New inductees to Chapin, Irmo Athletics Halls of Fame

By Thomas Grant Jr.

Chapin High School recognized its newest Athletic Hall of Fame class on Aug. 26 at Chapin Town Hall.

A total of five inductees were honored during the 6 p.m. banquet. In addition, Jim Graham received the Jimmie Ruff Service Award.

Vicki Williams

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.

Scott McLeod

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.

John Goodale

John Goodale and A.J. Peeples

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.

Jeremy Plexico

Jeremy Plexico and Justin Cannon

A 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 graduate of Chapin in 1998, Jeremy Plexico was a two (2) sport standout in basketball and baseball. Mr. Plexico was a two (2) time All-State, All-Area and All-Region winner in baseball. Jeremy was also part of a baseball State Champion team and an Academic All-American while at Chapin. He also pitched for The Univ. of SC and Winthrop University as well as a five (5) year career with the Montreal Expos organization.

Billy Amick

Billy Amick and AJ Peeples

Mr. Amick was a three-sport letterman at Chapin HS where he played baseball, football and basketball. He especially excelled in basketball, where he was an All-Conference and All-Area player his senior year. Mr. Amick was also part of the 1982 and 1983 State Champion teams at Chapin.

He was named All-Region twice in basketball and made the All-Midlands team as a senior.

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