Bobby Ray Bridgeman
Michael Glenn Hawkins
John Gerald Kennedy
Robert "Bob" David Kleinknecht
Brian David Porzio
Clyde Wylie Wrenn

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Bobby Ray Bridgeman

  • Graduated from McClenaghan High School in 1953
  • Graduated from Furman University in 1960 with B. A. Degree in Education
  • Received a football scholarship to Furman University for 1953-54
  • 1954-1957 was assigned to special duty at Fort Bragg to play football, basketball and track
  • Lettered in football, baseball, and track at McClenaghan
  • Started coaching career at Lake City High school as basketball & football coach from 1965-1968: 1968 Region 6AA Conference Champion in Boys Basketball 1968 Region 6AA “Coach of the Year” in Boy’s Basketball
  • Served as Head Basketball and Asst. Football Coach at McClenaghan from 1968-1970
  • Coached at West Florence High School from 1970-1978: Head Basketball & Asst. Football Coach from 1970-1976 Head Football Coach & Athletic Director from 1976-1978 West Florence Invitational Basketball Tournament Champion 1972-1975 1972 & 1975 All City Basketball “Coach of the Year” 1972 & 1973 Region 5AAAA Basketball Tournament Champion 1976 Region 6AAAA Basketball Champion 1976 Region 6AAAA Basketball “Coach of the Year” 1976 Coaches Association Lower State Coach for South Carolina All Star Game
  • Coached at Carolina Academy from 1978-2000 as Basketball & Tennis Coach In tennis, his Girls Tennis teams won 6 State Championships in 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1995 and was a Finalist in 2000 1995 voted “Coach of the Year” by U. S. Tennis Association Southern District 1984 Region 1AA “Coach of the Year” in Girl’s Basketball 1989 & 1990 “Coach of the Year” in Boy’s Basketball 1989 & 1990 Conference Champion in Boy’s Basketball 1990 SCISA Class A State Champion in Boy’s Basketball with 21 – 0 record
  • In 1990, he received a commendation by the State House of Representatives for Outstanding accomplishments as a leader and coach of the “Iron Six”