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Jerry White
He has over  625 wins in his career as head coach.
In the second game of the state tournament, Jerry scored 19  points as a sophomore.
After High School Jerry attended the University of South Carolina and  finished his college at E.T.S.U. He started teaching and coaching basketball at  Happy Valley elementary in 1968. He coached one year at Gap Creek before going  to Cloudland High School for two years. In 1972 Jerry came to Hampton where he has been for the past thirty-two years. Along with his wins are included 44  District wins, 40 Regional wins, 5 Sub-state and 5 state tournament wins.
He has  had five seasons where his team has won 28 games or more. His District wins  include 12 District Titles, 8 Regional Titles and 2-time state runner-up. He has  won or shared 14 conference titles.

Buck VanHuss

Walter “Buck” Van Huss, at ETSU from 1948 to 1952, retired from Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett High School as the winningest basketball coach in Tennessee high school history with over 1,000 wins. Van Huss spent 14 years at Hampton where his teams compiled a 402-133 mark, including a postseason record of 47-19. He won the 1960 state basketball tournament and was inducted into the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979.

John Treadway

John Treadway played both baseball and football at ETSU from 1927 until 1929. He retired in 1973 as Tennessee’s winningest high school basketball coach. He amassed a record of 843 wins and only 372 losses. He coached fellow ETSU Hall of Famer Buck Van Huss. Treadway was inducted in 1976.

Harold Stout

Playing baseball from 1951 to 1956 and serving as the head coach from 1984 until 1989, Dr. Harold Stout received many awards as a player and a coach. Stout posted a 36-5 pitching record during his career and was named All-Conference four times, All-District twice and Honorable Mention All-American once. As a coach, he received Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and posted a 510-352-1 record as a collegiate coach before being inducted into the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. Was Big 9 basketball scoring champ for EHS in 1950-51 (15.3 ppg).

Sonny and Willis Reed
Photo Courtesy of Dave Boyd

Sonny Smith
He is credited with turning around losing programs at East Tennessee State  and Auburn. Additionally, Smith coached Virginia Commonwealth from 1989-1998.
he was named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1989. In 1985, he coached the Auburn Tigers to their first SEC Tournament Championship in school history.
he guided Auburn to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 berth in 1985 and a Final Eight berth in 1986. To date, he is the only coach in Auburn men's basketball history to have three consecutive 20-win seasons, from 1984-86.[2] On January 3, 2007, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
East Tennessee State
Virginia Commonwealth
SEC Championship (1985)
CAA Championship (1996)
EC Coach of the Year (1978)
SEC Coach of the Year (1984, 1989)
District VI Coach of Year, Division I (1984)
CAA Coach of the Year (1996)


Dave Rider

*23 seasons at EHS (1976-88, 1990-99).
*173-79 record (.687 winning pct.).
*11 playoff berths (10 wins), 2 bowl games.
*10 conference championships (6 outright).
*Teams won or shared conference championship in each of his last 6 seasons.
*Class 4A state semifinals his final 3 seasons.
*Had just 2 losing seasons.

Billy Pike
Started his playing career in 1963, playing in the Elizabethton Park and Rec program under Coach Lynn Goddard

Has won over 400 singles and doubles titles in 45 year carrier, including over 20 state singles and doubles titles in five states..owns five Southern Championships and two National titles,(US Navy Mens Open singles and doubles)
TSSAA boys singles finalist in 1965 playing for University High
All Conference (OVC) at ETSU in 1967 and 1968...
Inducted in four Hall of Fames..
1999..ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame
2001..NorthEast Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame
2005..NorthEast Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame
2007..Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame
Has been ranked #1 in Tennessee in five age divisions in Men's singles and doubles. Currently practicing Optometrist in Johnson City and coaches his children Brandon and Amanda
Most current ranking #2 in South and #1 in Men's 50 doubles with playing partner Bob Helton of Bristol, TN


Member of Johnson city Lions Club and Central Baptist Church in Johnson City..resides in Elizabethton with his wife, Cora Sue and daughter, Amanda, a current member of the EHS Hall of Fame..son, Brandon, also a member of EHS Hall of Fame is a teaching pro in Florida, and also plays the Florida Mini- tour for aspiring young professionals


Angie Peters

Unaka basketball, Played from 1984-85 through 1987-88 seasons. Over 2,200 career points. Two-time all-state player. 3-time All-Smoky Mountain Conference player of the year. 3-time district tournament MVP, including as a freshman. Honorable mention Street and Smith All-American as a senior. Jersey retired. Played on four 20-win seasons, three substate teams. Played for Clemson.


John Orr
9 conference championships.

First Carter County coach to win a road playoff game (Oneida, 1987) in modern era.

1984 team went 9-2, suffering both losses by one point. Team blanked Wartburg Central 20-0 in Little T Bowl.


Don Marshall

Don Marshall, known as the smallest quarterback in college at ETSU, played football for the Bucs from 1952 to 1953 and also from 1955 to 1958. Marshall achieved nationwide fame as a boxing coach and trainer with Big John Tate and also served as a trainer for the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian Baseball League in 1974, 1975 and 1978. Marshall was inducted into the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983.


Johnny Mills

Elizabethton High
*1961 - Honorable mention All-Big 7
*1962 - First team All-Big 7, honorable mention all-state (AP and Sports Writers teams), team MVP and best defensive back. Started at quarterback.

University of Tennessee
*3-time letterwinner (1964-66)
*Played split end, twice leading Vols in receiving:
*1965: 23 receptions for 328 yards.
*1966: 48-725, 4 TDs.
*Totaled 225 receiving yards against Kentucky in '66, a school record that stood till 2001. Still ranks second in team history.
*First-team All-SEC selection as a senior.
*Played in Bluebonnet ('65) and Gator ('66) bowls, both victories. UT went 16-4-2 over Mills' final two seasons.
*Member of All-Northeast Tennessee and Elizabethton High athletic halls of fame.


Willie Malone

Was a standout player on Hamptons state championship team.An All-Ohio Valley Conference selection during his basketball career at ETSU from 1961 to 1965, Dr. Willie Malone served as team captain in 1965 and was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Best Defensive Player during his sophomore year. Malone joined other Buccaneer greats in the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.


Robert C. "Bob" Laws
Played split end at EHS 1950-52 under Coach John Treadway..All Big 5 year EHS was ranked #1 in State 1952...Honorable mention all-state for Elizabethton in 1952. Second winner of Bulldog Laws award. All-Big 5 end. Second-team tackle on Johnson City Press-Chronicles' All-Big 5 squad.Scholarship to Vanderbilt University where he made All SEC and Honorable mention All American...was Captain his Senior year and played in Vanderbilt's Gator Bowl win over Auburn that same year.
Steve Lacy

Considering how much of his life Steve Lacy gave to Milligan College in Johnson City as student, athlete, coach, athletic director, dean, vice president, member of the board of trustees, chairman of the accreditation committee, and chairman of the board of trustees, its surprising that no one ever suggested changing the name to Lacy College! He arrived at Milligan in 1927 and stayed almost half a century until 1975. As a student, Lacy played football and basketball and was captain of the 1931 basketball team. His junior and senior years, Milligan won both football and basketball championships in the Smokey Mountain Athletic Conference. Lacy graduated cum laude in 1931. After two years as athletic director, coach, teacher, and principal at Mary Hughes High School, he returned to Milligan in the spring of 1933 as athletic director and coach of many sports. His teams won championships in girls basketball, boys football, baseball, and track. Lacy was the only coach in the history of the Smokey Mountain Athletic Conference to win championships in four sports. In 1941 he was elected dean and vice president, a position he held until 1949. Soon after, he became a member of the board of trustees and served as chairman from 1961 to 1974. During his tenure, the Milligan endowment nearly doubled, and the library added more than 30,000 volumes. It is hard to imagine one person having had more impact on one institution than Steve Lacy had on Milligan College. His great influence, fine records, and remarkable devotion are his legacies.


Bill Jenkins

Former longtime sports editor for the Elizabethton Star. Played baseball for Hampton High, and later played semipro ball.

Claude Holsclaw
Claude Holsclaw earned 302 wins as the baseball coach at Unaka and Elizabethton. He also had a stellar collegiate playing career at Tennessee, where he shone in the 1945 Rose Bowl, and Milligan College, where he was the first athlete in school history to letter in four sports during a year.
Holsclaw led Elizabethton to the state baseball finals in 1958.  Unaka named their baseball field in his honor.  Holsclaw lettered at U.T in 1944.


Eddie Holly

Unaka High School stats.
Batted 627 in 1969 threw 18 strikeouts in a single game 325 for his career. Season ERA 0.90

Drafted in the 5th round by the Chicago Whitesox. Played 4 years in the minor leagues. Eddie by many is known as the best Athlete to come out of Carter County. He excelled in Baseball, Basketball and Track.

Captured two Watauga Conference scoring titles in basketball (1969-70 and '70-71 seasons).

Ronnie Hicks

On the high school level, Coach Hicks won a total of 618 games and a 66.5 winning percentage while coaching softball.  His teams won their way to 12 State tournaments, 22 sub states, 20 Regional Championships, 25 District titles and 23 conference crowns.  His team won more than 20 games in 21 season and one 30 game season.  He also won several district and regional titles coaching basketball at Unaka Elementary.  Hicks spent 31 years at Unaka and 2 years at Cloudland, giving the Landers their first winning season in softball.

Lynn Goddard
Lynn Goddard served Carter County as teacher and coach for 45 years.He played football and basketball at Jr. high in 1936 & 37 and graduated from Elizabethton High in 1943 where he was a running back for four years.  They won the conference Championship in 41 and co champs in 42.  Goddard lettered in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track.  He graduated from Milligan College in 1949, he led the nation in punting in 47.  He then played one year semi-pro baseball for Coeburn, Va.  In 49 he become the head coach at Unaka where he was elected the first President of the Watauga Conference.  In his ten years he won won six Championships and finished second four times.  In his honor Unaka named the football field "Goddard Field"  He also coached girls basketball, track, and boys basketball.  In 1961 he returned to Elizabethton High School coaching football and tennis.
"Coach of the Year" four times in the Watauga Conference; while at Elizabethton High School, he was Conference Coach of the Year, 1968, Upper East Tennessee Coach of the Year, 1965; selected by a poll of state coaches as one of the "Top Ten Coaches" in the state of Tennessee in 1965 and honored at a special banquet in Nashville; vice president of the Big Seven Conference, 1970-71; and selected by the "Old Timers Group" at Milligan College as being the top athlete in the first 50 years of Milligan's athletics.

Richard Jarfly Dugger
Mr. Richard "Jarfly" Dugger began playing fast-pitch softball in 1960 at the age of 14. Dugger pitched for the Navy until being transferred to Okinawa in 1968. His success includes two State championships including an MVP honor, one regional title, and a fourth and fifth place finish in the ASA Nationals. His career record consists of 940 wins, 302 losses, 41 no hitters, and 3 perfect games.

J.C. Campbell
J.C. Campbell attended the old Hampton School and played football under John Pansock.  He attended E.T.S.U. and did his student teaching at Valley Forge in 1960.  In 1962 he began helping Howard Duncan at Hampton High as assistant football coach.  During that time he was assistant to Jerry Nave in basketball and also coached tract. In 1968 Coach J C took over the helms as head coach of the Bulldogs football.  He has nearly 300 wins as Hampton's Football coach.

Deacon Bowers
1957-started boxing with coach don Marshall
1958- won the upper east Tenn heavyweight title
1958- won the southern golden gloves heavyweight title in Nashville Tenn
1959- won the upper east Tenn heavyweight title
1959- won the southern golden gloves heavyweight title in Nashville Tenn
1959- went to the quarterfinals in Chicago natl-golden gloves championships
1959- was scheduled to fight Cassius clay natl champion in childress stadium here in Elizabethan
1960- started referring boxing through 2005 amature and pro started professional in 1975 WBA-IBF-ABF.
1994- inducted into TENN-ALABAMA-GEORGIA boxing and boxing officials hall of fame
1999- inducted into the national organization golden gloves officials of America hall of fame along
with world middle-weight champion gene fullmer and world welter weight champion carmen basillo in Syracuse new york
1994- 2000 president of the national organization golden officials of America


Jess Birchfield
Played football and basketball at EHS. All-American at Duke in football. Played guard and tackle for the Blue Devils.  Was team captain his senior year, when Blue Devils won the Orange Bowl. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Played one season for Ottawa in CFL before knee injury derailed his professional career. Officiated football for 26 years, working high school and college games.

Charlie Bayless
1951 - played guard on the All-American Gold Medal Basketball Team.
1956-62 – President of the Watauga Conference.
1961 – Happy Valley Gymnasium named in his honor.
1963-2001 – Secretary-Treasurer of Watauga Conference.
1974 – Speaker on defense at U.T. Won National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Achievement Award. Coached on the East / West All-Star Basketball squad.
1974-78 – Honored as Sergeant at Arms for the State of Tennessee.
1977 – Honored by Modern Woodsman of America for dedicated service to the community.
1978 – Honored by Carter County Rescue Squad for dedicated service to community. Also, was named assistant coach for the East / West All-Star Team.
1984 – Honored as Colonel on staff for the Governor of Tennessee.
1984-86 – Served on the Board of Directors for the Elizabethton Golf Club.
1986-87 – Selected as President of Elizabethton Golf Club.
1989 – Assistant to Buck Van Huss in McDonald’s All-Star High School Basketball Classic.
1990 – Inducted into the East Tennessee Hall of Fame.
1994 – Coach of Tennessee All-Stars in Chattanooga. Elected to the TSSAA Hall of Fame.
2000 – Assistant coach for Tennessee All-Stars that played in Lakeland, Florida.
2001 – Head coach for Tennessee All-Stars against Georgia in Chattanooga, TN.
2001 – Coach Bayless and Jane set up a Scholarship Fund at Happy Valley High School.
Sub-State tournament play in the following years:        1990-91’ against Fulton, 1993-94’ against Alcoa,    1994-95’ against Austin-East.
Sectional play in following years: 1997-98’ against Gatlinburg-Pittman, and in 1998-99’ against Fulton.
964 wins, including nine state tournament appearances and the state championship in 1974. 
Bayless was a guard on Happy Valley’s 1941 state runner-up team. He later served in the Army in World War II as a military policeman in France, and played basketball at East Tennessee State.

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Angie Barker

In 1984 while at Elizabethton High School Angie set the Discus and Shotput state records.From 1987 until 1989, Angie Barker competed in women’s track and field and was crowned the 1988 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion. Barker was named two-time All-American in the shot put and in 1988 was named Strength and Conditioning All-American. She was a three-time Southern Conference Champion, winning the indoor shot put in 1988 and 1989, while also winning the outdoor shot put in 1989. Barker became a member of the ETSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.