dies from cancer
Longtime Lipscomb Academy football coach Glenn McCadams died today as a result of complications due to cancer. He was 66.
McCadams spent 44 years coaching high school football, the last 31 at Lipscomb where he posted a 283-94 overall record. Under McCadams, the Mustangs won two state championships in Class 2A (1994, 2002) and another in 3A (2007).
The Mustangs played in seven state championship games and five bowl games, including the 1989 Civitan Bowl, where Lipsomb beat Union City 10-0. Lipscomb advanced to the TSSAA state playoffs 21 times, including 18 straight from 1993 through 2010.
Born March 4, 1947, in Huntingdon and an alumnus of Huntinghon High School, where he played baseball, basketball and football, McCadams played basketball at Bethel College in McKenzie. He graduated from Bethel and then completed his Master’s at UT Martin.
McCadams began his coaching career as an assistant at Milan in 1967.After nine years with the Bulldogs, he took over as head coach at Trenton Peabody and guided the Golden Tide to a 31-12 record in four years before leaving to become head coach and athletic director at Lipscomb in 1982.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alacia, their two children Chip — currently serving in Afghanistan — and Jill and seven grandchildren.
OVC’s best golfer
Freshman Ben Reeves from the UT Martin golf team has been named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Male Golfer of the Week, the league office has announced.
Reeves shares the weekly award with Austin Peay’s Marco Iten and Korey Smith.
This marks the second OVC Golfer of the Week accolade in the young career of Reeves, who also brought home the award on Feb. 27.
Overall, this is the third time a Skyhawk has won the league’s weekly honor this season, as Tyler Shellnut received the award on Oct. 10, 2012.
Published in The Messenger 3.21.13