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.