George McIntosh


George McIntosh

Class of 2005

Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame, 1988

Mens and Womens Tennis Coach at Lipscomb University, 1994-2000

Received a Bronze Star and Purple Star from the U.S. Army

George McIntosh played both basketball and tennis for Lipscomb University in Nashville. He was the No. 1 singles player for the tennis team and won the VSCA singles and doubles championships in 1949. He was captain of the basketball team in 1943 and the MVP in 1948. Both his athletic and academic careers were interrupted by WWII hence, the break in the years above. From 1953-1999 ,George participated in adult tournaments, winning more than 30 Local and State Doubles titles at all age levels with partner Charles Hailey. In 1954 George was elected the first president of the Nashville Tennis Association. In 1977, the Nashville Tennis Association honored George for his "Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Tennis".

Throughout his life George remained a friend to Lipscomb University."From the first day he set foot on campus, George was a cherished member of the Lipscomb family," Lipscomb athletic director Philip Hutcheson said. "Whether it was his Hall of Fame athletic career, his service to our country as a decorated veteran, his excellence throughout his business career, his willingness to step in and coach after he had retired from the corporate world or his rabid support of our teams as a fan, George has been a great friend to our Lipscomb community". He was an active tennis player throughout his life and won a number of city tennis titles.

McIntosh was also a college and high school basketball official for 20 years.