DAVID COLLIE

Teacher/Coach 30 Years (1973 – 2003)

    • Wayne County High School (1973 – 1976)
    • East Robertson High School (1976 – 1993)
      • Boys’ Basketball
        • 9 TSSAA State Tournament Appearances
        • 1983—First ever TSSAA State Championship
        • 4 TSSAA State Championships (1983, 1987, 1988, 1989)
    • Riverdale High School (1993 –1996)
    • Columbia Central High School (1996 – 2003)
      • Boys’ Basketball
        • Won District all 7 Years
        • Won Region 4 times
        • 3 TSSAA State Tournament berths
        • 1 TSSAA State Runner-Up

President Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) 1 Year (1989)

  • Coach Collie’s Combined feats:
    • Overall Record:  655 – 213 (75%)
    • 21 District finals
    • 17 District Championships
    • 12 Regional Championships
    • 12 TSSAA State Tournament appearances
    • TSSAA State finals 6 times
    • Served as basketball coach to 3 Mr. Basketball winners, 3 Mr. Football Winners, and 2 Mr. Basketball Finalists
  • In December of 2001, Coach Collie was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in recognition of his inspiration to many students and players in his career
  • Served in the United States Air Force from 1964 – 1968, and is a Vietnam Veteran (1966 – 1967)
  • 2004 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2022 East Robertson Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

JOHN WILD

•Played for the legendary Don Meyer at Lipscomb University
•33 years in the coaching profession… 27 as a head coach… Spent 3 years as a college assistant (Evansville & Lipscomb)
•Career Record 609-227
•Average 23 wins per year
•8 20-win seasons
•9 30-win seasons
•TSSAA record… 5 teams to the state tournament
•Has won 3 State Championships & 2 State Runners Up
•8 District Championships
•9 Regional Championships
•10-Time District Coach of the Year
•1 of 2 coaches to win a State Championship with 3 teams
•1 of 5 coaches to win a State Championship across 3 decades
•1 of 4 coaches to win a State Championship with boys team & a girls team
• Coached 6 Mr. or Miss Basketball Finalists or Winners
•40+ former players have signed to play college basketball

BARRY WORTMAN

Barry Wortman is in his 12th year as the head coach at Blackman High School and his 32nd overall. In his 11 years at the helm of Blackman Basketball, he has an overall record of 280 – 58 (.828) with 8 district championships, 7 region championships, 10 sectional appearances, 7 sectional championships, 7 state tournament appearances, 3 final fours, and a state title in 2014.

Prior to returning to Murfreesboro, Wortman had head coaching stints at Shelbyville Central (1991 – 1993) Hickman County (1993 – 1997) Lavergne (1998 – 2006) Oak Ridge (2009 – 2010). With an overall record of 551 – 199 (.734) with 10 state tournament appearances, 2 state titles, and a state runner-up.

Coach Wortman also spent 3 seasons at Morehead State University as the Associate Head Coach. M.S.U won the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2009, as well as, an NCAA appearance which included an NCAA Tournament win in 2009

Coach Wortman graduated from Newark High School in Newark, Ohio (1985) where he was a two-sport performer. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State (1989). A master’s degree in secondary education from Tennessee State University (1990). Barry teaches driver’s education at Blackman High School. Has a son Austin, and two grandsons Eli and Lincoln.