The Nesbit Family poses with a banner showing the new logo for Randy Nesbit Court. 

HARRIMAN, Tenn. – Former Roane State Men’s Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Randy Nesbit was inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, February 12.

Following remarks from TCCAA Commissioner Dr. Foster Chason, Nesbit was awarded a pair of plaques commemorating his induction into the Hall of Fame and for his diligent service to the student-athletes at the college where he impacted hundreds of lives over 29 years.

The long-time coach and administrator told the crowd of former players, friends, faculty and Raiders fans, “I’m not sure I feel worthy of all of this, but I’m certainly grateful.”

Former Raiders Basketball Head Coach and Athletic Director Randy Nesbit was inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame on Saturday at Harriman. Pictured (from left to right) are TCCAA Commissioner Dr. Foster Chason, Nesbit and Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley.

Nesbit added, “I can only praise God that I’ve got a hall-of-fame wife and family, hall-of-fame support from the administration and past administrations, [and from] the coaches who are still here and the players – some of which are still on this team.”

He concluded his remarks saying, “For someone to think that was worthy of the Hall of Fame, I’m just grateful and appreciate it so much.”

Former Raiders Basketball Coach Randy Nesbit addresses the crowd at his Saturday induction into the TCCAA Hall of Fame saying, “I’m not sure I feel worthy of all this, but I’m certainly grateful.”

Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley had an additional surprise for the former head coach. “As great as all of this is,” Whaley began, “it seems like there should be one more thing that we do.”

Whaley then exercised “presidential prerogative” and asked Nesbit’s family to join him at center court.

The RSCC President then proclaimed, “From now and forevermore, ladies and gentlemen, the court you are now standing on will be known as ‘Randy Nesbit Court’ at Roane State Community College.”

Current Roane State Athletic Director David Lane then walked onto the court carrying a large banner showing the design of the new Randy Nesbit Court logo.

Following the event, Lane said that “while applause for Coach Nesbit lasted many minutes on Saturday, the impacts he made on and off the courts and fields of play at Roane State will last lifetimes.”

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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