Lynn Camp Schools have announced the addition of two important members to their boys’ basketball and girls’ softball teams.
At a press conference held on Monday, July 8, school administration and the athletics department announced the hiring of Eric Swords and Nikki Hendrix as new head coaches at Lynn Camp. Swords will serve as the high school boys’ basketball head coach and Hendrix will serve as girls’ softball coach.
Eric Swords, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach
Swords’ previous coaching experience is at University of Virginia (UVA)-Wise where he served as assistant men’s basketball coach from August 2010 to May 2013. His responsibilities as assistant were on-court coaching, assist in practice and game planning, recruiting, scouting, assisting in player development and conditioning, and coordinating team and individual camps.
Swords also served as men’s assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Doane College in Crete, NE from August 2009 to May 2010. At Doane, Swords held similar duties as at UVA-Wise including developing off-season strength and conditioning programs and the daily operations of the program.
Swords’ own playing experience started locally at Williamsburg High School from 2000 to 2004 followed by seasons at Martin Methodist College (2004 to 2006) and UVA-Wise (2007-2009).
Swords has coached a total of eight all-conference players during his tenure at Doane and UVA-Wise and recorded four wins verses nationally ranked opponents during the 2012-2013 season including a win over NAIA D1 #1 ranked University of the Cumberlands and NCAA D2 #12 ranked Lincoln Memorial University.
Swords holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UVA-Wise and a Master’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands.
Nikki Hendrix, Head Girls’ Softball Coach
Hendrix is currently the coach of Williamsburg High School’s junior varsity softball program and an assistant coach for the varsity team. She served as middle school girls’ basketball head coach from 2005-2007.
During her softball career, Hendrix was awarded All-State and All-State Honors in 1994. In 1995, Hendrix was awarded All-Region Honors. She threw the first no hitter in Kentucky fast pitch softball.