Tom Coughenour

Inducted 2001

Teacher/Coach 40 Years (1964 - 2004)

    • Robinson Junior High School—Kingsport, TN (1964 –1973)
    • Dobyns-Bennett High School (1973 - 2004)
      • Assistant Football
      • Head Boys’ Track & Field
      • Head Boys’ Cross Country
        • 4 TSSAA State Championships (1989, 1990, 1995, 1996)
      • Head Girls’ Track & Field
        • 1 TSSAA State Championship (1995)
      • Head Girls’ Cross Country
        • 2 TSSAA State Championships (1992, 1997)

  • Coach Coughenour has been selected as Coach of the Year 9 times
  • In 1998-99, inaugural year of the A. F. Bridges Sportsmanship Award, he was selected as Male Coach of the Year in District 1
  • One of his former athletes said, “Through all of his accomplishments ha remained a very humble person.  He takes his greatest pride in the wide range of lives he has influenced.  While some coaches are most interested in the short-term goals of meet victories or state titles, Coach Coughenour works hardest towards the long-term goals of helping his runners grow into successful and productive adults.”
  • Retired from teaching in 2004, but continues to coach cross country and assist in track

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