TSSAA Hands-Out 2006-2007 A.F. Bridges Awards

The A.F. Bridges Awards program was expanded eight years ago to include awards for School System Administrator of the Year, Principal of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year, Female Coach of the Year, Male Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, and Contributor of the Year.

The awards recognize again this year 63 individuals from across our state that represent what’s best in high school athletics. Recognition was made in the above mentioned categories in each of the nine athletic districts in our state.

Nominations were made by a Citizenship/Sportsmanship Committee in each athletic district and the final selection was made by a State Selection Committee.

Bernard Childress, Assistant Executive Director of the TSSAA stated, “Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest honors in high school athletics in our state.

Those who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that’s good sportsmanship and good citizenship.”

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 1:

School System Administrator of the Year
Mike Antrican - Hancock County Schools
Principal of the Year
Gary Roach - Sevier County High School
Athletic Director of the Year
Tim Campbell - Daniel Boone High School
Female Coach of the Year
Raycean Hollis - Dobyns-Bennett High School Male Coach of the Year Benny Hammonds-Gatlinburg Pittman High School Official of the Year Sherrell Gage - Johnson City Contributor of the Year Scott Byrd - Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 2:

School System Administrator of the Year
Judy Blevins - Campbell County Schools
Principal of the Year
Jon Miller - Knoxville Central High School Athletic Director of the Year Lynn Hill - Bearden High School Female Coach of the Year Angie Lucier - Greenback High School Male Coach of the Year George Quarles - Maryville High School Official of the Year Tom Scott - Oak Ridge Contributor of the Year Orthaepedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 3:

School System Administrator of the Year
Johnny Grimes - Marion County Schools
Principal of the Year
Jerry Levengood - Rhea County High School Athletic Director of the Year Jim Jarvis - Ooltewah High School Female Coach of the Year Kelli Smith - Baylor School Male Coach of the Year Steve Logsdon - Bradley Central High School Official of the Year Buddy Edging - Hixson Contributor of the Year Allen Jones – Cleveland

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 4:

School System Administrator of the Year
Dr. Charles Edmonds - Franklin County Schools Principal of the Year Mel Brown - Mt. Juliet High School Athletic Director of the Year Andy Jacobs - Warren County High School Female Coach of the Year Karen Brooks - Cookeville High School Male Coach of the Year Richie Chadwick - Tullahoma High School Official of the Year David Laws - Manchester Contributor of the Year Greg Gates - Coca Cola Bottling Company

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 5:

School System Administrator of the Year
Scott Brunette - Metro Nashville Schools Principal of the Year Mark Pugh - David Lipscomb High School Athletic Director of the Year Mike Ellson - Christ Presbyterian Academy Female Coach of the Year Becky LeGate - Davidson Academy Male Coach of the Year Tom Adkins - Jo Byrns High School Official of the Year Chuck Arnold - Erin Contributor of the Year Jimmy Ayers - Jo Byrns High School

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 6:

School System Administrator of the Year
David Heath, Williamson County Schools
Principal of the Year
Cindy Johnson - Columbia Central High School Athletic Director of the Year Barry Laxson - Richland High School Female Coach of the Year Rachel Moore - Columbia Central High School Male Coach of the Year Les Trotter - Summertown High School Official of the Year Randy Jones - Lawrenceburg Contributor of the Year Dr. Jeff (& Tina) Adams-Middle TN Bone & Joint Clinic

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 7:

School System Administrator of the Year
Charlie Miskelly - McNairy County Schools Principal of the Year Troy Kilzer - Chester County High School Athletic Director of the Year Steve Patterson - Madison Academic Magnet School Female Coach of the Year Andrea Pugh - Jackson Christian School Male Coach of the Year Greg Martin - Adamsville High School Official of the Year Danny Leasure - Lexington Contributor of the Year Brian & Amy Reid - Savannah Courier

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 8:

School System Administrator of the Year
Errol Hook - Dyersburg City Schools
Principal of the Year
Tim Haney - Peabody High School
Athletic Director of the Year
Ned Lewis - Covington (Halls) High School Female Coach of the Year Maxine Griffith - Brighton High School Male Coach of the Year Randy Frazier - Gleason High School Official of the Year Jimmy Meeks - Halls Contributor of the Year Ron Rook - Brighton

ATHLETIC DISTRICT 9:

School System Administrator of the Year
Steve Collums - Evangelical Christian School Principal of the Year Dr. Joe Newman - First Assembly Christian School Athletic Director of the Year Chad Stevens - Bolton High School Female Coach of the Year Wanda Jones - Memphis East High School Male Coach of the Year Phil Clark - Bartlett High School Official of the Year Brad Essary - Brownsville Contributor of the Year Tommy Harrison - MUS

A.F. Bridges Divisional Awards and State Award of Excellence

The A.F. Bridges Divisional Awards are given to schools that have had no reported unsportsmanlike conduct incidents during the previous school year and have displayed an overall positive effort to teach, expect, and demand a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship at their particular contests.

The schools that received this prestigious award were nominated by local officials associations, other member schools, and the Tennessee Observers Program for Sports (TOPS).

Of the 27 divisional recipients, one school in each class will receive Tennessee’s top award for overall outstanding effort in its division. One of the three schools in each classification will be presented the A.F. Bridges State Award of Excellence shortly after the divisional awards are handed out. This is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a school to honor its overall efforts to promote citizenship and sportsmanship at school, and at athletic contests.

The A.F. Bridges Award is given in honor of the TSSAA’s first executive secretary. He served as executive secretary from 1946 until his retirement in 1972. Under his leadership, athletics in the state of Tennessee reached a level of excellence and competence that earned the respect of all people. Mr. Bridges was a person of high principles who displayed firmness and fairness, as well as the high ideals of ethics and integrity, as he and many other school people established the foundation of TSSAA across our state.

EAST TENNESSEE:

CLASS A--

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences Midway High School Rockwood High School

CLASS AA--

Bledsoe County High School
Johnson County High School
Unicoi County High School

CLASS AAA--

Heritage High School
Knoxville Central High School
Maryville High School

MIDDLE TENNESSEE:

CLASS A--

Huntland High School
McEwen High School
Mt. Pleasant High School

CLASS AA--

Creek Wood High School
Lewis County High School
Loretto High School

CLASS AAA--

Brentwood High School
Hendersonville High School
Riverdale High School

WEST TENNESSEE:

CLASS A--

Gleason High School
Lake County High School
Middleton High School

CLASS AA---

Camden Central High School
Lexington High School
Milan High School

CLASS AAA--

Arlington High School
Hardin County High School
Raleigh Egypt High School

Story Courtesy: TSSAA


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