The Official Georgia High School Coaches Hall of Fame
The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association was established in 1938 for the advancement of athletics in Georgia and is dedicated to high school coaches in the State of Georgia. The association established the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in the year 2000, the purpose of which is to honor and preserve high school coaches accomplishments and to educate and inspire future generations.
The Dalton Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia has been recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives, the Mayor and Council of the City of Dalton and the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners as the official and permanent site for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame. The Georgia High School Association has also endorsed the GACA Hall of Fame as the official Georgia High School Coaches Hall of Fame.
Annually, there is a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame reception, awards banquet and golf tournament. During the Hall of Fame banquet, inductees and their families are honored.
The Hall of Fame currently has eighty-six plaques honoring coaches across the State of Georgia. Each year, the GACA would like to induct six more coaches into the Hall of Fame.
The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame Foundation
The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. It would be impossible for our coaches association to take on such a needed project without help. We are trying to keep this project free of commercialism as much as possible.
Contributions to the Foundation will be used to purchase individual bronze plaques for the inductees and other necessary projects to achieve the Hall of Fame goals. There are three main levels of sponsorship – gold, silver and bronze. All contributions to the GACA Hall of Fame Foundation are tax deductible.
- 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
- Debbie Ball
- Ron Clanton
- Buck Cravey
- Al Reaves
- Ken Ross
- Karen Ruff