He has over 625 wins in his career as head
In the second game of the state tournament,
Jerry scored 19 points as a sophomore.
After High School Jerry attended the University of South Carolina and
finished his college at E.T.S.U. He started teaching and coaching
basketball at Happy Valley elementary in 1968. He coached one year at
Gap Creek before going to Cloudland High School for two years. In 1972
Jerry came to Hampton where he has been for the past thirty-two years.
Along with his wins are included 44 District wins, 40 Regional wins, 5
Sub-state and 5 state tournament wins.
He has had five seasons where his team has won 28 games or more. His
District wins include 12 District Titles, 8 Regional Titles and 2-time
state runner-up. He has won or shared 14 conference titles.
Walter “Buck” Van Huss, at ETSU from 1948 to 1952,
retired from Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett High School as the winningest
basketball coach in Tennessee high school history with over 1,000 wins.
Van Huss spent 14 years at Hampton where his teams compiled a 402-133
mark, including a postseason record of 47-19. He won the 1960 state
basketball tournament and was inducted into the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame
John Treadway played both baseball and football
at ETSU from 1927 until 1929. He retired in 1973 as Tennessee’s winningest
high school basketball coach. He amassed a record of 843 wins and only 372
losses. He coached fellow ETSU Hall of Famer Buck Van Huss. Treadway was
inducted in 1976.
Playing baseball from
1951 to 1956 and serving as the head coach from 1984 until 1989, Dr.
Harold Stout received many awards as a player and a coach. Stout posted a
36-5 pitching record during his career and was named All-Conference four
times, All-District twice and Honorable Mention All-American once. As a
coach, he received Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and
posted a 510-352-1 record as a collegiate coach before being inducted into
the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. Was Big 9 basketball
scoring champ for EHS in 1950-51 (15.3 ppg).
Sonny and Willis Reed
Photo Courtesy of Dave Boyd
he guided Auburn to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances,
including a Sweet 16 berth in 1985 and a Final Eight berth in 1986. To
date, he is the only coach in Auburn men's basketball history to have
three consecutive 20-win seasons, from 1984-86.
On January 3, 2007, he was inducted into the
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
SEC Championship (1985)
CAA Championship (1996)
EC Coach of the Year (1978)
SEC Coach of the Year (1984, 1989)
District VI Coach of Year, Division I (1984)
CAA Coach of the Year (1996)
*23 seasons at EHS
*173-79 record (.687 winning pct.).
*11 playoff berths (10 wins), 2 bowl games.
*10 conference championships (6 outright).
*Teams won or shared conference championship in each of his last 6
*Class 4A state semifinals his final 3 seasons.
*Had just 2 losing seasons.
Started his playing career in 1963, playing in
the Elizabethton Park and Rec program under Coach Lynn Goddard
Has won over 400 singles and doubles titles in 45 year carrier,
including over 20 state singles and doubles titles in five
states..owns five Southern Championships and two National titles,(US
Navy Mens Open singles and doubles)
TSSAA boys singles finalist in 1965 playing for University High
All Conference (OVC) at ETSU in 1967 and 1968...
Inducted in four Hall of Fames..
1999..ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame
2001..NorthEast Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame
2005..NorthEast Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame
2007..Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame
Has been ranked #1 in Tennessee in five age divisions in Men's singles
and doubles. Currently practicing Optometrist in Johnson City and
coaches his children Brandon and Amanda
Most current ranking #2 in South and #1 in Men's 50 doubles with
playing partner Bob Helton of Bristol, TN
Member of Johnson city Lions Club and Central Baptist Church in
Johnson City..resides in Elizabethton with his wife, Cora Sue and
daughter, Amanda, a current member of the EHS Hall of Fame..son,
Brandon, also a member of EHS Hall of Fame is a teaching pro in
Florida, and also plays the Florida Mini- tour for aspiring young
Unaka basketball, Played from 1984-85 through 1987-88 seasons. Over 2,200
career points. Two-time all-state player. 3-time All-Smoky Mountain
Conference player of the year. 3-time district tournament MVP, including
as a freshman. Honorable mention Street and Smith All-American as a
senior. Jersey retired. Played on four 20-win seasons, three substate
teams. Played for Clemson.
9 conference championships.
First Carter County coach to win a road
playoff game (Oneida, 1987) in modern era.
1984 team went 9-2, suffering both losses by one point. Team
blanked Wartburg Central 20-0 in Little T Bowl.
Don Marshall, known as
the smallest quarterback in college at ETSU, played football for the
Bucs from 1952 to 1953 and also from 1955 to 1958. Marshall achieved
nationwide fame as a boxing coach and trainer with Big John Tate and
also served as a trainer for the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian
Baseball League in 1974, 1975 and 1978. Marshall was inducted into the
ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983.
*1961 - Honorable mention All-Big 7
*1962 - First team All-Big 7, honorable mention all-state (AP and Sports
Writers teams), team MVP and best defensive back. Started at
University of Tennessee
*3-time letterwinner (1964-66)
*Played split end, twice leading Vols in receiving:
*1965: 23 receptions for 328 yards.
*1966: 48-725, 4 TDs.
*Totaled 225 receiving yards against Kentucky in '66, a school record
that stood till 2001. Still ranks second in team history.
*First-team All-SEC selection as a senior.
*Played in Bluebonnet ('65) and Gator ('66) bowls, both victories. UT
went 16-4-2 over Mills' final two seasons.
*Member of All-Northeast Tennessee and Elizabethton High athletic halls
Was a standout player
on Hamptons state championship team.An All-Ohio Valley Conference
selection during his basketball career at ETSU from 1961 to 1965, Dr.
Willie Malone served as team captain in 1965 and was voted the Ohio
Valley Conference Best Defensive Player during his sophomore year.
Malone joined other Buccaneer greats in the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame
Robert C. "Bob" Laws
split end at EHS 1950-52 under Coach John Treadway..All Big 5 year EHS
was ranked #1 in State 1952...Honorable mention all-state for
Elizabethton in 1952. Second winner of Bulldog Laws award. All-Big 5
end. Second-team tackle on Johnson City Press-Chronicles' All-Big 5
squad.Scholarship to Vanderbilt University where
he made All SEC and Honorable mention All American...was Captain his
Senior year and played in Vanderbilt's Gator Bowl win over Auburn that
Considering how much of his life Steve
Lacy gave to Milligan College in Johnson City as student, athlete,
coach, athletic director, dean, vice president, member of the board of
trustees, chairman of the accreditation committee, and chairman of the
board of trustees, it�s
surprising that no one ever suggested changing the name to Lacy College!
He arrived at Milligan in 1927 and stayed almost half a century until
1975. As a student, Lacy played football and basketball and was captain
of the 1931 basketball team. His junior and senior years, Milligan won
both football and basketball championships in the Smokey Mountain
Athletic Conference. Lacy graduated cum laude in 1931. After two years
as athletic director, coach, teacher, and principal at Mary Hughes High
School, he returned to Milligan in the spring of 1933 as athletic
director and coach of many sports. His teams won championships in girls�
football, baseball, and track. Lacy was the only coach in the history of
the Smokey Mountain Athletic Conference to win championships in four
sports. In 1941 he was elected dean and vice president, a position he
held until 1949. Soon after, he became a member of the board of trustees
and served as chairman from 1961 to 1974. During his tenure, the
Milligan endowment nearly doubled, and the library added more than
30,000 volumes. It is hard to imagine one person having had more impact
on one institution than Steve Lacy had on Milligan College. His great
influence, fine records, and remarkable devotion are his legacies.
Former longtime sports
editor for the Elizabethton Star. Played baseball for Hampton High, and
later played semipro ball.
Claude Holsclaw earned 302 wins as the baseball coach at Unaka and
Elizabethton. He also had a stellar collegiate playing career at
Tennessee, where he shone in the 1945 Rose Bowl, and Milligan College,
where he was the first athlete in school history to letter in four
sports during a year.
Holsclaw led Elizabethton to the state baseball finals in 1958. Unaka
named their baseball field in his honor. Holsclaw lettered at U.T in
Unaka High School stats.
Batted 627 in 1969 threw 18 strikeouts
in a single game 325 for his career. Season ERA 0.90
Drafted in the 5th round by the Chicago Whitesox. Played 4 years in the
minor leagues. Eddie by many is known as the best Athlete to come out
of Carter County. He excelled in Baseball, Basketball and Track.
Captured two Watauga Conference scoring titles in basketball
(1969-70 and '70-71 seasons).
On the high school level, Coach Hicks won a total of 618 games and a
66.5 winning percentage while coaching softball. His teams won their
way to 12 State tournaments, 22 sub states, 20 Regional Championships,
25 District titles and 23 conference crowns. His team won more than 20
games in 21 season and one 30 game season. He also won several district
and regional titles coaching basketball at Unaka Elementary. Hicks
spent 31 years at Unaka and 2 years at Cloudland, giving the Landers
their first winning season in softball.
Lynn Goddard served Carter County as
teacher and coach for 45 years.He played football and basketball at
Jr. high in 1936 & 37 and graduated from Elizabethton High in 1943
where he was a running back for four years. They won the conference
Championship in 41 and co champs in 42. Goddard lettered in four
sports, football, basketball, baseball and track. He graduated from
Milligan College in 1949, he led the nation in punting in 47. He
then played one year semi-pro baseball for Coeburn, Va. In 49 he
become the head coach at Unaka where he was elected the first
President of the Watauga Conference. In his ten years he won won
six Championships and finished second four times. In his honor
Unaka named the football field "Goddard Field" He also coached
girls basketball, track, and boys basketball. In 1961 he returned
to Elizabethton High School coaching football and tennis.
"Coach of the Year" four times in the
Watauga Conference; while at Elizabethton High School, he was
Conference Coach of the Year, 1968, Upper East Tennessee Coach of
the Year, 1965; selected by a poll of state coaches as one of the
"Top Ten Coaches" in the state of Tennessee in 1965 and honored at a
special banquet in Nashville; vice president of the Big Seven
Conference, 1970-71; and selected by the "Old Timers Group" at
Milligan College as being the top athlete in the first 50 years of
Richard Jarfly Dugger
Mr. Richard "Jarfly" Dugger began playing fast-pitch softball in 1960
at the age of 14. Dugger pitched for the Navy until being transferred
to Okinawa in 1968. His success includes two State championships
including an MVP honor, one regional title, and a fourth and fifth
place finish in the ASA Nationals. His career record consists of 940 wins, 302 losses,
41 no hitters, and 3 perfect games.
J.C. Campbell attended the old Hampton
School and played football under John Pansock. He attended E.T.S.U.
and did his student teaching at Valley Forge in 1960. In 1962 he
began helping Howard Duncan at Hampton High as assistant football
coach. During that time he was assistant to Jerry Nave in basketball
and also coached tract. In 1968 Coach J C took over the helms as head
coach of the Bulldogs football. He has nearly 300 wins as Hampton's
1957-started boxing with coach don Marshall
1958- won the upper east Tenn heavyweight title
1958- won the southern golden gloves heavyweight title in Nashville
1959- won the upper east Tenn heavyweight title
1959- won the southern golden gloves heavyweight title in Nashville
1959- went to the quarterfinals in Chicago natl-golden gloves
1959- was scheduled to fight Cassius clay natl champion in childress
stadium here in Elizabethan
1960- started referring boxing through 2005 amature and pro started
professional in 1975 WBA-IBF-ABF.
1994- inducted into TENN-ALABAMA-GEORGIA boxing and boxing officials
hall of fame
1999- inducted into the national organization golden gloves
officials of America hall of fame along
with world middle-weight champion gene fullmer and world welter
weight champion carmen basillo
in Syracuse new york
1994- 2000 president of the national organization golden officials
Played football and basketball at EHS. All-American at Duke in
football. Played guard and tackle for the Blue Devils. Was team
captain his senior year, when Blue Devils won the Orange Bowl. Drafted
by the Green Bay Packers. Played one season for Ottawa in CFL before
knee injury derailed his professional career. Officiated football for
26 years, working high school and college games.
1951 - played guard on the All-American
Gold Medal Basketball Team.
1956-62 – President of the Watauga Conference.
1961 – Happy Valley Gymnasium named in his honor.
1963-2001 – Secretary-Treasurer of Watauga Conference.
1974 – Speaker on defense at U.T. Won National Association of
Basketball Coaches’ Achievement Award. Coached on the East / West
All-Star Basketball squad.
1974-78 – Honored as Sergeant at Arms for the State of Tennessee.
1977 – Honored by Modern Woodsman of America for dedicated service to
1978 – Honored by Carter County Rescue Squad for dedicated service to
community. Also, was named assistant coach for the East / West
1984 – Honored as Colonel on staff for the Governor of Tennessee.
1984-86 – Served on the Board of Directors for the Elizabethton Golf
1986-87 – Selected as President of Elizabethton Golf Club.
1989 – Assistant to Buck Van Huss in McDonald’s All-Star High School
1990 – Inducted into the East Tennessee Hall of Fame.
1994 – Coach of Tennessee All-Stars in Chattanooga. Elected to the
TSSAA Hall of Fame.
2000 – Assistant coach for Tennessee All-Stars that played in
2001 – Head coach for Tennessee All-Stars against Georgia in
2001 – Coach Bayless and Jane set up a Scholarship Fund at Happy
Valley High School.
Sub-State tournament play in the following years: 1990-91’
against Fulton, 1993-94’ against Alcoa, 1994-95’ against
Sectional play in following years: 1997-98’ against
Gatlinburg-Pittman, and in 1998-99’ against Fulton.
964 wins, including nine state tournament appearances and the state
championship in 1974.
while at Elizabethton High School Angie set the Discus and Shotput state
records.From 1987 until 1989, Angie Barker competed in women’s track and
field and was crowned the 1988 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion. Barker was
named two-time All-American in the shot put and in 1988 was named Strength
and Conditioning All-American. She was a three-time Southern Conference
Champion, winning the indoor shot put in 1988 and 1989, while also winning
the outdoor shot put in 1989. Barker became a member of the ETSU Athletic
Hall of Fame in 1997.