Friday, November 20, 2015

Johnny Lynn Selected for Hall of Fame

Johnny Lynn has been selected for inclusion in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Hall of Fame. The Vol State Softball Head Coach has been with the college for 25 years. He founded the softball program here and has been coach for 23 years.

"It feels good for the school," Lynn said. "This school has done well with its athletics program. Dr. Ramer, Dr. Nichols and Dr. Faulkner- I've enjoyed being around them and getting to know them. Dean Powell has been here throughout my entire career. If you enjoy who you work for, it's not a job."

Lynn took the softball team to win the Region Seven championship in 2011. The team traveled to Utah for the national tournament.

For Lynn, his coaching was just a continuation of a remarkable athletic career. He was a men's basketball standout in high school and college.

"I graduated from Beech High School in 1984 as an All-American," he said. "I signed with Auburn University and went to the NCAA Basketball Tournament for all four years. We went to the Elite Eight once and the Sweet Sixteen twice."

As for the Vol State softball team this year?

"They're young, very young. They have to get stronger and quicker. This team has a chance. They remind me of the 2011 team. If they can stay together, like the 2011 team did, they might have a remarkable season."

Congratulations to Johnny! The induction ceremony is likely to occur in April at one of the home games.

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