Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Honored With Two ISHY Awards

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery, was honored with two International Sports Heritage Association Awards for excellence in publication and Hall of Fame Inductions.

The ISHY Awards recognize member sports museums, halls of fame and sport heritage organizations for their work in publications and exhibits based upon a competition evaluated by ISHA members and other professionals. The Hall was awarded Best Non-Book Publications for its Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Program and Best Hall of Fame Induction and/or Annual Event Materials for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Televised Special.

“The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is honored to receive these awards recognizing our work during 2020,” says Brad Willis, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. “The challenges of the last 18 months challenged our organization to look for different ways to honor outstanding accomplishments, and we are thrilled to have been recognized for this work.”

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Special, presented by the Tennessee Titans, aired online and statewide the weekend of June 26 and 27. All three Grand Divisions of the state were represented in the 2021 Inductees and our 2021 Honorees.

Titans running back Derrick Henry was named the 2021 Tennessean of the Year, in addition to US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone, Nashville Predators GM David Poile, the Voice of the Tennessee Titans Mike Keith, former Tennessee Baseball and Colorado Rockies star Todd Helton, Vanderbilt women’s basketball trailblazer Cathy Bender, ETSU basketball legend Tommy Woods, wheelchair basketball champion Brandon Rowland, Tennessee Football legend Bill Bates, Tennessee Basketball legend Reggie Johnson, MTSU linebacker and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers Coach Mike Caldwell, and Memphis women’s basketball coaching legend Mary Lou Johns.

Steven Boero