MOORESVILLE, N.C. – October 15, 2020 – 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 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 get 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 Unfiltered, VFL in the lane, Uplifting Voices Everywhere, The 14 &41 Unity Show on WYTV7 and BUCK’D UP (coming soon).