In support of FCA West Mid TN, the annual Leo F. McClellan FCA Golf Challenge fundraiser serves to raise money for our local ministry while recognizing Leo F. McClellan's outstanding legacy and honoring his beloved wife, Ann, and sons, Richard & Michael.
An outstanding football player at Isaac Litton High School (Class of 1952) in Nashville, Leo initially accepted an offer to play football at Vanderbilt. Just before reporting to school, Leo learned through the local newspaper that a coaching change ensued at Vandy and his scholarship would no longer be honored. Through a deep relationship with one of his former high school coaches who had strong ties in the western United States, Leo received another scholarship opportunity from the University of Wyoming to which he accepted and excelled for four years on the gridiron as a Cowboy before graduating in 1956. Remarkably on September 28, 2001, the undefeated 1956 Wyoming Cowboys (10-0) were inducted into the University of Wyoming Hall of Fame. Upon completing college, Leo moved back to Dickson and began teaching and coaching at (then) Dickson High School for a brief period before entering and later retiring from the business world selling heavy operating equipment for Davidson Equipment Company and in business for himself.
As a strong believer in Jesus Christ, coupled with his love of athletics - especially football and golf - and his deep appreciation of the influential nature of coaches, Leo developed a remarkable passion for the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Following his promotion to heaven to live forever with with his Lord and Savior in August of 2005, the Leo F. McClellan FCA Golf Challenge began in his and his family's honor in April of 2006.