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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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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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2018 McCallie Dr Pepper TEN Classic Details

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on January 30, 2018

large_news984204_925318.jpgThe third annual McCallie-Dr Pepper TEN Classic basketball event is February 2 and 3. McCallie is hosting another exciting weekend of prep basketball. The past two years have showcased high-level high school basketball as well as an inspirational guest speaker at the kickoff luncheon.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, basketball, Dr Pepper Ten Classic

Ryan Leaf to headline 2018 Dr Pepper Ten Classic at McCallie School

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on December 08, 2017

Former NFL quarterback and college football star Ryan Leaf will headline the third annual Dr Pepper TEN Classic basketball showcase scheduled for Feb. 2-3, 2018, at the Sports and Activities Center on the McCallie campus.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, basketball, Dr Pepper Ten Classic

McCallie athletes finalize college plans in fall signing period

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on November 16, 2017

Four McCallie athletes announced their plans to participate in college sports during the fall signing period, with three seniors signing with NCAA Division I programs in track and field, basketball, and lacrosse.

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Topics: college, McCallie School, Athletics, Track and Field, lacrosse, basketball, Signing Day

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