A native of Macon, Georgia, Coach McLendon has been teaching and coaching at ACE since 2017. He played high school football and baseball at Central Fellowship, lettering in each sport and went on to be a part of the Mercer Bears baseball program in 2001-2002. McLendon went on to get his Bachelor of Science in history from Georgia College and State University. Coach McLendon began his teaching career in 2005 and is in his 17th year as an educator. His head coaching career began at Monroe Academy in 2007 and continued at his alma mater of Central Fellowship from 2008-2017. McLendon’s career record as a head baseball coach is 210-152 with 8 playoff appearances. He also guided his teams to back to back region championships in 2016 and 2017 and two final four appearances. The Gryphons made it to the state playoffs and the “Sweet 16” in their first season of region play in 2019. In 2020, the Gryphons won their first region championship and advanced to the Final Four. McLendon will be leading the ACE Gryphons into their fourth season of varsity
region play in 2022.
Coach McLendon has been married to his wife Julie for 18 years. She is a 3rd grade teacher at ACE. They have 3 children: Jake (15) Jaymi Kate (12) and Jillian (5). He is looking forward to continuing a tradition of excellence here at ACE.