Remembering the Legend: Joe Treadway

Published 12:35 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2022

By C.Y. Peters
    Joe Treadway was a part of three straight district tournament championship teams at Happy Valley High school. In 1946-47, Treadway averaged about 15 points per game. Happy Valley won the regional championship as it advanced to the state tournament.  He averaged approximately 16 points per game his senior season, helping Happy Valley to a runner-up regional effort and a third-place finish at the state tournament. He made the All-state selection, made the state all-tournament team and was a first-team all-regional tournament selection.  He was a TSSAA MVP in the state Tournament. Treadway was a two-time letter winner for the University of Tennessee. He was a vocational agriculture teacher at Hampton High for 21 years, and continued his education, receiving a master’s degree from University of Tennessee in 1970.  He served as superintendent of Carter County Schools from 1974 to 1979, when he joined the State Department of Education as adult basic education supervisor for East Tennessee.  Treadway was a member of the House of Representatives in the Tennessee Legislature for one session in 1985 and returned to the State Department of Education, where he worked until retiring in 1992.  He was an active member and former board member at First Christian Church and the son of Coach A.L. John Treadway. Joe Treadway passed away on July 28, 2000.

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