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Jake Yost named varsity wrestling coach at McCallie School

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 03, 2018

Jake Yost will be McCallie's head wrestling coach for the 2018-19 school year. Yost will fill the role held by Mike Newman for the past 10 years. Newman is stepping down as the head coach but will remain with the program as an assistant coach.

Under Newman, more than 23 McCallie wrestlers have earned individual state titles, including five state champions in each of the past two seasons. As a team, the Blue Tornado has been state runner up in the TSSAA traditional tournament for the past two years and was also runner up in the state duals in 2017.

“I am excited about this great opportunity to become McCallie's head wrestling coach,” Yost said. “Thankfully, Coach Newman has agreed to continue to be a part of the coaching staff. His passion for wrestling and decades of coaching experience will continue to be a tremendous asset for the program, and I am fortunate to work with him and the rest of the accomplished and committed coaching team.”

Newman made the decision to step into an assistant role so that he can continue to assist with the Blue Tornado football program and perform other duties at the school.

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Topics: Athletics, McCallie School, Wrestling

Liu named Valedictorian and Campbell winner for Class of 2018; Hartness wins Grayson Medal, Lyons is Salutatorian

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 01, 2018

Years of hard work and perseverance paid off for several McCallie students at the annual Upper School Awards Day celebrations, with senior day student Allen Liu being named Valedictorian for the Class of 2018 and Graham Hartness winning the Grayson Medal as the top overall student of the senior class.

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Topics: Awards, Campbell Award, Grayson Medal, valedictorian, salutatorian, commencement, academics, leadership

Keo-Kio accepts 14 new members during 2018 Spring Induction ceremony

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 30, 2018

Keo-Kio, McCallie’s preeminent senior leadership organization, welcomed 14 new members from the Class of 2019, inviting juniors to join the group in a Chapel ceremony April 17, 2018.

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Topics: McCallie School, leadership, Keo-Kio

TEPS adds 18 new members in Spring 2018 inductions

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 27, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the TEPS leadership organization at McCallie inducted 18 students for membership in the sophomore leadership organization for the 2018-19 school year during an induction ceremony in the Chapel.

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Jim Carlone ’88 named McCallie Alumni Chair of Mathematics

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 24, 2018

Upper School Math teacher Jim Carlone ’88 has been awarded the Endowed Alumni Chair of Mathematics, becoming only the second holder of this honor that was established in the 1980s to recognize exceptional math instruction at McCallie.

“Jim Carlone is an outstanding math teacher and is well deserving of this honor,” Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl said. “He pushes his boys to achieve their best efforts in a way that inspires a love of the subject and gets the best out of his students. He was the clear choice for this honor.”

The Alumni Chair of Mathematics was established to honor three legendary McCallie math teachers — Chalmers McIlwaine ‘21, John Pataky ‘49 and Houston Patterson ‘43 — and “to perpetuate the high classroom standards set by these three master teachers.”

The purpose of the position as stated at the time of its endowment was “to attract an exceptional teacher whose knowledge and appreciation of mathematics is surpassed only by his desire and ability to teach in the high school classroom.”

“The Alumni Chair of Mathematics is a testament to McCallie’s tradition of academic excellence,” Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “Jim carries on the legacy established by the great teachers who came before him.”

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Topics: mathematics, academics, McCallie School, mccallie alumni, Alumni News

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