Six to join MNPS Sports Hall of Fame

Six to join MNPS Sports Hall of Fame

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Six to join MNPS Sports Hall of Fame

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Six Nashville sports figures will be inducted into the Metro Nashville Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Richard Fulton

Richard Fulton

The 2016 class, which includes former East High football star and three-term Nashville mayor Richard Fulton, will be formally inducted during Tuesday’s 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Nissan Stadium.

Fulton, an all-state lineman at East High who went on to play football at the University of Tennessee, was elected to the state senate in 1958 and then to Congress from 1964-75. He served as Nashville’s mayor from 1975-87.

Joining Fulton in this year’s class are Pearl High basketball standouts Les Hunter and Vic Rouse, legendary Metro football coach Herschel Moore, and Stratford basketball standouts Ray Maddux and Brenda Thompson.

After helping Pearl string together 54 straight wins, Hunter and Rouse both went on to help lead Loyala Chicago to the 1963 NCAA Championship. Hunter later went on to play in the American Basketball Association, finishing his career with 5,735 points.

Moore, known for running the Wing-T offense, coached at several Nashville schools during his career, including Stratford and Glencliff, before moving on to Beech and then the college ranks at Cumberland.

Maddux was a two-time all-state selection and the Nashville Interscholastic League Player of the Year as a senior at Stratford before continuing his career at Vanderbilt, while Thompson averaged 37 points per game as a senior for the Lady Spartans, including a career-high 59-point effort.

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Reach Michael Murphy at 615-259-8262 and on Twitter @Murph_TNsports

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