Hall of Fame
Willie J. Mitchell
Football and basketball official for over 50 years
Worked 12 years in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Association, which was the governing body for African-American sports during the segregated era in Middle Tennessee
Registered TSSAA football official for over 40 years and worked in 8 playoff games
Served 3 terms on the Lewisburg City Council
The mayor of Lewisburg declared June 11, 2001 as “Willie J. Mitchell Day”
Received the NAACP Award of Excellence in 2002
Was named the Lewisburg Citizen of the Year in 2013
Was honored with a monument at Jones Park in Lewisburg in 2015
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