Hindman Named Polk County Girls Basketball Coach

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Caleb Hindman, the former Lee University women’s assistant basketball coach, has accepted the job as the new girls’ coach at Polk County High School.

Hindman worked for seven years under the supervision of Lee women’s head coach Marty Rowe. The graduate of Chattanooga Christian High School and Lee served as a student assistant for three years, a graduate assistant for two and was an assistant on Rowe’s staff for the past two seasons.

“We will probably take our lumps the first couple of years,” said Hindman, whose mother Pam served as the head coach at Chattanooga Christian for 12 year and is a former Polk County basketball standout. “We held our first practice on Tuesday and had only 11 players and seven were freshman, but we have something to build on.”

Working with one assistant and the middle school coach, the Wildkittens will be pitted against powerful teams like McMinn Central, Loudon and Sweetwater in district play.  “It is one of the toughest AA districts,” Hindman noted.

Hindman said he would draw from the years he worked with coach Rowe. “He runs and builds his program the right way, and he is also successful the right way.  Coach Rowe was a great mentor.”
The new Polk coach told his young players to only worry about getting better in each day of practice. “If they will do that we will be OK,” he added.

“We’re really excited for Caleb getting the opportunity to advance in the coaching profession and we’re also excited for Polk County high school for landing an quality young coach,” said coach Rowe.

“Caleb comes from a basketball family and has such a great set of eyes for the game. He has worked hard for this day and I’m very proud of him. We wish him, Allie (wife), and Collins (daughter) the very best as they build their program.”


Gilliland Low Pro At Council Fire

Hunt Gilliland shot 74 Monday and took low-pro honors at the Chattanooga Chapter TN PGA Pro-Am Results at tCouncil Fire. Individual Results: Low Professional: 1st: (74) Hunt Gilliland                               T2nd: (75) Tad Holley & Brandon Arnold  Professional Skins: Nathan ... (click for more)

Future UTC Wrestlers Have Successful Weekend

Three future members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted impressive wins at high-level tournaments over the weekend.  Franco Valdes (Miami, Fla.) won the 132-pound bracket, while Sammy Evans (Alcoa, Tenn.) finished second at heavyweight, at the 2017 National High School Coaches Association Senior Nationals.  Fellow signee Davion ... (click for more)

State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Walker County To Raise Water, Sewer Rates To Improve Aging Infrastructure

 The board of directors for the Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has granted approval for the utility to move forward with a base rate increase to address aging infrastructure concerns.   Starting this summer, WCWSA will begin replacing older galvanized pipe. These older water mains will be upgraded from two-inch galvanized pipe to six-inch high-pressure ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)