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


UTC's Kelsey Coots Wns Singles Tennis Crown

The Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team wrapped up play at the USC Upstate Fall Classic with titles in three draws today.  UTC won five of six matches on the final day of the first tournament of the year.  “It was a really good start to the fall season,” stated head coach Jeff Clark .  “It was nice to take home some titles, while continuing to improve over ... (click for more)

Mocs Advance Three Singles, Two Doubles To USC Upstate Tennis Finals

The Chattanooga Mocs continued its strong play at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., today.  Three advanced to Sunday’s main draw finals in singles action, while two UTC tandems are in main draw championships in doubles. It will be an all-Chattanooga final in the Green singles draw tomorrow.  Junior Kayla Jones, the top seed in the bracket, cruised ... (click for more)

3 People Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Has "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Three people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. O ne victim was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)