Woodmont inducts 1st Hall of Famers

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During a special halftime ceremony Friday, the initial Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 was announced by the Woodmont Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The induction class of 2013 is made up of twenty athletes, coaches, or athletic directors that have made a positive impact on Woodmont and the community.

Included are: Ben Abrams, Jeff Bell, Stan Candler, Steve Candler, Jack Candler, Dennis Cannon, Zach Chandler, Lourenco Fowler, Fred Gilliam, Mo Howard, Lamont Jones, Beth Kendall, Angie McCullough, Sonya McNeil, Steven Owens, Steve Ward, Shaun White, Alfred Whitt, Janice Wilkins and Attala Young.

This induction class will be recognized on October 18, 2013 at halftime of the Woodmont home game against Easley. Plaques will be presented to the initial class that will replicate the ones hanging in the Commons at Woodmont High School.

“This initial class represents the very best of the athletes and coaches that have been a part of our forty-seven year history,” said Athletic Director Ashley Jenkins. “It will also be a significant reminder for our current athletes to connect and learn the rich heritage our school and sports teams have established” says Coach Matt Evans.

The Woodmont High Athletic Hall of Fame Committee was formed in May 2013 and consists of former and current Woodmont High School teachers, coaches, parents, students, and athletic directors who have been a part of Woodmont High School over the past forty-seven years.

The committee met numerous times over the past year and have established the following criteria for induction:

Inductees must be: 1st team All-Conference or All State or voted in by the Committee; a positive contributor to Woodmont High School and Society; Must be 10 years after graduation for Athletes and immediately for any Coaches and College Accomplishments and Beyond will be considered but are not necessary for induction.

Funding for the initial class has been made possible by the contributions from a number of Woodmont area businesses.

Additional sponsorship is needed to continue to honor these outstanding athletes and coaches in the future, Jenkins said. Any businesses or individuals wishing to contribute to the Woodmont Athletic Hall of Fame can contact Matt Evans at (864)355-8627 or mevans@greenville.k12.sc.us .

Anyone in the community who would like to nominate former athletes or coaches for the Woodmont Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2014 can fill out a nomination form found on the Woodmont High School website http://www.greenvillecountyathletics.com/page/show/594828-woodmont or pick up a nomination form in the front office at Woodmont High School.