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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: McCallie School, Athletics, Wrestling

McCallie hires David Conrady as varsity basketball coach, Middle School chaplain

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 23, 2018

Veteran coach David Conrady will take over as the McCallie Blue Tornado varsity basketball coach for the 2018-2019 season, bringing an experienced leader and motivator to the Ridge to lead the Blue Tornado basketball program.

Conrady, who comes to McCallie from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, replaces John Shulman, who left McCallie following the 2017-18 season. Conrady will also serve as a mentor and advisor to McCallie’s younger students as chaplain in the McCallie Middle School.

“David is a proven leader on the basketball court, but just as importantly he is a good man of strong faith and character,” McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “He will help our boys grow and mature in ways that will not only improve their athletic skills, but will also prepare them to lead in their lives and communities as men of honor.”

Conrady has been at Prestonwood Christian Academy since the start of the 2016-17 season, and before that was head coach at Chattanooga Christian — where he was 2016 District Coach of the Year. At Prestonwood, he guided the Lions to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 6A state championship in 2017, and was named the 2017 Private School Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. He followed up that championship season with a run to the TAPPS 6A Final Four in 2018.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, basketball

Basketball Coach John Shulman decides to step down at McCallie

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on February 28, 2018

After serving for four successful seasons as the varsity basketball coach at McCallie School, John Shulman has decided to step away from coaching to pursue other opportunities in basketball and spend more time with family. Shulman will not be taking another coaching position, but he will look for new challenges and opportunities in athletics.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, basketball

McCallie tennis adds state-of-the-art video analysis system in Strang-Voges Tennis Center

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on February 23, 2018

McCallie’s tennis program is adding new and innovative tools to help improve the quality of instruction and game analysis available to Blue Tornado tennis players and others looking to improve their game at the amazing facilities on the Ridge.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, tennis

Wrestlers Capture Second at State Tournament

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on February 20, 2018

The wrestling team captured second place at the TSSAA Division II Traditional Wrestling Championships Feb. 16 and 17. It marks the second straight year the Blue Tornado have been runners up in the tournament.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, Wrestling

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