PSJHS inducts six into Athletics Hall of Fame

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

"I was surrounded by so many great coaches who were such a tremendous influence on the lives of so many young men, and I wanted to be like them.  They were hard, they were demanding, but they were men of character and I knew they loved us."

In 1978, Whittle accepted a position with Trinity Presbyterian School (in Montgomery, AL) as a physical education teacher and he also coaches football, basketball, and baseball. He became the head baseball coach in 1981, and his teams have won 15 area championships and have advanced past the first round of the state playoffs 19 times.  They have won four state championships and Whittle has 602 career wins.

He has won the Montgomery Advisory Baseball Coach of the Year eight times, Alabama Sports Writers Association 3A Coach of the Year in 2009 and in 2012 and was chosen Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year in 2010.  Ken was inducted into the Alabama High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Dave Maddox                                                                                                                                               

Port St. Joe High School has fielded a football team for nearly 75 years.  In 1938, the Sharks would play Carrabelle as its first ever opponent in a football game.

In his modesty, Dave Maddox would say that he didn’t do anything great – other than, his part.  He would probably contend that his early teammates were more deserving of honor.

As with this and so many other treasured stories, Dave Maddox has kept the memory for so much of our past alive, for us all to treasure and enjoy.  He is the complete timeline for our community… and for so many years, has served as our unofficial community historian

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