Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2017
Brooks excelled for TSA on the gridiron and hardwood. In football, he stared at tight end/punter earning All-State honors and was a three-point sharpshooter in basketball. Collegiately, Brooks won the 2007 Ray Guy award, as the nation’s best punter, and was an All-American at Georgia Tech. The Washington Redskins chose him in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Brooks has been chosen for induction into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame.
Welch holds the distinction of being the only female student-athlete in TSA history to have her jersey retired. A four sport letterwinner, she excelled in basketball and softball leading the Lady Trojans to state titles in both sports in 1990. A six-time all-state pick, Welch holds TSA career basketball records for most points (1,976 from 1987-1990), and most offensive/defensive rebounds (846 from 1987-1990). She scored 659 points in the 1989-90 season, also a TSA record. Welch played collegiately at Mercer University.
Shortridge came to Tattnall in the 10th grade and left an indelible legacy fitting for the TSA Hall of Fame. From 1972-1975, he earned 12 letters in football, baseball, basketball, track and golf. Voted Outstanding Male Athlete his senior season, Shortridge was also an all-state performer in football and baseball. Collegiately, he walked on and made the Georgia Tech baseball team but decided to focus on academics his final three years. Shortridge graduated there in 1979 with a BS in Chemical Engineering.
2007 Football Team
Tattnall’s 10th state football championship came in dominating fashion with a 13-0 record. The 2007 Trojans were potent on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they posted 491 total points, scoring 25 or more in 12 games and 40 or more five times. The defense allowed only 93 total points, shut out four opponents and yielded just 27 in three playoff games. In the state title game, the Trojans hammered Pinewood Christian, 42-7.
2008 Baseball Team
The 2008 Baseball team was one of the more dominant teams in Tattnall Baseball history. It's 34-2 record included complete domination of rival Deerfield-Windsor in the Championship Series. The 2008 team had plenty of talented baseball players who went on to play at the next level: DeAndre Smelter at Georgia Tech, Justin Steele at Columbus State, Blake Hobby was an All American at North Georgia College, Jordan Brooks at Georgia College, and Randall Sheffield at Georgia Southwestern.
2001 Golf Team
Tattnall captured its first-ever state golf championship at Stonebridge Country Club in Albany under the tutelage of legendary coach Richard Reid. The team included Vaughan Silvernail, Michael Sego, Daniel Tuten, Andy Bacchus, Blake Smith and Ryan Williams. Bacchus continued his golf career playing at Lee University.
For nearly four decades, Ronnie Bland has been actively involved with Tattnall Square Academy. Since his son, Keith entered TSA in 1984 to present day with his grandaughters Logan and Caitlyn, Ronnie has passionately supported the Blue and Gold. His impact, felt on and off the field today, will continue for many generations to come.
- Eric Renfroe
- Tripp Smith
- 1990 Girls Basketball Team
- Ralph Pinnell
- Daniel Renfroe
- Marnie Gray
- Kali Bogdan
- 2005 Baseball Team
- Brandan Spillers
- Walter Watson
- 1997 Football Team
- Butch Bryan
- Alisha Witherell Gordon
- Todd Mickler
Tattnall Square Academy has a rich heritage and tradition of successful athletic programs over its 48 year history. In order to maintain and preserve these great accomplishments, an Athletic Hall of Fame was formally established last year. The Hall of Fame serves as a means of recognizing and honoring the athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters who have made significant contributions to the athletic programs. Many individuals have been influential in the rich tradition of excellence and have had exemplary accomplishments on the athletic fields.
We need your help in selecting the class of 2017! In order to maintain the integrity of the Hall of Fame, the following criteria are established for nominations. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long term contributions to athletic endeavors. In addition, the nominees must meet the following benchmarks:
- The nominee, if an alumnus/alumna, must have graduated at least 10 years prior to
- Teams must have graduated their Senior class at least 10 years prior to nomination.
- Each nominee must have made a significant achievement in athletics or a major contribution to athletics at Tattnall Square Academy. (Significant achievements at the college, professional, or amateur levels may also be taken into consideration; however, such achievements shall be given less weight than achievements at Tattnall Square Academy.)
Nominations to the Athletic Hall of Fame may be made by the selection committee, current members of the Golden Trojan Board, TSA alumni, current faculty, administration, and staff. The nomination form should be completed and received by the Athletic Director, along with appropriate support materials, by April 6th, 2017 for a candidate to be considered for induction in the next school year. In addition to the official nomination form for an individual’s consideration, a letter of recommendation from the person making the nomination, and up to 3 letters of support from appropriate individuals who can validate or substantiate pertinent information related to the high school career of the nominee must be submitted. Failure to supply support material could result in invalidating the application, consequently the nomination will not be considered.
The inductees will be honored each year in conjunction with the Homecoming activities. Recognition of the inductees will take place fifteen minutes prior to kickoff at the Homecoming football game. In addition, an induction ceremony will be held the Saturday evening following the Homecoming game.
Attention: Todd Whetsel
Tattnall Square Academy
111 Trojan Trail
Macon, Ga 31210
Be sure to include all support materials by mail or email to email@example.com by April 6th. Make plans to join us as we recognize the class of 2017 into the TSA Athletic Hall of Fame at the Homecoming game on Friday, September, 2017!
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