Source: Dothan Eagle, by Jon Johnson

The long wait is finally over as the 28th class of the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame was officially unveiled Friday during a press conference at WTVY.

Four of the inductees are most known for their successes as head coaches following outstanding prep athletic careers – Randy Nolen (baseball), Tim Hulsey (baseball), Janie Wiggins (volleyball) and Randy Griffin (football) – while Ricky Render is most known for his football career at Wicksburg and Florida State and Grady Elmore, who also became a successful coach, was among the few to play three sports at the University of Alabama.

The six being ushered into the hall during a dinner banquet on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, were actually selected by the WSHOF committee several years ago, but COVID-19 forced the cancellation of banquets planned in 2020 and 2021.

Tickets to the banquet are $50 and must be purchased in advance by contacting the WSHOF secretary Janna Everett Holland by email at