McCallie (Tenn.) head coach Troy Kemp will be stepping down at the end of this season to take an administrative role at Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
He has been at McCallie since 1992 and has served in many roles including teacher, dean of admissions, football coach, lacrosse coach and more.
Kemp is in his 27th season as the head coach at McCallie and has cemented himself as one of the most renown high school coaches in Tennessee, the South, and across the nation. Kemp has led the Tornadoes to 10 Tennessee State Championships and has been named the Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association (TSLA) Coach of The Year three times.
Through his years as the head coach at McCallie Kemp has built the Tornadoes into a state, regional, and national powerhouse. Bringing in and developing some of the best lacrosse players and athletes in the country Kemp has found much success.
It’s not just his success at McCalie that will leave a lasting legacy. Kemp has helped grow the lacrosse community in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the South as a whole. From starting Chattanooga lacrosse to his work with Nation United, Coach Kemp has been and will continue to be a positive impact in the sport.
Eamon Thorton will take over as the head coach at McCallie next season. Thorton is a 2002 McCallie grad and played in college at Hampden-Sydney. Thorton has coached lacrosse over seas in England and coached the Switzerland national team.
Thorton has been an assistant at McCallie and will be making that jump to head coach next season. In a release by McCallie coach Kemp stated that he is leaving the program in good hands.