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Trish Hodgson Carruth
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Coach
YEAR INDUCTED
2003
When Trish Hodgson first came to Lipscomb University from Canada in 1971, tennis and badminton were the only sports for women. She played for the badminton team, but women's basketball is where she became a campus pioneer. As coach of the women's tennis team and director of women's intramural sports, she often heard requests for more women's sports programs. After coaching a team from Lipscomb against Trevecca Nazarene University in an exhibition, she was asked to take over the first Lady Bisons basketball team for the 1977-78 season. She served as head coach for two seasons, and then as an assistant to Frank Bennett for fiver more seasons. In the spring of 2000 Trish decided to step down from her duties as women's tennis coach to concentrate on teaching, her first love, in the Kinesiology Department. The trademarks of her teaching and coaching careers have been professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Whenever the women's basketball players at Lipscomb take the court, they owe a debt of gratitude to Trish Hodgson.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.