HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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CLASS OF 2012
Adams went to school in the Glynn County School System and attended Risley High School. She continued her education at Brunswick Junior College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in science. Adams then graduated from Savannah State with a B.S. degree in Health...
Byard was a spectacular running back for Risley High School in the early 1950s. In leading the Tigers to the Georgia Interscholastic Association state championship in 1950, Byard tallied an incredible state-record 50 touchdowns including a whopping 10 TDs in a single game.
LAMAR "RACEHORSE" DAVIS
Davis had an exceptional athletic career at Glynn Academy before going on to the University of Georgia where he became one of the Bulldogs’ all-time best players. Playing for Wally Butts and some powerful UGA teams in the 1940s, Davis shared the backfield...
A former Glynn Academy great and an All-American at the University of North Carolina, Love turned professional in 1985. He earned his PGA Tour card in the fall of 1985, on his first attempt. He quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, winning his first tour event in 1987.
Sonny was employed by the Brunswick Recreation Department from 1954 until he retired in 1992. He became the director of the department in 1964 and became an icon in Glynn County by shaping the lives of thousands of young boys and girls who came through his...
Born in Brunswick, Rose attended Glynn Academy where he lettered in football, basketball and track and field. As a running back for the Red Terrors football team, George gained a career-total 2,800 yards and was selected All-Region and All-State and was named a high school...
A 1990 graduate of Brunswick High, Swinson was one of the best basketball players to suit up for a Glynn County team. Following a stellar high school career with the Pirates, Swinson went on to play at Auburn University, where he was a three-year letter winner...
1964 GLYNN ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM
The 1964 Red Terrors of Coach Harold Henderson captured the school’s only state football championship when they defeated the Avondale Blue Devils in a 21-18 comeback win at Lanier Field. The stirring victory enabled Glynn to finish with an unbeaten 11-0-1 record...
CLASS OF 2013
Sam Bowen was a standout pitcher and outfielder for the Glynn Academy Red Terrors from 1968-1970. During his junior season in 1969, Bowen compiled a 4-0 pitching record while sharing mound duties and helping the Terrors to a perfect 18-0 record before the team fell in the state...
McClendon enjoyed a standout high school career at Glynn Academy, where he was a three-year letterman in football and also a two-year letterman in both basketball and track and field. McClendon was also a team captain for both the football and track teams.
Clark Morrison was a 1986 graduate of Glynn Academy, where she was a 16-time letter winner, claiming varsity letters in basketball, softball, cross country and track each year she was at Glynn. She was part of four region championship teams in basketball, cross country and track and...
Brunswick native Steve Melnyk enjoyed an outstanding career in golf, particularly in the amateur ranks. Following a standout career at Glynn Academy, Melnyk won the 1965 Georgia Open at age 18. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1969 as a three-time...
Lattany is regarded as arguably the fastest athlete in Glynn County sports history and was considered one of the world’s most dominant sprinters during a stellar career on the track in the 1980s. One panel of experts once ranked him one of the six fastest sprinters of all-time.
A self-taught shooter, Missildine began his career as a teacher, competitor and promoter of skeet and trap shooting in 1939 when he became manager of the Sea Island Gun Club, where he later became the head instructor.
CLASS OF 2014
Fendig is one of the top tennis players in Glynn County history. A standout at Glynn Academy, Fendig won region singles championships in 1973 and 75 while reaching the state semifinals and finals in both those years. At age 18, she won the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Tennis...
Fisher is one of Glynn Academy’s all-time football greats especially on the offensive side of the ball. In three seasons as a starting wide receiver with the Red Terrors from 1983-85, Fisher compiled outstanding numbers that included 143 career receptions for 2,613 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Lomax, who was born in Athens, was a successful football, basketball and track coach at Risley High in Brunswick before going on to become head football coach at Fort Valley State. Lomax had a combined high school and college coaching record 187‐69‐11.
William D. (Bill) Ploeger was a standout athlete at Glynn Academy. He then went on to join the Georgia Tech golf team where he served as captain of the 1963 Yellow Jackets and earned NCAA All-American honorable-mention honors. Following his graduation from Georgia...
Sapp compiled an amazing won-loss record of 1,041-293-1 in 35 years of coaching baseball in the state of Georgia. The Brunswick native is best known for his 20-year career at Middle Georgia from 1976-96 where he led the Warriors to four junior college national championships...
CLASS OF 2015
Although Glynn Academy didn't have a swim team in the 1950s, Jimmy Bankston learned to swim and dive on his own as a youngster at both the Casino Pool and the King and Prince pool on St. Simons Island. Primarily a diver, young Bankston studied diving through a book his mother...
FOOTBALL - TRACK
Following an all-around athletic career at Glynn Academy, Vassa (Gus) Cate was a football and track star at the University of Georgia from 1937-39. Cate went on to become captain of Coach Wallace Butts' first team at Georgia in 1939, but he was equally renowned as a sprinter and...
FOOTBALL - WRESTLING
Ray Lloyd was a 1982 graduate of Brunswick High, where he starred on the Pirates football team for four years and became the school’s first-ever all-state player his senior season as an offensive tackle. He also competed for the Pirates track and field team in the shot put and discus.
After starring for John Willis’ Pirates, Mangram played at Syracuse University, where he was a four-year letterman and four-year starter for the Orange in the secondary. Starting at cornerback as a freshman and recording a career-high 61 tackles that season, he ultimately moved...
Johnny Paulk was born in Valdosta and attended Albany High School, where he lettered in both football and baseball. He became the head golf professional at Jekyll Island Golf Club in 1968. He also later became the director of golf and tennis on Jekyll Island and remained in that role until his retirement a few years ago.
Hilman Rhodes is one of the most unique athletes in local history. He was the only male athlete in Glynn Academy history to win 16 letters from his freshman to senior year in the major sports of football, baseball, basketball and track. Rhodes was a standout in all of them, earning...
CLASS OF 2016
Kevin Drury was a star shortstop on Glynn Academy's 1973 AAA state championship baseball team, whom long-time Brunswick News sports editor Murray Poole says was one of the two best fielding shortstops he witnessed in his 40 years with the newspaper.
Gary Larkins was a teacher and successful coach at Frederica Academy for 25 years from 1975-2000 before moving to Glynn Academy where he enjoyed continued success with the Glynn Academy girls soccer team until retiring from coaching following the 2013 season with...
Reshard Lee was a record-setting quarterback for Brunswick High before going on to play collegiate and professional football. Lee was a three-year starter for John Willis’ Pirates from 1997-99, finishing his prep career with 4,038 passing yards which is a Glynn County record while also throwing for 51 touchdowns.
C.M. Page was a major influence in high school athletics in Glynn County for 36 years in his several coaching positions and also his eventual role as athletic director for the local school system. Page was the head football coach at Glynn for 18 years, from 1944 to 1961, when he coached...
Murray Poole served as sports editor and senior sports editor of The Brunswick News for 40 years from Sept. 1965 through Dec. 2005 before retiring from the newspaper.
He has served as a writer and columnist for Bulldawg Illustrated magazine for the past 14 years.
CLASS OF 2018
Brown played in the NBA from 2001 through 2013, starting out with the Washington Wizards who drafted him out of high school. He would play four seasons in Washington before also playing with the Los Angeles Lakers (2005-08), Memphis Grizzlies (2008), Detroit Pistons (2008-10)...
Tommy Cason was a standout baseball player at Glynn Academy before going on to play collegiate baseball and then professional ball in the Boston Red Sox organization.
The Brunswick native played for the Red Terrors throughout high school, batting .421 as a junior during the 1965 season.
Charles “Greek” George was an outstanding all-around athlete in his senior year in high school at Glynn Academy in 1930. He was a standout fullback in football, a forward in basketball and an outfielder in baseball while also throwing the shot-put and discus for the track team.
Herman Hudson is a former Glynn Academy golf coach who established the Red Terrors as a high school power in Georgia during his long tenure with the program. Hudson coached at Glynn from 1967 through 1995 when he retired after 28 years at the school. He led the Terrors...
Dawn Wynn is a former Glynn Academy basketball standout who went on to star on the collegiate level at Valdosta State University.
At Glynn, Wynn played for 2012 Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Theresa Adams. She was a three-time selection to The Brunswick News...
A former Glynn Academy track standout who went on to compete at the college level for the University of Georgia. At Glynn, Bennett served as team captain his last three years while being the team’s most valuable performer four times.
A former Glynn Academy baseball standout who went on to collegiate success at the University of Georgia. Minick, a shortstop and second baseman for the Red Terrors from 1957-60, finished his prep career with a .385 batting average. He received a baseball scholarship from Brewton-Parker College, playing two seasons at the Mount Vernon school
CLASS OF 2020
He spent 40 seasons as a collegiate basketball coach, including 32 at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. Cox retired from coaching after the 2013-14 season, finishing with a 632-556 career record in the college ranks.
A former Glynn Academy standout receiver who played on the 1964 State Championship team and was a team captain as a senior in 1966. He went on to play at Austin Peay, where he was one of the most prolific pass receivers in NCAA football history.
A former Glynn Academy standout golfer who would become a four-year letterman for the University of Georgia golf team while enjoying a brilliant amateur career. At Glynn, Drury won the region individual championship in both his sophomore and junior years as the Red Terrors captured the team title both years.
A standout basketball player for the 1951 state championship team at Risley High in Brunswick and would later return to his alma mater as an educator, becoming a championship-winning coach as well. At 6-foot-4, which was considered very tall in the 1950s, Williams was the leading scorer and rebounder for the 1951 Tigers who finished 24-4 en route to the state crown.
John Lewis Cash, born August 5, 1936, was a standout athlete at Risley High in football, basketball and track. After graduating from Risley in 1954, Cash attended Allen University in South Carolina on a football scholarship, where he lettered for four years and was a standout defensive lineman.
Morris was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Glynn Academy who went on to have a stellar collegiate basketball career as well.
CLASS OF 2023
A pure running back with outstanding speed, power and quickness, Dawson played for Brunswick High for two seasons during the mid-1970s. He teamed with Gary Shavers to give the Pirates a strong one-two backfield combo.
Palmer was a standout tailback for the Brunswick High Pirates in the late 1990s. He was a senior on Brunswick High’s 1999 football team that finished second in the state, falling to Lowndes 17-0 in the Class AAAA state title game while finishing with a school-best record of 14-1 under head coach John Willis.
Van Dora was the star quarterback for the 1964 Glynn Academy football teamwhich finished 11-0-1 and won the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state championship that season, which was the highest classification at the time.
John Willis was the longtime head football coach for the Brunswick High Pirates. Willis coached the Pirates for 22 seasons from 1980 through 2001, compiling a 138-103 record with the team.