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CBHS announces Derek Harrison as new head wrestling coach

CBHS announces Derek Harrison as new head wrestling coach

Christian Brothers High School has hired Mr. Derek Harrison as its head wrestling coach. Coach Harrison comes to CBHS after serving as the head coach at Seymour High School in Seymour, TN since 2015. He has also served as assistant wrestling coach at King University in Bristol, Tennessee, his alma mater. Harrison wrestled at Cleveland High School, as well as at King University.

"With the outstanding tradition of our wrestling program and the opening of the Brothers Development Center, Coach Harrison steps into this role with resources and strategic pieces already in place.," said Mike Kelly, CBHS Athletic Director. "His work ethic, coupled with his history of developing outstanding wrestlers, will lead our program to a new level.”

“My family and I are extremely excited about this opportunity at CBHS,” said Harrison, who will teach business classes at CBHS. “I would like to thank the CBHS administration and the hiring committee for giving me the opportunity to take over such a prestigious program. I will work diligently to develop well-rounded student-athletes and continue the successful wrestling tradition that has been built at CBHS. I look forward to a new challenge in such a great environment.”

Coach Harrison received both his Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s degree (2010) from King University. He has been active in development of youth wrestlers in Freeestyle and Greco-Roman. He and his wife Crista have two daughters, Caelyn, (4), and Cameryn (five months).

“We welcome Derek and his family to Memphis and the CBHS community. Derek is both an accomplished teacher and well-respected wrestling coach,” said Chris Fay, CBHS Principal. “His personal mission as a teacher and coach is a great match for CBHS and he is well-prepared to be our next head wrestling coach.”