of Orlando, Fla., Horne spent the summer of 2016 completing an internship with the WNBA Atlanta Dream where she performed basketball operations and game operations. 

Collegiately, Horne played at Converse College(SC.), where she was a four-year letter winner and became the all-time steals record holder for the Valkyrie women’s basketball program. 

Following her playing career, Horne was selected to take part in the WBCA 15th Annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program which took place in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Dallas during the Final Four. 

Horne graduated from Converse College(SC.) in 2017 with a B.A. in Business Sports Management and earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer’s Tift School of Education.