At Memphis University School, the athletic program serves as a means to support and realize the mission of the school. As an extension of the classroom, athletics allow students to compete, to achieve goals, to become well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.
Athletics provide an opportunity to practice the principles of life, such as subjecting one’s self to authority, working together as members of a team, and controlling the emotions that arise in competition. Athletic competition offers an arena for the demonstration of our commitment to excellence and our desire to succeed through individual, team, and program goals. Winning is of great importance to the program; thus, the goal is to have everyone give his best so that winning is possible. However, the student-athlete and coach should realize that there are two victories — the moral and the physical — and the program must not sacrifice the moral victory to gain a physical victory. The goal should be to attain the moral victory at each practice and competition. The physical victory should be the next goal, and its meaning is made valid through the moral victory.
Coaches, teachers, and administrators are the role models for student-athletes. A coach should always be enthusiastic and prepared for each day’s practice and have a schedule of events to help all student-athletes reach their potential. A coach should be the leader in exercising self-control and displaying leadership.
A student-athlete has a responsibility to maintain high standards of personal integrity, leadership, and athletic accomplishment. These qualities are difficult to maintain unless the athlete accepts his leadership responsibility and constantly portrays those high standards. An athlete is looked upon as a leader by the school community and is constantly observed. A student-athlete may often feel pressure to perform for friends and family, but this motivation will not enhance an athletic program. A student-athlete should develop an inner desire to reach his fullest potential. The goal and motivation must be for each athlete to perform at his personal best to help the team achieve its goals.
Come support the Hoop Owls as they take on the McCallie Blue Tornado in Ross Lynn Arena Saturday at 6 p.m. This is a TSSAA Division II-AA quarterfinal game, so tickets will be $7 for everyone – no U Cards or passes. Purchase your tickets on our mobile ticketing site here and redeem at the gate. Go, Owls!
Online registration is open for Summer Programs! We offer a wide variety of academic, athletic, and leadership opportunities for boys entering Grades 1-12. Plus, we have a handful of co-ed camps (AP History prep, essay writing, and drum corps). Click HERE to learn more and register.
Anyone interested in being an MUS cheerleader in 2018-19 should attend an interest meeting February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Sue Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center. Mandatory cheer clinics will be held March 19-20, 6-8 p.m., and tryouts will be held March 22, 4-6 p.m.
Faculty, friends, and family celebrated as three seniors made public their college commitments Tuesday, November 8. Wyatt Berry announced his intent to play golf for the Delta State University Fighting Okra, Buchanan Dunavant will play lacrosse for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, and Daniel Shumake will join the lacrosse team for the Mercer University Bears.
The golf team won the TSSAA Div II AA Golf State Championship this week, defending last year’s title and capturing the trophy with a final score of 594. Head Coach Cliff Frisby was named 2016-2017 State of Tennessee Boys' Golf Coach of the Year this week by the TSSAA. State team members were senior Wyatt Berry and juniors Walker Crosby, Call Ford, Hall Upshaw, Henry Wells, and Philip Wunderlich.