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John McCarley
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
John played basketball for Lipscomb University from 1959-63. During the 1961 basketball season John was a key player in guiding the Bisons to the Volunteer State Athletic Conference Championship. During the 1962-63 season, John led the Bisons in scoring. Since leaving Lipscomb John has devoted his time to helping young people as a high school teacher and coach, and for the past twenty years John has served as a high school principal. John also officiated high school basketball in Kentucky, serving as one of the state's top officials for seventeen years. Currently, John is Superintendent for Goodpasture Christian School here in Nashville. John McCarley has for years been instrumental in developing the lives of young people and has helped direct many studentes to the Lipscomb campus.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.