NASHVILLE, TN., Nov. 8, 2013 — The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced today the names of two posthumous inductees to be enshrined at its annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
Dorsey Sims, best known as Memphis Melrose basketball coach who was considered one of the best prep coaches in the South; and Eldridge Dickey, Tennessee State All-America quarterback, are this year’s posthumous selections by the Board of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Dickey died in May of 2000 while Sims passed away in June of 2000.
Previously announced inductees to the Hall of Fame Board include Carlton Flatt, Brentwood Academy and the state’s All-time winningest high school coach, Bridgette Gordon, former University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball All-America, Popeye Jones, Murray State University basketball great, Paul Naumoff, All America linebacker from the University of Tennessee and NFL star, Claude Osteen, former major league pitcher and coach, Allie Prescott, Memphis State University baseball star and minor league executive. In addition, noted Nashville TV sports anchor and community leader Hope Hines will be the Hall’s Lifetime Achievement inductee