From STAFF REPORTS
David Crockett High School recently inducted five new members to its hall of fame on Thursday, Jan. 17. Three athletes were honored along with two coaches:
Amy Allen was a three-sport, starting athlete at David Crockett High School from 1993-1997. Amy was on the volleyball team coached by HOF coach Katie Wilhoit, a softball player for this year’s HOF coach Dale Lynch and coach Phillip Patrick, and a basketball player under the direction of coaches Wendy Garber, Tammy Larkey, and Sherman Starnes. Amy was a great academic student as well as a great athlete, having a 3.65 GPA and being ranked eighth out of 232 senior class members. She was a leader on and off the court, including being elected as vice-president of her senior class.
Kim Black was an outstanding softball player at DCHS from 1988-1992 for Coach Dale Lynch. Kim was District Player of the Year in both 1991 and 1992, All Conference, and had over 300 career strikeouts during her four year career.
Kim is currently married with a nine year old daughter named Sophia. She works for Fedex and lives on the coast in North Carolina.
Heather Cloyd (Osburn)
Heather Cloyd attended David Crockett High School from 1989-1993 and excelled in both softball and volleyball.
In 1990, she began her DCHS softball career for Coach Dale Lynch. Heather was a self-taught pitcher who was pushed to excel by her coach. She was awarded softball’s Most Improved Athlete as a freshman, and played on the team that was Intermountain Athletic Conference (IMAC) champions, Region I champions, and appeared in the sub-state tournament.
In 1992, Heather was a softball scholar athlete, IMAC All Conference player, MVP of the Washington County Classic tournament, and the pitching award winner. Her team in 1992 was conference champions, regional champions and went all the way to the Class AAA State softball tournament for the first time since 1988. Heather had a pitching record of 13-2 for this season, with a .320 batting average. She says she remembers pitching the state tournament game in the pouring rain before losing 1-0.
Coach Dale Lynch
Dale Lynch was the softball coach at David Crockett High School from 1989-1994.
DCHS teams under the leadership of Coach Lynch were the IMAC conference champions, and district champions, every year during his tenure (1989-1994). His teams were regional champions every year except for one during the same time frame. Coach Lynch’s softball teams made two appearances in the state tournament. Coach Dale Lynch was the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) Coach of the Year from 1989-1994, and a winner of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) AF Bridges Award.
Coach Lynch is happily married to his wife, Shannon. He was honored as Tennessee Superintendent of the Year and is currently the Executive Director with TN Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS).
Coach Mike Poe
Mike Poe was head basketball coach at David Crockett High School from 1988-1996. In 1990, under Coach Poe’s leadership, DCHS boys were the Region 1 runner-up. In 1993, Coach Poe’s team were the Hardee’s Classic tournament champions; and, in 1993, DCHS was crowned IMAC champions.
Crockett also welcomed Hardee’s as its first athletic contributor. Hardee’s has been a sponsor of the annual Hardee’s Classic basketball tournament for 29 years, and a sponsor of the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner since its inception in 2016.