It’s been a busy two days for Lipscomb basketball.

Yesterday, Lipscomb welcomed Lauren Sumski as the new head coach for women’s basketball. And today, Lipscomb introduced Lennie Acuff as the new head coach for men’s basketball.

Acuff is the winningest coach in the history of the Gulf South Conference, amassing 437 wins over 22 seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He has a total of 550 wins in 29 seasons.

Acuff said he believes that encouraging those around him is crucial.

“The most powerful thing you can say to someone is ‘I believe in you,’” Acuff said.

Sumski is the former D-III coach at Rhodes College. She said she plans to “reset” the program, rather than “rebuild” it.

“This is just a reset,” Sumski said. “This isn’t a rebuild. We’re going to take every single day, and we’re going to work to be the best people we can be, the best students we can be, the best athletes we can be.”

Photos by Mckenzi Harris and Erin Franklin


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