Pattie Gardner has over 40 years of basketball experience. Her college basketball playing experience was at St. Edwards University were she led her team to back-to-back NAIA National Championships. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Finance, she played overseas over a span of 6 years. Her success continued as a head girls basketball coach at Schilling Farms Middle School for 14 years. She won a state title, several county titles and many district championships through her tenure. She holds the winningest record for the state of Tennessee for Middle School basketball. Players that came through her program that’s currently playing college basketball include Shaela Gardner (Chipola CC); Taelor Manning (Millsaps College); Jaida Roper (Kentucky) and Taylor Williams (Tennessee State University).