Joe Jellison is New Signal Mountain Wrestling Coach

Friday, April 13, 2012 - by B.B. Branton
Eagles Head Coach: Joe Jellison is the new head wrestling coach at Signal Middle/High School
Eagles Head Coach: Joe Jellison is the new head wrestling coach at Signal Middle/High School
- photo by Signal Mountain HS

Former Lee University All-American wrestler, Joe Jellison has been named the new head wrestling coach at Signal Mountain Middle/High School for the 2012-13 season.

Jellison, who teaches 7th and 8th grade Social Sciences in the SM Middle School, replaces former two-time state champion John Lennon who resigned as the program’s head coach in early February.

 

“I'm honored to be Signal Mountain's head wrestling coach. We have a lot of talent on the team that can help us be successful at the highest level,” said Jellison.

 

Jellison was a 2010 National Collegiate Wrestling Association conference champion and All-American at Lee as a senior (8th place, 125 lbs.) and started the university’s club wrestling program in 2007.

The 25-year-old Memphis, Tenn. native was a high school wrestler and state qualifier at Ross High School in Ohio before attending Lee.

Jellison is the school’s third head wrestling coach following Casey Thompson (2009, 2010) and Lennon (2011, 2012).

His assistant coaches are Eddie Davis and Corely Connaly.

 

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