Wilson Central Athletics held their annual Senior Athletic Awards Banquet on Thursday night 5/25 at Gladeville Church. Seniors players from each sport at WCHS were honored for their participation and their representation of Wilson Central.
Athletic Director Chip Bevis opened the festivities welcoming more than the 250 attendees prior to the meal provided by Sammy B’s of Lebanon. After the meal,
Principal Travis Mayfield welcomed everyone to the annual event and recognized a few people for their accomplishments to Wilson Central. First, was
Richard Lewis, long time bowling coach and Chemistry teacher at WCHS. Coach Lewis was presented a plaque by Mr. Mayfield signifying his service to Wilson Central and for winning his 500th bowling match. Mr. Lewis had a hand in the program winning 2 state championships, 2 state runner-ups as well as coaching multiple state individual state champions including
Senior Megan Metz who won this years TSSAA state individual bowling championship. Also recognized was the TSSAA State Dance Team Champions coached by Courtney Weeks, Katie Strickland and Nicole Belsante along with their seven seniors.
Lastly, Mr. Mayfield recognized the Sports Information Department for their contributions to all the sports with the wilsoncentralsports.com website and their National Award for winning the “Best Hype Video” presented by the NFHSnetwork.
Following these special recognitions, Mr. Mayfield introduced the guest speaker of the night
Dwayne Alexander, Head Coach of the Golden Eagles at Tennessee Tech. Coach Alexander has coached over 30 years at various levels of football in the Middle Tennessee area serving coaching stints at Hendersonville, Gallatin, Cumberland University as well as Wilson Central. While at Central, his football program claimed the first ever victory for WCHS football that had gone 0-20 its first two years in existence. In 2003, his first season, he guided the program to win 3 games, 2004 winning 6, then in 2005 played in the the TSSAA playoffs winning 10 games and advancing to the second round. In 2007, after losing only two games in the regular season to Riverdale 29-7 and Smyrna 28-23, Coach Alexander advanced the Wildcats to the state quarterfinals getting a revenge win over Riverdale 35-13 and losing a heartbreaker to Smyrna 17-7 who later claimed the TSSAA State Runner-up.
Following Coach Alexander’s remarks each Wildcat Senior was presented with a Sports Banner with their name, sport and year played by their respective coach and athletic director Chip Bevis.
The Sports Information Department would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Mayfield and all the Senior Athletes and their parents who contributed their time, hard work and their accessing of the website making this year a breakout year for sports at Wilson Central. To the Seniors——as each of you graduate and go your separate ways, always remember you can find out about sports through this website. Thanks again and GOOD LUCK!!!! ONCE A WILDCAT—-ALWAYS A WILDCAT!!!!!!!!
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