McCallie School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Ralph Pottermccallie high school of chattanooga football coach

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We have veteran guys returning in some spots, but we will be predominantly new.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Senior leadership.

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

A: Ollie Carter (DB/P), Etienne Delisle (TE/LB), Carson Gentle (TE/DL), Andrei Delinois (WR/DB), Jetty Miller (OL/LB), Marcellus Barnes Jr. (WR/DB), Jay Williams (OL/DL), EJ Smith (OL/DL), John Kirk (OL/DL), Tre Thompson (OL/DL), and Damian Scott (RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: I think we have the talent to have another good team.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: How the team comes together into unity.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: The expectation has been set for our guys to follow and work toward.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Winning them all is fun.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Should be the same. The challenge is always to let the team develop its personality as the season goes.

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

A: Decent but not blazing.


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Coach name: Ralph Potter (29 yrs. as a head coach, 21st as head coach at McCallie)

Division/Class: TN II-AAA

2021 Overall Record: 13-0

2021 District Finish: 1st

Mascot: Blue Tornado

2022 Schedule


19 Chattanooga Christian (H)

26 Woodward Academy (H)


2 Montgomery Bell – Academy (H)

9 West Broward (H)

16 Knoxville Catholic (A)

30 Baylor (A)


7 Life Academy (H)

14 Father Ryan (A)

21 West Toronto (H)

28 Pope John Paul II (H)

Coach’s View

We will break in a new quarterback and new skill positions on offense. Our success largely depends on how fast they develop. Defensively, we should be deep up front. We will have to develop some depth in the secondary.

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