McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School.
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.
McCallie’s Middle School wrestling program has been led by Head Coach Tom Herring since 2000. The former collegiate wrestler (UT-Chattanooga; 2x Southern Conference Champion) and collegiate head coach (The Citadel) believes strongly in the empowerment of youth through the shared experience of glory. Assisting Coach Herring are Luther Killian ’68 and Josh Coleman. Both gentlemen competed at the collegiate level, Auburn University and Wartburg College, respectively.
The Middle School program instructs entry level student-athletes to the sport and trains regional and national level competitive student-athletes. The program has produced two Dixie Nationals Champions (2012 and 2013). Additionally, it is a feeder for McCallie’s storied varsity wrestling program which has won eight Tennessee State Tournament Championships, six State Dual Meet Championships and has produced more than 50 individual state champions in the sport since 2000. T.J. Duncan ’11 became the first wrestler in Tennessee to win five state titles.