Antone Toriano Brooks
Gerald Lynwood "Jerry" Lee
Sarah Adair Lentz
Leslie Michelle McAllister
Tiffany Nicole Thompson
Mary Deborah "Debbie" Wall
Justin Michael Watts
Wilhelmina Denise Wilson

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Gerald Lynwood “Jerry” Lee

  • Graduated in 1952 from McClenaghan High School
  • Lettered in football and baseball at McClenaghan
  • Was the captain of McClenaghan’s 1951 football team
  • Was the 1952 recipient of the Ira S. Rainwater trophy, given annually from 1947 until 1975 to the best all-around senior athlete at McClenaghan High School
  • Played on the 1950 and 1951 Florence American Legion baseball teams
  • Due to age restrictions, in 1952 served as assistant coach of the Florence American Legion team under head coach Kirby Jordan
  • Awarded a football and baseball scholarship to Newberry College in 1952
  • Served in the U.S. Army from 1956-158, the Active Reserves from 1958-1960, and the Standby Reserves from 1960-1962
  • Served on Florence County Recreation Commission from 1964 to 1970, and coached Palmetto Boys baseball teams (ages 13-14) to the State Championship in 1965 and State Runner-Up in 1966
  • Served on the American Legion Athletic Committee off and on for a total of 15 years, including the last 5 years
  • Founder and Chairman of the Florence District One Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards and Banquet
  • The “You Gotta Have Heart” Athletic Award was established in his honor in 2010 by Florence District One Superintendent Larry Jackson, and is given annually to the District One Athlete of the Year finalist that best exhibits persistence, courage, honesty, integrity, work ethic and support their team and their school
  • Active member of the Francis Marion University Booster Club, Patriot Brigade/ Swamp Fox Club for over 35 years, and was the 2005 recipient of FMU Athletics Department Florence Community Member Most Valuable Partner Award
  • Served on the inaugural Board of Directors for the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame and served three terms on the Board (2005-2006, 2007-2009, and 2010-2012)