Lampley, McClain and Johnson join the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Board

July 27th, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. – Brad Lampley, Partner in Charge at Adams and Reese has joined the Hall of Fame Board.  In 2009 Lampley was a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top Forty under Forty, and in 2011 he was presented with the Nashville Emerging Leader Award. Brad has also served as Chairman of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Lampley also serves as a youth football coach.

Lester McClain, a living legend in the history of Tennessee Football. Lester broke the color barrier, when he chose to attend the University of Tennessee on a football scholarship in 1967. Lester an outstanding receiver for the Vols in 1968, 1969, and 1970 was the Jackie Robinson in the Southeastern Conference. Upon graduation Lester was drafted by the Chicago Bears. McClain has gone on to be a very successful businessman in Middle Tennessee, as a State Farm Agent.

Tom Johnson, one of the Johnson brothers who wore the Orange and White for the Vols. Tom , like his brothers Bob and Paul played center for Tennessee in the early seventy’s . Today, Tom lives in Cleveland Tennessee, where he serves as President of Health Services, an eldercare provider.  Prior to entering the health care industry, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President of Lending for a local Cleveland, TN bank from 1976 to 1986.  Tom has been recognized for his outstanding service and dedication to the Special Olympics. Johnson also has a passion for his pet project, Trousdale School, which serves special needs individuals.

Bill Emendorfer the Executive Director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame stated “I can not think of three finer gentlemen, to serve as members of this board. They each are outstanding in their own right and have served their communities and the state of Tennessee well. I can not wait to get them involved in the many exciting activities happing at the Hall of Fame in the next year.”

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a non-profit 501c3 is located in the Bridgestone Arena. The 7,200 square foot facility is both entertaining and educational. The Hall of Fame honors the rich sports heritage of Tennessee, while it shares the virtues of sports to the future generations.  Please contact the Hall of Fame to book special events and ask about the “Champion within Program “for your school groups.


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