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2019


Craig Freeman, Shirley Holt/Hale, David Shaffer, Kim Cox accepting for her mother, Sudartha Vann (dec)





Craig Freeman, Shirley Holt-Hale, David Shaffer, Sudhartha Vann

Craig Freeman: Craig is a 1976 graduate of Oak Ridge High School where he was member the varsity football team earning 3 letters, JV basketball, and track team. On the football field is where he excelled. During the decade of the 70's he was the most productive running back.

Individually and as a teammate:

  • 2534 yards from scrimmage for career
  • 28 touchdowns for career
  • 94-yard Kickoff return for a touchdown
  • 78-yard run from scrimmage for a touchdown
  • 212-yard game
  • Twice earning Mr. Go award as the best running back for the year
  • 520 yards vs Austin East 1975 total yard rushing in
  • a game -500 yards vs Clinton 1975 total yard rushing in a game
  • 512 yards vs Bearden 1976 total yard rushing in a game
  • 1975 one of three players with 100+ rushing yards in single game vs Maplewood
  • 30 Wins 3 losses
  • Member of 1975 State Championship Team
These numbers are more impressive as they were achieved as part of a 2 running back option offense. On 95 percent of the plays, the eventual ball carrier would not be known until after the ball was snapped. Some of Craig's best performances came during the State Championship run in 1975. During the 3-game run he ran for over 300 yards and scored 8 touchdowns. One of the touchdowns was the 94-yard kickoff return that changed the semifinal game.
Craig earned a scholarship to play football at Western Kentucky. After graduation he returned to east Tennessee to work in the service of others at Camelot Care Center, Foothills care, and Roane County Schools.

Shirley Holt-Hale: Shirley is a graduate of Cosby High School, Cosby, TN and Berea College, Berea, KY. She holds a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a PhD from Peabody Vanderbilt.
Shirley played basketball in high school (the only athletics available for girls) and in college where she was a starter for 4 years and captain for 3 of her 4 years. She was WSI certified in advanced swimming and lifesaving. She was on staff at Berea College to teach in the Department of Physical Education for four years. During those 4 years she coached women's basketball, officiated collegiate women's basketball, volleyball and field hockey. She taught water ballet, creative dance, and gymnastics as well as traditional team and individual sports.
Shirley is a retired physical educator from Linden Elementary School with 38 years of teaching children in physical education. For 36 of those years of teaching, Linden Elementary had a before school Jogging Club and a Jump Rope Club. From that jogging club emerged hundreds of boys and girls who went on to Robertsville Middle School and Oak Ridge High School to become members of the track teams at those schools. For 25 years Linden Elementary served as a demonstration school for physical education, a program that was always open for visitation from other teachers and administrators interested in the program.
Shirley has served as NASPE and as AAHPERD Presidents and was National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She served as chairperson of the physical education committee for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board Certification), was a member of the Task Force for the development of the first National Standards for Physical Education. She has served as Tennessee Health and Physical Education Association President twice and is currently serving as Parliamentarian and Strategic Planning Chair.
Shirley’s professional honors include the Honor Award at state, district and national levels of physical education, charter member of the North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals. She is a member of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame, the only elementary physical education teacher to be inducted. She taught a physical education lesson on the lawn of the White House, with George Bush observing, to promote fitness for children. She recently received the Gulick Award, the highest award given for service in health and physical education, the only teacher of elementary physical education to ever be so honored.
She is the co-author of Children Moving (10th edition), Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education (a collection of lesson plans for dance, gymnastics and games/sports inspired by the children at Linden Elementary School, and PE Metrics (an assessment guide for physical education).
Shirley serves as a consultant in elementary physical education curriculum for physical education teachers throughout the United States.
In her spare time, Shirley continues a love of tennis participation and an active involvement in the Tennessee legislative process for physical education for children.
When asked what she considers her greatest professional accomplishment, Shirley is quick to answer, “The teaching of over 4000 students in elementary physical education, hopefully with a lifelong love of physical activity and the skills for success in their chosen activity pursuit.” For that dedication the gymnasium at Linden Elementary School was named in her honor in 2013 with an inscription that reads, “For 38 years of teaching children’s physical education with the joy and passion inspired by her mother.” Shirley brought to elementary physical education strong beliefs in student learning/skill acquisition, a balanced curriculum of educational gymnastics, dance and rhythms, and the foundational skills of games/sports coupled with the belief that all children have the birthright to the skills for success in sports and the enjoyment in early experiences that leads to a lifetime of physical activity.

David Shaffer: David is a 1969 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.

David was an outstanding Offensive Tackle for the ORHS Wildcats during his Junior and Senior years and was offered a full scholarship with the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. After one year, David decided to forego his 4 year Western Kentucky University scholarship and walk-on at the University of Tennessee where he earned a full football scholarship. During his time at the University of Tennessee, he started and lettered (3 years), playing Right Tackle during the 1971 thru 73 football seasons. During his tenure, the Vols finished No. 9th and 8th in the country, per the AP Polls in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and played in the Liberty, Bluebonnet, and Gator Bowls.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1973; David was selected by the professional New York Stars team, a member of the upstart World Football League. The Stars later relocated to Charlotte and became the Charlotte Hornets.

In addition to his football accomplishments, David excelled perhaps even more so during his two-year letterman career with the ORHS Track team. David was the team's Number 1 discus thrower and proved to be a formidable opponent. However, David saved his best performance for the most important meet in his career, the 1969 State Championship meet. There he threw the discus a school record 168 feet, ½ inch. This record still stands in 2019, almost exactly 50 years later.

In spite of his many and outstanding accomplishment as a two-sport athlete, David has mentioned numerous times to his fellow ORHS teammates that his best and most favorable accomplishment has been off the field, with his 45 year marriage to his wife, Vickie Kay and his pride and joys: daughter Avenelle Branham and son David K., plus his three (3) grandchildren.

Sudhartha Vann: Sudartha is a 1955 graduate from Oak Ridge High School. She was an outstanding athlete, participating in swimming and playing softball and basketball. After graduating from ORHS, Sudartha worked for the OR Parks and Recreation as a playground director. Sudartha taught Red Cross classes for advanced lifeguarding and drown proofing.

After earning her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Tennessee, she taught Health and Physicl Education at ORHS for 30 years. She also taught an aerobics class there.

Sudartha felt blessed to coach so many outstanding players that went on to play college ball. Sudartha excelled in all sports she played. She earned numerous swimming medals for the individual freestyle race and relay races at the Oak Ridge Municipal Pool at ACAC swim meets. She enjoyed playing softball, field hockey and basketball. One of her favorite basketball memories was participating in the Southern Appalachian Basketball Tournament at Chilhowee Park. Oak Ridge girls were coached by Margaret Gotshall.

Prior to 1973, Sudartha coached intramural teams with Oak Ridge girls that competed with other local schools. These girls encouraged her to start a girls’ team at ORHS. Several qualified applicants emerged, but stepped aside when discovering the coaching position was not paid. Sudartha’s incentive to put in all the time and effort was her love for the girls and wanting them to have the experience of playing high school basketball. Sudartha had a young family, with her youngest, a daughter being only three years old. She worked hard to organize schedules, buses, referees, and everything else to make the seasons a success. Sudartha coached her first sanctioned game in 1973. She would continue to coach the team through 1978. She has an impressive 70% winning record. Many former players continue to share how they were able to play, excel on the court and create those special memories because of Coach Vann.

2018


Leah Sharp Braden, Jason McAddley, Eric Thomas, Steven L. Williams





Leah Sharp Braden, Jason McAddley, Eric Thomas, Steven L. Williams

Leah Sharp Braden: Leah is a 1997 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She was a member of the 1997 State Championship basketball team where she would be named All-District, All-Region, and All-State. She was also the MVP of the 1997 State Tournament. Leah signed with the University of North Carolina Tarheels. She was Captain of the 2001 team. Leah led her team to an ACC Championship, two (2) Sweet 16 Appearances and one (1) Elite 8 Appearance.

Jason McAddley: Jason is a 1997 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and is one of the top athletes ever to wear the Cardinal and Gray. A two-sport star, Jason excelled in football and track. He still holds the Oak Ridge records in the 300 meter hurdles, the high jump and in the decathlon. Jason would sign an athletic scholarship to play football and run track at the University of Alabama. A two-sport star there as well, he played football and still holds the record for the 4 x 110 Shuttle Hurdle Relay. Jason was also named to the All Academic SEC team. He would see his football career continue into the NFL where he played for the Cardinals, the Titans, and the 49’ers.

Eric Thomas: Eric is a 1986 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was a two sport athlete excelling in basketball and football. Eric was a running back, kicker, and linebacker for the Wildcats earning All-America and All-State honors. He would sign to play football at Georgia Tech. Eric was a four year starter at linebacker for the Rambling Wreck. He was named first team All-ACC in 1989. Eric now is a Special Agent for the FBI and Chief for the Civil Rights Unit.

Steven L. Williams: Steven is a 1980 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. A three-sport athlete, he would excel at track and football. Steve was the punter for the 1979 football State Champion team. He would set and break the school’s high jump record four times. Steve signed to play football at Carson Newman but would transfer to Austin Peay where he would be the punter for the next three (3) years. After graduation, Steve began a career coaching high school and college basketball. He has more than 450 career wins and led Paxton High School in Florida to a State Championship in 2014.


2017


Susan Rosenvinge Ahlberg, Jack Bailey, Gail Sewell ( accepting for Bill Sewell), Scott Stallings (not pictured)




Susan Rosenvinge Ahlberg, Jack Bailey, Bill Sewell, Scott Stallings

Susan Rosenvinge Ahlberg: Susan Rosenvinge Ahlberg is a 1980 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. An all-around athlete, Susan excelled in track and field, cross country, and swimming. As a member of the 4 x 800 relay team, Susan has set state records and New Sentinel Relay records. In 1980, she qualified for the state meet in the 400, the high jump, and two relays and also participated in the pentathlon. Susan walked on the diving team at the University of Tennesee and won several diving events in both the 1-meter and 3-meter levels.

Jack Bailey: Jack Bailey is a 1962 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was a member of the track team which won two consecutive state championships in 1961 and 1962. He was on a 4 x 880 team that set a new state record in 1962. Jack continued his track prowess at the University of Alabama from 1963-1966. In 2016, Jack won the prestigious Paul W. Bryant Alumni Athlete Award given based on character, professional achievements, contributions to society and service to fellow man.

Bill Sewell: Bill Sewell was a 1961 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. After college, Bill was employed by the Oak Ridge Parks and Recreation Department as aquatics supervisor. He would move up the ranks and spend many years as the Director. During his tenure, he was instrumental in starting the Oak Ridge Rowing Association, Masters Softball, and Masters Swim programs. Bill was also a co-founder of the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame.

Scott Stallings: Scott Stallings is a 2003 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was an all- state golfer his junior and senior year. Scott received a scholarship to play golf at Tennessee Tech where he was the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year in 2006 and 2007. Scott turned professional in 2007 and has had three (3) victories on the PGA Tour: The Greenbriar Classic, the True South Classic, and the Farmers Insurance Open.


2016


Philip Boatner, Eric Menefee, Don Stephens, Howie Moss



(left to right): Philip Boatner, Eric Menefee, Don Stephens, Howie Moss

Philip Boatner: Philip Boatner has a long history of competitive swimming. He joined the Oak Ridge City Aquatics swim team in 1978 and later joined the Atomic City Aquatics Club, where he was coached by the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame member, Lois Weir, for more than 20 years. Philip was also captain of the Oak Ridge High School Wildcatfish in 1993.

Most notably is Philip’s involvement in the Special Olympics for more than 30 years that has earned him a total of 68 gold, silver, and bronze medals. His greatest swimming accomplishment was in 1991 when he won gold for the state of Tennessee in the 50 meter and 25 meter backstroke at the International Special Olympics. For this, Philip received the Tennessee State Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.

Retired from the pool, Philip keeps his competitive spirits alive by participating in bowling, track and field, golf, and basketball in Tennessee Special Olympics.

Eric Menefee: Eric graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1985. He was captain of the football team that had a 10-0 regular season record. Eric was all-state running back and named to the Tennessee all star team in 1985. During his senior season, he rushed for 1800 yards and 23 touchdowns. Eric was a four year letterman, Academic All Conference, and a three-year defensive starter. He received a full football scholarship to Appalachian State University. During that time ASU was Southern Conference Champions for 3 of his four years. Eric still holds several top 10 records at Oak Ridge High School.

Don Stephens: Don was a starter in both football and basketball at Jefferson Junior High School in 1952-53. At Oak Ridge High School, he was a three-year letterman in football and basketball. Don was captain of the ’56 undefeated and state championship football team. The three combined teams that he played on at OR won 26 games while losing only 2. As a member of the basketball team in ’57-’58, Don led the team as a starting guard to a 27-3 record. He was named to the all state and All-America teams in football. Don signed to play football at the University of Tennessee in 1957 and lettered on the 1958 team as a wingback.

Howie Moss: Howie Moss was a two-sport star athlete at Oak Ridge High School and later at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1958 and was awarded a basketball scholarship to UT. At Oak Ridge, Howie was co-captain of the ‘57-‘58 basketball team that was rated number two in the state before being upset in the state tournament. He was also an outstanding track athlete helping lead the track teams to state championships from 1956 to 1958. He was a standout long jumper and high jumper. His record in the long jump stood for over 20 years. Howie went on to become a starter at Tennessee for the basketball Vols. In track and field, he also won the SEC crown in the high jump in 1961 with a jump of 6’ 7” just missing the SEC record by ½”.


2015


Lowell Wilson, Dennis Strickler, Regina Kirk, David Moore

Lowell Wilson: is a 1953 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He participated in both track and football. As a member of the track team, Oak Ridge won the State title in both 1952 and 1953. Lowell was a member of the 880 relay team which school and state record. Lowell set the record in the 100 yard dash at the Knoxville News Sentinel Relays...a record which would stand until the track surface was changed. Lowell signed to run track at the University of Tennessee.

Dennis Strickler: Dennis played on the Oak Ridge High School tennis team in the mid-1960s. He played #1 singles for Berea College, where he won the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) singles and doubles, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) district championship in 1970.
Returning to Oak Ridge in the mid-1970s to work as a research staff member at ORNL, he won several local Blacksher Memorial tournaments and City tennis championships between 1975 and 1990. Beginning in 1984, he has won many Tennessee State Senior singles and doubles championships and has been ranked #1 in the state in his age division.
Dennis has won three United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Section senior singles championships, and was a member of a national championship USTA Southern Sectional team in 2011.
He has been a member and captain of several Tennessee teams at the Southern Senior Cup, an annual competition among 9 Southern states.
He still enjoys senior tennis competition and can often be found playing tennis at the Jackson Square courts and the Knoxville Racquet Club.

Regina Kirk: s a 1984 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. As a standout basketball player at Oak Ridge, Regina would earn all-Region three times, all-State, and all-American honors. Regina signed to play basketball at UTC. She lead UTC to back to back Southern Conference titles in 1984 and 1985. She was voted Southern Conference Player of the Year a very impressive four (4) years in a row. She holds the UTC all-time records of points scored, rebounds, field goals made, and free throws made. She was inducted into the UTC Sports Hall of Fame, the Southern Conference Hall of Fame, and the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame.

Dave Moore: is 1972 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. Dave would excel in both baseball and football. Dave captained the 1971 football team and led the baseball team to a state tournament 3rd place finish in 1971 and a runner-up finish in 1972. Dave would later sign and play football at UTC. After his playing days, he would turn to coaching. Coach Moore had head coaching duties at Sunbright HS, Knox Catholic HS, and Lenoir City HS. He would earn an impressive East Tennessee Coach of the Year six (6) times. After hanging up his coaching whistle, Dave started CAREACTOR Star Athlete Program...this program was started at Oak Ridge High School and now a national program.


2014


(Front) Jennifer Goff, Mike Morris, John Murphy
(Back) Chad Ridings & Ty Ridings accepting for Jim Ridings


Jennifer Goff: is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School’s class of 2000 who played on the soccer team from 1996 to 1999. Among Jennifer’s stats are: 93 career goals, 223 career points, an average of 1.11 goals per game and 2.65 points per game, and 37 career assists. Among Goff’s awards and recognitions are: two-time NSCAA All-South Regional All-American Team; Region II Player of the Year; three-time TACA All-State Selection; two-time Tennessee Sportswriters All-State Team; and four-time First Team All-Region selection and All-District selection. She also has to her credit five career hat tricks, three four-goal games and two five-goal games. Jennifer Goff extended her playing career with a soccer scholarship to the University of Memphis.

Mike Morris: moved to Oak Ridge in 1972 and became involved in the fledgling masters swimming program. Swimming became the passion of the retired ORNL chemical engineer after pursuits such as long-distance running and triathlon competition were taking a toll on his body. As a Senior Olympics participant, Morris has set or broken 34 state records and three national records in swimming. Of those 34 state records, 20 still exist dating back to 2001 when he first participated. He has been a competitive swimmer all of his life, and has also coached and played in men’s and masters softball teams, and was the Boosters Club cheerleader representative for Oak Ridge High School cheerleaders. He is also either currently involved or has been involved in a number of community enterprises including Childrens Museum, Girls inc, Boys and Girls club and Rotary.

John Murphy: has contributed both to the Oak Ridge and the East Tennessee athletic community as a participant, a volunteer coach, an official and an administrator. He was a member of an undefeated tennis team at Oak Ridge High School, where he played both singles and doubles. He was awarded a tennis scholarship to UT and later transferred to Lincoln Memorial University, where he was both singles and doubles champion of the Volunteer State Athletic Conference. Murphy was the No. 1-ranked tennis player in the state, as well as a top-ranked player in the South. After graduation from LMU in 1962, he returned to live and work in Oak Ridge — winning various tennis championships during the 1960s and ’70s. He also played baseball at LMU, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and was inducted into LMU’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. John Murphy served as a youth coach at every level and was also a TSSAA basketball and football official — as well as served three terms on the Oak Ridge Board of Education (BOE chairman for two of those terms).

Jim Ridings: was a pitcher for the Oak Ridge Baseball Team. His all-around baseball capabilities awarded him a University of Tennessee scholarship. Jim also broke the rebound record for the Oak Ridge High School Basketball Team and showed his leadership capabilities by serving as co-captain for the team. His life was centered around sports, teaching not only his sons — but those of others by coaching Little League in his later years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and later, as a civilian, he held a responsible position at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., until he retired.


2013


(Front) Jennifer Cristy, Bobby Richards, Jennifer Wilson Galloway
(Back) Barry Saunders

Jennifer Cristy Strawn: - ORHS and Area ACAC Swimmer, record holder in several events & age group categories, swam for Indiana University Hoosiers from 1997-2001, All-Big Ten every year, held nine school records at Indiana, qualified and competed in Olympic Swimming Trials in 2000.

"Bobby" Richards: — A 1956 graduate of ORHS, All-State Football, LSU 1958-1961, LSU national champions 1958, All Decade Team of the ’60s NFL, Philadelphia Eagles 1962-1965, Atlanta Falcons 66-67.

Jennifer Wilson Galloway: played for the ORHS Girls basketball team from 1996-1999 and now serves as head coach at Hardin Valley High School, she was AAA Miss Tennessee Basketball, All-State, All-East Tennessee MVP District Player 1998-1999, USA Today All-American..

Barry Saunders: — Math Teacher & Coach at ORHS, 1978-2015, Kickers Coach under six head coaches and also served as receivers’ coach, coached in four State Championship Games, assistant athletic director.


2012


Donnie Beckler, Danny Sutton, Barry Haile, Chuck Carringer

Donnie Beckler: was a Wildcat pitching ace for the ORHS baseball team in the mid-70s. Beckler was placed on the All-District and regular season and district tournament teams from 1975-1977. Beckler also earned All-American honors in 1976 and 1977. He was team captain during his senior year and was also a punter for the ORHS football team in 1976. Donnie has served as a volunteer coach in about every sport and has personally coached young pitchers in Oak Ridge for many years.

Danny Sutton: started his athletic career at Jefferson Junior High School where he was a starter in football, basketball, and was the top team scorer in track. He went on to become co-captain and starting tailback for the ORHS Wildcats and also lettered in track. Coach Sutton began his coaching career at Clinton High School and was later called by Nick Orlando to take his position at Jefferson Junior High in the mid-seventies. Danny played in the Oak Ridge Tennis League for over 20 years, and was also a champion fencer in the early 80s. Danny has been in the sporting goods industry for over 35 years and is a charter board member of the ORSHOF, which began in 1986. He has served two terms as President of the ORSHOF.

Barry Haile: was head girls basketball coach at Jefferson Junior High and Jefferson Middle School for 33 years. Haile has over 600 wins while coaching 253 girls, with some 30 of those girls going on to play college basketball. Coach Haile has 12 district tournament titles and four regional titles and four undefeated seasons. Retired from Jefferson Middle School, Haile continued to coach at Grace Christian Middle School in Knoxville.

Chuck Carringer: A 1979-1980 member of the ORHS basketball team, Carringer went on to become head ORHS boys basketball coach from 1990-2000 with 264 wins, averaging 22 wins per season. Under Carringer, the Cats were the 1990 state semi-finalist. Carringer is a three-time coach of the year. He also was Athletic Director from 2002 to 2006, and served as the ORHS Principal from 2006-2009.


2011


Donald Sharp, MD, Dan DiGregorio, John B. Burgess, DDS,
Brian Roebuck, Shawn Summers


Donald Sharp : was a baseball and basketball player at Oak Ridge High School from 1964-1967. He was captain of the 1967 basketball team and received the Outstanding Player Award that year. He also pitched a 7-0 season that year. He returned to Oak Ridge in 1982 where he began coaching basketball and baseball at the Girls’ Club, Boys’ Club, and Oak Ridge Baseball Association teams for 14 years. Born in New Mexico,

Dan DiGregorio : was named to the New Mexico All-State Football team in 1959. During that time, he also played basketball and ran track. Dan began teaching and coaching at Jefferson Junior High School in 1971 and retired in 2000. He was an assistant and head football coach and head track coach during that time. He began the TSSAA boys and girls cross-country and girls track programs during that time. After retiring, he continued to coach track at ORHS. He also served over nine years on the Oak Ridge School Board.

John Burgess : graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1980. He was a linebacker for the 1980 football state championship team. John was named to the All-District, All-State, All-Tri-State teams and was named to the All-Century Prep All-American teams. John was also a member of the ORHS track team, where he medaled in the state decathlon. John earned a scholarship to the University of Richmond where he continued playing football as a linebacker. John returned to Oak Ridge and joined his father’s dental practice.

Brian Roebuck : was co-captain of the 1975 state championship football team. He earned All-State Honorable Mention and All-East Tennessee awards. During 1974-1975, Brian had 2173 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. He is a two-time winner of the Mr. Go award.

Shawn Summers : holds the number 3 record for total career rushing yards at 4655. He also holds the number 5 spot for single season rushing at 1815 yards. He is tied for first in rushing touchdowns in a single game with five. He had 62 career touchdowns and 5049 total offensive yards – both number 3 for all-time. Shawn holds the number 4 place with 29 touchdowns in a single season, and he is number 4 for total points in a single season with 178.


2010


Hoyt Eason, Randy Pool, Cletus McMahon,
Tom Walbrecht, Len Hart, Jr



Hoyt Eason: An Oak Ridge High School varsity basketball player who, along with Willie Golden and Randy Poole, led the Wildcats during the mid-1960s, Eason helped Oak Ridge players win their seventh and eighth straight district championship during his junior and senior seasons. Hoyt signed scholarship papers to play at Lake City, Fla., Junior College, along with teammate Golden.

Randy Pool: A two year starter in basketball at JJHS and ORHS, Randy moved to the varsity team late in his sophomore year along with W. Golden and H. Eason. He was All District and All State his senior year. At the 1966 state tournament Randy was MVP and averaged 30 points per game for the tournament. He secured a scholarship to the University of Kentucky playing under the infamous coach, Adolph Rupp. At UK, he letter in years 1968 and 1969.

Cletus McMahon: ORHS graduate of 1967, Dr. McMahon lettered in two sports, basketball and tennis, for three years. During his senior year he was captain of the tennis team and ranked number two in singles in the state. He was awarded a four year tennis scholarship to Tennessee Tech where he was captain for two years. Cletus was a member of the ORHS basketball team that went to the state tournament for two of his three years. Dr. McMahon has served as ORHS team physician for 30 years to date and still serving.

Tom Walbrecht: A member of the ORHS football team under coach Jack Armstrong, Tom played center and blocking back in 1955 and 1956. He was a three year member of the varsity team and named to the All East Tennessee Team in 1956 and 1957. Tom was involved in boxing for 25 years, maintaining the program in Oak Ridge. He was a competitive boxer and captured the East Tennessee light-heavy weight title three times.

Len Hart, Jr. : Len was a member of the ORHS baseball team in the mid 60's. He continued his love of baseball by coaching young men on area travel teams that played all over Tennessee. The teams won state titles at several age group levels and he sponsored those teams long after his coaching days. Len has provided practice facilities, food for the teams, and gives ofhis time and talents for athletic organizations. He has been a benefactor of ORSHF, given student scholarships though the ORSHF and currently houses the pictures display of the inductees at his Bowling Center. Len's father, Len Hart, Sr. is a 1994 ORSHF Inductee.