Notable Antioch Alumni
Lester McClain (’67) All-Nashville Interscholastic League wide receiver while at Antioch in 1967. Became the first African-American athlete to play in a SEC game in 1968 while playing football for the University of Tennessee. Drafted in the ninth round of the 1971 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. Inducted into both of the University of Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
Joe Fisher (’77) Former Sports Director at WSM Radio and Weekend Sports Anchor for WSMV-TV, Channel 4. Currently in his 19th season as Director of Broadcasting for Vanderbilt Athletics, and the play-by-play voice for football, men’s basketball, and baseball. Known as the “Voice of the Commodores."
Dave Ramsey (’78) Personal money-management expert, best-selling author, national radio/TV personality, and host of the third largest radio talk show in America, The Dave Ramsey Show. Founder of The Lampo Group, LLC that provides financial counseling and creator of Financial Peace University.
Sheriff Daron Hall (’82) The youngest sheriff ever elected in Metropolitan Nashville Government history when he took office in 2002. He has over 30 years in the criminal justice field and was currently elected to his fifth term in 2018. Soon to become the first National Sheriffs’ Association’s president from the state of Tennessee.
Michael Shane Neal (’87) Renown, award-winning artist who has over 500 portraits on display around the country which include that of Morgan Freeman, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Bill Frist. His portrait of Senator Arthur Vandenberg hangs in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. One of the youngest artists ever commissioned by the United States Senate.