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.

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


Five Area Players Voted To TSWA All-State Soccer Teams

Five Chattanooga-area soccer players have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state soccer team. Making the team were Notre Dame's Michael Quatrano and James Teal, McCallie's  Drew Viscomi and Jonah Bryan and Baylor's Jackson Campbell. THE TEAMS Soccer   Class AAA GK: Tyler Delgado, Independence GK: A.J. Robbins, Dobyns-Bennett ... (click for more)

Flenniken Wins Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic

The heat didn’t faze Casey Flenniken who won the 2016 Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic by 1 stroke over Marshall Talkington and 2015 Champion Nick Garretson. Flenniken had a two-day total of 6-under-par 134 at Creeks Bend Golf Club in Hixson, TN. On the opening day Flenniken caught fire. He had five birdies and no bogey’s to shoot 65. On the second day Flenniken had to ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed And Several Others Injured In 2 Wrecks Near Ooltewah Exit Of I-75

One person was killed and several others injured in two wrecks early Wednesday morning on I-75 northbound at exit 11.   Northbound lanes were closed while emergency crews worked both accidents. Traffic was rerouted to Old Lee Highway to avoid the accident scene.   Traffic was backed up for an extended time before it eventually re-opened.   The initial ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What You Leave Behind

Randy Travis, one of the best at singing country songs that has ever been, had a song about three people who got killed when an 18-wheeler missed a stop sign. There was a farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher on this bus and Randy tells us: “One's headed for vacation, one for higher education, An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.” In that wonderful song, the ... (click for more)