Tyner Academy 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography and Courtesy of Tyner Academy

Q & A With Coach Christian Mainor

Coach James Mainor of Tyner Academy

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. If we continue the Tyner brand of physical football.

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

A. Jamarie Ballard, Monteast Moore, Chazz Craig, Biship Smith, and Sharkem Wells.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. We have a lot of experience from our offensive line coming back.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Complacency. When you win a championship, it can be easy to mail it in and think you’ve arrived, but this is a new team with a lot to prove.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Winning is contagious, and I think our guys learned a lot from last year’s success.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. The weight room is the most important part of our football program and will continue to be a focal point.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. We have quarterbacks with a different skillset, so we will look a little different on offense.

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

A. As always, we have great team speed. Getting the ball into different guys’ hands and letting them work will be key for us.


Coach name: Christian Mainor (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Tyner)

Division/Class: TN I-3A

2022 Overall Record: 14-1

2022 District Finish: 1st

Mascot: Rams

2023 Schedule


18 Red Bank (A)

25 Bradley Central (A) 


1 McMinn Co. (A)

8 Chattanooga Central (H)

15 Brainerd (A)

22 Sweetwater (H)

29 Marion Co. (A)


6 McMinn Central (A)

20 Rhea Co. (A)

26 Meigs Co. (A)

Coach’s View

We have a new challenge moving up to 3A. Our region has well-coached teams paired with a lot of talent. We have to make sure we are playing our best football every week. Our non-region schedule is also difficult. Weeks 1-3 will tell us a lot about ourselves.