chris carter (11th)
COACH CARTER is a veteran of the AAu circuit. he is probably best known for coaching a local girls team to the aau national championship. Coach carter has also been instrumental in placing several girls on college teams. coach carter is entering his second season with conquest
Caylee (carter) BRAZIEL (11th)
COACH BRAZIEL was a standout player at farragut hs, then went on to play at johnson university (nccaa) where she received all-american honorable mention honors as both a player and student. coach braziel, who recently married, is in her second season as a coach with conquest.
karli combs (9th)
karli combs grew up around great basketball. the combs have built some of the most successful basketball programs in tn. as a player at grainger high, karli finished her career with 1488 pts, received MVP, all-tourney, district, region and state recognition, and helped lead her team to state twice. as a freshman at bryan college (naia), karli was named the appalachian athletic conference (AAC) freshman of the year, was named to the all-aac first team, and led her team in scoring. carli repeated her all-aac honors as a sophomore and ranks nationally in three point shooting. coach combs is majoring in education and plans to continue her family's legacy in coaching.
shannon parks (7th)
shannon parks played high school basketball at lenoir city high school. her aau teams ranked in the top-10 nationally her junior and senior years. shannon went on to play college basketball at roane state (NJCAA) until a series of acl injuries ended her playing career. since then, coach parks has coached at lenoir city middle school and lenoir city high school, where she also served as sponsor for the school's fca program.
MORGAN CARBAUGH (6th)
AS A STANDOUT AT FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL, MORGAN ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF SEVERAL COLLEGES AND EVENTUALLY SIGNED HER LOI WITH LEE UNIVERSITY (ncaa d2) IN CLEVELAND, TN. DURING HER SENIOR YEAR AT FARRAGUT, CARBAUGH HAS LED HER TEAM TO A 20-5 (10-3 DISTRICT) RECORD, INCLUDING A JAN 11 WIN OVER PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED AND #1 RANKED MARYVILLE.
destiny kassner (4th)
coach kassner was a standout high player at oak ridge high school and is now a starter for her nationally-ranked bryan college (NAIA) wbb team. When signing Kassner, bryan college head coach jason smith was asked what attracted him most to her. he responded, "It's her character and the way she's been raised. her faith in the lord makes her even more attractive." Kassner has coached for several years in knoxville's kinder hoops program.
development AND RECRUITING
Coach Bryon Lawhon, who joins conquest this season as our director of player development, is in his fifth season as an assistant coach with bryan college (naia) mbb and his fourth as an assistant with bryan's wbb program (CURRENTLY 20-1 AND NATIONALLY-RANKED).
earlier this year, Coach Lawhon and conquest founder, steve arnold, announced the merger of conquest and lawhon's East Tennessee Rangers AAU program. in the rangers program, lawhon coached more than fifty players who went on to play college basketball, coached rangers hs teams to a 2013 Runner-Up finish in the USBA National Tournament (38 wins), a 2014 USBA National Championship (46 wins) and a 2015 NTBA National Championship (43 wins).
Prior to coming to Bryan College, Lawhon coached at North Middle School in Lenoir City, where he helped lead the NMS team to District Runner-Up, State Sectionals, and a 19-4 record. Coach Lawhon has helped area high school coaches in player development and has worked the University of Virginia and University of Kentucky skill camps.
Coach Lawhon played collegiately at Hiwassee College and Atlanta Christian College (now point university). He played high school basketball at Lenoir City High School in Lenoir City, where he was Top 5 All-Time in rebounds and blocked shots. coach lawhon had several professional offers after finishing at ACC.
JOSH ARNOLD (12TH)
JOSH ARNOLD PLAYED HIS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FOR CONCORD CHRISTIAN HERE IN KNOXVILLE. JOSH HELD THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR SINGLE GAME SCORING (34 PTS) UNTIL THAT RECORD WAS BROKEN EARLIER THIS SEASON BY CURRENT CONQUEST PLAYER, ERIC BACHMAN. FOLLOWING HS, JOSH SIGNED TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT BRYAN COLLEGE (NAIA) WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY IN HIS SOPHOMORE SEASON. THIS IS COACH ARNOLD'S THIRD YEAR WITH CONQUEST.
jONAH GERMAN (11th)
COACH german is a graduate of johnson university here in knoxville, where he CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE JOHNSON UNIVERSITY (nccaa) MEN'S basketball PROGRAM. ANOTHER LOCAL COACH SAID, "COACH GERMAN IS PASSIONATE ABOUT BASKETBALL AND is EASILY ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS OF the game I'VE EVER BEEN AROUND." coach german is in his second season with Conquest.
Jordan hall (10th)
coach hall was raised in lenoir city where he played for coach shane wells' lenoir city HS teams. following his HS career, jordan signed to play at lee university (Ncaa d2) in cleveland, tn. after redshirting his freshman year, jordan transferred to tennessee wesleyan univ (naia) in athens, tn, where he finished his eligibility. coach hall now serves as an asst coach for tennessee wesleyan's mbb program.
BRIAN TURBYFILL (9TH)
COACH TURBYFILL IS A STUDENT OF THE GAME. HE EXCELLED DURING HIS PLAYING DAYS AT CONCORD CHRISTIAN AND CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE HEAD COACH OF THE HS JV BOYS, AS WELL AS ASSISTANT COACH FOR HS BOYS AT MARYVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. COACH TURBYFILL IS IN HIS THIRD SEASON WITH CONQUEST.
ZACH KASSNER (9TH)
ZACH KASSNER WAS A TWO SPORT STANDOUT AT OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL. UPON GRADUATION IN 2014, ZACH SIGNED A LOI TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT CARSON-NEWMAN UNIVERSITY (NCAA D2) IN JEFFERSON CITY, TN. ZACH REDSHIRTED HIS FRESHMAN YEAR AT CNU, THEN TRANSFERRED TO BLUEFIELD COLLEGE (naia) IN VIRGINIA, WHERE HIS PLAYING CAREER WAS BROUGHT TO AN END FOLLOWING AN INJURY. COACH KASSNER IS CURRENTLY FINISHING HIS DEGREE AT UT-CHATTANOOGA AND IS SERVING AS AN ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH AT ANDERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
justin zachary (8th)
coach zachary graduated from farragut hs in 2001 where he garnered all-district and all-kil honors and served as captain of his admirals team. in 2015, king's academy hired coach zachary to run their hs program. tka's athletic director marc weekly said, "his passion and knowledge of the game is evident." zachary brought tka's mbb program back to a place of prominence in just three seasons. in 2018, coach zachary joined former coaching associate, shane wells, at christian academy of knoxville, where he serves as an assistant coach for MBB.
chris bradford (8th)
at almost 7'-0" coach bradford stands out in any crowd. coach bradford was a standout at knoxville's gibbs high school before signing with bryan college (naia) in dayton, tn. chris is a sophomore post for bryan's varsity team. this will be coach bradford's second season with conquest.
jefferson holt (7th)
jefferson holt played high school basketball and football at karns High school here in knoxville. coach holt is currently an assistant coach for concord christian's varsity mbb and head coach of their high school jv program.
david deacon (6th)
david deacon played high school basketball at lenoir city hs, where he was a true standout. at LCHS, david was a member of the 1000 pt club, but also racked up all-tourney, all-county, all-district, and all-region honors. several colleges took notice, as david averaged more than 20 pts and 8 rbs per game his senior year, but ultimately maryville college (ncaa d3) won out for his services. david is currently finishing up his sophomore year at maryville college. we are excited to have coach deacon join us this year.
jarvis inman (5th)
Coach Inman played HS basketball at Harriman, where he was part of several district and regional championships, and where he made All-District and Region teams. Jarvis went on to play college basketball for Hiwassee College (nccaa) in Madisonville. since that time, Jarvis has coached basketball on the AAU circuit and on the prestigious Nike EYBL tour. Two years ago, Jarvis began coaching Boys Basketball at Harriman MS, this year helping lead that team to a 22-2 record, and District and tournament championship. Jarvis was recently named Associate Head Coach for Girls Basketball at Harriman MS, which just won the first ever TMSAA Single-A state championship.
"DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT IN A RACE ALL THE RUNNERS RUN, BUT ONLY ONE GETS THE PRIZE? RUN IN SUCH A WAY AS TO GET THE PRIZE. EVERYONE WHO COMPETES IN THE GAMES GOES INTO STRICT TRAINING. THEY DO IT TO GET A CROWN THAT WILL NOT LAST, BUT WE DO IT TO GET A CROWN THAT WILL LAST FOREVER."
I CORINTHIANS 9:24-25 (NIV)
I CORINTHIANS 9:24-25 (NIV)