A father-son duo, who thrived in East Tennessee high school sports, is headed to the TSAA Hall of Fame.
George Quarles and his father, Bill, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with seven others, the TSSAA announced Wednesday.
The father-son duo are among two administrators, five coaches, one official, and one contributor that will be inducted into a hall of fame that began in 1982.
George is an East Tennessee legend. The current Furman offensive coordinator led Maryville to 11 state championships in 18 seasons with the Rebels. His teams held a 74-game winning streak from 2004-08 that were part of eight undefeated seasons under his watch. Quarles lost only nine of his last 249 games coached.
Bill Quarles was an educator and administrator in Jefferson County for over 40 years. He served as the school’s assistant principal and athletic director from 1977-92 and was very instrumental in the development of multiple sports programs before retiring in 2005. He also coached basketball and tennis for the Patriots.
The Quarles’ will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at the annual luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro on April 14. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 5. You may purchase the tickets at $25.00 each by visiting the TSSAA website (www.tssaa.org).
TSSAA 2018 Hall of Fame Class
William (Bill) Quarles, administrator from Jefferson City
James (Sam) Miles, administrator from Springville
Barbara Campbell, coach from Brentwood
Robin Dieterich, coach from Nashville
Don Freudenthal, coach from Nashville
George Quarles, coach from Maryville
Jim Whitby, coach from Union City
John Caldwell, official from Memphis
Ron Bargatze, contributor from Nashville.