New KCHS football head coach ready for the challenge

Dean Cokinos has ‘the answers to the test’ as he prepares to lead the Irish in a tough region By Dan McWilliams New Knoxville Catholic High School football head coach Dean Cokinos is ready to take on the challenge of leading the Fighting Irish as they play in what many …

Knoxville Catholic girls tennis team ranked No. 1 in the nation

Global tennis player rating system Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) recently ranked the Knoxville Catholic High School girls tennis program as the No. 1 girls high school team in the United States. When it comes to high school tennis, the No. 1 spot in the nation usually belongs to a full-scale …

St. Joseph JV boys hoops team raises funds for Legacy Clinic

By Allison Di Gennaro In December, while many children were dreaming of what they might receive for Christmas, the junior varsity basketball team at St. Joseph School in Knoxville was only dreaming about how they could give back. The JV team, composed of St. Joseph fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade students, …

Knoxville Catholic names new head football coach

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School named Dean Cokinos as its new head football coach Dec. 22 following the resignation of Korey Mobbs on Nov. 8 after he spent two seasons at the helm of the Fighting Irish. Mr. Cokinos brings a wealth of football experience from serving as …

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Seven KCHS athletes commit at National Signing Day

Ceremony is the first to occur in Knoxville Catholic’s new St. Gregory the Great Auditorium By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School held its first National Signing Day in its new St. Gregory the Great Auditorium on Nov. 9 as seven student athletes committed to play college sports at seven …

KCHS helped launch Lady Vol broadcaster’s career

Legendary Vol and nationally known announcers, ‘a pretty long list,’ inspired Brian Rice         By Dan McWilliams New Lady Vol basketball play-by-play announcer Brian Rice is one of the busiest people in Knoxville media, and his days as a student at Knoxville Catholic High School helped launch his broadcasting career. …

Soccer player Gustavo Rivera returns to KCHS

He comes back as a member of the One Knoxville Sporting Club, a team in USL League Two By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School graduate Gustavo Rivera is living the dream of playing semi-professional soccer as he competes for One Knoxville Sporting Club, a new team playing at the …

KCHS wins four spring-sports state championships

The Lady Irish capture three tennis titles, and Keegan Smith brings home a track first-place finish Spring-sports state titles again came Knoxville Catholic High School’s way as the Lady Irish tennis players won an individual, a doubles, and a team championship, and track standout Keegan Smith captured a 1,600-meter-run crown. …

KCHS basketball teams reach state tourney

The Fighting Irish fall in the championship game, while the Lady Irish advance to the semifinals    By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School’s basketball teams again advanced far in the postseason as the Fighting Irish boys team finished as the state runner-up and the Lady Irish fell in the state …

Knoxville Catholic athletes commit on National Signing Day

By Dan McWilliams National Signing Day on Feb. 2 was once again a big event for Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes. Eight seniors from KCHS signed national letters of intent with colleges and universities. Six Fighting Irish football players signed: Tommy Winton with East Tennessee State University, Javis Mynatt …

KCHS’s Dunn, Smith named Gatorade Players of the Year

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade on Jan. 11 announced Devyn Dunn of Knoxville Catholic High School as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year and on Jan. 31 announced Keegan Smith of KCHS as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Cross …

Michael Hutchens retiring from KCHS basketball

The Fighting Irish head coach is entering his 33rd season with Knoxville Catholic, achieves 600th win     By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School boys basketball head coach Michael Hutchens, who has led the Fighting Irish to their highest heights and just achieved his 600th career win, is retiring at the …