McCallie Baseball Coach Chris Richardson Takes New Post
New Assistant Athletic Director
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
McCallie head baseball coach Chris Richardson has accepted the position of assistant athletic director at the school. Richardson served as McCallie’s baseball coach from 2001-2012.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be the baseball coach for the last 12 years,” Richardson said. “I have been blessed more than I could ever imagine.”
“I’m excited about contributing to the school in new ways. I will also have the chance to watch my two daughters in their games and school activities that baseball had caused me to miss in the past.”
Richardson holds the record for most career wins at McCallie, finishing with a 245-194 record. His 21 wins over Baylor are also the most in school history. He led the Blue Tornado to the state championship game in 2007. Richardson’s teams also made four state tournament appearances and played in three state quarterfinal rounds.
”I appreciate Chris’ commitment and hard work as the leader of the baseball program,” athletic director Bubba Simmons said. “Most importantly, he has been a positive influence on countless numbers of young men over the years. I’m excited about his new role assisting me in the athletic department. He will help manage transportation, game administration, and facility use throughout the year.”
Richardson added, “I want to thank all the players, parents, and assistant coaches I have worked with over the years who have made this job such a joy. I especially want to thank the members of my family for sacrifices they have made over the years to help me fulfill a dream come true.”
Under Richardson’s leadership, McCallie’s baseball facility has dramatically changed with the addition of a new Astroturf field, a batting cage pavilion with seven cages, stadium lights, new concession stand and restrooms, and a scoreboard in center field.
“We will begin a search for a new coach immediately, and I’m excited that Chris will be a part of the search committee,” Simmons said. “Anyone interested should contact me directly.”