PSJHS inducts six into Athletics Hall of Fame

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 03:57 PM.

Smith’s standout year was the 1955 season when he garnered 59 rebounds, dominated at the “center” position, and earned the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award for basketball and the nickname “Bevo” from Coach Marion Craig, after basketball great, Bevo Francis.

Smith was a member of the 1953 football team; 1954 and 1955 basketball teams; a multi-year letterman at track and field; he participated on all intramural teams at that time; served many years as statistician for football during the Coach Wayne Taylor years; and game clock operator for basketball at Port St. Joe High School during the Coach Bill Dickson years; Harry Lee also spent many years as a registered official with the FHSAA.

Smith’s years of achievement, service and dedication to Port St. Joe are testament of why he’s is one of the Greatest of Sharks, friends said.

Kesley Colbert                                                  

In 1969, “Coach” Kesley Colbert left Tennessee for Florida to join the coaching staff of Port St. Joe High School.  Coach was a History teacher for PSJHS from 1969-1982.  Colbert as coach was known for instilling hard-working ethics and a caring attitude that shaped hundreds of lives.

He attended Suwannee (The University of the South) where he was a three-sport standout and played every inning in every game from 1965-69 in baseball.  

At PSJHS, Colbert was the only common denominator of all three modern football state championships, he coached football at Port St. Joe in six different decades, was part of two undefeated regular seasons, eight district championships, one state runner up, one rural state championship and state championships in 1971, 1984 and 2005. 

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