Baylor School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Erik Kimrey

Coach Erik Kimrey at BaylorQ. How would you characterize this year’s team?

A. The 2023 Red Raiders will have to replace a lot of talent and contend with a very demanding schedule.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. We need to be dynamic on offense and defense and continually improve throughout the season.

Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A. Whit Muschamp, Amari Jefferson, Max LeBlanc, Joshua Hampton, and Bálint Rendessy.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. We return a lot of our offensive production and should have better overall team speed.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. We have to improve our special teams play along with every other area.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. We play in an incredibly difficult league, full of very talented players and coaches. It will only be more difficult this year.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Our mentality will have to evolve in certain areas.

Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A. Team speed should be a strength of this team.


Coach name: Erik Kimrey (19 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Baylor)

Division/Class: TN II-AAA

2022 Overall Record: 11-2

2022 District Finish: 2nd

Mascot: Red Raiders

2023 Schedule


18 Rabun Gap – Nacoochee (H)

25 Seton Hall Prep (N)


1 Archbishop Stepinac (H)

8 Lipscomb Academy (H)

15 Christian Brothers (A)

22 Brentwood Academy (H)

29 McCallie (A)


13 Life Christian Academy (H)

20 Montgomery Bell Academy (H)

27 Knoxville Catholic (H)

Coach’s View

The 2023 season will bring many challenges for our team this coming year. We lost some great seniors, and younger players will have to step up to fill those holes. Our schedule is very demanding, and we will need to improve throughout the season in order to be competitive in November. We are excited about many of our players and their ability to make impactful plays. It will take the right approach and discipline in order for us to achieve our goals.