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  1. LIVE1 87 GENERAL ALERT Tokyo Olympics Coverage GENERAL ALERT Tokyo Olympics Coverage Follow coverage of the Tokyo Olympics on air and online! OLYMPICS COVERAGE TELEVISION SCHEDULE Shuler named head wrestling coach at Tennessee High by Jarvis Haren Thursday, July 22nd 2021 AA FILE - New Tennessee High wrestling coach Josh Shuler (WCYB Photo).<p>{/p} (WCYB) — Tennessee High has named Josh Shuler its new head wrestling coach. Shuler comes from Virginia High where he's served as their head wrestling coach since 2010.
  2. TSSAA inducts Class of 2020 into Hall of Fame 2020 honorees officially inducted after multiple postponements due to pandemic July 17, 2021 Turner Jackson—Teacher, coach, and administrator for 41 years…served as head wrestling coach for 2 years at LakeView Fort Ogelthorpe High School before going to Bradley Central High School in 1979…has coached wrestling, cross country, track and field, and softball during his tenure at Bradley Central…served 20 years as athletic director…Retired in 2015, but still teaching wellness and serving as school’s athletic director on 100-day contract…TIAAA Athletic Director of the Year…Region 3 A. F. Bridges Athletic Director of the Year…member of National Wrestling, Greater Chattanooga Sports, Bradley Co. Old Timers, and UTC halls of fame…TN Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year in 1976 https://tssaa.org/article/tssaa-hall-of-fame-class-inducted
  3. Bingham, Walter "Troy" (Cleveland) Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Walter “Troy” Bingham born March 7, 1969, to the late Harold and Rita Bingham in Cleveland, passed away on July 9, 2021. Troy took pride in his ability to do plaster and stucco work. He played football, baseball and wrestled for Bradley Central High School. Troy was honored for running the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay. He is survived by his wife, Angie Bingham; his children, Alisha Bingham, Samantha (Ryan) Elliott, Sydney Bingham and Sarah Bingham; grandkids, Darian & Kaydence Clay, Trandon & Sawyer Evett and Alexzander Elliott; brothers, Tyler (Amy) Bingham, Todd Bingham, Tray (Charlotte) Bingham; along with several nieces, nephews, foster kids and God kids. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the Athens chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 400 S. White St. in Athens. A funeral service will follow the visitation time, with the Reverend Randy Higginbottom officiating. Interment will follow in the New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Share a memory of Troy and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist the Bingham family with these arrangements. https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/7/14/431289/Bingham-Walter-Troy-Cleveland.aspx
  4. Chattanooga-Area Student-Athletes Nominated For State-Wide Recognition Male Wrestler of the Year: Cody Chittum, Cleveland; Garrison Dendy, Baylor; David Harper, Baylor; Trae McDaniel, Cleveland; Emory Taylor, McCallie; Daniel Urochok, Signal Mountain; Alex Whitworth, McCallie Male Athlete of the Year: Eric Rivers, McCallie Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - by Dennis Norwood ESPN College Game Day analyst Seth Greenberg, also a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, along with former NBA player and current ESPN analyst LaPhonso Ellis will emcee the inaugural Tennessee High School Sports Awards to be held online Thursday, July 15th at 7 p.m.. The awards are presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans. The awards are part of the largest high school sports awards program in the nation and recognize the top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports across the country. The program will be live streamed on-demand at https://sportsaward State winners will be automatically entered as candidates to be honored in the nation-wide newly establishedmUSA Today High School Sports Award program. https://www.chattanoogan.com/2021/7/14/431299/Chattanooga-Area-Student-Athletes.aspx
  5. Wrestling pays off for the Vols... Defensive lineman Jordan Phillips would start off the commitment barrage on July 1. The Ocoee, Florida native chose Tennessee over a final group that included Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Phillips ranks as the 640th best player and 96th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman is a three sport athlete at Ocoee High School, excelling in wrestling and weight lifting on top of football. https://www.rockytopinsider.com/2021/07/09/recapping-busy-week-of-tennessee-football-recruiting/
  6. Wrestling pays off for the Vols... Defensive lineman Jordan Phillips would start off the commitment barrage on July 1. The Ocoee, Florida native chose Tennessee over a final group that included Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Phillips ranks as the 640th best player and 96th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman is a three sport athlete at Ocoee High School, excelling in wrestling and weight lifting on top of football. https://www.rockytopinsider.com/2021/07/09/recapping-busy-week-of-tennessee-football-recruiting/
  7. Wrestling pays off for the Vols... Defensive lineman Jordan Phillips would start off the commitment barrage on July 1. The Ocoee, Florida native chose Tennessee over a final group that included Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Phillips ranks as the 640th best player and 96th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman is a three sport athlete at Ocoee High School, excelling in wrestling and weight lifting on top of football. https://www.rockytopinsider.com/2021/07/09/recapping-busy-week-of-tennessee-football-recruiting/
  8. Wrestling pays off for the Vols... Defensive lineman Jordan Phillips would start off the commitment barrage on July 1. The Ocoee, Florida native chose Tennessee over a final group that included Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Phillips ranks as the 640th best player and 96th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman is a three sport athlete at Ocoee High School, excelling in wrestling and weight lifting on top of football. https://www.rockytopinsider.com/2021/07/09/recapping-busy-week-of-tennessee-football-recruiting/
  9. Wrestling pays off for the Vols... Defensive lineman Jordan Phillips would start off the commitment barrage on July 1. The Ocoee, Florida native chose Tennessee over a final group that included Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Phillips ranks as the 640th best player and 96th best defensive lineman in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman is a three sport athlete at Ocoee High School, excelling in wrestling and weight lifting on top of football. https://www.rockytopinsider.com/2021/07/09/recapping-busy-week-of-tennessee-football-recruiting/ And yes, this is going on the football boards as well
  10. Ed Holland takes over for Jerry Teaster as Heritage wrestling coach By Noah Taylor [email protected] 9 hrs If it was anywhere but Heritage, Ed Holland likely wouldn’t be coaching wrestling in East Tennessee. Holland, who took over the Mountaineers’ wrestling program on Tuesday, leaned on his long-time relationship with outgoing coach Jerry Teaster when making the decision whether or not to be his successor. It was a relationship that went back to his own high school playing days and persisted throughout the years. “I’d always had a really good relationship with Jerry,” Holland told The Daily Times. “I actually wrestled against his son and wrestled for him in high school. I didn’t know if it was something I wanted to do, but I got to coach a few years at McDonogh School in Baltimore and when I came back I realized it was something that I wanted to do. When I heard the (Heritage) job was open, I was really excited about it.” A 2011 graduate out of Pigeon Forge High School, Holland spent years competing against Teaster’s teams and then competing for him on a summer travel team before playing a year at the collegiate level at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. But it wasn’t until working as an assistant coach at the wrestling program at McDonogh School that Holland realized coaching was what he wanted to do. “I knew in high school that I really loved the sport and that it was something I wanted to do,” Hollands said. “At McDonogh, I got to work around a bunch of guys that wrestled in college at programs like Penn State, Pitt and Navy. It was really after college that I really grew to love coaching. “I loved the experience of playing in college and competing at that level, but when I got to coach and impact kids’ lives and give them the opportunities that I didn’t have, that’s what I loved.” It was those attributes that led Teaster to give Holland a call about the opening, and it’s those same attributes that have him confident in the direction will take the program that he coached the last 11 years. “Just the mindset that Ed has, you know, he’s all about getting the kid where he needs to be,” Teaster said. “If they’re willing to put in the work, he’ll definitely get them there. We couldn’t have found a better coach. I’m tickled to death to be a part of his life growing up and being able to hand this off to him is very special to me.” Teaster decided to step down to focus on his Maryville-based hardscaping business, “Teaster’s Natural Creations,” which has taken off in the past year and required more of his team, but he plans to stick around the program he helped guide to 10 state tournament appearances and eight region titles as Holland’s assistant. “It’s been very successful,” Teaster said. “We’ve grown tremendously over the years. We’ve been able to get into the right contacts. I was on the USA Board, I was a national team member coach. We had a lot of teams that traveled all over the country. All of them had some really good offers. “Just the success for these kids and getting them to the next level and seeing where they’re at. We didn’t know much when we got started but we’ve been pretty successful since then.” Because it was Teaster’s program, the opportunity to take over for his former coach and mentor was an opportunity too good to pass up for Holland. “It’s awesome,” Holland said. “I didn’t know if I wanted to be the head coach (at Heritage), honestly. Jerry came to me about it and if it was anywhere else, I probably wouldn’t do it. There’s a big legacy there he left behind and there’s opportunities for this program.” Now Holland will look to build a legacy of his own off of the success Teaster left behind and looking to reach the threshold of the program’s first state championship. His sights are also set on more than winning titles. “It’s always to win state titles,” Holland said. “That’s my thing. I like to win because it makes the sport more fun when you are winning. But the ultimate goal is to get kids to the next level because I know winning isn’t always everything. I want to get them to college and prepare them not just in wrestling but for life opportunities. “That’s the thing about college, the experiences you learn in wrestling, the work ethic you learn will follow you in life.” Follow @ByNoahTaylor on Twitter for more from sports reporter Noah Taylor. https://www.thedailytimes.com/sports/ed-holland-takes-over-for-jerry-teaster-as-heritage-wrestling-coach/article_2cbfd573-bc6f-5db0-bc07-0e92207f74ff.html
  11. Kudos to Tennessee girls wrestling getting national recognition... Avery Kibelbek, Junior, Limestone, Tennessee, Wyoming Seminary (PA) 112 Bryce White. Sophomore, Hermitage, Tennessee, Cane Ridge High School (18 at 138) Piper Fowler, Eighth Grade, Cleveland, Tennessee, Cleveland Middle School (23 at 144) ( also Blackman area transfer) Maggie Graham, Sophomore, Bartlett, Tennessee, Bartlett High School (4 at 152) Shelby Zacharias, Senior, Charlotte, Tennessee, Creek Wood High School (23 at 164) Ellla Murphey, Freshman, Knoxville, Tennessee, Harden Valley High School (14 at 200) Chukwuedom Odeigah, Junior, Collierville, Tennessee, Collierville High School (21 at 200) Ariyanna Anderson, Junior, Charlotte, Tennessee, Creek Wood High School (22 at 200) Valerie Smith, Junior, Nashville, Tennessee, McGavock High School (3 at 225) https://ctwrestling.com/2021/07/five-state-wrestlers-ranked-in-final-girls-rankings-of-season/4213/
  12. Maryland wrestling adds Elijah Oliver as volunteer assistant This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news By Wesley [email protected]_Brown21 Jun 30, 2021, 6:30am Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports Maryland wrestling added a key piece to its coaching staff with the announcement of Elijah Oliver joining the program as a volunteer assistant. Oliver, an Indiana native, was a four-year starter and a team captain for the Indiana Hoosiers. He was also a four-time NCAA qualifier and accumulated a 91-52 record during his college career. As a senior in 2018-19, Oliver tallied 29 wins and finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships. Over the course of his career at Indiana, Oliver never finished below eighth at the conference championships. “Elijah is an exciting young coach that I couldn’t be more pumped about,” Maryland head coach Alex Clemsen said in a statement. “He knows the Big Ten and brings another piece of our puzzle together in College Park. We can’t wait to have him join us in July and get to work as a full strength staff.” The Terps are coming off of a rough 2020-21 campaign that saw them go 0-8 during the regular season and finish 14th at the Big Ten Championships. https://www.testudotimes.com/maryland-terps/2021/6/30/22556748/maryland-wrestling-elijah-oliver-volunteer-assistant-coaching-addition-indiana-big-ten-alex-clemsen
  13. Give me a shout sometime. 

    Dave 615-429-0570 ...same number

    1. Sommers

      Sommers

      Tex,

      I sincerely hope all is well 

      I promise, this reaching out is not an issue or something you need worry about.

      If you go to my FB and see this Gregory Mitchell and his far left positions and his daily trolling, I believe you would absolute eat his lunch should you join in.

      I would love to see that because, quite frankly, I know I lost just about every debate we ever had on coach t. That's why I stepped back and just throw things on there for others to see.

      Anyway, I know it's crazy for me to invite you, considering our history, but I'd be most appreciative and encouraged if you'd consider.

      https://www.facebook.com/dave.b.sommers

      Thx,

      Dave

    2. texas23

      texas23

      Hi Dave,

       

      I was sorry to hear about your wife.  Hang in there.

       

      Steve

  14. More Bosken coverage... https://wdef.com/2021/06/29/clevelands-josh-bosken-wins-aau-national-coaching-award/
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