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Ashleigh Young Rainer (’10) Honored with Make-A-Wish Award

Congratulations to Ashleigh Young Rainer (’10) who recently won Make-A-Wish Mid-South’s culture award! Ashleigh has been a Volunteer Coordinator with Make-A-Wish Mid-South since April 2019.

The mission of Make-A-Wish Mid-South is to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. ECS has been a part of the Kids for Wish Kids program as a sponsor of wishes.

If you are interested in volunteering with Make-A-Wish, contact Ashleigh at for more information about upcoming virtual training sessions. #ECSalumni #ECSeagles

Austin Cooper (‘10) Qualifies for Army Special Forces

Congratulations to Austin Cooper (‘10), who completed the qualification course for Army Special Forces this year as an 18 Bravo, Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Green Beret.

In his military career, he served in the US Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer from 2014 to 2019. During this time, he deployed as a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. After deployment, he was the only marine that year to attend and graduate the US Army Ranger School. Austin got out of the USMC as a Captain.

Austin joined the US Army in 2019 in order to join US Army Special Forces, and he graduated Airborne school in 2021.

Austin is pictured with his wife, Katie, his parents, Richard (‘88) and Amee, and brother, Hunter Cooper (‘13).

Thank you for your service to our country!     #ECSalumni #ECSeagles

Alumnus Clint Dowdle Honored

Congratulations to ECS class of '01 alumnus Clint Dowdle, who was recently named to The Athletic's College Sports 40 Under 40 list for his impressive work in the sports industry as one of the most influential coaching agents at Creative Arts Agency.

"Dowdle helped negotiate Marcus Freeman’s promotion to head coach at Notre Dame, and his list of clients includes Oregon’s Dan Lanning, Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz, Florida State’s Mike Norvell, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Utah State’s Blake Anderson. CAA is the biggest player in the college coaching agent world, and Dowdle has quickly moved up the ranks."

Read more at                            #ECSeagles #ECSAlumni

Legacy League Champions

Congratulations to Team Kaspar (orange), the 2022 Legacy League Champions! 🏆 🏀
Congrats also to Team Fisher (blue), who placed Runner-Up!

Legacy League 2022 was so much fun! It was great to see so many alumni involved!

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Coach Tippett Drops By Legacy League

Coach Terry Tippett stopped by to see his former players compete in the Legacy League Semifinals.

Pictured below, guys who played for Coach Tippett, L to R: Cameron Dobbins ‘15, Peyton Watts ‘15, Conner Graves ‘14, Jake Weatherford ‘16, Coach Tippett, Marcus Lytle ‘15, Noah Teed ‘15, Benton Garrison ‘16

Also pictured below are Hunter Harrington, Micah Teed and Steven Kaspar, who played on Coach Tippett’s 2011 state championship team.

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Alumni Graduate from USNA

Congratulations to Zack Genereaux (‘17) and Colin Jones (‘18) on their recent graduation from the United States Naval Academy! Thank you for your commitment to serve our country!



Congratulations, Landon Williams (Class of 2001)!

Congratulations to Landon Williams ('01) for being selected to the 40 Under 40 List by the Memphis Business Journal.

Williams currently serves as SVP for Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors. During his days as a sports agent, he helped negotiate a $127.5 million contract for pitcher Matt Cain in 2012, the largest in Major League Baseball at the time. On the real estate front, Williams has worked on MAA's build-to-suite headquarters in Germantown, to name just one of the many high-profile deals.

When asked what motivates him, Williams responded, "Strive for excellence in every facet of my life; not to earn God’s grace — of which I cannot earn — but because of God’s grace of which He has freely given me."

Read more here:     #ECSalumni #ECSeagles

Mr. Brink Retires

So many from the ECS community attended a reception on May 19 to celebrate Mr. Brink's retirement after 49 years of faithful service to ECS. It was a fun afternoon full of catching up and lots of hugs! Check out our full photo album on our @ECSeagles Facebook page. #ECSeagles #ecsalumni


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