Springfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Class for 2020

Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Corridor of Fame Proclaims Class for 2020

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – Springfield Excessive Faculty has formally introduced the 2020 class of the Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Corridor of Fame.

“We’re excited to have established an official athletics corridor of fame to characterize our wealthy historical past and honor the highest athletes and devoted supporters of our packages all through the years. Among the greatest athletes within the state acquired their begin in Springfield, whether or not at Bransford Excessive or Springfield Excessive. The committee has chosen a superb group of people this yr that may eternally be enshrined because the second Corridor of Fame class,” stated Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Director Dustin Wilson.

Inductees might be acknowledged at an occasion in 2021; extra info together with the way to buy tickets might be launched quickly.


The twelve people which were named to the first-ever Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Corridor of Fame are as follows:

C.B. “Bee” Atchley

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1951

A bruising again for Coach Boyce Smith, Atchley earned All Midstate and All Southern honors in 1950. Atchley went on to turn into the Director of Springfield Parks and Recreation the place he helped manage various youth sports activities packages nonetheless energetic to at the present time.

Eugene M. (Gene) Beck

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1964

A multisport athlete at SHS, Gene performed faculty basketball at Emory and Henry earlier than returning to his alma mater serving as basketball coach till 1986 when he was employed as an Assistant Government Director for the Tennessee Secondary Faculty Athletic Affiliation serving on a number of guidelines committees for the Nationwide Federation of State Excessive Faculty Associations. Gene served as President of the Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation whereas enjoying an energetic function in serving to facilitate the design and building of most of the athletic services presently on campus.

Sandra M. Cantrell Sherril

Bransford Excessive Faculty Class of 1965

One of many biggest gamers in Bransford historical past, Sandra was a 4 yr starter for the Lions averaging over 20 factors per sport annually together with 30 factors per sport her senior yr. After attending faculty at Tennessee State College Sandra started a 44 yr profession at Meharry Medical Faculty within the Colleges of Medication Dentistry and Graduate Research and Analysis.

John Cron

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1949

In an unimaginable 3 yr span, Cron scored 301 factors for the Yellow Jackets main the Yellow Jackets to a 21-4-3 file towards a few of the hardest competitors in Tennessee. Cron earned All Midstate Honors in 1947 and 1948 and was named All State and All Southern in 1948.


Chrissie Herring

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1989

After an impressive highschool profession at SHS, Herring went on to turn into one of many prime gamers in Belmont Girls’s Basketball historical past. A 2002 Belmont Corridor of Fame inductee, Chrissie nonetheless holds Belmont data for profession scoring, season subject aim share, and most subject targets made in a season.

Curtis Holland

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1976

Began the Springfield Excessive Faculty Tennis staff the place he has served as head coach for 35 years. Dozens of Springfield gamers have captured district and area championships with a number of state event appearances. Along with quite a few coach of the yr honors at a number of ranges, the tennis complicated at Garner Road Park was re-named the Curtis Holland Tennis Advanced in April of 2012.

Jerry Parham

Bransford Excessive Faculty Class of 1968

A 4 yr letterman in each soccer and basketball, Jerry led Bransford to unparalleled success on the gridiron and court docket culminating with an upset over prime 5 ranked Franklin County, a Blanket Bowl victory, and Bransford’s first look within the state basketball event.

Gerlonda Lena Hardin – Fite

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 2000

After main Springfield to a sub state look her senior yr, Gerlonda took her abilities to Clarksville, changing into one of the adorned gamers in Austin Peay Historical past. Gerlonda was inducted into the 2010 APSU Athletic Corridor of Fame after main the Governors to 4 consecutive NCAA event appearances.

Randy Thomas

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1968

Legendary soccer and wrestling coach who led the Yellow Jackets to the 1993 Class AAA state soccer championship and three consecutive state runner up finishes twin meet wrestling from 1992-1994. Coach Thomas has served as the top coach in 6 the ten complete championship appearances that Springfield Excessive Faculty athletes have made.


Odis Swallows Sr. (Posthumous)

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1944

One of the crucial adorned gamers for Coach Boyce Smith, obtained quite a few particular person honors culminating together with his All-State choice in 1944. Swallows was drafted into navy service throughout his senior yr the place he served within the Philippine Islands and obtained two Bronze stars.

Ted Jamison

Bransford Excessive Faculty Class of 1968

A two sport standout at Bransford in soccer and basketball, Ted additionally excelled in baseball on his Babe Ruth and American Legion groups as Bransford didn’t have a baseball staff). Baseball was the game of alternative in faculty as Jamison went on to have an unimaginable profession at Lipscomb College affords to play went on to have an unimaginable profession at Lipscomb College which included again to again runner up finishes within the NAIA World Sequence in 1971 and 1972. Jamison was inducted into the Lipscomb Athletic Corridor of Fame in 1997.

Tremaine Turner

Springfield Excessive Faculty Class of 1999

An excellent working again for the Yellow Jackets, Turner captured all state honors his junior and senior years in addition to being named a TSSAA Mr. Soccer finalist in 1998. Tremaine adopted Coach David Cutcliffe to Ole Miss the place he performed alongside Eli Manning within the Music Metropolis, Independence and Cotton Bowls.


Concerning the Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Corridor of Fame

The Corridor of Fame was established by Springfield Excessive Faculty along side the Springfield Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation to honor, protect and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of athletes, coaches, directors and contributors whose lives have had lasting influence on the wealthy historical past of the athletic packages at Springfield Excessive Faculty.

Potential athletes might be eligible for nomination 10 years after their class’s commencement. Among the many accomplishments taken into consideration for consideration might be particular person, All-District, All Area, and All State honors, particular person, faculty, or staff data held and influence on groups and the general athletic program of SHS throughout their period.

Nomination can be open to coaches and directors who’ve participated with distinction and/or made important contributions to athletics at SHS. Such coaches or directors shall be eligible starting 5 years from after they’ve left SHS of their official capability, or in particular circumstances as decided by the nomination committee.

Contributors from the group can even be thought-about for nomination primarily based upon their service and dedication to the athletic program at SHS.

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