John Faircloth

John Faircloth grew up tough. Not that he had a choice.

“It’s a town that thrives on work,” the Brundidge native said of his hometown last month. “That’s the only way to survive there.”

Faircloth, a former high school football coach and longtime executive director of the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA), will be inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 12.

 As a coach and administrator, Faircloth reflected the same work ethic and no-nonsense approach to his adult life as he learned as a child. It served him, his family and the organization he led for 27 years very well.