Joe D. Casey

Inducted 2008

  • TSSAA Official 24 Years (1950 – 1974)
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
      • Officiated in the Boys State Basketball Tournament in 1960 and 1966
      • Worked numerous District and Region tournaments

      • Served as Police Chief for Nashville Police Department from 1973 to 1989
      • Officiated in Junior High and High School, and would sometimes work three games in one day
      • His two most memorable games were Pearl versus Father Ryan in 1965 and Stratford versus Cameron in 1968
      • Supervisor Tom Keysear (TSSAA Hall of Fame Class of 1986) said of Joe Casey, “For what it is worth, if I was a coach or if I had the power as Commissioner, you would be the first man I would assign in a crucial and pressure packed ball game.”
      • Outstanding athlete at North High School in Nashville
      • Founder of the Babe Ruth Baseball League in Nashville
      • Played five years of professional baseball, and two years of professional basketball
      • Officiated in the Volunteer State Athletic Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, and A & I basketball games

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