The Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine its 8 newest members in a ceremony tonight (Saturday) at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge.

They are:

  • Simone May, Guntersville
  • Joe Teal, Douglas/DAR/Guntersville
  • Kimberly Nedeau Driscoll, DAR
  • Kenneth Adams, Douglas
  • G.B. Beasley, Albertville
  • Brian Privett, Arab
  • Paul Cooley, Arab
  • Christi Martin, Boaz

Simone May was a Guntersville High standout in track and volleyball and went on to play volleyball at the University of Georgia.

Teal guided the DAR baseball team to a runner-up finish in the Class 1A-2A state playoffs in 1973. He coached the Patriot varsity boys to the 1978 Marshall County Basketball Tournament championship before enjoying a successful tenure as DAR’s principal.

Driscoll excelled in track at DAR, setting school records and qualifying for the AHSAA State Meet five years in a row.

Adams played baseball at Douglas High, then went on to play at Jacksonville State. He later became a coach at Douglas.

Beasley spent four years as Albertville’s head football coach from 1962-65. His 1965 squad finished 8-1-1, including victories over Gadsden, Etowah and Emma Sansom.

Privett was a three-sport star for Arab in the 1990s who went on to play college basketball for Jim Sanderson at Faulkner University. He helped Faulkner reach the NCAA Elite Eight in 2000.

Cooley gained legendary status as Pisgah’s boys basketball coach. His 17 Pisgah boys teams compiled a 410-103 record and won three state championships.

Martin led Boaz to back-to-back Marshall County Basketball Tournament championships in 1992 and 1993, the first county crowns in Lady Pirate history. She also propelled them to the Class 5A State Tournament in 1993 before going on to play college basketball at Montevallo.

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