Red Bank's Tom Weathers to be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame

Red Bank's Tom Weathers to be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame

January 31st, 2019 by Stephen Hargis in Breaking News

Former Red Bank football coach Tom Weathers will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in April, the state's high school sports sanctioning body announced Thursday.

Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press.

Red Bank football coach Tom Weathers holds his team's first-place plaque prior to the presentation of the state trophy after the Lions beat Murfreesboro's Riverdale for the TSSAA Class 5A state title in December 2000.

Red Bank football coach Tom Weathers holds his...

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

Former Red Bank High School football coach Tom Weathers will be one of nine new members inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame this spring. Weathers, who coached the Lions for 29 years, compiled a 222-85 overall record and guided the Lions to the Class 5A state championship in 2000, when they finished 15-0 and defeated powerhouse Murfreesboro Riverdale in the snow at Middle Tennessee State University.

Red Bank also reached the state title game in 1978 under Weathers, and the field at the school is named in his honor. He received the TSSAA Distinguished Service Award in 1988.

After stepping down at Red Bank in 2002, Weathers coached for two years at Dade County, then finished his head coaching career with a three-year stint at Soddy-Daisy. Weathers is already a member of the Greater Chattanooga Sports, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Tennessee Football Coaches Association halls of fame.

Among those joining Weathers in this year's class will be longtime basketball official C.A. Dockins of Cleveland.

The luncheon and induction ceremony will be held April 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro. Tickets ($35 each) for the event will go on sale on Feb. 4 and can be purchased online at www.tssaa.org. All ticket orders will be available for pick-up on the day of the luncheon. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


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