McCallie School 2023

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of McCallie School

Q & A With Coach Ralph Potter

Coach Ralph Potter at McCallie

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

A. We will be more experienced in key positions.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Great senior leadership.

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

A. Jérémy St-Hilaire, Carson Gentle, Marcellus Barnes Jr., Olivier Camerlain, and Paul-Marie Dogui.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Players are experienced and hungry.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Difficulty of schedule.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Our guys were very disappointed with last year’s finish.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Win all your games.

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

A. We should have good speed.


Coach name: Ralph Potter (30 yrs. as a head coach, 22nd as head coach at McCallie)

Division/Class: TN II-AAA

2022 Overall Record: 10-3

2022 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Blue Tornado

2023 Schedule


18 CCS (A)

25 Woodward Academy (H)


1 St. Xavier (H)

8 Memphis University (A)

15 Brentwood Academy (A)

22 Montgomery Bell Academy (H)

29 Baylor (H)


13 Father Ryan (H)

20 Knoxville Catholic (A)

27 Lipscomb Academy (A)

Coach’s View

The schedule will be the most difficult in all my time at McCallie. We will play national powers in Woodward Academy and St. Xavier. We have to travel to Memphis, then to Nashville to open a three-game stretch versus Brentwood Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy, and Baylor. After an open date, we have Father Ryan, Knoxville Catholic, and Lipscomb.