Coach Jason Peters will be holding Lower School golf team tryouts Tuesday, March 5, at 4:15 p.m. at Irene Country Club. If you are interested in trying out, read the information located on the Lower School Spring Golf team page of the school website and contact Coach Peters.
Faculty, family, and friends celebrated the school's first National Letter of Intent signing day of the year with these seven seniors: Walker Crosby will golf for Furman University, JoJo Fogarty will play lacrosse for Sewanee: The University of the South, Maurice Hampton will play baseball and football for Louisiana State University, Dorian Hopkins will play football for The University of Tulsa, Bailey Keel will play football for Washington and Lee University, Ev Nichol will swim for Williams College, and Matthew Rhodes will play football for The University of Memphis. Download photos from the event HERE.
Anyone interested in being an MUS cheerleader in 2019-20 should attend an interest meeting February 27 at 6 p.m. in the Film Room of the Sue Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center. Mandatory cheer clinics will be held March 25-26, 6-8 p.m., and tryouts will be held March 28, 4-6 p.m. Email Football Cheerleading Coach Rebecca Keel or Basketball Cheerleading Coach Tracy Killen if you have any questions.
Tryouts for the 2019 Lower School soccer team will be on Blankenship Field Tuesday-Thursday, February 19-21, 3:30-5 p.m. All seventh and eighth grade Owls are invited to try out. If you are interested, contact Mr. Spencer Reese or Mr. Jim McClain.
Head Football Coach andDirector of Athletics Bobby Alston was inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association fifth Hall of Fame class December 1 in Cookeville, TN.
Alston, who has been coaching at MUS since 1977, is in his 21st year as head football coach. His overall record, 170-74, includes four state championships in seven title-game appearances – including back-to-back state title wins in 2004 and 2005, 2008 and 2009, and runner-up showings in 2012, 2013, and 2018. Under his leadership, the school has had 19 consecutive football playoff appearances from 2000-2018.
Alston is pictured at the TnFCA Hall of Fame presentation with two generations of players he has coached at MUS: the Burnetts and Christenburys.
Senior Ethan Hurst, a varsity swimmer, has been named a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for MUS. Applicants must be athletes in one of the 47 school-sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or by the National Federation of State High School Associations. In addition, they must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and they also must be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.
The days of “Where’s my sports pass?” are gone! They’ve gone digital and mobile! This year you can purchase individual game tickets or an all-sports season pass online, and your ticket/pass will be accessible on your mobile phone. Simply show your phone pass when you get to the gate, and the gate worker will activate your pass for entry. Click here to purchase a sports pass for $80 or individual game tickets at $7 each. The season sports pass provides admission to regular-season home games for all sports. Students are admitted to all regular-season home games with their U Card. TSSAA playoff games are not included.
The Jake Rudolph All-Sports Banquet was April 30 in the Dining Hall. Coaches awarded letters to varsity players and congratulated their teams for the season. In addition, the school presented the top four student-athlete awards. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Lee Murray Spirit Award: Daniel Black
Al Wright Christian Character Award: Charlie Evans
Paul Trowbridge Gillespie Scholar Athlete: Bobby Wade
James R. Haygood III Best All-Around Athlete: Buchanan Dunavant
You may view some of the photos here, and all shots from the event may be purchased here soon.
The varsity fencing team swept the men’s events in foil, epee, and saber to win the Tennessee State High School Fencing Championships in Nashville in March. This is their first overall state championship since 2015 and the fifth overall state championship in program history. Seventeen Tennessee schools and associations participated in the competition, which included both individual and team competition, and MUS won 14 of 24 individual medals.
The school has secured a bus for any students who want to travel to Nashville this Friday, March 2, to cheer on the Owls in the state semifinal basketball game vs. Brentwood at 2:45 p.m. at Lipscomb University.