Bud Bales

Inducted 2017

  • Head baseball coach at Knoxville Central High School for 27 years

  • Coached at Knoxville Central from 1974 until 2000

  • Compiled 509 wins and only 207 losses for a winning percentage over 70%

  • Won a TSSAA State Baseball Championship in 1990 with an undefeated record of 31-0

  • Ranked in USA Today’s Top 25 in 1990

  • Earned 17 District and 8 Region Titles

  • Received numerous District and Region Coach of the Year awards

  • Over 150 of his players went on to play at the college level

  • Several of his players went on to play baseball in the major leagues including Todd Helton, Bubba Trammell, and Steve Searcy

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