Anderson Area Touchdown Club in 33rd season


The Anderson Area Touchdown Club will celebrate their 33rd year of honoring area football players and coaches. The Club has honored more than 1,450 young men and their coaches since starting in 1981. This Club has more than 150 members who meet each week during football season to honor 3 high school football players and a coach selected from the 8 Anderson County High Schools for their outstanding work each week.

At their first meeting on August 29th, they will recognize the eight Anderson County High School coaches including Coach Russell Blackston, Belton-Honea Path High School; Coach Jeff Murdock, Crescent High School; Coach Bruce Ollis, T.L. Hanna High School; Coach Doug Shaw, Palmetto High School; Coach Paul Sutherland, Pendleton High School; Coach Robert Mustar, Powdersville High School; Coach Scott Earley, Westside High School; and Coach Jeff Tate, Wren High School.

“This is a good time for the members to meet all of these outstanding men who are leading their teams for the 2014 football season,” organizer Bill Brissey said.

All are invited to become supporters of the Anderson County High Schools. Individual membership dues are $50 and Corporate membership, which allows 5 members to attend, is $200. A meal is served each week. Meal cost for members is $10 and $15 for guests. The meeting starts at 12 Noon, the meal line opens at 11:30, and most meetings will end by 1 pm.

“Everyone is invited to come have a meal, hear a good joke from Coach Jim Fraser, play a friendly game of “Pick the Winners” Contest, and most of all, help us honor the high school players and coaches.” Brissey said.

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club meets at the Anderson County Library located at 300 N. McDuffie Street in Anderson. Speakers this year include Coach Mike Ayers, Wofford football; Coach Sam Wyche, former player & former head football coach-Cincinnati Bengals; Coach Danny Ford, former Clemson football and Tommy Suggs, USC Football Radio Announcer.

Also Coach Brad Brownell, Clemson basketball; Tony Barnhart, CBS Radio “Mr. College Football;” Coach Buddy Pough, SC State University football; Coach Bruce Fowler, Furman football; Thad Turnipseed, Clemson University Director of Recruiting; Matt Hogue, AD Coastal Carolina; Phil Kornblut, Sports Talk Radio; and Coach Todd Knight, Newberry football.

Call Nancy Smith or Bill Brissey at 864/226-7380 for additional information.