• Cary,Samuel  
    Samuel E. Cary
    1943-1953
     
    Inducted in 2007
    *Basketball Coach at Atkins High School
    *Coached Atkins High School to its first State Basketball Championship ever in the year 1952
    *Repeated 1953 as the State and District Championships
    *Coached two straight State Championship teams and six District Championship Teams
    *Voted the "Best Coach in the State" in 1953 and in 1953 he received the "Most Outstanding Coach Award"
    *Principal at Diggs Elementary School
    *C.I.A.A. basketball and football official for 35 years
    *Elected into the C.I.A.A. Hall of Fame official first ever
    *Received his B. A. Degree from Knoxville College, and his M. A. from Columbia University in New York City