Hall Of Fame - 2006


GEORGE COCHRAN – Enjoyed success everywhere he coached during a 32-year career. During 10 years at Eufaula High School his football teams won state championships in 1978 and 1981 while compiling an overall record of 92-18-1. His 23-year football record of 204-51-1 included coaching stints at Mosley, Fla., and Hooper Academy. His only Eufaula basketball team won the state title in 1986 with a 24-3 record. His 11-year basketball record of 193-98 also included stops at Russell County and Rutherford, Fla. He is a member of the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame. A graduate of Russell County High School and Auburn University.  

George Cochran
JACKIE FERGUSON – Spent 24 years in coaching at West Morgan, Brooks, Hazlewood and Athens high schools. He was quite successful during nine years at Hazelwood where his football and track teams won state championships during the same school year on three occasions—1985-86, 1988-89 and 1989-90. Compiling an overall football record of 166-51-1, he was named coach of the year three times. A member of the Lawrence County Hall of Fame, he coached in the North-South all-star game twice and also in the Alabama-Mississippi all-star classic. A graduate of Hazlewood High School and Florence State University.
Jackie Ferguson
PAT GALLE – Has enjoyed an extremely-successful, 34-year coaching career at UMS-Wright Prep School where his boys and girls track teams have won 30 separate state indoor and outdoor championships in addition to five boys and girls state cross country titles. These teams were also state runners-up 32 times. A member of the UMS-Wright Hall of Fame, he has received several Mobile County coach of the year awards. He has served the Mobile Track Coaches Association as president. A graduate of McGill Institute and the University of South Alabama. Pat Galle
DON HACKNEY – Has been associated with success as a coach and administrator at the Alabama School for the Deaf for 28 years. The Silent Warriors’ most recent AHSAA successes were their 1997 and 1998 appearances in the state basketball semi-finals. ASD’s record of deaf school athletic accomplishments during his tenure is unprecedented in school history and includes 485 wins, six national championships and many national records. Because of that success ASD has become known nationally among deaf schools as the “Home of Champions.” A graduate of Belfry High School (Ky.) and Morehead State University (Ky.)    Don Hackney
GLENN HAWKINS – Has been involved in high school officiating for over 50 years. A founding member of the East Alabama Football Officials Association, he also formed the East Alabama associations for basketball, baseball and volleyball and has spent countless hours recruiting and training officials. He was cited by the state senate in 1994 for his outstanding public service and has received contribution awards from the City of Anniston and Calhoun County. He received the National Federation Distinguished Service Award in 1998. A graduate of Alexandria High School and the Jacksonville State University. Glenn Hawkins
JIM HUBBERT – Coached for 20 years at Ohatchee, Oxford, Bibb County, Lanett and Maplesville. During his 10 years at Maplesville his teams won a state football championship in 1996 after finishing runner-up a year earlier. Named Coach of the Year in 1996, he served a term as president of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. Also he coached in both the Alabama-Mississippi and North-South all-star football games. A graduate of Oxford High School and Jacksonville State University. Jim Hubbert
DAN LEWIS – Spent 30 of his 39 years in coaching at Carver High School in Montgomery where his basketball teams won state championships in 1983 and 1984. His teams reached the regional finals eight other times. He also coached at A. L Martin where he was named Clarke County coach of the year four times and finished his career at St. Jude. His 39-year overall coaching record is 519-291. A graduate of Carver High School (Montgomery) and Alabama State University.
Dan Lewis
EUGENE MASON – This living legend at R. C. Hatch High School is the winningest coach in Alabama prep basketball history with an amazing 919 victories on his record during his 40-year career in Perry County. He has guided seven R.C. Hatch teams to state basketball championships, the most by any coach in state history to date. He has coached in both the Alabama-Mississippi and North-South all-star games and has received several coach of the year awards. A graduate of Ullman High School and Florida A&M University.    Eugene Mason
JACK RAY – Spent 13 of his 20 years in coaching at Wetumpka High School where he established the basic foundation for the school athletic program that still exists today. The first permanent seats, restrooms, concession stands, irrigation system and field house were added during his tenure. His 13 football teams compiled an 82-40-8 record with undefeated seasons in 1953, 1963 and 1964. He also coached at Millry, Central-Phenix City and Tallassee and served as Elmore County Superintendent of Schools. A graduate of Wetumpka High School and Troy State Teachers College.
Jack Ray


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