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Carl McKelvey
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service
Carl McKelvey served David Lipscomb University for 44 years. For 23 of those years Carl held administrative responsibility for the Lipscomb Athletic Department. After graduating from Lipscomb Carl began serving as an instructor on the Lipscomb faculty for the Bible Department. From 1970-1977, Carl worked closely with the Lipscomb student body serving first as Dean of Men and later as Dean of Students. In 1977, Carl began overseeing the Lipscomb athletic department after being appointed Vice President of Campus Affairs. Under his direction the Lipscomb Athletic Department grew into one of the most successful and respected programs in the country. In 1992, Carl was appointed Senior Vice President and in 1994 he was appointed to Executive Vice President, a position he held until his retirement May 1, 2002. Over the years Carl's leadership has been a source of inspiration to the Lipscomb athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes. While Carl has devoted a majority of his life to Lipscomb he has also served as a minister for the Vultee Church of Christ since 1956 and also as an Elder in the church since 1981. Carl McKelvey, a man who has demonstrated leadership and given his experience and knowledge to help build the Lipscomb Athletic Department.
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.