Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame
Coach James "Jim" Clement Wall
1940 graduate of Mullins High School
4 sport letterman in baseball, basketball, football & tennis
Born on October 23, 1920 in Mullins, deceased January 26, 1980
Attended Emory University & Wofford on Athletic Scholarship where he lettered in four sports, baseball, basketball, football & track. He is the last four letterman to graduate from Wofford.
Played semi-pro baseball for one year following graduation from Wofford.
Started coaching football as an Asst. at Aynor High School in 1947 and also at Marion and at Florence High School in 1950-52. Became the Head Coach at McClenaghan in 1954 and coached thru 1976 and then at Clarendon Hall for 1978-1979. (28 years of High School athletics) He also coached baseball and basketball at McClenaghan.
Head Coach of State Champion 1955 football team at McClenaghan, 11-0 and Asst. Coach on 1950 State Championship team, 11-0.
Asst. Coach with Shrine Bowl team in 1959 and served as Head Coach in 1964 with South Carolina winning 20-6.
South Carolina High School “Coach of the Year” in 1955.
Honorably discharged from military as a Major where he served in the U.S. Marines in Okinawa and Korean War and National Guard after active duty.
Jim was nominated by his daughter, Susan Wall Frick. “Coach Jim Wall dedicated his entire life to teaching mathematics and coaching athletics. He cared deeply for his students, players and family and cherished their success for more than three decades. It was just as important to him to have his players grow as young men as it was to exceed their expectations on the field of play.”