CPA Football Overview

Welcome to the home of CPA football. The high school season begins with practice in late July and runs through the first week of December. The playoffs begin the first week of November. We hope to see you in the Den. Let’s go, Lions!

About Head Coach Ingle Martin

The Lions are led by former NFL, collegiate and high school standout Ingle Martin, who led CPA to the 2011 TSSAA AAA State Semifinals in his inaugural year at the helm. Prior to joining CPA, he served as an assistant coach for Ensworth’s 2010 Division II state-championship team. After leading Montgomery Bell Academy to three consecutive state championships (1998-2000) and 32 straight victories while being named Mr. Football (1999 and 2000), Martin was recruited by University of Florida head coach Steve Spurrier, where he played quarterback, receiver and punter for the Gators before transferring to Furman University for his final two years of a storied collegiate career. He was a second-team All-American selection at quarterback and punter for the Paladins before being selected as a fifth-round draft choice by the Green Bay Packers in the 2006 NFL Draft. His experience includes stints with the Packers, Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.

Coaches (HS)

Ingle Martin, Head Coach/Quarterbacks
Steve Haywood, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Brian Epps, Wide Receivers/Freshman Head Coach
Patrick Jordan, Running Backs
Ryan Taylor, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Steve Lenger, Outside Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
Danny Keck, Defensive Backs
Tim Schmid, Defensive Line
Phillip Hancock, Linebackers/Freshman Defensive Coordinator
Larry Nesbitt, Freshmen Coach
Jackson Nichols, Freshmen Coach
Randy Hearon, Spiritual Coordinator

Coaches (MS)

John Patton, Head Coach
Bruce Francis, Assistant Coach
Chris Harris, Assistant Coach
Jack Hooper, Assistant Coach
Drew Kiel, Assistant Coach
Connor Lowery, Assistant Coach
Marshall Cook, Assistant Coach
Tony Carletello, 5th/6th Grade Football Coach (Contact #: 615-405-7422)

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Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities for the Middle School Football season.



2014 CPA Varsity Football

August 22 Brentwood High School Away 7 p.m. W 31-10
August 29 Hillwood High School Home 7 p.m. W 42-28
September 5 *Giles County High School Home 7 p.m. W 48-12
September 12 Maplewood High School Away 7 p.m. W 35-6
September 19 *Page High School Home 7 p.m. W 49-7
September 25 Milan High School Away 7 p.m. W 42-7
October 3 *Spring Hill High School Away 7 p.m. W 47-21
October 10 **Whites Creek High School Home 7 p.m. W 41-0
October 17 *Marshall County High School Home 7 p.m. W 42-14
October 24 Bye Week N/A N/A
October 31 *Cascade High School Away 7 p.m.
November 7 TSSAA Playoffs Round #1 TBA 7 p.m.
November 14 TSSAA Playoffs Round #2 TBA 7 p.m.
November 21 TSSAA Playoffs State Quarterfinal TBA 7 p.m.
November 28 TSSAA Playoffs State Semi-Finals TBA 7 p.m.
December 5 TSSAA Class 3A State Championship Tennessee Tech 3:00 p.m.

*Denotes District 12AA Game
**Denotes Homecoming



2014 CPA J.V. Football

Sept. 1 Father Ryan CPA 5:30
Sept. 8 Ensworth Ensworth 5:30
Sept. 15 MBA CPA 5:30
Sept. 29 Nashville Christian CPA 6:00
Oct. 13 BGA BGA 5:30

2014 CPA Freshman Football

Sept. 18
Pearl Cohn
Pearl Cohn
Sept. 23
Creek Wood
Sept. 27
Oct. 2


2014 CPA Middle School (7-8) Football

                                   Contact: Steve Lenger & Bruce Francis


Aug. 8 Jamboree Page Middle School TBA
Aug. 14 Scrimmage
Aug. 21 Fairview Fairview High School TBA
Aug. 27 Brentwood Academy BA 3:45/5:00 PM
Sept. 3 Mt. Juliet Middle School CPA (Soccer Field) 4:45 PM
Sept. 10 Ensworth Middle School CPA 4:00 PM
Sept. 18 Dickson County Middle School CPA (Soccer Field) 5:30 PM
Sept. 23 Goodpasture CPA 6:00 PM
Sept. 30 Lipscomb Academy Lipscomb Academy 6:00 PM