People being inducted at the Feb. 26 banquet at Chattanooga Convention Center:
Randy Batten: Batten was a two-time Tennessee state high school wrestling champion while winning 87 matches in a row at Hixson. He aplaced second in the 1974 AAU Junior Olympics. At UTC, Batten won the NCAA Division II title three times (1974-76). He won the Southern Conference championship four times in his division and was a Southeastern Intercollegiate champion and a Southern Open champion.
James Walter "Jimmy" Braddock: Was the point guard on the 1982 NCAA championship team at North Carolina, Dean Smith's first championship squad. Made All-Atlantic Coast Conference his senior year. Was a four-year letterman. Braddock was a four-time all-city player, a two-time all-state selection and a prep All-American at Baylor School. He led the state in scoring as a senior. Played professionally in South America, Europe and New Zealand.
Hazel Brown: Began the softball program at Ringgold High School in 1976, winning 590 games. Brown's programs have become mega-successful. She has been Georgia Coach of the Year four times, each time her team won the state championship (1983, 1985, 1986, 1992). Ringgold, under Coach Brown, has also been runner-up four times and third twice. Her teams have captured 11 regional championships.
Greg Cater: Was outstanding punter for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1977-79. He is one of only three UTC players to make the All-Southern Conference team three times. Cater played professionally for the Buffalo Bills (1980-83), Orlando Renegades of the USFL (1985-85) and St. Louis Cardinals (1986-87). He was All-USFL with Orlando.
Lee Dyer: He was all-city in football and baseball at Baylor and played baseball collegiately at UTC, but his greatest contribution has come as an official. He is one of only two Greater Chattanooga men to officiate in the NFL. He worked a playoff game last year. Has been in the NFL for four years. Dyer began officiating in 1979 in high school and is a former Southern Conference and SEC official.
Carl D. Hanns: Hanns was a six-time All-American NAIA track and field star at Cumberland College. He won the NAIA title in the long jump in 1980 with a leap exceeding 25 feet. Hanns was also ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in the 200 and 400 dashes. He was a two-time all-city track star at Howard, where he also played football and basketball. He still holds the school record for the long jump.
Charles E. "Chuck" Jabaley: Jabaley is one of a very elite group of amateur golfers to win the Tennessee Open Championship. He also was on the winning team in the 1989 State Scramble. Jabaley was runner-up in 1995 in the Tennessee Amateur after a fourth-place finish in 1994. He was second in the Tennessee Mid-Amateur in 1992 and has had three other top-five finishes in that event. He was second in the 2006 Tennessee Senior Match Play Championship.
George Jarck: Southern Conference singles and doubles tennis champion in 1980 for UTC. He was the Southern Open men's singles champion four straight times, Southern doubles champ three times. Ranked No. 6 in U.S. Boys 21 and under in 1979. Ranked No. 1 in New England Boys 18sr.
Mike Jones: Outstanding football receiver for Riverside High, where he was all-city. Still holds many receiving records for Tennessee State University. Jones played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1986-89) and the Minnesota Vikings (1983-85). He was Coach of the Year in 2006 in NFL Europe after leading the Frankfurt Galaxy to the World Bowl title. Jones has coached in NFL Europe since 1998, the last three years as a head coach.
Terry Jones: Jones is a two-time Southern Golden Gloves champion (1971-72) at 147 pounds and was runner-up in 1974 after not boxing at all in 1973. Won the novice division in Silver Gloves in 1969 and Golden Gloves in 1970 at 135 pounds. Was a Chattanooga Open Division champion in 1971, '72 and '74. Received a scholarship from Chattanooga Golden Gloves that led to a degree from UTC.
Walter "Moose" McGary: One of the greatest players in UTC basketball history. McGary was a junior college All-American at Lawson State who transferred to UTC as a sophomore in 1971. Still holds the record for most rebounds in a season (444) in 1972-73. A Division II All-American, he is now the head coach at Howard School. His junior high and middle school teams won 14 city and county titles.
Ken Mara: One of the top officials in collegiate wrestling for 25 years, Mara has officiated in the NCAA Division I tournament 20 times. He was ranked as a Top 10 official 19 times. Officiated in 28 TSSAA state tournaments. He's been a TSSAA official 35 years. Mara was co-captain of Notre Dame's first state championship team and won the 1968 state title at 132 pounds.
Al Miller: Launched the wrestling program at Cleveland High School and retired as head coach last year. Miller teams won five state championships, the first in 1980 when Cleveland broke a stranglehold on state titles by Chattanooga teams. His record was 382-167. Miller is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the USA Wrestling Junior Olympic coaching pool and took several teams to Europe.
John C. "Nick" Moon: Moon was responsible for starting the softball league at Lincoln Park in 1936. He played and coached teams to seven straight titles in the Negro City League. In 15 years as a manager, his teams won 13 titles. His 1946 Orchard Knob team was ranked "one of the greatest teams in the history of the league." A third baseman and pitcher, Moon hit two home runs and a triple in the first game he ever played.
Mike Moore: The OVC Player of the Year in baseball at Middle Tennessee State in 1977, he was 8-2 with three shutouts and a no-hitter. Juco All-American at Cleveland State and MVP in the TJCAA in 1976 with an 8-2 record and 1.23 ERA, while hitting .381. City baseball player of the year at McCallie in 1974, when he whiffed 118 in 71 innings with an ERA of 0.62. Led his team to Dizzy Dean Graduate World Series title in 1983 with a pitching mark of 10-0.
Richard "Choo Choo" Newson: Played track and football at Howard and football at Fort Valley State, but his greatest contribution came in boxing. The late Newson was 5-0 as an amateur fighting out of Chattanooga. Newson turned pro while in Germany in the Army, winning 20 fights and losing only twice with three draws. After the service, he moved to California and continued to fight professionally, going 8-1.
Ray Bob Oldham: The late Oldham played defensive back for Middle Tennessee State, where he was All-Southern his senior year. He still holds the school record for the longest interception return, 100 yards, accomplished against UTC in 1972. He was a defensive back for the Baltimore Colts from 1973-77, Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978, the New York Giants (1979) and Detroit Lions from 1980-82. He won a Super Bowl ring in 1978.
Jim Reynolds: Known as the Voice of the Mocs, Reynolds has served as play-by-play announcer for football and basketball at UTC for 27 years. He is the dean of Southern Conference broadcasters. A graduate of Illinois State, he served as that school's football and basketball voice before coming to UTC. He also spent time as a play-by-play announcer for the University of Illinois basketball team.
Gary Rundles: He won 372 games as a baseball coach at Carson-Newman and five conference titles. Led West Alabama last year to a 45-19 record and the Gulf South championship and was coach of the year. Rundles prepped at City High, where he was all-state in both baseball and football. He started four years at Carson-Newman, hitting a lifetime .350. As Central High School's coach, he compiled a 171-72 mark.
Allen Spreen: Spreen was an All-America diver for Baylor School in 1967, but his accomplishments in high school pale to his success as a coach. Spreen was the National Coach of the Year in 1994. He was the head coach of the U.S. diving team in the Pan American Games in 1995 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Spreen was also a coach in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Roger Vredeveld: Vredeveld is one of the best swimmers in Baylor School history. He was a four-time team captain, a prep school All-American, the Tennessee high school champion in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke and a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that set the 15-18 age record. His 1983 North Carolina team won the ACC title. As a coach, he has helped lead the Baylor boys to nine Tennessee high school team titles and the girls to four titles.
Jeffrey Waters: Waters was undefeated in singles and doubles for four years at McCallie and a member of two state champions. He also was a member of two Southern Conference championship teams at UTC. Waters is a former City Closed, Tennessee State men's singles and doubles and TVI Boys 18 champion. He served as executive director of both USTA New England and Youth Tennis Foundation of New England for 14 years.
Cordel "Corky" Whitlock: Whitlock's silver voice has been heard on Cleveland's WBAC radio for 46 years. He originated live broadcasts for Lee University, Cleveland State, Bradley Central, Cleveland High, Charleston High, Walker Valley and Rhea County. Has anchored more than 5,300 live sports broadcasts in a 50-year career. The Bear Stadium press box is named for him. He is in the Bradley Old-Timers Hall of Fame.