Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Boyce Smith
Teacher and Coach 44 years at Springfield HS...over 200 wins in football...14 football bowl games...6 undefeated seasons...1937 team led the nation in scoring...basketball games made 4 TSSAA State Tournament appearances ...National High School Hall of Fame...Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
E.B. "Red" Etter
Teacher/Coach 50 years at Fruitland Institute, Morgan School, Brainerd Jr. High, Chattanooga Central HS, and Baylor School...over 300 football victories...1973 Class AAA State Champions (Baylor)...TN Sports Hall of Fame...Baylor Sports Hall of Fame...Chattanooga Central football stadium named in his honor...to 25 in nation for career victories
Turney Ford
Teacher/Coach 44 years at Batt le Ground Academy, Smith Co. HS, and Gordonsville HS...coached football and basketball...his football teams made 17 post-season appearances...his basketball teams made two TSSAA State Tournament appearances...over 500 career victories in basketball...Gordonsville HS football fi eld named “Turney Ford Field” in his honor
Jim Satterfield
Teacher/Coach for over 40 years at Trousdale Co. High School...had over 200 career victories in basketball and football...1972 TSSAA State Football Champions...served as School Superintendent for 26 years in Trousdale Co....Trousdale Co. football stadium and a middle school are named in his honor...inducted into the Cumberland University Sports Hall of Fame
Leonard Staggs
Teacher/Coach 22 years at Giles Co. HS and Lawrence Co. HS...over 100 victories in football, with 11 winning seasons...over 300 wins in basketball...his teams made six TSSAA State Basketball tournament appearances...created the Lawrence Co. Quarterback Club...Lawrence Co. HIgh School football stadium is named in his honor
Tom Nix
Teacher/Coach for over 40 years at Whitehaven HS and Christian Brothers HS...he coached football, track & fi eld, and golf at Christian Brothers...over 200 career victories in football...his 1977 team won the city, district, regional, and state championships...served as Athletic Director at CBHS for 38 years...inducted into the CBHS Hall of Fame...Memphis State University Hall of Fame...TN Sports Hall of Fame
C. Maurice Kelly
Teacher/Coach for 40 years at Mathiston HS (MS) and Ripley HS...coached football and baseball...his football teams made eight post-season appearances...his baseball teams won eight district titles...served as Athletic Director for over 35 years at Ripley High School...named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1963 an 1965...inducted into the Northwest Junior College Hall of Fame
Paul Caywood
Teacher/Coach for eleven years at Lexington HS...had over 90 victories in football...served as Principal at Lexington HS for 33 years (1941 - 1974)...worked as a TSSAA official for 18 years...honored by the city of Lexington by naming a school the “Paul G. Caywood Elementary School”...served as an assistant coach to fellow Hall of Fame member and former TSSAA Executive Secretary Gill Gideon
Jim Cartwright
Teacher/Coach 25 years at Colorado HS and Columbia Central HS...coached football, boys’ basketball, baseball, and boys’ track...over 100 victories in both football and baseball...served as the Athletic Director at Columbia for 23 years (1959 - 1982)...TN Football Coach of the Year and Baseball Coach of the Year 4 times...Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 1961...served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA)
Lee Pate
Teacher/Coach 29 years (Bradley Central HS, Murfreesboro Central HS, Oakland HS)...football record of 155 wins, 91 losses, and 10 ties...in basketball he won 524 games while losing only 115...his basketball teams made 9 TSSAA State Tournament appearances...1965 TSSAA State Champions with Murfreesboro Central
John Tucker
Teacher/Coach 43 years at Parsons, Tiptonville, Lewis Co., Dickson Co., Milan, Gibson, and Humboldt high schools...overall record 332 wins and only 132 losses...currently ranks #27 in the nation for career football victories...is ranked #2 in Tennessee for most wins...ranked by USA Today among top 5 active high school coaches in America in 1997...Bethel College Sports Hall of Fame...Jackson-Madison Co. Sports Hall of Fame...GIbson Co. Sports Hall of Fame
John Hooper
Teacher/Coach 31 years (Bolivar Central HS, Haywood HS, Old Hickory Acad.,Savannah Central HS, Chester Co. HS)...over 100 wins in football...his teams had 5 undefeated seasons...for 14 straight seasons they were ranked in the state’s top 10...Paris-Henry Co. Sports Hall of Fame...Jackson-Madison Co. Sports Hall of Fame...Brownsville HS stadium renamed in his honor
Tommy Owen
eacher/Coach 38 years (Amory HS--MS, Montgomery Bell Academy)...his football teams won 276 games, while losing only 112, and tying 12 times...his 1955, 1967, and 1968 teams were awarded mythical state championships...played and assisted at Vanderbilt University
Richard Ross
Teacher/Coach 33 years (Haywood HS, Jackson HS, Jackson Central-Merry HS, Murray HS--KY)...over 100 football victories in his career...his teams were two-time TSSAA State Runners-Up...Jackson-Madison Co. Sports Hall of Fame...Paris-Henry Co. Sports Hall of Fame
Walter Bouldin
Teacher/Coach 28 years (Trenton HS--GA, Franklin Co. HS, Grundy Co. HS)...won over 60% of his games in football...numerous District Championships...took his teams to 5 TSSAA Football Bowl games...played football at the University of Louisville with Johnny Unitas
Bill Brimm
Teacher/Coach 22 years (Goodlett sville HS, Madison HS)...his football teams participated in 9 bowl games, a TSSAA Clinic Bowl, and won 28 straight NIL games...his Goodlett sville HS girls’ basketball team was the 1952 19th District champions and Region 5 Tournament Runner-Up...boys’ basketball team at Madison made a State Tourament appearance in 1961...the Madison HS football fi eld is named after him...member of 1st FCA Committ ee for Davidson Co. and Chairman for 2 years...Region VI Football Hall of Fame...worked for Dallas Cowboys 2 years...National FB Foundation HOF
Benny Monroe
Teacher/Coach over 30 years (Maryville Jr. High, Maryville HS, McMinn Co. HS, Cleveland HS, Ooltewah HS)...over 200 career victories in football...TSSAA State Football Champions in 1993, 1994, and 1995 at Cleveland HS...1992 TSSAA State Track & Field Champions (Cleveland HS)...National High School Football Hall of Fame...TSSAA Distinguished Service Award recipient...Cleveland High School football stadium is named “Benny Monroe Stadium” in his honor...Maryville College Wall of Fame...Blount County HOF...TVAC Coach of the Year in ‘06 and ‘08...2008 State Track Runner-Up...Inducted into Greater Chatt anooga Hall of Fame and Bradley Co.Hall of Fame
Ephriam "King" Berrong
Teacher/Coach 38 years (Vonore HS--Monroe Co., Sweetwater HS)...coached football and boys’ and girls’ basketball...his overall football coaching record was 177 - 74 -14...coached 2 undefeated teams...experienced only 2 losing seasons in his career...served as Principal of Sweetwater High School from 1959 - 1961...the football stadium at Sweetwater High School is named after him...Maryville College Wall of Fame...Blount County Hall of Fame...Monroe County Hall of Fame
Bert "Chig" Ratledge
Teacher/Coach 25 years (Loudon HS)...coached basketball and football from 1954 -1981...had 167 football victories...TSSAA State Football Champions in Class AA three times (1969, 1974, 1975)...coached the Tennessee All-Star football game three times, serving as Head Coach in 1970...the football stadium at Loudon High School is named the “Chig Ratledge Stadium” in his honor
Calvin Short
Teacher/Coach 17 years at Gallatin High School (1976 - 1993)...his football teams won 3 TSSAA State Championships (1978, 1989, 1992)...3-time TSSAA State Runner-Up...District and Region champions in all but two years (1977 - 1993)...record of 205 wins and 30 losses...served as Principal at Portland High School for five years (1993 - 1998)
John Johnson Jr.
Teacher/Coach 35 years (Manassas HS)...his football teams won 8 City Championships and 3 League Championships...he was the 2nd Prep coach in Shelby County to reach 200 victories in football...his teams won 6 Negro Prep League Championships...coached and taught at Manassas from 1947 - 1981
Ralph Spangler
Teacher/Coach 45 years at Cheatham Co. Central HS and Clarksville Academy...his football teams won over 100 games...3 of his football teams had undefeated seasons...3 schools have named facilities in his honor (Cheatham Co. baseball field, Sycamore football field, and Old Ashland City football field)...an annual scholarship is awarded in his name to an outstanding student at Cheatham Co. High School
Jack Cain
Teacher/Coach 34 years (Humboldt HS, Covington HS, Trenton Peabody HS, Murray HS--KY)...overall football coaching record of 241 wins, 93 losses, and 2 ties...in 1979 his Humboldt High School football team won the TSSAA State Championship in AA...made 12 TSSAA state playoff s...7 bowl games...3 undefeated seasons...TN Coach of the Year in 1979...Haywood County Sports Hall of Fame
Bill Derrick
Teacher/Coach 36 years (Father Ryan HS, Lawrence Co. HS, Hendersonville HS)...coached his 1965 Father Ryan HS basketball team to a Region Championship and a TSSAA State Tournament appearance...his football teams made 5 TSSAA Playoff appearances...took all three schools (Father Ryan, Lawrence Co., Hendersonville) to the TSSAA State Football Playoff s
Andy Pugh
Teacher/Coach 23 years (Halls Jr. High, Halls HS)...coached football, baseball, and basketball...won over 100 football games and made 9 TSSAA State Playoff appearances...his baseball team reached the TSSAA State Final Four in 1989...served as an Assistant Principal at Halls HS for 3 years (1992-1995)...was Athletic Director at Halls from 1979 to 1994...became Principal at Halls HS in 1995 and remains in that position today...TACA District Coach of the Year (1984, 1985)
Louis Thompson
Teacher/Coach 41 years (1969 - present) at Madison Academy (AL), Dadeville HS (AL), Lebanon HS, Unicoi Co. HS, Lincoln Co. HS...career record is 245-136-1...his Lincoln Co. football teams have won 2 TSSAA State Championships (1990, 1993)...has coached at Lincoln Co. since 1989, and served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director since 2001...Region Coach of the Year 10 times...Tennessee State Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1993...received A. F. Bridges Award in 1999...TACA Coach of the Year in 1993
Jim May
Teacher/Coach 29 years (Petersburg HS, Cornersville HS, Crossville HS--AL, Oneida HS)...coached football, girls’ basketball, and baseball...over 200 career football victories...his football team at Oneida HS won the 1992 TSSAA State Championship his girls’ basketball teams made 3 TSSAA State Tournament appearances...served as TACA President from 1992-1993...East TN Coach of the Year in 1992
William Woodruff
Teacher/Coach 23 years (George Washington Carver HS)...coached football and golf...compiled over 100 victories in football...won 3 Division Championships...made a TSSAA State Football Playoff appearance in 1977 - 1978...served as Supervisor of Health and Physical Education for 10 years...has served as Assistant Principal at Messick Vocational Technology Center in Memphis since 1995...an annual scholarship is awarded in his honor to a Carver HS student
Fred Sorrells
Teacher/Coach 40 years (Greeneville Jr. High, West Henderson HS (NC), Carson Newman College, Jeff erson HS, Jeff erson Co. HS, Greeneville HS)...football record of 151 - 82...17 winning seasons...Athletic Director for 24 years at Jeff erson Co. and Greeneville High Schools...served on TACA Board of Directors (1990)...was the TSSAA Athletic Director Regional Representative for 4 years...named TSSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 1991 - 1992
Ted B. Wilson
Teacher/Coach 35 years (Maryville Jr. High, Maryville HS, Dobyns-Bennett HS)...coached football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, and track...overall football record of 246 - 51 (83% winning)...won 3 TSSAA State Championships at Maryville HS (1970, 1976, 1978)...made 9 TSSAA state playoff appearances...TACA Coach of the Year 5 times...Maryville College Wall of Fame...Blount County Hall of Fame
Bob Black
Teacher/Coach 43 years (1965 - Present) at Knoxville Fulton High School...his football teams were TSSAA State Champions in 2003, 2004, and 2006...Athletic Director at Fulton 31 years...TSSAA Baseball Offi cial 38 years...Director of TSSAA Umpire Camps and Clinics for the past 15 years...AD of the Year by TSSAA for 2000-01 school year Knoxville Sports HOF...Carson-Newman College Sports HOF...Fulton HS football fi eld named after him in 1986...baseball umpire 20 years in SEC and ACC...supervisor of chain crew at University of Tennessee
Bob Cummings
Teacher/Coach at Litt on, Hendersonville, and Beech high schools beginning in 1946 took his Litt on team to 6 bowl games with a record of 58-13-3...held a 45-26-3 record at Hendersonville...his Beech teams went to 2 bowl games, and won the Tobacco Bowl...NIL COY in 1947...NIL City Champs in ‘50, ‘52, and ‘53...Region 6 National FB Foundation HOF...Asst. Coach for New Orleans Saints from 73-76...assisted on the college level at TN Tech, Vanderbilt, GA Tech, UK, and Univ. of Miami from 1954-66
Al Cate
Began teaching and coaching at Memphis Central in 1968, and remained there until 2004...coached football, basketball, baseball, and tennis and has a winning record in each of those sports...Athletic Director at Memphis Central from 1976-2004... charter member of TACA and served on Board of Directors for 21 years...TSSAA A. F. Bridges Award for Athletic Director of the Year in District 9...Member of the NFHS Coaches Association...received TACA Coach of the Year honors on the District and/or Region level fi ve times...his 1969 boy’s tennis team won the state championship...compiled 673 victories in four sports over 36 years
Don Grider
Teacher/Coach 31 years (1961 - 1993) at South Pitt sburg High School...career football record of 188-88-1...had 12 conference championships...7 region championships 5 district championships....his football team in 1969 was the first TSSAA Class A State Champions...served as Athletic Director at South Pittsburg for 23 years...three of his football teams were state runner-up (1974, 1985, 1986)...produced 16 All-State players...named Coach of the Year eleven times...The Donald N. Grider Fieldhouse at South Pittsburg High School was named in his honor in 1989...Annual scholarship awarded to a SPHS athlete in his memory
Ben Martin
Teacher/Coach 38 years (1933 - 1971)...coached football, basketball, track and field, and cross country at Oak Ridge HS beginning in its first year of existence (1943)...had a winning record in all sports that he coached...his track and field teams won seven TSSAA State Championships...served as Athletic Director at Oak Ridge for 28 years...the Oak Ridge High School track facility is named “Ben Martin Track” in his honor...selected to Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1986...received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
Nick Coutras
Teacher/Coach 28 years (Hillsboro HS, McMurray Jr. High, John Overton HS)...coached football, basketball, track & field...1981 TSSAA State Football Champions in Class AAA (Overton HS)...over a 4-year period his teams went 40 -0...7 bowl games...6 Region titles...Coached the 1973 Football All-Stars...the stadium at John Overton HS is named the “Nick Coutras Stadium” in his honor...The Nick Coutras Award has raised over $75,000 to date given to high school football players to use for college
Walter Kilzer
Teacher/Coach 41 years (Trenton Peabody HS, Trenton Jr. High, Univ. School Jackson)...served 31 years as head football coach at Trenton Peabody High School...coached football from 1978 - 1981 at Trenton Jr. High and from 1982 - 1988 at USJ...known as the “Dean of Football Coaches” in West Tennessee served as Director of Community Education
Jim Stowe
Teacher/Coach 35 years at Lexington High School (1965 - 2000)...compiled a football record of 241 wins, 123 losses, and 2 ties...his football teams made 16 TSSAA State Playoff appearances and received 8 bowl berths...named Volunteer Conference or District Coach of the Year 10 times...1988 Lawrenceburg Quarterback Club’s TN Prep Football Coach of the Year...the Lexington High School football stadium is named the “ Jim Stowe Stadium” in his honor to use for college
Petie Siler
Teacher/Coach 30 years (Knoxville Ctrl. HS, Knoxville HS, UT-Knox, LaFollett e HS, Morristown HS)...coached his 1920 Knoxville HS football team to a TSSAA State Championship...led his track & fi eld teams to 3 TSSAA State Championships (Knox HS--1922; Morristown--1927, 1928)...Morristown HS gymnasium and football field were named after him...East TN Chapter National Football Foundation Hall of Fame...Northeast TN HOF...TN Sports Hall of Fame (2005)
J.C. Campbell
Served 49 years in the Carter County School System...Spent 41 seasons as the head football coach at Hampton High School...Compiled close to 300 career victories...had 25 winning seasons...won 11 conference championships...his teams advanced to the state football quarter-finals six times, and the semi-finals three times...Athletic Director and Vice-Principal at Hampton for 20 years...received numerous “Coach of the Year” honors...the football stadium at Hampton High School is named in his honor...he is a member of the Northeast Tennessee Sports HOF...Retired at conclusion of 2008 football season, but remains active working with the freshman team
Jake Rudolph
Coached football at Memphis University School for 39 years...won 295 games at MUS, and 302 games overall (coached one year at Darlington School in Rome, GA)...his MUS team won the TSSAA Class AA State Title in 1985...had two state runner-up finishes, six regional titles, and 10 district championships...led MUS to the playoff s 16 times and had double-digit victories in nine of his 39 seasons...ranks in the Top 10 in the state for most coaching victories...won Tennessee Coach of the Year, the Rex Dockery Award, the Lawrenceburg Touchdown Club Coach of the Year, and the Memphis Quarterback Club Coach of the Year...all three of Coach Rudolph’s sons played for him at MUS...played football at Georgia Tech under Bobby Dodd...retired in 1997
Jerry Pearson
Football coach for over 45 years in Robertson and Dickson counties...began at East Robertson HS and then had stints at Dickson Co., Greenbrier, and Springfield high schools...served as an assistant coach at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville from 1995 - 1998...compiled over 200 career victories...his 1988 Dickson Co. squad won the TSSAA Football Championship in Class AAA...his teams made nine bowl appearances...sent 11 teams to the playoff s...recipient of the Roy Kramer Contributions to Football Award in 2007...played at Springfield High School for fellow TSSAA Hall of Famer Boyce Smith, who is also a member of the National High School Hall of Fame...played football and baseball at Middle Tennessee State
Wes Elrod
Spent 46 years teaching and coaching in the Middle Tennessee area...taught and coached in six different schools within the Metro-Nashville school system...head coach for 23 years at Donelson, North, Maplewood, and McGavock high schools...compiled an overall record of 173-81-2, upon his retirement from Nashville schools, he served as a teacher and assistant football coach at three mid-state schools...served as a non-faculty offensive coordinator at Stratford, Wilson Central, and Hunters Lane high schools...coached for four years at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN...published several books and developed a website highlighting his “wing-T” system...coached one of eight original wrestling teams in Nashville, and had fi ve individual state champions
Ken Colquette
Football coach for over 40 years...began in South Carolina and Georgia before going to Cleveland, TN as an Offensive Coordinator in 1976...began at Marion Co. HS in 1980 and was head football coach there for 17 years...fellow Hall of Famer, Bill Baxter, was the Principal at Marion Co. at the time...his teams won 4 TSSAA State Championships and were runners-up twice...in 2001, returned to Grundy Co. HS, his alma mater, and served as Principal and AD for 8 years and football coach for 4...retired from education in 2008...currently back in coaching as head football coach at Sequatchie Co. HS
Glenn McCadams
High school football coach for over 40 years...31 years spent at Lipscomb Academy...began in West TN at Milan and Peabody high schools...went to Lipscomb in 1982...compiled an overall record of 319-112...his teams were TSSAA State Champions in 1994, 2002, and 2007...four-time State Runners-up...advanced to postseason in 27 of his 31 years at Lipscomb...helped establish and served on the Board of Directors for TACA...Vice-President of Football Coaches Association...TSSAA Region Coordinator...Asst. Principal 26 years...Athletic Director 25 years...numerous coaching awards for his accomplishments and contributions to high school football in Tennessee


Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees

Steve Brewer
  • 224-143 overall coaching record at Fulton and Sevier County
  • Head coach at Fulton (1981-1991), 57-57 record
  • HC at Sevier County (1992-2013), 167-86 record, one state title
  • His teams made the playoffs 19 times combined at Fulton and Sevier County
  • Won the Class 5A state title in 1999, defeating Glencliff 31-27
Benny Hammonds
  • 340-154-1 overall record at Cocke County and Gatlinburg Pittman
  • Win total ranks him fourth on the all time wins list
  • HC at Cocke County in 1969, 1-8-1 record
  • HC at Gatlinburg Pittman (1972-present), 339-146 record
  • The Highlanders have made the playoffs 31 times in his 44 year tenure that stretches over five decades.
Carlton Flatt
  • 355-68-3 overall coaching record in two different stints at Brentwood Academy.
  • Win total ranks him third on the all time wins list
  • HC at Brentwood Academy (1970-1998 and 2002-2006)
  • The Eagles made the playoffs 28 times in Flatt’s tenure at Brentwood Academy.
  • Won 10 state titles in three different decades (1980s, 1990s and 2000s in four different classifications (Class A, AA, 5A and Division II-AAA) made 20 state title appearances.
  • State title years were 1974 (Class A), 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988 and 1991 (all six titles in Class AA), 1995 and 1996 (5A) and 2006 (Division II-AAA).
Roger Perry
  • 265-92 overall coaching record with stops at Westmoreland, Portland and Mt. Juliet
  • HC at Westmoreland (1984-89), 48-22 record
  • HC at Portland (1990-2005), 151-49 record, 1 state title
  • HC at Mt. Juliet (2006-12), 66-21 record
  • Won the 3A state title in 2000, was the runner up in 1994 and 1999, all three games in his tenure at Portland
  • His teams made the playoffs 27 times during game his career.
Ken Netherland
  • 368-131-3 overall coaching record with tenures at Hillcrest, Germantown, St. Georges and Lausanne.
  • His win total is second most in TSSAA history
  • HC at Hillcrest (1966-73) won 60 games
  • HC at Germantown (1974-2002), won 250 games, one state title
  • HC at St. Georges (2005-10), 52-19 record, one state title
  • HC at Lausanne (2011-13), 6-3 record
  • Won two state titles at two different schools at Germantown won the Class AAA title in 1983 and the Division II-A state title in 2007
  • Is one of only two coaches in TSSAA history to win a state title at both a public (Germantown) and private school (St. Georges).
  • His teams were runner ups four times at Germantown in 1980, 1986, 1990 and 1994 and 2010 at St. Georges.
Gary Rankin
  • 397-73 overall record with tenures at Smith County, Riverdale and Alcoa
  • Winningest coach in Tennessee high school football history
  • Won 12 state titles (8 at Alcoa, 4 at Riverdale).
  • 12 state titles (Alcoa in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016); Riverdale in 1994, 1997, 2001 and 2004)
  • 5 Runner up finishes in 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2003 at Riverdale; 2014 at Alcoa
  • Teams have made 32 playoff appearances under Rankin (6 at Smith County, 15 at Riverdale, 11 at Alcoa)
  • Smith County head coach (1982-89) 58-22 overall record
  • Riverdale head coach (1990-2005), 194-36 record with four State Titles
  • Alcoa head coach (2006-current), 145-15 record with 8 state titles


Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees

Graham Clark
  • Graham enters his 40th year in coaching including the last 24 years at his Alma mater Dobyns Bennett.
  • The Indians have a 239-62 record (.794 winning percentage) under Clark’s leadership.
  • Was the head coach at Chilhowie (VA) in 1980 and 1981 was 19-3, Clark’s overall coaching record is 258-65
  • He has had nine undefeated regular seasons at Dobyns Bennett (1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
  • The Indians have made the playoffs 23 times in Clark’s tenure and won 24 games in the playoffs
  • Dobyns Bennett made the Quarterfinal round seven times (1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2012)
  • Three Semifinal trips (1998, 2000 and 2002)
  • Is currently the President Emeritus of the TNFCA after serving as the President from 1999 to 2005 and again in 2013 and 2014.
Mickey Marley
  • Coached 35 years (five as a defensive backs coach at UT-Martin), 30 years at USJ (27 as head coach 1987-2015)
  • Marley’s coaching record is 245-91 (.729) and the Bruins made 26 Playoff appearances in three different classifications (Class 1A, 2A and Division II-A) and won 42 Playoff games
  • Made five state championship games (1993, 1998, 2000 in 1A, 2009 and 2011 in Division II-A)
  • 10 Semifinal trips (1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2015)
  • 15 Quarterfinal trips (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015) 
  • USJ had six undefeated regular seasons (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2012)
  • Won 15 District titles
  • Had 14 seasons winning 10 or more games (1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
Jeff Porter
  • Enters his 35th season of coaching including the last 34 years at White House.
  • Has served as the White House head coach for the last 30 years (1987 to 2016) and has compiled a 252-112 record and is the longest current tenured coach in 4A state wide.
  • Won the 1997 Class 3A state title
  • Two Undefeated regular seasons (1997 and 2004)
  • 27 Playoff Appearances and has won 46 playoff games
  • Had eight seasons of 10 wins or more (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2013)
  • 6 Semifinal Appearances (1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2008)
  • 17 Quarterfinal Appearances (1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Clint Satterfield
  • Coached 24 total seasons, all at Trousdale County his Alma mater including 23 years as head coach (1984 to 2007)
  • Complied a 238-61 record (.796) in his tenure at Trousdale County
  • Was 5-0 in state title games winning it in 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998 and 2005
  • Yellow Jackets made 20 playoff appearances under Satterfield winning 51 playoff games
  • Had 13 years of winning 10 or more games (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2005) 
  • Three undefeated regular seasons (1990, 1997 and 2005)
  • Nine Semifinal appearances (1990, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2005)
  • 14 Quarterfinal Appearances (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005)
  • Currently is the Trousdale County School Superintendent, a position he has held since 2008.


Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees

Ricky Bowers
  • Enters his 13th year as the head coach at Ensworth as he started the football program in 2004.
  • Overall coaching record is 185-43 (81.1%) coaching at MBA (1994-2001, 81-17 record) and Ensworth (2004-present, 106-26)
  • His teams have won seven state titles in nine title game appearances
  • Won three state titles in four appearances at MBA in (1999, 2000 and 2001), won four titles at Ensworth in five tries (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), all state titles were in Division II-AA
  • Teams have made 18 Playoff Appearances under Bowers (eight at MBA, 10 at Ensworth) and he has a 31-11 record in playoffs
  • Teams have won 10 or more games in a season, 11 times in his career, five times at MBA, six at Ensworth
David Martin
  • Enters his fifth season at Stewarts Creek, where he started the football program back in 2013 and led the Red Hawks to back to back winning records and their first playoff appearance in 2016.
  • Coach Martin has a 228-122 overall coaching record as the head coach at four different stops: Columbia Academy (1989, 2-8), Westmoreland (1990-91, 12-9), Goodpasture (1992-2012, 199-79) and Stewarts Creek (2013-present, 15-26)
  • He has won three Class 2A state titles (1995, 1999 and 2001) and has played in eight title games (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010)
  • Teams have made 24 Playoff appearances under Martin (1991 at Westmoreland), 22 straight trips at Goodpasture (1992-2012) and 2016 at Stewarts Creek and he has a 51-18 record in playoffs.
  • Teams have won 10 or more games 10 times under Martin (1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010)
David Meske
  • Coach Meske is the longest tenured coach in the Volunteer state as he will start his 33rd year at Knoxville Webb in 2017.
  • His overall coaching record at Webb 254-120 (68%)
  • The Spartans have won seven state titles (1996 in 2A, 2006 in Division II-AA and 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Division II-A) in 10 title game appearances
  • Webb has made 26 playoff appearances under Meske and he has a 37-19 record in the playoffs
  • Webb have won 10 or more games nine times in Meske’s career (1989, 1990, 1996, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016)
George Quarles
  • Served as head coach at Maryville for 18 seasons (1999-2016) and is currently in his first season as the Associate Head Coach and Tight Ends coach at Furman
  • Led the Rebels to 11 state titles in 15 title games and has an overall record of 250-16 (.939%)
  • Won 4A state titles in 2000-07 and 6A titles in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
  • Maryville made 18 Playoff appearances under Quarles and he had an 80-7 (.919%) Playoff Record
  • Rebels won 10 or more games in all 18 seasons under Quarles
Bobby Sharp
  • 2017 will mark the 30th season for Sharp patrolling the Lewis County sidelines, which is the third current longest tenured in the state behind David Meske (33 years at Knox. Webb) and Jeff Porter (31 years at White House)
  • The Panthers are 235-105 under Sharp and have made 27 Playoff appearances
  • Lewis County have made six Quarterfinals rounds (1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2013) and one Semifinal round (2013) under Sharp
  • Lewis County have had 10 seasons of at least 10 wins under Sharp (1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013)
  • Sharp also led the Panthers to six undefeated seasons in 1995, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2013
Tom Weathers
  • Head Coach at three different programs: Red Bank (1973-2001), Dade County (GA) (2002-03) and Soddy Daisy (2004-07)
  • Overall record is 248-131 in 35 years as head coach: Red Bank (228-89), Dade County (4-16) and Soddy Daisy (16-26)
  • Teams made 16 playoff appearances under Weathers (15 at Red Bank: 1978, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001; (1 at Soddy Daisy in 2004)
  • Red Bank won the 5A state title in 2000 and finished undefeated at 15-0
  • Red Bank had six 10+ win seasons under Weathers in 1984, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997 and 2000
  • Had 3 Undefeated regular seasons in 1988, 1990 and 2000 *Six 10+ win seasons (1984, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997 and 2000)
  • 3 Undefeated regular seasons in 1988, 1990 and 2000


Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Bobby Alston
  • Enters his 21 year as the head football coach at MUS after taking over the program in 1998.
  • Overall record at MUS in his 20 years is 159-73
  • The Owls have won four state titles in six  title game appearances under Alston
  • MUS won back to back Division II-AAA state titles in 2004 and 2005 as well as  back to back state titles in Division II-AA in 2008 and 2009, the Owls were runners up in 2012 and 2013
  • MUS have made 18 consecutive Playoff Appearances under Alston from 2000-2017
Joe Gaddis
  • Enters his sixth season at Oak Ridge and his 44th year of coaching high school football
  • Overall coaching record is 304-125 which includes a 266-84 record in Tennessee, has also been a head coach in Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina
  • Won the Class AAA state title at Oak Ridge in 1991
  • Head coach at Tullahoma (1983-87), Oak Ridge (1988-1998), Pascagoula (MS) (1999-2000), Austin (AL) (2001-03), Henry County (2004-09), Lexington (NC) (2010-11), Peabody (2012) and Oak Ridge (2013-current)
  • Teams have made 26 playoff appearances under Gaddis’ guidance
Jim Heinz
  • Currently the defensive coordinator at Briarcrest but led ECS to prominence in 31 years at the school
  • Overall coaching record at ECS was 218-88 in 31 seasons (1978-2009)
  • The Eagles won four state titles in three different classifications under Heinz (Class A in 1983, Division II-A in 1999 and 2000 and Division II-AA in 2005) and were runner up three times as well (1984, 2004 and 2006)
  • ECS made the playoffs 23 times in his tenure at the Cordova school
Stump Martin
  • Covered high school sports in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for over 30 years via newspaper, TV, magazine and online
  • Covered high school sports for two decades at the Chattanooga Times Free Press and then started his own brand “Stump on Sports” which is a local TV show and website  in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area
  • Was the organizer for the Tennessee-Georgia all star football game which continues today and was started in 2004
  • Was Editor in Chief for “Tennessee Football Magazine” for three years and served as the Parks and Recreation Director for both the  Rossville (GA) and East Ridge communities


Herchel Moore
  • Coached over six decades in both high school and college and is considered the father of the Wing T offense, introducing the Jet sweep to the country while the head coach at Cumberland University
  • Wrote numerous books on the wing T and has been a regular on the coaching clinic circuit for decades
  • Head coach at metro Nashville schools Glencliff (1959-62, 1970-79), Stratford (1963-69), Beech (1985-1990) and Cumberland University (1993-2003)
  • Posted a  60-51 record at Cumberland, making the NAIA playoffs in only time in school history in 1993 as the Phoenix led the nation in rushing four times during his tenure
  • Moore was inducted as a member of the Cumberland Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Metro Nashville Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame in 2016
Bob Polston
  • Was head football and baseball coach for 21 years (1958-79) across Knoxville and later served as the Athletic Director for the Knox County School System for 27 years (1978-2004)
  • Polston’s overall coaching record in football was 156-44-4 and in baseball was 173-42
  • Head coach at Knoxville East (1958-67), Austin East (1967-70) and Knoxville Rule (1970-79) and teams won 13 district titles and Rule made the playoffs three times in 1973, 1974 and 1976
  • Polston has been inducted in the TSSAA Hall of Fame, the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and the East Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Dave Rider
  • Coached high school football for 42 years and was the head coach at Elizabethton for 24 years in two different stints (1976-88, 1990-99)
  • Overall coaching record is 246-111, including a 173-79 record at Elizabethton
  • Started head coaching career at John Battle (VA) (1965) and Tazewell (VA) (1966-1975) before his success at Elizabethton (1976-88, 1990-99)
  • Elizabethton made the playoffs 11 times under Rider with two Bowl games as well and won 10 district titles
Gary Shephard