Hall of Fame being started by TFCA

Published 12:25 am Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Tennessee Football Coaches Association is starting a TFCA Hall of Fame.

The first group of inductees will be all 46 men who are currently in the TSSAA Hall of Fame as football coaches.

A breakfast and Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held in Cookeville’s Clarion Hoten banquet room on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. This is the morning of the Class 2A, 4A and 6A football state title games.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Each Hall of Fame inductee and one family member will be admitted free while general admission tickets will be $15.

If the honoree is deceased, two family members or two school representatives will be admitted free.

TFCA members will be charged $10 with a membership card.

Please mail reservations to:

TFCA President Graham Clark

Dobyns-Bennett High School

1800 Legion Drive

Kingsport, TN 37664

Make checks to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association.


Middle Tennessee honorees (19)

Turney Ford, Gordonsville; Jim Satterfield, Trousdale County; Tommy Owen, MBA; Calvin Short, Gallatin; Jim Cartwright, Columbia; Nick Coutras, Nashville Overton; Bill Derrick, Father Ryan; Jerry Pearson, Dickson County; Wes Elrod, Several Metro Schools; Glen McCadams, Lipscomb Academy; Boyce Smith, Springfield, Leonard Staggs, Lawrence County; Lee Pate, Murfreesboro Central; William Bouldin, Franklin County; Bill Brimm, Goodlettsville; Ralph Spangler, Cheatham County; Louis Thompson, Lincoln County; Bob Cummings, Beech; Gary Rankin, Riverdale/Alcoa.

Knoxville area honorees (10)

Ted Wilson, Maryville; Bob Black, Fulton; King Berrong, Sweetwater; Chig Ratledge, Loudon; Petie Siler, Morristown; Jim May, Oneida; Fred Sorrells, Greeneville; Ben Martin, Oak Ridge; J.C. Campbell, Hampton; Gary Rankin, Riverdale/Alcoa.

Jackson area (9)

C.Maurice Kelly, Ripley; Paul Caywood, Lexington; JohnTucker, Milan/Humboldt; John Hooper, Haywood County; Richard Ross, Jackson Central Merry; Walter Kilzer, Peabody; Jim Stowe, Lexington; Jack Cain, Haywood County; Andy Pugh, Halls.

Memphis area (5)

Tom Nix, Christian Brothers; John Johnson Jr., Manassas; William Woodruff-Carver; Al Cate, Memphis Central; Jake Rudolph, MUS.

Chattanooga area (4)

Red Etter, Central/Baylor; Don Grider, South Pittsburg; Ken Colquette, Marion County; Benny Monroe, Cleveland.


The TFCA is trying to find family members to represent every honoree. If you have information on any of these gentlemen or family members, please email

gclark@k12k.com or donovans1222@gmail.