TJ McCallum has been playing soccer since age 4. He went through the Williamson County Soccer Association in middle Tennessee and the club TNFC. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. He was a 4-year starter at Maryville College, earning All-Conference all four years and All-Southern Region for three years. He then spent four seasons with the Nashville Metros in the USL PDL league. As a rookie, he was named All-Southern Region player in the league in 2003. He spent one year with the Knoxville Force in the NPSL league.

TJ began his coaching career at Blount United in 2003 while at Maryville College. He also coached the Maryville Middle School boys in 2005. He returned to Blount United full-time in 2008 and has been coaching boys and girls teams since then.

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Anna Land, Director of Academy Growth (DAG)

Coach Anna, our Director of the BUSC Academy, started playing soccer at the age of 5 with Parks n' Rec. It wasn't until after making the Maryville High soccer team that she began playing with Blount United. She was coached by none other than our Director of Coaching, TJ McCallum! Anna has been a coach in the Academy for four years and has been the director for over a year. She continues to play in adult co-ed indoor and outdoor leagues throughout Knoxville. Outside of coaching, Anna enjoys teaching yoga, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends. She currently works as a Client Service Specialist with Axiome Advisory Group. She is licensed to coach at the 7v7 level.

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Bri has played soccer since she was three years old. The first nine years of her soccer development consisted of training at CASL (now North Carolina FC) in Raleigh, NC. After moving to Maryville, she became one of the captains on the D1 BUSC '92 STARZ team from 2006-2011. Bri returned to the club as head coach of the 2006 Lady Hammers in 2014. The '06 Lady Hammers won five tournaments and were three-time runner ups in tournaments across Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Their most notable tournament wins included the Carolina Shootout in Charlotte, NC in 2017 and the Music City Invitational in Nashville, TN in 2018.
Bri left the club temporarily in 2019 to join the TN Air National Guard where she continues to serve as a noncomissioned officer at the 134th Air Refueling Wing. Bri graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2023 with a degree in Health & Human Performance. She is now back serving as the club's Director of Soccer Operations.

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Interested in coaching for Blount United?

We are always looking to expand our coaching staff as our club grows! Ideal candidates will have head coaching experience and appropriate licensing. Please contact TJ McCallum, BUSC Director of Coaching, at with any interest or questions.