The crowd at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium will welcome the inaugural inductees to the Gulf Shores High School Hall of Fame Sept. 1 during their Induction Ceremony at the Dolphins’ game with Baldwin County High.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — The crowd at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium will welcome the inaugural inductees to the Gulf Shores High School Hall of Fame Friday (Sept. 1) during their Induction Ceremony at the Dolphins’ game with Baldwin County High.
Gulf Shores High assistant principal Mark Glassford said the school has had a rich athletic tradition right out of the starting gate with varsity competition in 1999.
"There has always been a wealth of talent from this area even before Gulf Shores opened its doors.,” he said. “But we thought it was time to start officially acknowledging not only the great athletes, but the great coaches and associate members that have contributed so much during their tenure.”
The first hall of fame class will attend a meet-and-greet event before going to Mickey Miller-Blackwell Stadium Friday. The inaugural induction ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. before the Dolphins’ first home-game kickoff of 2017.
Glassford said the first class was also just the beginning of a strong legacy of leadership created at GSHS.
“This class represents the foundation we expect to build on going forward and this is just the start. We also want to provide the opportunity to bring them back and get together with each other.
“Some have not been back since graduation so it’s also a kind of reunion opportunity as well as a chance for us to show our appreciation and recognition of what they did here.”
THE FIRST INDUCTEES TO THE GSHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME ARE:
WREN AARON 1999-2006
Assistant Football Coach 1999-2003
Coached Cross Country 2004, 2005
Head Girls Basketball Coach 1999-06
Area Champs 2001, 2002, 2005
Sweet 16 2001, 02, 05
Head Girls Softball Coach 2000-05
Area Champs 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05
State Tournament 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05
4A State Runner-up 2004
Coached the South All-Star team 2004
AVERY (BERRY) FORREST 1999-2001
Girls Varsity Soccer Team Varsity 1999-01
All-State 2000 (scored 32 goals)
All-State 2001 (scored 34 goals)
Lead her team to Area Championships in 2000 and 2001
State Quarterfinals 2001
Played at University of Southern Miss
And Auburn University of Montgomery
Valedictorian class of 2001
AL “COACH B” BORCHARDT 1999-2009
Fine Arts teacher & Coach
During his 11 years at GSHS he was the:
Girls Basketball Coach 1999
Head Cross Country Coach 1999-2005
Asst. Football Coach 2002-2009
Head Volleyball Coach 2007
Head Girls soccer Coach 1999-2009
Area Champs 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04
State Play-offs 2000-2004
3A State Quarter-Finals 2001
Teacher of the Year 2007
Member of the Baldwin County Hall of Fame 2011
Varsity Football/Baseball 2000-04
Gulf Coast Athletic Club Athlete of the year 2004
Mobile Register’s All Region Baseball team 2003 and 2004
1st Team All-State Baseball 2003 and 2004
State Runner-up 2003 team
1st team All Region Baseball, Falkner State 2005
University of South Alabama Baseball 2006-08
KAREN COLLINS 2005-16
Head Girls Basketball Coach 2005 and 2009
Asst. Volleyball Coach 2005-13
Head Girls Softball Coach 2005-11
4A State Runner-Up 2006 (Second in state)
Set school record as first team to win over 50 games in a season
Won the Class 5A State Championship in 2007
Overall softball coaching record of 245-103-3
DOLPHIN ATHLETIC CLUB THOMAS LEE
Mr. Lee has been employed by Vulcan, Inc in Foley since 1985.
He was the General Manager of aluminum Fabricating facility, then to Vice President overall aluminum production. He was promoted to President of the company 2012, CEO in 2013.
He and his wife, Sandra live in Gulf Shores and together they have three children: David, Anna, and Marcus, who are Gulf Shores High School graduates. His son David was a member of the first class of graduates that attended all 12 years at Gulf Shores schools. Mr. Lee helped found and served as President of the Dolphin Athletic Club for its first two years.
GULF COAST ATHLETIC CLUB DAVID LEE
Gulf Coast Athletic Club was organized in 1998 as both a social club and a fundraising arm of the Gulf shores High School Athletics department. In addition to providing funding for capitol equipment and uniforms, each GCAC recognizes eight student athletes and parents and grants college scholarships to a deserving male or female scholar athlete. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 per award. Since its inception in 1998, GCAC has granted over 30 college scholarships and donated over $75,000 in cash.
ALISHA (HAMRICK) STOKES
Girls Basketball 1999 MVP
Captain and MVP Varsity Soccer Team 1999
Captain and MVP Tennis Team 1999, 00
All County Tennis & Soccer 2000, 01 & 02
All County Volleyball 2002
Wendy’s Heisman Trophy High School Award 2002
Over All Baldwin County Athlete of the Year 2002
Volleyball State Elite-8 All-tournament Team award
Tennis Area Champion 2000, 01, 02
Awarded Soccer Scholarship at the University of North Alabama but did not play due to injury.
Member of the University of North Alabama Tennis Team 2003-04
ANDREA (JOSEPH) COACH “JO” HOLMES
Gulf Shores High School’s First Athletic Director 1998-99
Head Coach Cross Country
Head Girls Basketball Coach
Head Track & Field Coach
Assistant Athletic Director 1999-2003
Boy’s Golf Coach
3 A State Runner-Up 2000 (Second Place in State)
3 A State Championship 2001
GLENN LEWELLEN 2002-05
Four time All-County Baseball player
2005 All-State Nominee
Four year career .400 batting average
Instrumental part of the Class 3A 2003 State Runner-up team
Earned scholarship at Faulkner State (Now Coastal Alabama) baseball team