Anderson Area Touchdown Club to highlight coaches

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This football season, the Anderson Area Touchdown Club is starting its 34th year of honoring the high school football players and coaches from the eight Anderson County public high schools.

The first of thirteen meetings will be held August 28th at the Anderson County Library. All head coaches from the eight high schools will be recognized including: Belton-Honea Path Coach Russell Blackston, Crescent Coach Jeff Murdock, Hanna Coach Bruce Ollis, Palmetto Coach Doug Shaw, Jr., Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland, Powdersville Coach Robert Mustar, Westside Coach Scott Earley, and Wren Coach Jeff Tate.

Speakers for the season are Wofford Coach Mike Ayers, NCAA football official Rod Dailey, Presbyterian Coach Harold Nichols, Clemson Director of Recruiting Thad Turnipseed, Clemson Sports Information Director Tim Bourret, USC Radio & former NFL player Langston Moore, Anderson AD Bill D’Andrea, USC AD Ray Tanner, former Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, Danny Ford, Willie Jeffries and Don Munson, voice of Clemson radio.

Membership to the Club is open to everyone. A single membership is $50 (Fifty Dollars). They also offer a Corporate membership for $200.00, which allows memberships for five (5) members.

The AATC meets each Friday beginning August 28. A meal will be served at a cost of $10 for members and $15 for visitors. The meal line opens at 11:30am; meeting starts at 12:10 and they try to dismiss by 1 pm.

“Everyone is invited to join us for the most entertaining lunch time in Anderson,” organizer Bill Brissey said. “Long-time coach Jim Fraser entertains each week with two outstanding jokes prior to presenting the players and coaches’ awards. George Ducworth is Master of Ceremonies and does a great job each year in selecting our speakers. We have a “Pick ‘em” contest headed by Kevin Selman. We award the loser each week with a “trophy” donated by Cobb Oxford.”

Membership fee is $50. Call Bill Brissey or Nancy Smith at 226-7390 for additional information.