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Zion Christian Academy is a private, interdenominational, college-preparatory

school for grades preschool

through 12. Zion is a ministry

of Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA) in

Columbia, Tennessee.


6901 Old Zion Road

Columbia, Tennessee 38401


Varsity Football


Brad Lowery

Head Coach

Lowery was a three-sport standout at Bibb County High School in Centreville, Ala., and was a Class 5A all-state selection in 1990. As a senior, he threw for more than 2,400 yards and 15 touchdowns, and still holds school records for single-season passing yardage and touchdowns.

After attending the University of North Alabama and playing quarterback, Lowery was called to enter into ministry. He graduated from the Andersonville Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s degree in Theology in 1995. Lowery has spent the past 18 years on staff at New Prospect Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, where he is currently the senior pastor. He resides in Leoma with wife Jill and sons Mark, Luke and Jon.

Daniel Pugh

Assistant Coach

Coach Pugh brings an abundance of playing and coaching experience to the Eagles. Pugh received his B.S. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he served as student assistant for the 2013 Southern Conference Champion team.  He spent the last few years coaching at Lookout Valley High School as the Assistant Varsity football coach, as well as the assistant to the middle school football team and middle school baseball team.


While at Zion, Daniel was a star player in several sports. He was the four year starting quarterback with 8221 total yards offense and 84 touchdowns. His numerous awards include All Region Player in 2008 and 2009 as well as being named All State Quarterback in 2009.  Coach Pugh still holds several state football records:

  • 6th Most Completions in a career – 569

  • 3rd Most Passing Attempts in a career – 1,108

  • 8th Most Passing Yards in a career – 7,779

  • 8th Most Touchdown passes in a career – 67

  • Tied for 3rd Most Touchdowns in a game – 8

  • 10th Most Points in a Career – 516


Daniel also lettered in basketball (2008 All District) and baseball (2008, 2009 All District; 2010 All Region).

Scott Pugh

Assistant Coach

Tim Benge

Assistant Coach

Tim has been coaching at Wayne Christian School in North Carolina. He has also coached mixed martial arts and earned a black belt in jujitsu.

Christion Brewer

Assistant Coach

Christion is the Assistant Coach for Football and Baseball and the Coordinator of Athletic Operations. His coaching experience includes:

  • Arkansas Baptist HS (Little Rock) FB and BB 95-97

  • Fayetteville Christian School (North Carolina) FB 02

  • Booker T Washington (Pensacola, FL) BB 13-15

  • Pensacola Catholic FB 13-16, BKB 13-17, BB 16


Coach Brewer has a BA- History from Arkansas Tech University, an MS-Ed. Media/Library Science from University of Central Arkansas and an MSS- in Strategic Studies from United States Army War College​​

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