Coach Tony Meyers Leaving McCallie; Cushenbery, Green Are New Coaches

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tony Meyers, McCallie School’s head soccer and golf coach and Upper School math teacher, is leaving McCallie following this school year. Mr. Meyers has accepted a teaching and coaching position at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, N.Y. His wife, Carol Killebrew, was recently hired as principal at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle.

Meyers has coached varsity soccer at McCallie since 2001 and varsity golf since 2008. He has won more than 140 soccer matches, led the Blue Tornado to the state semifinals six times and the finals in 2010.

He was the NSCAA Tennessee State High School Coach of the Year in 2010.

As the school’s golf coach, he guided his squads to back-to-back state titles in 2010 and 2011. His teams have included the Division II individual state champion two times.

"I have been blessed to be at a school like McCallie that has helped me grow as a coach,” Meyers said. “Much of my success can be attributed to the players and my assistant coaches. We have always had talented, hard-working players and dedicated, equally hard-working assistants. I will miss McCallie.”

“Tony is an excellent school man who will be very difficult to replace. He is a can-do person who was a tremendous asset to McCallie for 13 years,” said Associate Headmaster and Upper School Head Kenny Sholl.

McCallie has named Chris Cushenbery as its new varsity soccer coach and John Green ‘84 as the new varsity golf coach.

Mr. Cushenbery has taught math and coached soccer at McCallie since 2008. A Denver native, Cushenbery was an all-state soccer player in high school and started four years at nationally-ranked DIII Covenant College. Cushenbery holds a master’s degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University and served three years as an assistant coach with the Chattanooga FC. He has worked as a coach with McCallie or Girls Preparatory School soccer since 2007 in addition to work with youth leagues on Lookout Mountain.

A 1984 graduate of McCallie and a U.S. Army Persian Gulf War veteran, Green teaches math and serves as dorm head for Belk Hall. He has served as co-director of the McCallie summer golf program for the past eight years.

“We’re excited at the chance to reward the hard work and dedication of two good men who have put in the time and effort as McCallie coaches and have earned have earned an opportunity to lead the varsity programs,” said Athletic Director Bubba Simmons.

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