Bayless honored by TSSAA; HV Sports Club recognized

from staff reports
Longtime Happy Valley High School basketball coach Charlie Bayless was honored recently by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association as their Male Coach of the Year for District 1.
Bayless, who recently turned 80, has over 850 coaching wins on the hardwood and led the Warriors to the State Championship in 1974. Previous Bayless-coached teams have also won conference championships in football, baseball and track at Happy Valley.
However, this award was about more than wins and trophies. It was given to Bayless for displaying the high ideals of integrity and ethics and for his examples of citizenship and sportsmanship.
He was one of 63 recipients of the award throughout the state. Other categories given the TSSAA awards were School System Administrator of the Year, Principal of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year, Female Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Contributor of the Year for each of the state's nine districts.
With the award, Bayless has been invited to attend the TSSAA regional meeting on Monday, Nov. 3 at Knox Central High School.
WHEREAS, the Happy Valley High School Sports Club has spent many hours volunteering on projects at Happy Valley High School, and
WHEREAS, the Happy Valley High School Sports Club have completed baseball and softball fields, field house with bathroom and concession stands, press box, storage building, new bathroom facilities, concession stands, septic pump station, batting cage, dugout, and
WHEREAS, the Happy Valley High School Sports Club constructed a practice field and an addition to the field house with weight room, installed new lights and an irrigation system for the football field, and
WHEREAS, all three Happy Valley schools use the field with the Sports Club providing the cleanup at no cost; and
WHEREAS, the following are involved on a daily basis in the maintenance of the park and grounds: Dude Dykes, Richard Sutphin, Jeff Dykes, Valerie Dykes, Bobby Blevins, Janet Blevins, Keith Birchfield, Kim Birchfield, Bruce Radford, Carl Roberts, Steve Babb, Danny Jones, Danny Carp Jones, Andy Havola, Norman Duncan, and Angela Bishop, Gene Caldwell, Rob Tony, Rick Morgan, Robby Garland, Bill Dick, Charlie Powell, Teddy Hawkins, and Jerry Blevins. The following have been involved in projects over the last 10 years plus: Larry Brown, Ted Maxwell, Richard Whitson, Roger Snodgrass, Bonnie Snodgrass, Bud Whitehead, Dana Dykes, Gene Snodgrass, Charlie Bayless, Truman Clark and Bill Clark.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Carter County Commission meeting in regular session October 20, 2003, hereby recognizes members of the Happy Valley High School Sports Club for their dedication to Happy Valley School Sports teams and to the continuing operation and maintenance.
Dale Fair, County Chairman/County Mayor
Mary Gouge, County Clerk
President -- Carl Roberts
Vice President -- Charles Dykes
Secretary -- Debbie Robbins
Treasurer -- Bruce Radford