Former UTC basketball coach John Shulman to be named head coach at McCallie

Former UTC basketball coach John Shulman to be named head coach at McCallie

March 6th, 2014 by Stephen Hargis in Local - Breaking News

John Shulman

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Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach John Shulman will be announced as the new head coach at McCallie School on Friday morning.

Shulman coached UTC for nine seasons, compiling a 145-146 overall record that included twice taking the Mocs to the NCAA Tournament following Southern Conference tourney titles. Shulman has worked as the Director of Sale for Access America since last May.

"I am excited about this opportunity," Shulman said. "It is a perfect fit for me. I want to help these young men achieve their dreams and goals. That is what this is all about, getting them to reach their fullest potential and be the best that they can be in life. If we can do that, we will have a successful program."

Shulman replaces Dan Wadley, who stepped down after eight seasons as the Blue Tornado coach. Wadley guided McCallie to three Division II state tournament appearances, the first in program history, including a state runner-up finish.

"We had known about Coach Wadley's plans to step down since late fall, which gave us plenty of time to quietly consider our options," McCallie athletic director Bubba Simmons said. "It was clear from the first conversations that both sides were equally interested and enthusiastic about the possibility. Coach Shulman will inherit a young team with real potential, and we look forward to him serving as a great leader and coach for us."

A native of Johnson City (TN), the 47-year old Shulman has more than 25 years of coaching experience including nine as head coach at Chattanooga. He led the Mocs to Southern Conference Tournament Championships and NCAA Tournament berths in 2005 and 2009. His signature win was a 69-68 victory at Tennessee in 2004.