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Athletic Hall of Fame

Established in 1999, the Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have made lasting contributions by their outstanding achievement in athletics or service to the athletics program. The Hall of Fame inducts not only former athletes, but also coaches, administrators, and others who have contributed to our rich athletic history. In addition, “Special Citations” are awarded to recognize individuals making similar contributions in supportive roles.

To be eligible for selection, the candidate's most recent contribution in high school athletics must have occurred five or more years prior to his/her induction. Consideration is given to All-State, All-Conference, MVP, and other similar awards, as well as team captaincy, how the individual compared to other athletes during their time, and leadership.  

If you would like to nominate someone for our Athletic Hall of Fame, please return this Hall of Fame Nomination Form to Tammy Frank, Director of Alumni Affairs. 

 

Dr. Kenneth B Batts '76,  highly successful Prince Edward Academy athlete, lettering in both football and baseball, Batts excelled on Gilmer field as a linebacker and guard.  As a varsity letterman football player, Kenny earned the T.C. Coleman Leadership Award, was an All-Conference Guard, as well as All-Conference Linebacker.  Kenny also won the Prince Edward Academy Defensive Player of the Year award in 1975.  The skills Kenny learned on Gilmer field started way before high school as his little league football coaches would one day be his future high school coaches, Coach Hazelwood and Bozo Addleman.  

George Moore '80, a successful three-sport high school athlete, not only stood out for his pitching skills on the baseball field and defensive skills on the football field, but he also put time in on the hard wood.  As a five-year varsity baseball player, George joined Coach Fore’s varsity team as an 8th grader, with 25 plus wins in his pitching career and only one loss. Moore shared Gilmer field with an extraordinary team posting an enviable record in the regular season, 13-1, and going on to win the VAAC Western Conference.  George was named to the VAAC all-conference team for his achievements on the mound in 1979 & 1980.  George’s athletic abilities could be seen on the football field as well.  As a varsity player, he was a member of the 1978 “Big Mean Orange Machine” Wolverines team and named to the VAAC all-conference team as a defensive player in 1979. 

Dalton Kuhar '10, excelled in both the fall cross country and spring track, she is the only athlete in school history to have her shoes bronzed. Her jersey was also retired and hangs in the gym across the street. Dalton helped put our cross-country program on the map through her constant drive and leadership abilities.  She won back to back state titles in cross country in the fall of 2008 and again in 2009.  Three times in her career she was named to the all-state team as well as all-conference honors numerous times.  In school, Dalton was known for her bright personality and her ability to make anyone smile. She was member of the Cum Laude Society, and a recipient of the Roy B. Hargrove Fine Arts Award. 

Hall of Fame Inductees

1999

Robert E. Farmer III, ’66                   

Christie Gates Bondurant, ’67

Thomas O. Bondurant, Jr., ’67

David Harper, ’69

S. Donald Sequin, ’71

Merle Lou Evan Stables, ’74

Mariana A. Johnson, ’81

Al Smith, Special Citation

Coach Robert C. Gilmer, Special Citation

2000

U. Carter Carson, ’67

A. Jackson Chandler, ’68

Jessica A. Pleasants Fraser, ’95

Dixie Watts Reaves, ’82

Robert A. Smith, Jr., ’76

Kirk A. Word, ’83

2001

Sharon M. Arrington, ’78

William Louis Bridgforth, Jr., ’66

Hugh Carlton (Ted) Cunningham III, ’77

Charlotte Davis Cyrus, ’80

J. Stokeley Fulton, Jr., ’80

Robert T. Stanley, ’78

Brett Von Cannon Watson, ’86

Coach Billy A. Franklin, Special Citation

Coach Robert M. Hazelwood, Special Citation

2002

Glenn W. Card, ’72

Mark Cave, ’74

Richard P. Epperson II, ’75

Bruce W. Morgan, ’77

Clark M. Robinson, ’71

Carolyn “Tip” Tipton, ’89

Coach Jacqueline Fore Southall, Special Citation

2003

Amber E. Barton Schwalm, ’98

Sheldon “Shelly” Paul Butler, ’84

George Randolph “Randy” Noblin, ’72

Mark Fore Puckett, ’78

Gregory Alan Watson, ’81

Coach Stokeley Fulton, Special Citation

2004

Alex Holmes, ’60

Jeffrey L. Irving, ’92

Peggy Jenkins, ’87

Donnie Kayton, ’71

Dana Hill Osborn, ’84

J. William Watson, Jr., ’73

Richard Wallace, Special Citation

2005

Cynthia Denise Emert, ’82

James Marvin Helms, ’70

Jeffrey Scott Henshaw, ’92

Craig Wayne Howard, ’98

William Henderson Johnson, ’68

Norman Hubert “Trey” Taylor III, ’97

Jim McGall, Special Citation

2006

Otey Burhman “Charlie” Blair, Jr., ’68

William Henry Carwile, Jr., ’68

Alton Bruce Fowlkes, ’91

Jonathan Shawn LeSueur, ’96

Natalie Arlene Layden, ’01

Harry Frank Davis ’66, Special Citation

Athletic Service Award: Walter “Bozo” Addleman

Frances Cartwright Moore

2007

Hassan Brahim Bradford Campbell, ’97

David Aaron Dudley, ’77

James Ronald “Jim” Ennis, ’68

Robert Lee Hines, ’81

Cynthia Jo “C.J.” McQueen, ’02

Marlo Magdalene Powell, ’02

2008

William Fuqua “Willie” Elam, ‘88

Kyle Evans Murphy, ‘96

Robert Baltzer “Bobby” Schmidt, Jr., ‘61

Tara Blakeley Wooding Senger, ‘01

Preston Grant Williams, ‘00

2009

Michael Howard “Mike” Clabo, ’68

Angela Love “Angie” Watts Hall, ’91

James Richard LeSueur, ’88

Dane Christian Williams, ’03

Raymond “D.” Ranson, Special Citation

2010

Raymond Overton Anderson, ’80

Mike Andrews, ’63

Angelina Collie, ’95

Mark Lafoon, ’79

Taylor Montgomery Mason, ’85

 2011

Dan Phillips, ‘69

Cindy Farmer, ‘76

John Adams, ‘86

Denise “Deedle” Murphy Bachman, ‘94

2012

Jim Suanders, ‘72

William Carrington (WC) Sprouse , ‘72

Scott Andrews, ‘83

Cristy Wilson Larkin, ‘92

Autumn Barton Harbor, ‘95

Jon Martin, ‘97

 2016

Kenneth B. Batts ‘ 76

George Moore ‘80

Dalton Kuhar ‘10