Glenn McCadams, Lipscomb Academy’s football coach for the past 31 years, was hospitalized recently.
Close friends say that McAdams has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia. He is currently being treated at Vanderbilt Hospital.
“He has been experiencing some difficulty, but at this point, I don’t feel at liberty to say anything more than that,” Lipscomb Academy athletic director Mike Roller said.
Roller did confirm that McCadams has undergone surgery related to the situation.
McCadams, 66, is the dean of Nashville head football coaches. He arrived at Lipscomb High (now Lipscomb Academy) in 1982.
He has guided his team to three state championships (1994, 2002 and 2007). His Mustangs also have four runner-up finishes (1998, 2003, 2005, 2006).
He is one of three active coaches in Tennessee with more than 315 wins in 37 years of coaching.
McCadams also has had issues with diabetes in recent years.
“We remain optimistic, and our thoughts and prayers are that Coach McCadams will make as quick and full a recovery as possible,” Roller said.
• Brentwood Academy change: Lyle Husband is out as Brentwood Academy’s boys basketball coach after seven seasons.
BA headmaster Curt Masters confirmed that Husband was no longer the coach and that the school has begun a search for a successor.
“Lyle has served as our coach very honorably and diligently for seven years, and we greatly appreciate the efforts he has given us over that time,” Masters said. “At this point, we are searching for a successor, and the new coach could come externally or internally.”
Husband was an assistant for five years under George Pitts during which time the Eagles won four straight Division II state championships (2003-06). He also was an assistant under Ricky Bowers at Montgomery Bell Academy.
Husband took over when Pitts left to become coach at King College in March 2006.
Under Husband, a 1993 graduate of BA, the Eagles were 8-14 this season, which ended with a 56-52 regional loss to Montgomery Bell Academy.
“Lyle has given so much of himself, not only as a coach, but as a teacher at the Brentwood Academy, very honorably,” athletics director Cody White said. “He is a wonderful, Christian person and a true asset to our school.”
White said he expected Husband to continue as a teacher at the school.
• New Whites Creek coach: Whites Creek High has named Rayna Stewart its new head football coach. He replaces Scott Murray who resigned to take the job at Hunters Lane.
Murray’s teams were 5-15 two years at Whites Creek, 1-9 the past season.