By Thomas Grant Jr.
Chapin High School will recognize its newest Athletic Hall of Fame class on Aug. 26 at Chapin Town Hall.
A total of five inductees will be honored during the 6 p.m. banquet. In addition, Jim Graham will receive the Jimmie Ruff Service Award.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online through https://gofan.co/app/school/SC415.
The winningest competitive cheer coach in state history with 15 state titles and 17 region titles. Williams is the only coach in state history to lead state championship teams in four different classifications. She’s also a 20-time Region Coach of the Year and 13-time State Cheer and Competitive Cheer Coach of the Year.
During his 29 seasons with the Eagles, McLeod has led the team to four state championships, 11 region titles and 518 victories. McLeod was a 13-time Region Coach of the Year, the Statewide Coach of the Year in 2011 and USA Today National Coach of the Year in 2018. This past year, McLeod was inducted into the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
A standout All-State basketball player, he averaged 28.3 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during the 1981 season. He was also named The State newspaper Class A/2A Player of the Year. After lettering at Anderson College, Goodale returned to coach boys’ basketball at his alma mater years later.
two-sport lettermen, Plexico was a 4-time All-Region and All-State selection for the Eagles’ baseball team. He was a member of the 1996 state championship team and was a team captain for the 1998 state runner-up.
A three-sport letterman in baseball, basketball, and football, he was named All-Region twice in basketball and made the All-Midlands team as a senior.
Feature photo by Goflashwin.com, Chapin head baseball coach Scott McLeod