Entries by Lauren Pruett

Softball team wins first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history

“One of the worst-best feelings in life is getting doused with gatorade,” Softball Coach Linda Derk said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting doused because you’re a champion, but wow it’s a sticky, gross feeling. It’s so worth it though. I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Champion is just the right word for […]

Success Is Never Accidental: An Interview with Athletic Director Linda Derk

Head Softball Coach Linda Derk has been with Admiral Farragut Academy since 2009. This school year, she has stepped into the shoes of Athletic Director, a role for which she is well suited, due to both her long history in sports and to her life philosophy, which compliments the school’s slogan, “Success Is Never Accidental”.