Huntingdon Hall Of Fame Inducts AHSAA’s Stallworth
AHSAA Associate Executive Director Tony Stallworth was inducted into the Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday during one of the highlight events of the school's annual homecoming activities.
The 1978 graduate, a member of the basketball teams for two years, averaged 13 points and four assists as a junior with many memorable moments in key conference games. He was best known for his leadership and ability to adapt. After an injury prevented him from playing his senior year, he remained a team leader from the bench and was praised by Coach Neal Posey and his teammates for his attitude and spirit.
Participating in the induction ceremony were Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West, Coach Buzz Phillips and Anthony Leith, Vice-President for College and Alumni Relations.
A Monroe County native who graduated from J.F. Shields High School in Beatrice in 1974, played on the 1972 state basketball championship team, then attended Lomax-Hannon Junior College in Greenville for two years on basketball scholarship before completing his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College. He earned his Masters in Physical Education at Alabama State University, earned a Certificate of Administration at Auburn University-Montgomery and his Class AA in Educational Administration from Alabama State.
Stallworth began his coaching career as an assistant basketball coach at Lomax-Hannon from 1978-83 while working as Supervisor of Parks and Recreation for the Dunbar Center in Greenville. He moved to Monroe Senior High School in 1983 where he served as assistant basketball and head track coach for five years.
He moved to Brantley High School in 1988 where he compiled a 48-0 record as head junior high coach and assistant boys varsity basketball coach for two years. He served as Brantley head boys basketball coach from 1990-2005, compiling a 298-47 record with three state championships – the Class 1A crown in 1993 and 1994 and the 2A state title in 1995. He was named Class 1A Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and Class 2A Coach of the Year in 1995.
Stallworth also served as assistant principal from 1997-2005, became principal from 2006-08 and moved to the Crenshaw County Board of Education in 2008.
He joined the AHSAA staff Nov. 1, 2011. His duties include coordination of the AHSAA’s Coaches Education program, the school audit program, the Reclassification Committee, Middle School/Junior High professional development work with all championship events.