Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2018
Brooks enjoyed an outstanding three-sport career (football, baseball and basketball) at Tattnall. A four-time all-state selection (twice in football and baseball), he was also a member of four state championship teams (‘06 & ‘07 football, ‘08 & ‘09 baseball). Brooks excelled on the diamond. He batted over .400 his junior and senior years. His single season pitching mark of 11-0 (2009) is tops in TSA history. Brooks played three years at Georgia College & State University pitching in 66 games.
A first team all-state baseball selection in 2007 and 2008, Hobby helped lead Tattnall to the 2008 GISA state baseball championship. He also won state titles in football (2007) and baseball (2005). An all-region selection in basketball, Hobby took his pitching talents to the University of North Georgia. He was a three-time Peach Belt Conference pick and still holds school records for career wins (27) and shutouts (5).
One of the best all-around athletes to ever don the Blue and Gold. Layson lettered in football, basketball, track and golf and was chosen as the 2007 Selby Buck Award winner signifying the Middle Georgia Athlete of the Year. He led TSA to the ‘06 and ‘07 GISA state football titles while scoring 37 TD’s his senior season, a TSA record. Layson also added three state titles (110m and 300m hurdles; 400m relay) in track and field to close out his brilliant career. He played football four years at Georgia Southern.
Michael Ouzts will forever rank as one of the greatest basketball players in Tattnall history and a member of the 1,000 point club. As a senior (1977), the All-State performer averaged 24.5 points, nine rebounds and six steals in leading TSA to a 27- 6 record and state runner-up finish. He once held the school record for most points in a game with 39. Ouzts also earned All-State honors in football.
A four-time All-State (three baseball; one football) selection, Veal excelled on the baseball field. At one time, he appeared in nine all-time baseball categories that included Runs Scored (career-70), Hits (season 30, career-91), Home Runs (career-17), RBI (career-57) and Batting Average (season-483, career-410). Veal played collegiately at Middle Georgia College and Auburn University. He is the director of golf at the prestigious Sea Island Golf Club.
2008 Competition Cheerleading Squad
Tattnall captured its first-ever state cheerleading championship in 2008 under the tutelage of coach Michelle Avery Bacchus. The team included Abigail Anderson, Courtney Cranford Burriss, Abby Clay, Courtney Haggard, Emily Brooks, Jennifer Pruitt, Jessi Thompson Easterwood, Kacey Glidewell, Kelli Lane, Kelsey Monk Morris, Lauren Johnson, Logan Heath, Macy Morgan, Madison Monk and Minx Damron Fite. This is TSA’s first and only state cheerleading championship to date.
2009 Baseball Team
The 2009 Trojans made it back-to-back state baseball championships and the fifth overall in program history. Finishing 29-5 overall, and winning 15 of its last 16 games, Tattnall defeated Dominion Christian in a thrilling three-game series. Max Preps ranked this edition of the Trojans third overall in the state and as the 45th best high school team in America.
Maebelle Joyner has been a fixture at TSA for 25 years and the rock of the Trojans athletic program for 20 of those. Serving as its administrative assistant, she has been the unknown, behind-the-scenes hero for many Blue and Gold victories. Affectionately known to many as “Mrs. Maebelle”, this Tattnall treasure also served in the same capacity in our elementary school.
- Durant Brooks
- Elizabeth Welsh
- Gary Shortridge
- 2007 Football Team
- 2008 Baseball Team
- 2001 Golf Team
- Ronnie Bland
- 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 49 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 2018! 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 May 1, 2018 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 protected] by May 1st. Make plans to join us as we recognize the class of 2018 into the TSA Athletic Hall of Fame at the Homecoming game!
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