Seven former GAHS athletes, Coach Jim Osborne
are nominated for schoolâ€™s 11th athletic HOF class
Seven former Gallia Academy High School athletes and long-time Coach Jim Osborne were nominated for the schoolâ€™s 11th athletic hall of fame class during the HOF committee meeting in the GAHS cafeteria on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Coach Osborne, who completed 41 years at the school in 2010;
Brenda Wilson, 1975, basketball and volleyball; Dan Beabout, 1954, track, football; Jamie Lane, 1983, basketball; Tom Meadows, 1968, football, baseball and booster; the late Russ Smith, 1955, baseball, football and basketball; Todd Slone, 1986, football, baseball and basketball and Kirk Jackson, 1987, football.
The nominees will be introduced prior to the Chillicothe-Gallipolis home football game on Friday, Sept. 28 and be inducted on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the GAHS cafeteria following a banquet catered by the Park Front CafÃ©. Honorees will be guests of honor.
The committee is seeking to add new members to the group to replace terms that expired recently.
Nineteen attended Thursdayâ€™s nomination sessionâ€”Tom Meadows, president; Tom Young, vice president; Randy Finney, secretary; Lora Young, treasurer; Rusty Saunders, immediate past president; Tim Massie, principal; and other committee members Brent Simms, athletic director; Jan Edelmann, boosters club president; committee members John Milhoan, Hobart Wilson, Jr., Jim Osborne, Jimmy Noe, Renee Barnes, Sara Evans-Moore, Karen Sprague, Brent Saunders, Keith McGuire, Jack Payton, and Tom Morgan.
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