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Montgomery Bell Academy
Nashville, TN
Nickname: Big Red
All-Time Record (1899-Present): 642-327-46
State Titles: 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1968, 1967, 1955, 1927, 1926, 1925, 1917, 1915
Historical Scores
Historical Opponents


Marty Euverard

Tommy Owen

Bill Wade Hunter Hillenmeyer Tom Santi
Bill Frist

Richard Speight

Brandt Snedeker

Frank Andrews Tom Schulman
  • School founded in 1867

  • School colors: Cardinal, Silver

  • Head Coach: Marty Euverard, who finished his first year in 2011 with a 6-6 record. 

  • MBA's stadium, Tommy Owen Stadium, is named after legendary coach Tommy Owen, who coached football at MBA for all but six seasons from 1953 until 1992 and led the Big Red to a 251-98-11 record.

  • In addition to eight TSSAA-recognized state titles in football (1955, 1967, 1968, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003), MBA also claims state football titles in 1915, 1917, 1925, 1926, and 1927.

  • MBA has finished in the Top 25 of the USA Today Super 25 three times: 1999 (#16), 2000 (#19), and 2003 (#15).

  • MBA has finished in the Top 25 of the PrepNation Top 25 final rankings once: 1999 (#20).

  • MBA has finished in the Top 25 of various other news service polls - MaxPreps, SchoolSports, Tony Bianco, Dick Butkus Football Network, National Sports News Service, and StudentSports - since 1999.

  • MBA is 45-29-1 against long-time rival Father Ryan.

  • Seven former MBA football players have earned high school football All-American distinction: Ingle Martin (2000 Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year, Parade Magazine), Sandy Haury (1967 Scholastic Magazine All-American), Jeff Peeples (1968 Scholastic Magazine All-American), Ed Creagh (1957 Teen Magazine All-South Honorable Mention), David Duke (1957 Teen Magazine All-South), Dick Husband (1957 Teen Magazine All-American, All-Southeast), and Billy Crawford (1959 Teen Magazine All-Southeast)

  • Former MBA quarterback Bill Wade (Class of 1948) went on to a stellar career at Vanderbilt, and was ultimately the first selection of the 1952 NFL Draft, selected by the Los Angeles Rams as a lottery bonus pick.

  • Former MBA linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer (Class of 1999) also starred at Vanderbilt, earning first team all-SEC and first team Academic All-America honors, and was a seventh-year linebacker for the Chicago Bears in 2009.

  • Tight End Tom Santi (Class of 2004), a 2008 sixth round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts, is the most recent MBA graduate in the NFL.

  • Famous MBA alumni include U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Class of 1970), actor Richard Speight (Class of 1988), whose credits include HBO's Band of Brothers, Independence Day, and Ernest Goes to Camp, PGA Tour professional and 2007 Rookie of the Year Brandt Snedeker (Class of 1999), Frank Andrews (Class of 1901), for whom Andrews Air Force Base is named, and screenwriter/producer Tom Schulman (Class of 1968), who wrote Dead Poets Society and patterned Robin Williams's character after a teacher he had while at MBA.

  • Learn more about Montgomery Bell Academy at the MBA website.

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