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James Nollner Jr. ('66) Passes Away

Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
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(Coach) James  Enloe  Nollner, Jr., age 77, passed away at 4:05 pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. His parents, James  Enloe  Nollner and Sarah Sanders Nollner, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Mary Nollner, three children Jamie Wix (Jr), Nick Nollner (Keri), Bill Nollner (Michelle), three stepdaughters, Andrea Baird, Lana Hattermann (Jason), and Allison Moore (Matt); nine grandchildren, Nicholas, Tyler, Dani, Madyson, Makayee, Sydney, Evangeline, Caitlin, Ledger and great-granddaughter, Kelani. Being an only child, Jim claimed his sister-in-law, Carolyn Mitchell as his older sister. He leaves two nieces, two nephews and a host of others with whom he claimed as his family.

Jim graduated from East High School in 1960 then attended Belmont College on basketball and baseball scholarships. He began teaching in MNPS at Carter Lawrence Elementary School as a PE instructor then taught Health at North High School in Whites Creek High School. He retired from teaching but continued to coach basketball at WCHS then later at Antioch High School. Jim coached 47 years with the primary sports being basketball and track. As the Head Basketball Coach, Whites Creek High School went to the State Tournaments in 1993, 1998, 2006, and 2007 and in 2008 at Antioch High School. He received many honors for his coaching abilities and cherished the induction to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. His legacy lives on in former athletes as they coach young athletes.


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