On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a large group of family, friends, and teammates gathered at the South Cobb High School cafeteria to honor five former athletes who were being formally inducted into the South Cobb Athletics Hall of Fame. Three of the five athletes were able to attend and accept the award themselves, and two were accepted by others.
The five recipients were: Al Dickinson, Harvey Cochran, Larry Biggins, Julie Glasser-Stebbins, and Alana Stafford-Davis. Mr. Cochran, Mrs. Glasser-Stebbins, and Mrs. Stafford-Davis were all in attendance to accept their award. Mr. Dickinson’s award was accepted by Lewis Morris and Mr. Biggins by Steve Camp.
The brunch began with a few opening words from South Cobb icon Lewis Morris, who turned it over to Athletic Director Amanda Pittman for a formal welcome to the guests and honorees. After a prayer by Steve Camp from FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), the food was served, buffet-style, by current SCHS student athletes.
The induction ceremony was hosted by Jacqui Valentine, and each honoree was introduced and presented with a plaque for their outstanding accomplishments. After a few remarks from SCHS Principal T. J. Perry, the mic was handed back to Lewis Morris for closing. Mr. Morris took the opportunity to speak about each inductee, giving personal insights into each individual.
Al Dickinson graduated in 1963 and was also the SCHS Athlete of the Year for that year. He was a gifted athlete in both football and baseball. He attended Georgia Tech on a baseball scholarship and served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Harvey Cochran graduated in 1965 and like Al, was a natural athlete who excelled in both football and baseball. Harvey attended Mercer University on a baseball scholarship and is a retired teacher and coach.
Larry Biggins graduated in 1983 and played both football and basketball. He was selected for the All-Metro Atlanta football team and was a National Honor Society and Beta Club scholar. He received a scholarship to West Point and spent his military career in the U.S. Army.
Julie Glasser-Stebbins was a standout softball and basketball player. She graduated in 1993 as a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit semi-finalist. Julie was All-Cobb County Player of the Year in both 1991 and 1992 and received a scholarship to Furman University, where she was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Alana Stafford-Davis was a basketball and volleyball player and graduated in 2000 with a 4.0 GPA. She was also selected to the Beta Club and the National Honor Society and All-Cobb County first team for volleyball in 1999 and 2000. She was also nominated by the MDJ as Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000. She received a volleyball scholarship to Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina and she currently works for Cobb County School District.
Congratulations to each of the 2019 Class of SCHS Athletics Hall of Fame!