Merrol Hyde

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Merrol Hyde Hawks
Hendersonville, TN
Coaches Kim Ponce, Wes Duenkel
State Championships 2 (2019, 2020)
National Appearances MSNCT: 2016-2017, 2019

HSNCT: 2016-2019
SSNCT: 2019, 2021[1]

Program Status Active
School Size ~662
NAQT Page link

Merrol Hyde Manget School is a K-12 school in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Currently, it is the lone magnet school in Sumner County. It has historically received very high rankings based on school quality.[2]


Merrol Hyde's first known tournament appearance was in 2012 at Quizbusters (WNAB).[3] Since 2012, they have developed into a regional powerhouse, and sometimes a contender on the national stage. From November 2019 to February 2021, they won 6/7 of the NAQT high school tournaments they attended. They won the Tennessee Academic Coaches Association State Championship in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, they finished tied for 7th at the SSNCT. [1] Kim Ponce is the third head coach in school history. The team was founded by Gretchen Huff.

Notable Alumni