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Drew Maddux

Former Basketball Player, Nike Basketball Director, Coach, Author, Podcaster & TV Personality

Travels From: Nashville, TN 

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Categories: Rise Up, Winners Win, Mastering Fear, Life Balance Hack, Confidence Under Pressure, Do Your Job, The Power of Gratitude, Don't Quit (Do It), Connection, Clarity, Commitment, Compassion, Creativity, Conviction 

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Drew Maddux was born in Tennessee and now lives in Nashville with his wife Tara, daughters Emma, Ava, and Sarah James, and boys Patrick and Nicholas. Coach Maddux departed Vanderbilt University after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development in 1998. 


During his time at Vanderbilt, Maddux started every game. Throughout his career, Maddux received numerous individual distinctions for his performances both on and off the court. Among his major accomplishments were his selection to the USA Olympic Festival Team, First Team ALL-SEC, Honorable Mention ALL-AMERICA, and ALL-SEC Freshman. Maddux was an Academic ALL-SEC member in addition to being named one of America's Outstanding Young Men in 1998. In 2005, Coach Maddux began following his passion for entertainment and basketball. Since then, he has worked as a college basketball analyst for Comcast Sports, Fox Sports South, and the WB, UPN, and Fox affiliates in the Southeast. Mr. Maddux also co-hosted his own radio show on 104.5 FM "The Zone," Nashville, Tennessee's top sports talk radio station, beginning in January 2005. Maddux has covered college basketball as a studio analyst for Fox's "Sports Zone" and ESPN's 102.5 "The Game" since 2007. 

Coach Maddux is active in the Nashville community in addition to his professional pursuits. He serves on the boards of the Joe C. Davis YMCA Center, the PENCIL Foundation, the National Commodore Club at Vanderbilt, and the Rebounders, the former Letterman Club of Vanderbilt basketball. Maddux also volunteered as a basketball assistant coach at Goodpasture High School, where he graduated in 1994 after being chosen to the All-State team three times. In acknowledgment of his career achievements, Coach Maddux was chosen and included in the prestigious Princeton Premier in 2008. Maddux was chosen and awarded with the Allstate SEC Basketball Legends Award in New Orleans at the SEC Tournament in 2012 in celebration of his achievements both on and off the court during his career. Coach Maddux and his family are currently members of The Hills Nashville Church.

The CPA boys basketball coach announced his resignation in a joint statement with the school on August 10, 2021. According to the press release, Maddux had accepted a new position as executive vice president of people development at Dufresne Spencer Group. The former Goodpasture and Vanderbilt standout was hired as CPA boys basketball coach in 2006. In 2012 and 2013, he led the Lions to their only two boys basketball state crowns, hitting the 350-win mark in just 12 seasons. In his seven appearances to the state tournament, he helped CPA reach three state finals.

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