Southeast Texas News Group
BEAUMONT — Four Orange County coaching legends will be honored Saturday as the Southeast Texas Coaches Association will have The Beaumont Bone & Joint Hall of Honor Banquet at noon at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza.
Long-time Orangefield girls basketball coach Bill Tennison, long-time Bridge City baseball coach Chuck Young, long-time West Orange-Stark baseball coach Ronnie Anderson, and long-time WO-S coach Mark Foreman, along with long-time SE Texas coach Joe Evans will all be inducted.
The banquet will conclude the Golden Triangle Coaches Clinic. Tickets for the event may be purchased at the Holiday Inn Saturday for $15.
The clinic opens up today with a coaches four-man scramble golf tournament at Belle Oaks Golf Course.
A series of 10 lectures will be held over two days with presentations by Mississippi State University secondary coach Melvin Smith; Dick Olin, long time successful High School coach; Mike Lawrence, LaMarque High School; Matthew McDaniel, Katy High School; Joe Wickline, Oklahoma State University; Darren Preston, Carthage High School; Dwayne Dubois, Vidor; and Hiawatha Hickman, Silsbee.
The Southeast Texas Coaches Association Hall of Honor was founded by the late Richard Marler who sought to recognize outstanding coaches from the Southeast Texas region for both exemplary coaching accomplishments and impeccable character.
This year’s honorees are:
Girls Basketball: Kit Martin, Barbers Hill
Boys Basketball: Joe Sigler, Silsbee
Softball: Casey Everitt, Splendora
Baseball: Chad Landry, Bridge City
Boys Soccer: Matt Wedel, Vidor
Girls Soccer: Jason Hopson, Lumberton
Girls Golf: Linda Riddick, Orangefield
Boys Golf: Ricky Keyes, Port Neches-Groves
Boys Track: Dwight Bickham, Little Cypress-Mauriceville
Girls Track: Sandra Jones, Beaumont Ozen
Boys Power Lifting: George Taylor, Anahuac
Girls Power Lifting: Terry Pool, Nederland
Tennis: Steve Fletcher, Silsbee
Boys Cross Country: Kris Gilmore, Huffman
Girls Cross Country: Deann Fudge, Barbers Hill
Volleyball: Denise Johnson, Tarkington
Football: W.T. Johnson, Newton
Football: Larry Neumann, Nederland
Trainer: Terry King, Nederland
Official: Ronnie Ford, Football, Beaumont
Media Person of the Year: Gary Stelly, KOGT radio