Coach Cleve Harris has been a familiar face in the Middle Tennessee basketball community for many years and we are so excited to be able to recognize him now as a member of the Ensworth School community. New to Ensworth this year, Cleve Harris is a P.E. instructor on the Red Gables campus and also coached the high school girls basketball team through a very successful season.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What brought you to Ensworth?
I love working with our young people, knowing that with the right teaching I could be influencing a part of their life that might define them one day. I love teaching through the game of basketball and I believe life lessons are in full supply through a basketball team atmosphere. I was at CPA for about sixteen years. I only knew Ensworth from what I saw from the outside. I would say all the time “that’s an awesome school”. I never applied, but I often wondered what it would be like working here. After my high school team won the State Championship in boys’ basketball I decided to talk with Ensworth about coaching. The process only took a week to happen and now I am in the place where I hope to finish my career.
What is your favorite game to play with the Pre-1st grade?
My favorite game to play while in P.E. with the Pre-1st is the game Doctors and Nurses. They love running around tagging each other and they have no idea that they are working conditioning.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to teach young athletes the game of basketball. I have workout sessions for kids all across Middle Tennessee. I also like fishing with my buddy down in Moore County, TN or just staying home and hanging out with my two dogs.
What have you enjoyed most about working at Ensworth?
I have enjoyed the family atmosphere of the school community and I have also enjoyed learning new things.
Who is the faculty/staff member at the high school that you would like to see featured next?
I think Miles Asafo-Adjei would be a good person to feature next. He is new at his job and also a former Ensworth student.