The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will host their 52nd Annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, June 16th at the Omni Nashville. The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (TSHF) will be inducting (in alphabetical order) Joe Allison, University of Memphis Kicker and the winner of the inaugural Lou Groza Award in 1992; Blaine Bishop, former Tennessee Titan All-Pro Safety and current radio host on 104.5 the Zone; Allan Houston, University of Tennessee Basketball star and current General Manager for the Westchester Knicks; Johnnie H. Jones III, University of Tennessee Running Back; Chuck Kriese, winningest coach in ACC Tennis history and four time recipient of the National Coach of the Year Award; Tim Mack, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Pole Vaulter; Raleigh McKenzie, University of Tennessee Center and current College Scout for the Oakland Raiders; Reginald McKenzie, University of Tennessee Linebacker and current General Manager of the Oakland Raiders; Jackie Pope, Middle Tennessee State University multi-sport athlete and All-American football player; George Quarles, registered over 200 victories at Maryville High School, and is currently the Associate Head Coach at Furman University.
This class also includes the posthumous inductions of Tigerbelle Isabelle Daniels Holston, a member of Tennessee State University’s AAU champion relay team for five years and Olympic Bronze Medalist, and Glenn McCadams, who served as head football coach of Lipscomb Academy for 31 years, winning three state championships.
Tennessee State University former Tigerbelle and Olympian Isabelle Daniels Holston, born July 31, 1937, passed away September 8, 2017, at 80 years old. Daniels competed for the Tigerbelles from 1955-59. Daniels represented the United States at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Competing in the 4x100m relay, Daniels teamed with fellow Tigerbelles Wilma Rudolph, Mae Faggs, and Margaret Matthews to help the U.S. capture the bronze medal.
Daniels also excelled at the Pan American Games, taking gold in the 60m in 1959 and with the 4x100m relay team in 1955 and 1959. She added silvers in the 60m in 1955 and the 200m in 1959. She was inducted into the Tennessee State University Hall of Fame in 1984. Daniels went on to serve as the girls’ track coach at Ronald E. McNair High School in Georgia, earning National Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 1990. A native of Georgia, Daniels entered the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 1987. She was married to Rev. Sidney R. Holston; the couple had four children.
Additional Honorees include the 2018 Professional Teams of the Year — the Pacific Coast League Champions Memphis Redbirds and the Southern League Co-Champion Chattanooga Lookouts. The Amateur Teams of the Year are Rhodes College Women’s Golf Team for claiming their third National Championship and Freed-Hardeman’s Women’s Basketball Team for claiming their first National Championship. Amateur Female Athlete of the Year is Hannah Segrave from Milligan College, a four-time NAIA National Track Champion. The Amateur Male Athletes of the Year are University of Tennessee’s Grant Williams, for being selected SEC Player of the Year and Middle Tennessee State University’s Nick King, for being selected as the Conference USA Player of the Year. Previously announced Honorees are the Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Receipt, James A. Haslam II; the Male Professional Athlete of the Year, Mike Fisher; and Tennessean of the Year, the Nashville Predators.
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a 501c3 pays tribute to those who have made an impact through sports in Tennessee. The Hall subscribes to the principle that sports serve society’s highest ideals by educating and shaping youth. It promotes the virtues of competition, fair play, friendship, solidarity, mutual understanding and respect for human dignity. The best way to honor our sports legends is to pass this legacy down to future generations.