Inductees

William A. “Pug” Pearman

William A. “Pug” Pearman was born May 21, 1929. After an outstanding career at Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was “All-Everything,” Pearman was invited to the…

William B. Dunavant, Jr.

William B. Dunavant, Jr. is a native Tennessean and Chairman of the Board of Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis. He graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga, attended Vanderbilt University…

William Cooper “Bill” Redd

Bill Redd was one of the greatest athletes to ever play at the University of Chattanooga. A native of Chattanooga, born in 1900, Redd played four sports at UC from…

William D. “Bill” Spears

Grantland Rice was nothing less than amazed when he saw Vanderbilt quarterback Bill Spears in action. “He is the fastest of the nation’s quarterbacks,” Rice raved, “and one of the…

William Dance

Bill Dance, one of the world’s most famous fishermen, always planned to be a doctor like his father, grandfather and three other generations of Dances. Then, driving home one night…

William Fred Delay

The late Coach William Fred DeLay approached every endeavor with integrity and compassion, and this, more than any victories, was his lasting legacy. Born in Tennessee, DeLay graduated from Massy…

William J. “Bill” Gupton

Bill Gupton’s son was born on an extremely eventful day. You see, Bill’s wife, Dorothy, had gone into labor the very day that the Pearl High School basketball team he…

William James “Bill” Wade Jr.

Nashville’s Bill Wade found success as a quarterback on every possible level. At Montgomery Bell Academy, he was Most Valuable Player in the Interscholastic League in 1946 and All-Nashville as…

William M. “Bill” Johnson

Whether he was battling SEC opponents on the gridiron, cheering Volunteer teams from the stands, or working behind the scenes for the betterment of Tennessee athletics, Bill Johnson of Sparta,…

William Mack Brown

Coach Brown was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. During his teenage years, he attended Putnam County High School. Brown’s family had a long history with football. His grandfather, Eddie Watson, was…

William Patrick “Pat” McHugh

In this day and age of such specialized skills in the NFL, it is hard to remember when individual athletes played both offense and defense. William Patrick (Pat) McHugh was…

Willie Gault

Willie Gault was born in Griffin, Georgia, where he played football and ran track at Griffin High School.  Highly recruited as a dual sport athlete, he chose the University of Tennessee for its…

Willie H. Hudson

Rarely does one person devote so much of his or her life to a single institution. Willie Hudson’s association with Linden High School demonstrates such devotion. A graduate himself of…

Wilma Rudolph

Among Tennessee’s many sports stars, there are a few whose remarkable accomplishments and unquenchable spirits shine just a little brighter. Wilma Rudolph could light up a winter sky. The legend…

Winfred Wilfong

Alva Winfred “Win” Wilfong, a Missouri native, was born on March 18, 1933. Wilfong played college basketball at the University of Missouri from 1951 – 1953. In 1955, Wilfong returned…

Wirt Henry Gammon

Although he was a self-proclaimed “bench-warmer” in football at the University of Virginia, Wirt Henry Gammon was nothing less than a star as a sportswriter and editor for the “Chattanooga…

Wyomia Tyus Simburg

Tennessee State University women’s track and field programs of the 1960s were nothing short of magical; star after star bolted through the hallowed halls of TSU under the leadership of…

Zan Guerry

Before Zan Guerry could spell tennis, he was hitting tennis balls off the front steps of his home in Lookout Mountain, TENN. Under the watchful eye of his father and…

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