Hall of Fame - 1992


MAJOR BROWN – Coached football at Parker High School in Birmingham for 22 years and never had a losing season. He served the Birmingham City Board of Education for 11 years as an assistant physical education supervisor. The Major Brown Foundation, a provider of scholarships for athletes, has been established in his honor. A graduate of State Teachers College Institute and Alabama State.


JAMES PAUL "J.P." CAIN – Made countless contributions to public education at Hartselle as a teacher, football coach and school administrator. During his 12 years as head coach, his teams posted a 66-51-3 record. A booster club scholarship is named in his honor along with the football stadium. A graduate of Hartselle High and Jacksonville State, where he is also a member of the JSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

LENETTE CALVIN – Enjoyed an unusually successful career coaching gymnastics and cheerleading for 33 years at Sylacauga and Decatur where she won numerous honors and championships, both national and state. During her 11 years in Decatur she coached four teams at the same time and kept the level of competition high. A graduate of Woodlawn High and the University of Alabama.

JAMES CHAFIN – Coached football for 17 years at Robert E. Lee High School, the last six as head coach with a record of 51-12-3 which included two state championships, a 32-game winning streak and two State Coach of the Year awards. After serving seven years as Montgomery County athletic supervisor, he served Trinity Presbyterian as athletic director. A graduate of Albertville High and Jacksonville State.

BILL DOTY – Coached football for 30 years, 12 of those at Russellville, with five state championships and numerous awards and honors to his credit. His 28-year record as a head coach is 173-104-6. His Russellville teams enjoyed a 41-game unbeaten string. He coached in two all-star games and served as president of the high school coaches association. A graduate of Hamilton High and North Alabama.


BOB FINLEY – Coached 27 of his 30 years at W.A. Berry. His 23 football teams compiled a 179-79-5 record with two state championships and two second place finishes in 12 playoff appearances. Twice he was named State Coach of the Year. Also, he coached the girls basketball team to four Final Four appearances in eight years. A graduate of Fayette County High and the University of Tennessee.

SEVERNE A. FRAZIER – Has been a teacher, coach and principal in Alabama high schools and served as an official for more than 20 years. Perhaps his most important contribution came as executive secretary of the Alabama Interscholastic Athletic Association when he was instrumental in bringing about a successful merger of the old black and white high school athletic associations in 1968. A graduate of State Normal High and Alabama State.


BEN GLOVER – Worked in public schools of Alabama for 30 years – 15 at B.C. Rain – as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator. His influence is still being felt in athletic programs in Mobile county where six of the 25 current head football coaches either played under him or served with him as an assistant coach. He served on the District Board of the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Leroy High and Mississippi State.

JAMES E. GLOVER – Coached for 31 years at Etowah – 24 years as head coach – where his teams posted a 194-96-15 overall record with six undefeated teams and a state championship. Received several Coach of the Year awards and was named to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. A graduate of Hale County High and Delta State.


BILL HARRIS – Coached for 13 years at Pell City, Sylacauga and Ensley before serving the Birmingham City Schools as athletic director for 22 years where he led the athletic program in Birmingham to the highest level in its history. He is also given much of the credit for the smoothness of integration of Birmingham’s athletic program. A graduate of Ensley High and Auburn University.

NELSON HUGHES – Coached basketball for 29 years at Sumter County Training and Livingston where his teams compiled an overall record of 621-156 with one state championship and numerous state tournament appearances. He coached in the all-star game twice and has served on the District Board and the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Linden Academy and Alabama State.


TOM JONES – Gained recognition as Robert E. Lee's first football coach as his 11 teams posted an outstanding winning percentage of 84 with a 93-12-5 record and five state championships. His overall prep coaching record is 149-36-10 at Lee and Hayneville. He also coached at Auburn University and Troy State. A graduate of Tallassee High and Troy State.


DOUG LOCKRIDGE – Served as athletic director and football coach for 31 years at valley where his teams posted an overall record of 160-87-9 while winning four state championships. He had an immeasurable impact upon the community, school and his players by the consistent application of his belief that dedication and discipline are essential in any endeavor. A graduate of Walker County High and the University of Alabama

CHUCK MILLER – Coached for 32 years – 26 of them at Talladega – with a career basketball record of 680-238, 11 trips to the state tournament and 16 county championships. The school gymnasium has been named in his honor. He served 10 years on the District Board and two terms on the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Oxford High and Jacksonville State.


J.L. NOLEN – Served the Opp school system for 40 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal and superintendent. His greatest contributions to prep athletics in Alabama came during his 23 years of invaluable service as a member of the AHSAA Central Board of Control and five additional years on the District Board. A graduate of Handley High and Jacksonville State.


HUGH O'SHIELDS – Coached for 29 years at Cleveland and Oneonta where his football teams compiled an overall record of 243-74-13 with two state championships. He was named Coach of the Year three times and also coached basketball, track and baseball. He served on the Eighth District Board and the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Geraldine High and Jacksonville State.

JAMES R. PORCH – Is known most for his successful nine years of coaching at Verbena where his football teams posted an overall 79-11 record, including five consecutive undefeated seasons and a winning streak of 49 games. A monument has been built in his honor and former players and friends gather every June for a reunion. A graduate of Arab High and Jacksonville State.

JACK POWELL – Coached 18 of his 20 years of high school basketball at Eufaula, where his teams compiled a 364-178 record and went to the state tournament nine times with one state championship. He produced a number of college players. He also coached at Livingston State for six years. A graduate of Pleasant Home High and Auburn University.


MUTT REYNOLDS – Worked in the teaching/coaching profession for 40 years but is known for his 28 years of coaching at Ramsay where his teams won a state championship in 1953 and participated in 14 Crippled Children’s Clinic games. The Vestavia Hills stadium is named in his honor. He served on the District Five Athletic Board and the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Phillips High and Auburn University. 


TOM TARLETON – Coached 17 years at Tuscaloosa where his basketball teams compiled a phenomenal 86.2 winning percentage (431-69), won two state championships and reeled off a 58-game winning streak in 1961-62. His golf teams won four state titles and he also coached baseball and football. He served as president of the coaches association. A graduate of Thomasville High and Livingston State.


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