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Passionate and proud, longtime educator Leroy McClain calls it a career

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 06, 2022 10:47 AM CT | Published: June 04, 2022 6:39 PM CT

Former Melrose coach crafted a second career as principal at Southwest Career and Technology Center. But helping young people thrive was always job No. 1.


Southwest Career and Technical Center Leroy McClain Melrose High Subscriber Only High School Sports

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John Varlas

John Varlas

John Varlas is a lifelong Memphian who has covered high school sports in various capacities for over 20 years.


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