The purpose of the McNairy Central High School Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize the outstanding contributions in athletics among McNairy Central High School (MCHS) athletes, coaches, school officials and/or contributors.

Committee Membership and Organization

Committee membership shall include persons with a vested interest in promoting athletic excellence at McNairy Central High School. The initial committee shall include the following charter members:  Mike Smith, Ricky Whitaker, Van McMahan, Carolyn Simmons, Delise Teague, Jeff York, Danny Hendrix, James Arthur Horton

Chairman 

A chairman shall be nominated by the committee and shall have the authority to set meeting agendas, appoint committees, and conduct meetings. Additional offices of vice-chairman and secretary/treasurer will be appointed by the committee after the selection of the chairman.

Selection of Committee Members 

  • For the initial year of the program, community members shall be approved and assigned terms by the McNairy County School Board.

  • Thereafter, at the end of the term, nominations of community members will be accepted and appointed by the MCHS Sports Hall of Fame committee for a three year term.

Vacancy

If a vacancy of a member occurs, a new member shall be appointed by the MCHS Sports Hall of Fame committee.

Advisory Committee

All members of the MCHS Sports Hall of Fame whom have been enshrined will become members of the Advisory Committee. Those in the immediate area shall be notified/invited to all meetings and take part in discussions, but will not have voting privileges. All enshrined members will be invited to attend the annual McNairy Central High School Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Quorum

A simple majority of members in attendance is necessary to conduct business and/or vote.

Attendance

The committee has the responsibility to insure the attendance of the members of the committee. Meetings will normally be held in February, March, April, May, and the summer and fall months as needed to prepare for the annual fall induction ceremony.

Voting Requirements

In order for a committee member to vote on the specific year’s nominees, he/she must attend two (2) of the three (3) required meetings before election.

Number of Inductees

The number of inductees will be determined by the committee after deliberations begin and could change from year to year.

Balloting

  1. First Round Voting

    • Each committee member will vote for one (1) nominee

    • All nominees receiving at least one (1) vote will be listed for induction consideration

  2. Tie in Voting

    • In case of a tie, there will be a second ballot with the committee membership voting for only one (1) of those nominees which are tied.

Nominations

  • An advertisement will be prepared for the local newspapers, including the deadline for submission of nominations.

  • Nominations may be submitted by members of the MCHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee, members of the community and the general public.

  • All candidates must be nominated on an official MCHS Sports Hall of Fame nominating form.

  • The contribution of the individual must be outstanding, leaving no question as the individual’s inclusion in the Hall of Fame.

  • Any nominee not gaining induction will be put in an active file for the following year.

  • If a nominee is not selected after five consecutive years, the nominee will go before a committee vote to decide whether to keep the nominee active for another five years. The nominee will either stay on the active list or be placed in an inactive file which will be reviewed periodically by the committee for reinstatement to the active list.

 Criteria 

  1. Athlete

    • Must be a graduate of McNairy Central High School

    • Waiting period of minimum of ten (10) years since graduation

    • The stature of the nominee’s accomplishments must be included in the nomination, including, but not limited to, statistical records, awards received, and unique accomplishments.

    • Must have conveyed pride to MCHS and community through his/her commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Athletic Program of McNairy Central High School.

  2. Coach

    • Outstanding contribution during his/her tenure

    • Must have conveyed pride and distinction to MCHS and community through his/her commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Athletic Program of McNairy Central High School.

  3. School Official

    • Outstanding contribution during his/her tenure

    • Must have conveyed pride and distinction to MCHS and community through his/her commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Athletic Program of McNairy Central High School.

  4. Contributor

    • Outstanding contribution during his/her tenure

    • Must have conveyed pride and distinction to MCHS and community through his/her commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Athletic Program of McNairy Central High School.

Approximate Timeline for Annual Selections

     March - announce the nominee process, providing due date

     April - nominations are due to the Committee

     May 

  • general meeting
  • votes cast
  • tie breaker vote if necessary
  • inductee(s) declared & notified

     June/July/August

    • General meetings deemed necessary to prepare for the induction ceremony

     First Home Football Game Weekend

    • Announcement of current year Inductee Class at the first home game

    • Induction Ceremony to be held on the following Saturday evening.

Awards 

  • The committee will propose suitable recognition to be displayed at McNairy Central High School with the inception of this program.

  • Each inductee will receive a recipient award to be determined by the committee.

Records 

The secretary/treasurer will keep accurate records of all nominees, inductees, all committee membership, and other pertinent information.  All generated income and expenditures shall be held in a separate activity account administered by the Hall of Fame   Committee.

 Amendment Procedure

 Amendments to the bylaws must be approved by a 2/3 majority vote of the committee membership.

 Miscellaneous 

  • The ceremony should include an appropriate facility, master of ceremonies, and a recipient commemorative award. 

  • Finances will be generated through the sale of banquet tickets, program advertisements, patrons, sponsors, and a fund-raiser such as a golf tournament. 

  • The MCHS Sports Hall of Fame shall be self-supporting.

  • The fiscal year for the MCHS Sports Hall of Fame shall be July 1 to June 30.