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Woodlawn School Adds Celebrated Girls Basketball Coach 

by | Oct 22, 2020 | News, School News (K-12)

Woodlawn School, an independent K-12 school noted for project-based learning and academic excellence, has named Alexis Hornbuckle as its Girls Basketball Coach. Hornbuckle brings a tremendous resume to Woodlawn, having played 11 years of professional basketball in the WNBA and internationally. In college, she won two NCAA championships playing under the legendary coach, Pat Summitt, at the University of Tennessee.

Alexis Hornbuckle

“Alexis is an inspirational leader and great role model for every Woodlawn student. She excelled as a scholar-athlete, team leader, and she is a champion, on and off the court,” said Paul Zanowski, Head of School for Woodlawn. “At Woodlawn, academic excellence and values-driven athletic programs are key components of an education that builds life skills and educates the whole child. Alexis understands and embraces this,” added Zanowski.

“I am really excited about the opportunities to build a great program here at Woodlawn School and the work we will do with student-athletes to build success and confidence,” said Hornbuckle.  “I was fortunate to have tremendous coaches in my high school and college years, and I want to share some of the lessons I learned.”

Alexis has dedicated her life to playing basketball and, as a recently retired professional athlete, her focus has shifted to coaching and teaching young women. In addition to her work at Woodlawn School, Alexis is also a certified personal trainer, podcast host, mentor, social activist, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Alexis Hornbuckle Basketball: a player development platform where players are taught the fundamentals of life and basketball, as well as group and individual prep for college and the pros. She is a franchisee of Youth Hoops Basketball Camps:, a year round basketball camp that hits everything on offense and defense for children ages 6-14 years old. She hosts and co-hosts several different podcast such as: The Collective UnfilteredVFL in the laneUplifting Voices EverywhereThe 14 &41 Unity Show on WYTV7 and BUCK’D UP (coming soon).


About Woodlawn School 

Accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Woodlawn School offers a challenging, project-based academic experience, Woodlawn School students are expected to meet the demands of a rigorous academic program, as well as demonstrate initiative, responsibility and social awareness. Woodlawn encourages students to experiment, evolve, and grow into the people they each were meant to be. Whether you are an artist, scholar, or an athlete, being a Woodlawn Student means learning is joyful and our school inspires you to reach your full potential.

The Woodlawn campus combines its many outdoor learning areas with an historic house, a barn-style gym, and small classrooms – all tailored to the school’s collaborative and “whole-child centered” approach to education.  Evidence of the success of the school’s philosophy can be seen in the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni, the colleges attended by these graduates and the preparation of these graduates for the world beyond college studies.

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