MNPS Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2017 Inducted

Posted on Apr 11 2017 - 1:57pm by Mike Strasinger

L to R – Tim Dobbins, Jeffery Powell, Catherine Miller-Bowers, Kenya Washington (for Sam Smith), Charlie Fentress, Bugs Jordan, Chris Gaines, Jim Shapiro (for Joe Shapiro) – Photo by Mike Strasinger


   The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2017 took place today following a luncheon at Nissan Stadium. Mark North of the FANS and Monae Fletcher with MNPS co-hosted the event and Joe Fisher, the Voice of Vanderbilt Athletics, served as emcee. Following a performance by the Hillwood High School chamber Choir and the Presentation of Colors by the Cane ridge High School Jr. ROTC, the 2017 MNPS Sports Hall of Fame Inductees were recognized.

Catherine Miller-Bowers, Whites Creek High School, 1982 – Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Tim Dobbins, Glencliff, 2001 – Football

Charlie Fentress, Cohn High School, 1955 – Football, Basketball, Baseball

Chris Gaines, Dupont High School, 1983 – Football

Walter “Bugs” Jordan, Stratford High School, 1975 – Football, Basketball

Jeffrey O. Powell, Whites Creek High School, 1981 – Track, Football

Joe Shapiro (Posthumously) – Coach, West End High School

Sam Smith (Posthumously) – Coach,  Whites Creek High School

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