Kate Browning
McGill-Toolen Class of 2001

Kate feels very fortunate to have been able to attend Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way to law school. She graduated from St. Pius in 1997 and was in the McGill-Toolen Class of 2001. She went on to graduate from Spring Hill College and Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. Kate currently works in Mobile for her father’s law firm, Richard E. Browning, P.C. They specialize in the areas of Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury.

Kate says, “I think what I loved most about McGill was the concept of helping students to grow and better themselves in mind, body and spirit. McGill-Toolen Catholic is a true community, and there is a niche for everyone.” Kate found her niche by participating in clubs such as the Student Ambassador's Club, Pro-Life Club and Key Club and playing on the girls' tennis team all four years. She enjoyed being challenged in AP and Honors classes. Kate says she loved the fact that she attended a high school that not only had exciting football games and entertaining plays, but a place where she had the opportunity to attend Mass in the school gym and begin each class with a prayer.

“While at McGill-Toolen Catholic, I was surrounded by students who became some of my closest friends and still are to this day.”, Kate said. As an alumnus, she thoroughly enjoys attending events such as football games and the Jacket Jubilation. She is really looking forward to her ten-year reunion this summer, as well! Kate said, “I cannot believe it has already been a decade since graduation, but I will be eternally grateful for the preparation I received at McGill- Toolen Catholic and look forward to being an active alumnus for many years to come.

Physical Education Faculty

Gretchen Boykin
P.E. Department Chair
Bio: 8 years at McGill-Toolen and 8 years in education
Education: BS in Dietetics University of Montevallo
Courses: Health, Varsity Volleyball
Extra assignments: Head Volleyball Coach

Carla Berry
Bio: 3nd year at McGill-Toolen, 3 years in Education
Education:Louisiana State University Mass Communications, emphasis in Advertising
Courses: Computer Literacy, Girls Basketball PE
Extra assignments: Girls Basketball Head Coach

Thomas Buhring
Bio: 34 years at McGill-Toolen and 39 years in education
Education: U of Mobile BS in Business, USA BS in Education, USA Drivers ed degree
Courses: Drivers Education
Extra assignments: Football, Golf


Wayne Davis
Bio: 2nd year at McGill-Toolen, 31 years in Education
Education: B.A. Sewanee English; M.A. Auburn Physical Education
Courses: Physical Education, Athletic Weight Training
Extra assignments: Assistant Football Coach

Bill Griffin
Athletic Director
Bio: 24 years at McGill-Toolen and 25 years in education
Education: BS in Physical Education, University of South Alabama 1988
Extra assignments:

Phillip Murphy
Bio: 6 years McGill-Toolen and 12 years in Education
Education: B.S. Social-Science University Of Mobile 2001,Class B Certification- Social-Science 6-12
Courses: Drivers Ed, US History, Boys Baseketball PE
Extra assignments: Head Boy's Basketball coach, Assistant Athletic Director

Louis "D.D." Thompson
Bio: 5 years at McGill-Toolen
Education: Tulane University -BA Physical Education
Courses: P.E.
Extra assignments: Varsity Football Coach,
Head Boy's Golf Coach

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