Coached Mars Hill girls to first state basketball championship in 1979; Started the first tennis and softball teams at the school and has worked with Special Olympics for 25 years.
Nancy Esslinger Brock
Lettered in five sports at Bradshaw and played on three state championship volleyball teams; Played tennis, basketball and volleyball at North Alabama, and later played volleyball at Ole Miss; Assistant coach at Memphis State for three years.
Spent 25 years coaching boys and girls basketball and softball at Wilson; Won one state championship with girls basketball and finished second another season. One of only three coaches in Lauderdale County history to win county championships with boys and girls teams. Coaches girls athletics at Shoals Christian.
Averaged 14.3 points per game during a three-year career at Lauderdale County and was all-county two years. Hit .450 during his high school baseball career; Signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963 and played in their minor league system for three years.
Standout baseball player who hit .476 in the Coastal League after playing in the local independent leagues; Attended spring training with the Detroit Tigers and was offered a contract but opted to return home where he worked at Reynolds; Longtime youth league coach in Lexington; Also was standout basketball player at Lexington, averaging 16 and 18 points his final two seasons.
Standout basketball player at Central where the Wildcats finished 73-13 his final three seasons; Averaged 16.5 points per game as a senior; Played college basketball at Freed-Hardeman, where he averaged 22.6 points per game as a sophomore; Transferred to Oklahoma Christian College and averaged 15.6 points as a junior and 10.8 as a senior.
All-state basketball player at Coffee in 1965 who later went on to play at the University of Alabama; Amassed more than 300 wins as a high school coach in Alabama and Texas; Was an assistant coach on UNA's 1979 national championship team; Also had coaching stops at Rice, Alabama, Chicago State and Marion Institute.
Longtime coach at Anderson Junior High School where his girls teams posted a record 293-41 and posted an average winning margin of 22.4 points per game; Girls teams won 10 county championships; Boys teams won one county championship during his tenure, while compiling a 144-155 record.
Amassed 626 wins in boys basketball during a career that started at Sheffield and finished at Brooks; Teams made four Final Four appearances and finished as runner-up once; Won 12 county and 12 area championships.
Three-sport letterman at Bradshaw who was named all-state in football in 1983; Career included school-record 1,277 rushing yards; Signed with Memphis Stat and was honorable mention All-American in 1987 and 1988; Finished with fourth-best tackles total (419) in school history.
Class of 2013
Induction ceremony: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Marriott Shoals Conference Center
Tickets: $25, available by calling Steve Harrison, 256-740-4191.