Hats Off! to Tom Wood whose article "3 new coaches, 3 unique storylines," about three coaches beginning their first years heading up area college basketball programs, made the front page of The Nashville Ledger. Jerry Stackhouse (Vanderbilt); Casey Alexander (Belmont); and Lennie Acuff (Lipscomb) form a rare three-pronged coaching transition. "Stackhouse starred at the University of North Carolina under the tutelage of legendary coach Dean Smith, who led the Tar Heels to 879 victories, two national championships and 11 Final Four appearances including one featuring Stackhouse in 1995. Following a stellar NBA career, Stackhouse joined the pro coaching ranks before taking his first collegiate coaching job April 5, replacing Bryce Drew."