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Vic Varallo

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Vic Varallo





"Known for his signature YELL when coming off the jump ramp!"

Vic was a water ski competitor, driver and judge.  He was National Sr. Men's jump champion in 1996 and 6 times Southern Region Sr. Men's Jump Champion.  He competed in tournaments from the early 1960's through the early 1980's in everything from mixed doubles to ski racing.  Upon retiring from competition after a hip replacement, Vic continued to judge at tournaments around the south. 

In 1992 the Tennessee State Water Ski Association implemented a "Vic Varallo Award", which reads; "In Appreciation for Unselfishness and Dedicated Services to the Tennessee Water Ski Association."  It has been given each year to a deserving individual.  He was the first inducted into the Tennessee State Water Ski Hall of Fame in 1995. 

Vic taught, coached and mentored countless young people throughout the years and made positive, long lasting impressions on their lives.  He always called you "Sonny" whether he was yelling at you, coaching you, or teaching you. 

He attended the University of Mississippi where he excelled in football and basketball.  His college career was interupted by WWII, where he was a tail gunner in the Pacific.  He returned to Middle Tennessee State University where he was captain of the football team and named MVP All-Conference. 

Vic was a coach at East High in Nashville, Tennessee where he coached football, basketball and track.  He had several State Champion Track Teams.  He continued to referee basketball and track for many years after his retirement in 1974. 

Later in life, Vic enjoyed farming and raising cattle and goats. 

Vic ran for Metro Councilman at Large in Nashville and was elected two terms.  Vic was a champion.  He will be missed by all that knew him. 

April 11, 1922 - November 25, 2011

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