Sports Hall of Fame
HOGAN, STOTTS INDUCTED INTO MMC SPORTS HALL OF FAME
MMC - Wed, Feb. 7, 2018
A pair of Martin Methodist Men and Women's Basketball standouts were honored at as Billy Wayne Hogan and Mendy Gallian Stotts were officially inducted into the Martin Methodist Sports Hall of Fame on Homecoming Weekend 2018 last weekend.
The duo was enshrined as the newest members of the Sports Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony held at the Giles Heritage Theatre on Saturday morning and then were presented their Hall of Fame plaques at halftime of the Women's Basketball contest versus Blue Mountain (Miss.) College.
Hogan, a 1957 alumnus, graduated from Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Alabama in 1955. After a year at Middle Tennessee State in 1955, Hogan arrived at Martin Methodist in 1956 on a basketball scholarship. Hogan was a two-year member of the Martin Methodist Men's Basketball program and received the Harrison Yokley M.V.P. Award in 1957. Hogan finished his undergraduate studies at Belmont University in Nashville and then received his Master's Degree in School Administration from Tennessee State in 1972.
Hogan went on to spend the next 36 years as a high school teacher, coach and administrator in both Alabama and the Nashville Metro school systems. He retired from the Metro-Davidson County School System in Tennessee in May of 1996.
Stotts, a 2000 alumna, graduated from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Tennessee in 1995. She was a four-year standout for the Women's Basketball program and also spent two years with the Softball program. During her basketball career, Stotts scored over 1,300 career points and become the third-ever player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. On the softball diamond, Stotts was an All-Conference and All-Region performer in 2000. She graduated from Martin Methodist in 2000 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.
Upon graduation, Stotts began a career of in child services. In 2006, Stotts graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee State University with a Master's of Science in Psychology. After seven years of work as a therapist and clinic manager, Stotts has spent the last four years as a Clinical Auditor for Generations, Therapist and Psychology Professor for Motlow State Community College.
REDHAWKS DEDICATE COURT TO LEGENDARY COACH JOE HARDIN & INDUCT JOHNNY JONES & MEMBERS OF 94-95 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM INTO SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Martin Methodist College celebrated Homecoming 2017 on Saturday, February 11, with two special ceremonies honoring several former Martin Methodist legends and one legendary team.
The RedHawks formally dedicated the court inside the Curry Christian Life Center after legendary coach and administrator Mr. Joe Hardin.
Hardin served as the Athletic Director at Martin Methodist from 1986 through 1996. Hardin was directly responsible for helping the transition from Martin Methodist from a junior college athletic program to a four year athletic department.
In addition, Hardin served as the Men's Basketball and Men's Golf head coach during these years. He was inducted into the Martin Methodist Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
The court inside the Curry Christian Life Center will henceforth be known as "Joe Hardin Court."
Martin Methodist also inducted the newest members of the Sports Hall of Fame with the induction of Mr. Johnny Jones and members of the 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team.
Jones served as the Women's Basketball head coach at Martin Methodist from 1988 through 1996. Like Hardin, Jones played a key role in the transition from a junior college to four year institution within the athletic department. Jones was named TJCAA Western Division Coach of the Year in 1990 and produced numerous All-Americans during his tenure at Martin Methodist. Jones also served in numerous other roles during his time at Martin Methodist, including sports information director, assistant softball coach and women's tennis coach.
Jones biggest achievement at Martin Methodist, however, is perhaps the 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team, which is also being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Feb. 11.
The 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team saw the first-ever senior student-athlete graduates at Martin Methodist after the transition to a four year institution. The team also won the National Small College Athletic Association championship, now known as the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. With the team in transition to the NAIA from a junior college, Martin Methodist was able to win the league's end of the year national tournament – just the second-ever such national title in program history (1993, Men's Soccer).
View the complete list of recipients on our official athletics website.
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