Shelby Miller selected for TSSAA Hall of Fame

Published 12:12 am Saturday, February 1, 2020



The TSSAA Sports Hall of Fame has released its 2020 Selections.

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Carter County’s Shelby Miller is among only nine making the Hall this year. Miller’s hard work and dedication to the athletes of East Tennessee had paid off once again as this is the state’s highest honor for a coach or official.

Three administrators, four coaches, and only one official will be inducted in the annual gathering that began in 1982.

Miller has been a football official for 54 years and was a basketball referee for 25-years.  He officiated 16 District, 15 Regionals, 11-Sub-States and 2 TSSAA state tournaments.

He has been selected to work football playoffs for 42 consecutive years.  Miller has officiated five state football championships ( 1985, 1992, 1995, 2008, 2019) and is still active as a head linesman.

Miller has already won the A.F. Bridges award as Official of the year.  He was inducted into the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2017.

Miller graduated in 1963 from Happy Valley High School playing several sports. He has officiated at every level of sports in basketball, baseball, and football and worked Little League for many years.

He was also an Elizabethton City Councilman for six years of which two he was the Mayor Pro-Tem. This was Miller’s side job as he spent 34-years with Inland Container as a Quality Manager.

He was an Eagle Scout, past President of the Elizabethton Lions Club, a Shriner, past member of the Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Gideon’s International.

He was a key part in getting the annual Christmas Lions Club basketball tournament started that lasted for many years and raised a lot of money for kids in Carter County to be able to have glasses.

The TSSAA induction will begin at 11 am on Saturday, April 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.  Tickets go on sale Feb. 10 at the TSSAA Website. (