This editorial appeared in the Chronicle-Tribune on May 21, 2015
We are both grateful and concerned about the effort to plan spending for the Marion High School athletic department. Last week Athletic Director Jamy Bechler came to the school board and said he has been working in the past year to clean up the spending of funds that fall outside of the overall school budget.
(editor’s note: This article was written by the Chronicle-Tribune’s Jillian Fellows on May 14, 2015. Photo is of Bechler addressing the crowd at the Marion turf field dedication ceremony in August)
When Jamy Bechler was appointed director of the Marion High School athletic department last spring, he took command of sports teams with a storied and successful past as well as a mountain of debt from more than a decade of unchecked spending.
(originally published on January 25, 2015)
Some Marion High School student-athletes are learning how to be better leaders in order to help their teams on the field of competition and improve the world around them.
About 25 student-athletes from various teams at Marion met weekly this past semester before school to learn about different leadership concepts.
The new leader of Marion Giants athletics brings collegiate-level experience and a vision for maximizing student-athlete potential, supporting coaches, and generating community excitement.
Jamy Bechler will take over as director of athletics at Marion High School starting June 2. He was approved by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees during its regular meeting on May 14.
written by Wade Neely for www.GoRedHawks.com – originally published on December 16, 2013
PULASKI, Tenn. – In addition to guiding his squad to one of the best starts in program history this season, RedHawk Women’s Basketball head coach Jamy Bechler recently made program history on a personal level as he became the program’s all-time winningest head coach earlier this season.
|Westmont’s Tugce Canitez vs. Sue Bird|
(originally published on March 17, 2013)
March Madness is upon us and eyes are glued to the TV watching conference tournaments to see who’s bubble bursts and who’s dreams come true. However, there is some madness going on in Frankfort, KY that is under-the-radar. The NAIA women’s basketball national tournament is down to its’ final four teams. The “Fab Four” games will take place on Monday. Westmont (CA) University will join three teams from Tennessee: Lee University, Freed Hardeman University and Cumberland University in the Fab Four. This tournament may be lacking UCONN or Brittney Griner but it certainly is not lacking excitement, talent or story lines.
This story originally appeared on www.GoRedHawks.com on November 19, 2012
Usually, five days is more than enough to prepare until a big game is played, a paper is due, or a special anniversary or holiday.
But how about having only five days’ notice that you will be a first-time dad?
That was exactly the scenario Martin Methodist women’s basketball coach Jamy Bechler encountered three years ago as he and his wife, Tabitha, received the call from Bethany Christian Services, an adoption agency based in Nashville, Tenn., that they would have the opportunity to become parents. [Read more…]
Congratulations to James Justice, the 5’9 All-American guard from Martin Methodist College, for winning the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest. He beat out seven NCAA Division I players, including Miles Plumlee from Duke University. If you didn’t see it on ESPN, then I highly recommend it. If nothing else, seeing the judges (including Bobby Hurley and John Salley) react after James’ last dunk is priceless. Here is the footage (courtesy of SBnation.com).