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Zach Ferrell  /  Head Coach

Phone: (423) 834-0475; Email: [email protected]

Coach Zach is entering into his 7th year as Head Coach of the Hawks. He currently holds a 181-33 career record over the last 6 years. The Hawks have won 4 straight National Titles: 2016 NACA D1, 2017 USA Prep National Championship, 2018 NACA D1, and 2019 NACA D1. He was a 4 year letter winner at the  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was a 2-year captain and a senior on the 2009 Southern Conference Championship Team. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Management. He has a great amount of camp experience at camps such as Stephen Curry Skills Academy and Paul Biancardi Complete Player Camp. Coach Zach has also coached in the Nike EYBL.  

Why I coach at Hamilton Heights:

I am entering my 7th year as Head Coach and it has been an amazing journey. I coach at Hamilton Heights because God has called me to use basketball to impact players from around the world for His purposes. I get to build relationships with players and families from all over the world and serve them while they pursue their dreams. The simple purpose of Hamilton Heights Basketball of "Loving others through Basketball" is demonstrated by how we serve and work for our players and their families. I truly believe that Hamilton Heights is a place that coaches and develops the whole player so that when they leave here they can be better prepared for the next level of basketball but also the next stage of life. 

Coach Zach grew up in Nashville, TN and attended Christ Presbyterian Academy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachel - they have a boy, Peyton(5), and a daughter, Lily(3). 

You can follow Coach Zach and the rest of the program twitter at @HHhawksbball


Michael Couey  /  Associate Head Coach

Phone: (615) 969-1062; Email: [email protected]

Why I coach at Hamilton Heights:


You can follow Coach Couey and the rest of the program on twitter and instagram at @CoachCouey and @HHhawksbball 

Ben Cribbs  /  Director of Basketball Operations

Coach Cribbs is entering his 4th year with the Hawks program. Previous years has he served as the Head JV coach and this year will be assisting in a variety of efforts. Coach Cribbs will be directing "The Heights" audio and video podcast this season. 

Why I coach at Hamilton Heights: 

I coach at Hamilton Heights because we do not just coach basketball.  We are also investing in the lives of kids to further their lives as people through teaching them about Christ.  I love being part of a program that cares about our kids beyond basketball.  I also enjoy working with coaches and staff that care about me as a person and share common goals.

John Mark Bell  /  Player Development Coach

Coach Bell is entering his 2nd year with the Hawks program. Coach Bell spent the past two seasons as a manager for the Tennessee Tech Mens Basketball team. Before that he played college basketball at Trevecca Nazarene University and Tennessee Temple University. He played his prep career at Mt. Juliet high school in Nashville, TN. Coach Bell spent much of his past two seasons working with and training former Hawk Aleksa Jugovic who just signed his first pro contract in Madrid, Spain with Real Canoe.