Official

Harry Beamon

Inducted 2005


Black High School Officials Association 7 Years (1960 – 1967)

  • Basketball
  • Football

Affiliate Member of TSSAA 3 Years (1964 – 1967)

Basketball Official for TSSAA 24 Years (1967 – 1991)

  • TSSAA Boys State Tournament (1971)
  • TSSAA Girls State Tournament (1983)
  • District & Regional Tournaments (1970 – 1991)
  • Numerous Sub State Tournaments (1970 – 1991)

  • Was in the first group of blacks accepted into the TSSAA
  • Served as an active official for 31 years
  • First Black official accepted into the Southeastern Conference (SEC) (1971 – 1973)
  • Trained many young people in officiating at Fisk University and Tennessee State University, with many becoming top officials in the TSSAA
  • Served as Commissioner of Middle TN College Officials Association (1980 – 2001)
  • Retired from active officiating in 1991, but continues to be involved by working TSSAA, OVC, and other camps

Other 2005 Inductees

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