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John Pierce
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
John Pierce is living proof of the old saying, "Good things come to those who sit and wait." After a redshirt freshman year for the Lipscomb University basketball team, John started rewriting the record books on both the school and national level. John is all-time leading scorer in the history of college basketball, scoring 4.230 points from 1990 to 1994. Ironically, his former roommate Phillip Hutcheson held the title at the time. Included in the record are school career marks for free throws made with 881 and field goals made with 1,627. His 54 points on Nov. 14, 1992 set a school single-game scoring record. Known as much for his rebounding as for his scoring, John also holds the school career record with 1,497. He was a two time NAIA Player of the Year. He was named an All-American all four years he played with the Bisons, earning first-team honors for three seasons. John played five season of professional basketball in both Australia and Japan. He has also been inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. John Pierce truly will always have a prominent face in the history of Lipscomb Basketball.
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.