School: Calhoun High School
Occupation: Juvenile Probation Officer
During the late 1980’s, Jeff McBee excelled in track and football at Calhoun High School. Under the leadership of Calhoun-Gordon County Sports Hall of Fame member Lynn Walter, McBee would become one of the most decorated track athletes in school history, which would ultimately lead to him being a member of the track team at the University of Georgia.
During McBee’s time at Calhoun, he would win various region and state championships over his illustrious career. In 1986, McBee was the AAA State and 7-AAA Champion in the 400-meter as a Freshman. In 1987 & 1988, McBee would win the AA State and 7-AA Region Championships in the 400-meter. His efforts in 1988 would win the Charlie Belcher/Ricky Campbell Trophy for Best Performance in all classes for the 400-meter dash and the recognition of 1st Team All-State in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. McBee was also the 200-meter champion in 1988 for 7-AA and would become the State Runner-up in this competition. As Senior, McBee won the 400-meter championship for 7-AA in 1989.
During these championship runs at Calhoun High School, McBee would also set several school records. In the 400-meter, he broke the record time for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes. His best time in those four years was 47.57 in 1988. McBee also broke the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior records in the 200-meter with his best time coming in 1988 at 21.9.
McBee’s success in track did not stop in high school. While at the University of Georgia, McBee would break the school record in the 1600-meter relay during his Sophomore season. This led him to be honored as a NCAA All-American in 1991 and a NCAA 4th place finish during the relay in Eugene, Oregon.
Today, McBee serves as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the Gordon County Juvenile Court. He has served in a variety of volunteer roles over the years, including speed training for high school boys, a coach at Calhoun Rec for Football and Soccer, Community Coach for Calhoun High School in Trach & Field, and Red Bud BMX. During his time with Red Bud BMX, the group was named the American Bicycle Association East Coast Rookie Track of the Year in 1996.
McBee is the son of Buck and Betty McBee of Calhoun, GA. His daughter is Emilie Grace Keys, who will be a Freshman this year at Calhoun High School and plans to try out for the Soccer team in the Spring.