Chuckey-Doak girls' basketball coach Beth Frye has be awarded the Female Coach of the Year distinction in District 1 by TSSAA through the A.F. Bridges Awards program.
Long-time West Greene announcers Gary Gass and Bill Morrison were named the District 1 Contributors of the Year for their long-time service to the Buffaloes' athletic programs.
The A.F. Bridges Awards program was expanded fourteen years ago to include awards for School System Administrator of the Year, Principal of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year, Female Coach of the Year, Male Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The awards recognize again this year 63 individuals from across our state that represent what's best in high school athletics. Recognition was made in the above mentioned categories in each of the nine athletic districts in our state.
Nominations were made by a Citizenship/Sportsmanship Committee in each athletic district and the final selection was made by a State Selection Committee.
Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA stated, "Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest honors in high school athletics in our state. Those who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that's good sportsmanship and good citizenship."
ATHLETIC DISTRICT 1
School System Administrator of the Year
Manney Moore, Cocke Co. Schools
Principal of the Year
Toby Ward, Sevier Co. HS
Athletic Director of the Year
Andy Wells, Grainger HS
Female Coach of the Year
Beth Frye, Chuckey Doak HS
Male Coach of the Year
Steve Brewer, Sevier Co. HS
Official of the Year
Dale Ford, Tri-Cities
Contributor of the Year
Gary Gass & Bill Morrison, West Greene