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1986 - 1989

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Willie Golden, Bob Bailey, Evan Means, Ruby O'Kain

Willie Golden: Willie was an outstanding O.R.H.S. Basketball athlete from 1964 - 66. Golden was known for being the first black captain on an athletic team at an integrated Tennessee secondary school. During his career, he was named to the All-East Tennessee and All-State squads. Optimist Club volunteer service award. Golden served as recreation supervisor for the City of Oak Ridge.

Bob Bailey: Bob was a Baseball Coach for Youth and Adult: 1952 - 1980; Organization of O.R. Baseball Association: 1952; Assisted in the maintaining of O.R. Baseball League: 1952 - 1975; Basketball Coach for Church/City Youth League 1958 - 1969; Member of Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.

Evan Means: Evan was an Oak Ridger since 1944. Means wrote the weekly "Sportsman's Corner" column for Oak Ridger for 40 years. He twice won the Tennessee Conservation League's highest award and has been honored by countless outdoor groups. He is the co-founder of the Tennessee Trails Association and author of Tennesse Trails and other outdoor articles. Means also served as president of the Tennesse Outdoors Writers Association.

Ruby O'Kain: Ruby came to Oak Ridge from Loudon in 1947 and made her mark in athletics at a time when it wasn't fashionable for women to play sports. She played on the Y-12 basketball team, was a member of the state championship softball team in 1954, and was one of the top bowlers in the city in the 1950s. O'Kain was also a competitive tennis player. The first female inducted into the ORSHOF.


Jack Armstrong, Jim Grubb, Lawrence Hahn, Bill Lewis

Jack Armstrong: Jack was head football coach at ORHS from 1955-1968. Armstrong was responsible for bringing national prominence to the Oak Ridge program. The Wildcats won three state championships under Armstrong and captured a mythical national championship in 1968. His overall record at ORHS was 105-28-5.

Jim Grubb: Jim played Football at ORHS -- All East Tennessee, All State, All Southern and Wigwam Wiseman All American in 1953 and 1954. ORHS Track -- Pole Vaulting record. Attended UT on a 4 year football scholarship. Wingback position, 1955 - 57 Volunteer letterman. Played semi-pro football with Knoxville Bears. Coached Little League, and was TSSAA referee (football, basketball, and baseball).

Lawrence Hahn: Lawrence was the first Director of Boys Club of Oak Ridge -- 1958 to 2004. He is a legendary figure in the community of Oak Ridge, working tirelessly to help young boys to become wholesome young men. The sports programs at the Boys Club have been a starting place for many of the outstanding athletes that have been a part of the great sports heritage of Oak Ridge High and later for college and national sports.

Bill Lewis: Bill was the Atomic City Aquatics Club Coach for 17 years Head coach of the Oak Ridge High School track and field team Excelled in the classroom, earning several awards for his teaching abilities


B.B. Hopkins, Buddy Pope, Jackie Pope, Bob Stuhlmiller

B.B. Hopkins: An ORHS Athlete. He was named to All-American Baseball Team (3rd base). Made the All-State semi-pro team as a junior in high school. Lettered at ORHS in 1948 and 49. Basketball (forward), named three times to the All-District team. Football (running back/safety), made All-East Tennessee one season. The Knoxville Smokies were a farm club of the Major League NY Giants in the late 1940's. New York offered him $10,000 to sign (a lot of money at that time), but decided to go to UT on a baseball scholarship. All-SEC team as a junior in 1952 —- claimed both all-conference and All America honors during his senior year. Led the SEC in hitting going 36 for 87 with a .414 batting average. His .351 career batting average is one of the tops in Tennessee history. In 1951 he led Tennessee to its first college world series.—made it to the championship. It would be another 45 years before UT would make another trip to the college world series. Member of the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Baseball Wall of Fame.

Buddy Pope: Buddy. was aFour sport letterman (1945-48) at ORHS; earned 13 varsity letters, Captain on three Wildcat teams his senior year; College: Football at Univ. of Florida and Baseball at ETSU. Piloted the ORHS baseball team for 11 years, compiling all-time best coaching record. Most Valuable Player in State Fastpitch Softball Tournament (1950s).

Jackie Pope: Jackie was an All -America prep football player. He played Football, Baseball, Basketball, and ran track. Football: Played tailback; State and National titles in 1956 and 1958; Baseball: Shortstop & center field; lettered four years (1956-59); Track: Championship teams in 1956, '57 & '58; state champs in 440, 880 and 1-mile relay teams; Basketball: Played guard for 3 seasons on ORHS team that went to state tournament.

Bob Stuhlmiller: Bob was a successfll coach at the Junior High level, he began coaching in 1946. Stuhlmiller fielded strong teams in football, basketball, and track during the 1950s. When the junior high was divided into Robertsville and Jefferson in the 1950's, he went to Robertsville and coached three sports. His best basketball team, the 1950-51 squad, won 15 straight games and won three post-season tournaments.


Shep Lauter, Ben Martin, Nick Orlando, Carl Yearwood

Shep Lauter: Shep was a standout high school athlete from Chattanooga (McCallie High). Lauter became recreation supervisor in Oak Ridge. He developed the first Little League baseball program in the city. Shep helped organize the New and Better Oak Ridge (NABOR), which pushed through a bond referendum that provided funds for construction of the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Honored with "Shep Lauter Day" on August 19, 1966.

Ben Martin: Ben was the first Coach and Athletic Director at ORHS. He began his career with the opening of the school in 1943. He coached football (1943-47), basketball (1943-59), and track and field (1944-65). His most notable coaching successes were in track and field, winning seven state championships (1952, 53, 56, 57, 58, 61 and 62). The ORHS track is named in his honor. He is also a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Considered by many as the "Father of Oak Ridge Athletics."

Nick Orlando: Nick was a football coach at Jefferson Junior High for 30 years (1945 -- 1975). Coach Orlando complied a sterling won-loss record. Orlando's last four teams went unbeaten and posted a 25-game win streak. His 1973 team went 7-0 and outscored opponents 316-18. A member of the East Tennessee Football Hall of Fame, he was also a respected offcial and refereed the 1955 state basketball championship between Linden and Kingsport.

Carl Yearwood: Carl was a 1932 graduate of the University of Tennessee. Carl "Rabbit" Yearwood helped establish a number of firsts in Oak Ridge athletics. As director of Oak Ridge Recreation Department in 1952, he helped initiate sponsorship of two swim clubs. He also helped start programs in tennis and gymnastics. Leagues were formed for slow pitch softball and basketball for all ages and gender, and many summer programs were established during his tenure. One of the city parks is named in his honor.