To the Editor:
I applaud the recent inductions of Ruby Guethlein, Billy Sellars and Kip Puryear into the Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame. Their athletic achievements certainly qualified their selection.
However, I can’t help but wonder why basketball coach Campbell Brandon has yet to be honored in the first three induction classes. He is the only coach to lead an LHS team (1971 girls’ basketball) to a state championship in any sport. He amassed 740 wins in his career and most of those wins came while coaching the Blue Devilettes. His teams won dozens of district and region championships and earned numerous sub-state and state tournament appearances. The Lebanon High School gymnasium is named for him.
Coach Brandon was elected to the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) Hall of Fame in 1994 based on his contributions to LHS girls’ basketball. He is possibly one of the most recognized individuals ever associated with LHS athletics. Why has he not yet been honored by the LHS Sports Hall of Fame?
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