Ooltewah High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach James Manning

Coach James Manning of Ooltewah High School

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

A. Different and hungry.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Taking care of the ball and playing hard for four quarters.

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

A. Kobe Baldwin, Asa McMillon, Caden McMahan, Peyton Thomas, Antonio Hunter, and CJ Carter.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Our guys show up and are working to change our culture.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Tough competition in region and our non-conference games.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Mentality towards the end of the year.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Don’t let up.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Hopefully the culture change pays off on the scoreboard.

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

A. We have good team speed.


Coach name: James Manning (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Ooltewah)

Division/class: TN I-5A

2022 Overall Record: 1-9

2022 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Owls

2023 Schedule


18 Chattanooga Central (H)

25 Soddy Daisy (A)


1 Hixson (H)

8 Knoxville Central (A)

15 Walker Valley (H)

22 McMinn Co. (A)

25 McMinn Co. (A)

29 East Hamilton (H)


6 Rhea Co. (H)

20 Coffee Co. Central (A)

26 Howard (A)

Coach’s View

We need to get something going early. Our kids are good enough to win games; they need to believe it.