Former Lipscomb basketball player Chad Hartman works in the area of sleep disorder treatments. His business plate is full. He and his wife, the former Dana Carrigan, have a three-month-old son. Dana also played basketball at Lipscomb. Chad graduated with a major in exercise science-kinesiology and also received his Master's in education at Lipscomb in 2006. Despite his busy schedule Chad spent some time talking with Lipscombsports.com.
What years did you play basketball at Lipscomb? Who were your coaches?
"I played from 2000 through 2004. Scott Sanderson was my coach."
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
"That would have to be beating North Texas in the first game in Allen Arena (Nov. 27, 2001). That was the buzzer beater game (75-74).
"I was the one who in-bounded the ball to Clayton Osborn. When I was in-bounding the ball to Clayton I had players down the court who were open. Years later people asked me why I didn't throw the ball down court.
"Clayton was the first guy I saw that was open. There was only a second left. So I just threw it to Clayton.
"Also the first Belmont game that was played my senior year after we had renewed the rivalry with them. We ended up losing the game.
"Those two games are the two best memories."
Why did you decide to attend Lipscomb?
"It was the Christian atmosphere. One of the main reasons I came was I knew someone already on the team. I had played basketball in high school with Jason Jackson (at Archbishop Shaw High School in New Orleans). He was recruited by Scott when he was the coach at Mobile. When Scott came to Lipscomb Jason went with him.
"Scott and Jay Walton continued to recruit me when they went to Lipscomb. I saw as an opportunity to play with someone I knew. Knowing somebody on the team was a big part of it for me.
"I also loved the atmosphere at Lipscomb when I went there on my official visit. I liked the guys I got to meet. That was a big part of it as well."
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
"It would have to be my close group of teammates like Michael Mays and Matt Jarboe. We still are very close friends. I think we all had an influence on each other, some good, and some bad. But it was mostly good.
"We push each other competitively to this day. And we are all still very good friends."
What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
"I would have to say meeting my future wife, Dana Carrigan, She played basketball. She was a freshman when I was a senior. We continued to date when I went to graduate school at Lipscomb the next two years and we later got married.
"I met her playing basketball. We were friends. We hung out a ton with a close group of friends for about a year. We got to know each other better and started dating."
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
"This is a lifelong lesson - treat other people the way you would want to be treated. Everyone at Lipscomb treated me with respect. It was a great atmosphere to be in.
"Life is too short to treat people badly. Life is too short to be treated badly. No one at Lipscomb ever treated me poorly"
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
"Lynn Griffith. He told great stories. He always had a great story to relate to the topic we were learning about. He was a straight-shooter. Basically, he let you know how it was. That is why I liked him so much.
"His class was always fun. I looked forward to going to it."
Where do you live now?
"We live in Hendersonville, Tenn."
Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
"I am the director of sales and marketing with Mays & Associates in the Nashville area. I have been with them more than six years. Since January of 2013 I have also been a business development executive for the Aeon Sleep Group. I do a lot of sales for them. Aeon is a branch off of Mays & Associates."
Tell us about your family.
"My wife's name is Dana. Her last name was Carrigan when she was at Lipscomb. We were married in 2008. We have a three-month-old son, Cason Eli Hartman."
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