Larry Taft

Inducted 2011

  • Longtime sportswriter with The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville

  • Has covered high school sports for nearly 40 years

  • Worked his first boys’ state basketball tournament in 1973, and his first football championship in 1974

  • Has worked professionally for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, The Democrat-Union in Lawrenceburg, and The Tennessean

  • Served as the Director of Media Relations at TSSAA for 16 months before returning to The Tennessean to cover prep sports

  • Currently in his fourth year as the Sports Editor at The Tennessean

  • Enjoys the history of high school athletics and has done numerous nominations warranting the induction of countless TSSAA Hall of Fame members

  • Contributed several articles to the TSSAA State Basketball Tournament programs honoring teams on past state championships

  • In the early 1980s he implemented a weekly football wrap-up, complete with district standings, which were used in papers statewide

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