Former Oak Ridge Coach Emory Hale to Speak at Central Baptist on October 22nd

Coach Emory Hale (Courtesy of the
Oak Ridger)

Former Oak Ridge state champion football coach, Emory Hale, will be speaking at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM.  Coach Hale, a 1991 Oak Ridge sports Hall of Fame inductee, coached the Oak Ridge Wildcat football team from 1969 to 1980 with a record of 112-23. He led the Wildcats to become state champions in 1975 and back-to-back in 1979 and 1980.  “The Big E”, as he was known, coached teams known for their outstanding execution and ability to beat physically superior teams.  He was known to be an influential leader, both on and off the field, having been the force behind the Oak Ridge chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He will be speaking to the current wildcat team on the subject of “Living Life as a Champion”.  Anyone in the Oak Ridge community is invited to attend.

Courtesy of the Oak Ridge High School Sports Hall-of-Fame

Central Baptist Church is located behind the high school at 130 Providence Road.  Doors will open to the community at 5:30 with program to begin at 6:00.  The church has a seating capacity of over 1,100, so social distancing will be available and encouraged.  For questions or for more information, please contact the church office at 865-483-7495.

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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