Charles "Chick" McGeehan was an outstanding dual-sport athlete at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1969, upon which he served in the United States Army as a Special Services Officer. His military service included a tour in Chu Lai, Viet Nam where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Returning to civilian life in 1972 he taught and coached at the Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys in Pennsylvania and then in 1980 embarked upon a 35 years of service at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana. St. Martin's is a private co-ed school for grades early childhood through high school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities. St. Martin's 18-acre campus is unlike any other in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Facilities include a chapel, two libraries, a 500-seat auditorium, a visual arts building, a student center, an indoor swimming pool, two full size gymnasiums, a lighted football field, and an all-weather track.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported in 2017 that "Chick" McGeehan was the recipient of St. Martin's Episcopal School's 2017 Dorothy Porter Service Award. The Head of School, Merry Sorrells, made the announcement and said, "McGeehan has been a longtime trusted employee. Over his 35-plus years of employment by and service to St. Martin's, Chick has remained one of the most valued and beloved members of the school family," she said. "Even in retirement, he can often be seen on campus serving as a substitute teacher and as the master of ceremonies on Grandparents' Day. Chick inspires us with his boundless energy and continued service to St. Martin's."
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