TENNESSEE SPORTS HALL OF FAME Honors the Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TN., April 20, 2018 — The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced today the recipient of the 2018 Tennessean of the Year Award to be presented at their 52nd Annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, June 16th at the Omni Nashville.

The Tennessean of the Year is the premier honor of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame that is presented to the individual or organization that has made significant contributions to our state through sports or other methods, demonstrating outstanding character and leadership. This year the selection was easy…they skated into our hearts and turned Nashville Gold and Blue.  It is an honor to announce your Nashville Predators as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Tennessean of the Year recipient. 

The Predators advanced to their first ever Conference Final with a 4–2 series win over the St. Louis Blues in the Semifinals, and then advanced to their first-ever Stanley Cup Final after defeating the Anaheim Ducks in six games.  They became only the third team to make the Stanley Cup Final from the eighth seed.

The Nashville Predators join an exclusive group of past Tennessean of the Year recipients including Peyton Manning, Tennessee Olympians, 101st Airborne, and Pat Summitt. 

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a 501c3 pays tribute to all those who have made an impact through sports in Tennessee. The Hall subscribes to the principle that sports serve society’s highest ideals by educating and shaping youth. It promotes the virtues of competition, fair play, friendship, solidarity, mutual understanding and respect for human dignity. The best way to honor our sports legends is to pass this legacy down to future generations.


The award will be presented at our annual Induction Banquet on

Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Omni Nashville.

Contact: Lynn Powell Toy at (615) 202-3996 or lynnpowelltoy@gmail.com

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37203


About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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