Woodbridge High School inducts former student athletes into the Athletic Hall of Fame
Posted on 09/18/2019
The WHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

Woodbridge High School (WHS) inducted nine alumni into its athletic hall of fame on Saturday, September 14. As inductees, the men and women selected have been recognized for their leadership and outstanding achievements on and off the field, bringing recognition and respect for themselves and WHS. Eligibility for the hall of fame requires that the former students must have been graduates for at least five years prior to induction.

The WHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 inductees were introduced at the Woodbridge versus Patriot football game on Friday, September 13. The dinner and induction ceremony was held the following evening.

This year, the alumni inducted range from graduates of the Class of 1973 to the Class of 2014, and represent a variety of sports, including soccer, track, football, wrestling, field hockey, and baseball.

The Woodbridge High School Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees are:

• Brian Blackburn, soccer, Class of 1997
• Dee Carey, cross country/track, Class of 1973
• Da’Shawn Hand, football/wrestling, Class of 2014
• Rodger “Tony” Jones, track, Class of 1986
• Don Lisenbee, cross country/track, Class of 1976
• Lindsey (Pendergraph) Eppard, soccer, Class of 2003
• Kathleen Aurora Smith, soccer/field hockey, Class of 2008
• Tyler Thomas, baseball, Class of 2012
• Patrick Tierney, soccer, Class of 1996

Inductee Tony Jones, PWCS human resources supervisor of high school and special education employment, shared, “To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is a true indication of the hard work of our coaches, teachers, and support staff and the impact that they have on all students. Woodbridge High School acted as a catalyst to my career path. It provided me with the skill set and knowledge to matriculate to college and compete at a Division I track and field program at Clemson University. I want to thank Coaches Bradley, Jones, Helmer, Rogers, and Davis. These incredible teachers and coaches that impacted not just me, but many student athletes for many years.”

Congratulations to the WHS Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.