Winter Athletics

Winter athletics at Carlisle School run from November – March and include Boys and Girls Basketball, and Fishing. Read on to learn about each team, their coaches, and sponsorship opportunities. 

BasketballBoys Basketball

With 7 VISAA state championships and 5 VIC championships, Carlisle Chiefs Basketball has a longstanding history of excellence. There are three teams: Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. Practices and games are held on campus in the Roy Building Gym and the Hart Gym.

Varsity Coach: Brandon Smith
For the past 13 years, Smith has been a special education teacher at Franklin County High School. He also serves as a Residential Counselor at a children’s group home in Boones Mill. Smith boasts a long and varied coaching career in both basketball and football, beginning in 2004 for the Franklin County Schools. He also founded and directed The Franklin County Celtics Travel Basketball Organization. “I want to offer a high-quality basketball program that will mirror collegiate standards and expectations,” Smith said. “This will be a two-goal program where the student-athletes will learn life skills and win!”

JV Coach: Darius Echols
Middle School Coach: Terry Carter

View team stats, schedule, and ranking.

BasketballGirls Basketball

The Carlisle Chiefs Girls Basketball team boasts 8 VISAA state championships, most recently with back-to-back wins in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  The Chiefs compete in the BRC conference and have won three conference championships. The girls basketball program consists of both Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Practices and games are held on campus in the Roy Building Gym and the Hart Gym.

Varsity Coach: Mancino Craighead
Assistant Coaches: Bill Adkins and Janika Hunt ’10, 

View team stats, schedule, and ranking.


The Carlisle School BASS Fishing Team allows interested students to learn fishing skills and introduces students to the sport of competitive fishing. The team placed 10th out of 36 boats during their first tournament of the 2018-2019 season.

Practices and tournaments are held at public lakes across the state of Virginia including Philpott Lake and Buggs Island Lake. 

Coach: Darrin Doss

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support winter athletics and individual teams. Please contact the Development Office at 276-632-7288, ext. 231 for information on website advertising, banner placements, and scoreboard signs.