USN Tiger Athletics

Tiger AthleticsCommunity Through Competition

Students in grades K-5 develop basic athletic skills during PE classes that help lay a foundation for competition, instill confidence, and support an active lifestyle from an early age. In grades 6-12, there are fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons comprising over 35 sports teams. 

Through athletic competition, students can develop greater knowledge of their physical potential, the self-confidence that comes from exceeding personal limits, and a deeper understanding of the joys and responsibilities of being part of a team. A strong collaboration among coaches, players, parents, and staff results in the best experience for all students. In our fields and in our gymnasiums, students learn goal setting, self-discipline, personal sacrifice, and winning and losing with grace.

A Streak of Excellence

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  • 2022-2024 State Champs

    Girls & Boys Ultimate Frisbee; state runners-up in Girls & Boys XC and Girls Track and Field
  • 19 Sports Programs

    100 teams across three seasons in MS & HS
  • 85%

    Student-Athletes in Grades 5-12
  • 81 Acres

    of athletic fields & wetlands at our River Campus

A Team ApproachBuilding Student-Athletes

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  • Laying a Foundation in Lower School

    In Lower School, a spirit of cooperation takes precedence over competition. Students develop fine motor skills and lay a foundation for future athletic pursuits during daily PE classes.

    USN provides parents with information about local recreational league play opportunities for their children and may, where possible, help bring parent coaches and interested children together.
  • New Experiences in Middle School

    In fifth grade, USN offers more extensive sports-specific training during the PE block with an introduction to interscholastic competition that varies by sport. Beginning in sixth grade, as students make the transition to interscholastic competition, coaches look to build competitive teams. Where interest exceeds roster space, the school makes every effort to identify other options for students, with the goal of providing the appropriate level of competition and/or skill development for each child.

    Nearly 85% of Middle School students participate in one or more sports throughout the year. Middle School sports practices take place during the school day, and students who do not play a sport are required to take a PE elective. Though electives may vary some by semester, students always have a minimum of four courses to choose from and options typically include time in the Fitness Center, field games, walking, or yoga.
  • Achieving Goals in High School

    Athletics at USN serves as a source of school pride. An integral part of many students' experience, USN provides a variety of athletic opportunities. Our most competitive teams can be found at the High School level where varsity teams compete for conference, regional, and state championships while maintaining the schools' athletic philosophy. As opportunities arise, junior varsity and freshman teams are created.

    In High School, approximately 75% of students participate in one or more sports throughout the year. High School sports practices take place after school, and students who do not participate in at least one sport are required to take one semester of PE per academic year.
  • Athletics After Edgehill

    It is common to have five or more student-athletes sign college athletic commitment letters each year. USN has 21 alumni participating in their chosen sport at the collegiate level from the Classes of 2020 through 2024. Find out more about the accomplishments and plans of our student-athletes.
  • Sports Medicine On Site

    USN employs two full-time, on-site athletic trainers to work closely with student-athletes and coaches to manage all aspects of medical care, including preventative medicine, injury care, and recovery.
  • Join Tiger Club

    USN’s athletic booster club, Tiger Club, helps pay for upgrades to our athletic facilities, coordinates concessions sales, and sponsors our sports recognition evenings. Membership is $100 per household per academic year and includes free admission to all regular season athletic events. 

Athletics Office

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    Josh Scouten 

    Athletic Director, Boys' Lacrosse Coach
    (615) 321-8000
    Middle Tennessee State University - MS
    Messiah College - BA
    At USN since: 2007
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    Michael Gimblette 

    Middle School Athletic Director and Varsity Baseball Coach
    State University of New York at Cortland - MSed
    State University of New York at Cortland - BS
    Peabody College, Vanderbilt University - MEd
    At USN since: 2015
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    Natalie Busscher 

    Athletics Coordinator
    Webster University - Bachelor of Science
    Belmont University - Master of Sport Administration
    At USN since: 2021
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    Doug Brown 

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Coach & Middle School Sports Event Coordinator
    (615) 321-8016
    Regis University - B.A.
    University of Phoenix - M. Ed.
    At USN since: 2002
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    Jordan Faimon 

    University of Nebraska - Bachelor of Science
    South Dakota State University - Master of Science
    At USN since: 2022
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    William B. Scott 09

    Director, Fitness Center
    At USN since: 2009
  • Photo of Anna Unnasch

    Anna Unnasch 

    Grand Canyon University - Bachelor of Science
    At USN since: 2023

Athletic FacilitiesWhere We Train & Play

USN seeks to foster in its students a love of a wide range of sports, encouraging exercise and regular participation. Our well-equipped, well-maintained facilities provide offer students a broad range of paths to pursue the athletic endeavors right for their developmental needs and unique interests. Every Tiger can reach their physical potential using our facilities.

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  • Edgehill Campus

    Student-athletes practice and play in our two Edgehill Campus gymnasiums, swimming pool, fitness center, and neighboring Vanderbilt University fields.

    The 3,500 square feet Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility which provides an atmosphere that encourages teamwork, leadership, and personal health. Along with free weights and machine weights, the fitness center also contains cardiovascular equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent stationary bikes, upright stationary bikes, and row machines.
  • River Campus

    Many student-athletes travel to our River Campus. The 80+ acre River Campus is home for all competition in track & field, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and Ultimate frisbee. 
  • Fitness Center Hours & Info

    Check out the latest Fitness Center information, updated holiday/break hours and more from Fitness Center Director William Scott
    Normal School Year Hours of Operation:
    • Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
    • Saturdays Closed
    • High School Athletic Teams have use of the facility from 3:15pm-5:00pm on school days
    • Hours are subject to change due to school events and weather
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  • Fitness Center Information

    The USN Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility which provides an atmosphere that encourages teamwork, leadership and personal health for our wellness, physical education and athletic programs.

    The 3,500 square feet facility, located on the entire ground floor of the Tibbott Center (next to the Sperling Gymnasium) is stocked with Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, and Power Lift equipment.

    Along with free weights and machine weights, the fitness center also contains cardiovascular equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent stationary bikes, upright stationary bikes and row machines.

    Every day our physical education department, interscholastic athletic teams, faculty/staff, and parents use the fitness center.

    Key Features
    • 3,500 SF Fitness Center
    • Hammer Strength
    • Life Fitness Equipment
    • PreCor Cardio Machine
    • Dance/multi-purpose studio with sprung floor for wellness/group exercise/dance/martial arts (970SF)
    • Locker rooms – High School
    • Athletic Trainer’s Room (280SF)
    • Laundry Room (160SF)
    • Multiple Televisions
    • Lower, Middle and High School Physical Education (Personal Training Class)
    • Athletics - High School and Middle School athletes participate in Team Strength and Conditioning sessions after school. 
    • Summer Strength and Conditioning programs are offered to Middle School and High School athletes.
    • Wellness – Faculty/Staff participate in cross-training fitness classes year round.
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USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.