Community Contributors Recipients.

W.L. “Pug” Mabry

Community Contributor W.L. “Pug” Mabry was the City of Roswell’s Mayor for 31 years from 1967 thru 1997. As Mayor and the father of two former athletes from Roswell High he was the Hornets most enthusiastic booster. In the early days he could often been seen before Home football games stringing phone wire for the Coaches. During his tenure as Mayor he was passionate about Youth Sports in the City of Roswell. During his tenure the City of Roswell purchased land for the Roswell Area Park and the Roswell Parks and Recreation became a State and nationally recognized department under his administration. During Mayor Mabry’s tenure Roswell High School participated in 20 State Championships in 8 different sports winning 10 titles. Mayor Mabry may best be remembered for his succinct response at a public hearing chaired by the Fulton County School Superintendent on the naming of the then “new” high school on King Road. He stated “ I have 3 possible recommendations: # 1 Roswell High; # 2 Roswell High School and # 3 THE Roswell High School.”

*William “Bill” Hobbs

Community Contributor William “Bill” Hobbs participated in Roswell High School Athletics for nearly 45 years. He was a fixture at Roswell Football and Baseball games most notably as a Team Statistician and confidant for the Coaches. “Coach Hobbs” as he was affectionately known to the hundreds of athletes that came thru Roswell High was supremely loyal and volunteered countless hours towards the youth of Roswell as a long standing member of the City of Roswell Recreation Commission. If there was an equivalent of Mount Rushmore for Roswell High “Coach Hobbs” face would be on it. In the end we are all both Givers and Takers. We hope that we have given more than we have taken. No one has ever given more to the Youth of the City of Roswell and Roswell High School than “Coach Hobbs.”

*John Coen Sr.

Community Contributor John P. Coen Sr. participated in Roswell High School Athletics from 1968 until his passing in 2001.  Mr. Coen a native of Jersey City, N.J. was transferred from his office in Wilmington, Delaware to Roswell in 1968.  He became President of the Roswell All-Sports Booster Club for two years including the 1970-71 school year when Roswell High became the first Georgia High School to capture State Championships in football, basketball, and baseball all in the same year.   Mr. Coen coached in the City of Roswell’s Connie Mack Baseball program for over 30 years. He honed his coaching skills while serving in the U.S. Air Force as a member of Air Force base teams.  He coached youth football and officiated girls softball and girls basketball.  For over 25 years, he volunteered in the Roswell High School’s football press box and baseball dugout keeping statistics and/or announcing.  Mr. Coen was appointed by the Mayor of Roswell to serve on the City of Roswell Recreation Commission beginning in 1977.  In January of 2001, he was selected as the “State Volunteer of the Year” by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Society.  In his retirement years, Mr. Coen became known as “Super Sub” at Roswell High School, substitute teaching for over ten years. He could often be seen at numerous high school athletic and school events. Mr. Coen had a passion for Roswell High Students and Staff and was always involved while his four children attended and graduated from Roswell High in the 70’s.  Upon his passing in 2001, the Roswell High Senior Class of 2002 dedicated their Yearbook to his memory.  In 2005, the Roswell Athletic Department named the Roswell High Baseball facility “John P. Coen Sr. Field.”  Mr. Coen will fondly be remembered for his two favorite sayings, “anything is possible as long as you don’t care who gets the credit” and “All I need is a kind word and a smile.”

*Rick Hawkins

Community Contributor Rickard S. Hawkins Sr. enjoyed a lifelong relationship with Roswell High School athletics and the community as a whole. As a member of Roswell High School’s 1955 graduating class, Rick was extensively involved in the school’s athletic programs both on and off the field. Rick was the captain of the football team, a long-standing record holder in the pole-vaulting, and a member of the basketball team. Off the field, Rick planted the dogwoods that lined the drive to the high school and personally seeded, fertilized and maintained the football field. In addition to his participation in the school’s athletic programs, Rick also showed his support as a member of the high school band, playing at half time before returning to the field for the second half of the game. After high school, Rick attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in Animal Husbandry. Prior to his senior year, Rick married his high school sweetheart, and fellow Roswell native, Norma Fields. Following graduation and three years of service  in the Air Force, Rick and Norma returned home to Roswell to raise their three children: Rick, Tonya and Jade. Upon returning home, Rick and Norma were actively involved in the Roswell community. Rick became especially involved in Roswell athletics. In addition to coaching youth football, Rick was President of the Roswell Youth Football Association For over thirty years, Rick volunteered to film the Roswell High School football games and on occasion would film baseball and basketball games as well. He also resumed seeding, fertilizing, and maintaining the football field until the county took over maintenance duties. His contributions to the community extended beyond athletics and into the community. Rick was President of both the Roswell and Regional Jaycee organizations. The Roswell community has always been and continues to be a very important part of the Hawkins family history. Rick and Norma went on to see their children and grandchildren participate in Roswell athletics and graduate from their alma mater. The community was an essential part of shaping not only Rick but also his family, and in return, Rick Hawkins desired to give back to the community, school, and athletic programs that had given him so much.

Coach Fred Williams

Coach and Community Contributor Fred Williams coached for 15 years at Roswell High from 1967 through 1981. Coach Williams coached Receivers and Defensive Ends on two State Championship Football Teams. The Class B 1968 State Championship team and 1970 Class A State Championship team.  Coach Williams was the assistant boys basketball coach for the 1971 Class A State Championship Boys Basketball team giving him 3 State Championships at Roswell.  In 1975, Coach Williams was named the head girls basketball coach.  In five seasons he had 4 straight years of 18 plus wins including an undefeated regular season of 17-0 in 1977-78. His teams were in the Fulton County Tournament Finals 4 consecutive seasons.  In the season of 1978-79, Coach Williams took his team to a 20-9 overall Record and continued the streak of regular season wins to 24.  That team climbed to the 2nd Round of the State AAA Tournament losing to eventual AAA State Champion Cairo High School. That game was memorable as former UGA and Olympic Star Theresa Edwards and Roswell’s current Hall of Fame member and All Time leading scorer Lisa Parker Clock battled it out.  Coach Williams was a coach on and off the court for his players. He provided support for all his players not only as athletes but also as students. His players fondly remember him as a role model teaching them how to work toward goals, compete at the highest level while maintaining respect for each opponent along with the proper perspective to have of athletics in their lives. After leaving coaching for private business, Coach Williams continued his relationship with Roswell High volunteering countless hours fundraising, organizing events and supporting the Students and Coaches.    As a member of the City of Roswell Recreation Commission for 24 years and the Chairman for 18 years his leadership has impacted thousands of young people in the City of Roswell. During his time on the Commission the City of Roswell was recognized 5 times as the “Georgia Recreation and Parks Department Agency of the Year” and one time as a finalist for the Gold Medal Award given by the National Recreation and Parks Department.  In recognition of his contributions, the City dedicated a new Fitness Center in the Roswell Adult Recreation Center to Coach Williams and he continues to sit on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Department.  As the owner of Marietta Trophy and Engraving, Coach Williams has been a loyal partner to the Athletic Department at Roswell High School for over 30 years providing hundreds of awards, trophies and mementos for our student-athletes and coaches including the Roswell High Hall of Fame Display in our Gym Lobby that now bears his name.

*R.T. “Skipper” Hoke

Roland T. “Skipper/RT” Hoke moved to Roswell in 1967 where he became actively involved in the City of Roswell, the Roswell Recreation Department and Roswell High School.  Skipper’s involvement in Roswell athletics started as a volunteer coach for Little League Baseball upon moving to town and he coached for a number of years before the start of his own family.  Through his employer, Roswell Bank, and his civic duties as a Jaycee and Rotarian, Skipper became a fixture at helping the Roswell Rec and Roswell High School and its athletic teams.  Roswell Bank had one of the largest commercial grills back in the 1980’s and Skipper and a team of resident expert grillers would grill BBQ chicken for the annual Roswell Booster Club Kick Off Dinner.  Skipper was involved in the Roswell Relays track meet in the early years through the Jayvees, and over the last 20 years since its reestablishment in 1996.  Skipper was active with the Roswell Relays sponsored in conjunction with the school and Roswell Rotary.  Skipper was on an early steering committee to establish the Roswell Hall of Fame.  He and Coach John Coen made a trip to his hometown of Newnan, Georgia to Newnan High School to research their Hall of Fame and get some ideas on how to establish and run a high school athletic hall of fame.

Skipper enjoyed his close personal friendship with many of the long-time coaches and athletes of Roswell High.  More than a few whom he considered some of his closest personal friends.  As a resident for almost 50 years, Skipper loved everything about Roswell and Roswell High School and was one of the city and school’s biggest supporters.  He was very proud of the Roswell Hall of Fame and its inductees; and we all know he is honored to be named.  “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Dick Huguley

Through Dick’s commitment and leadership, Roswell High School benefitted greatly. Dick served as President of the Roswell High School Athletic Booster Club for 5 years during the 1990’s.  Under Dick’s leadership, the Roswell High School Summer camps for all sports began. The Summer camp program provided opportunities for the pre-high school youths from the community to learn fundamentals of the various sports. Dick was also involved in the construction of the new RHS athletic facilities. As President of the Booster Club, the various fund raising programs assisted in the construction of a new baseball and softball field as well as enhancements to a new school auditorium(primarily for non-athletic functions). In conjunction with the Roswell High School Foundation, the construction required a bank loan. As a result of the Booster club fundraising and that of the RHS Foundation a loan was obtained by both the Booster Club and the Foundation and subsequently paid off early. Additional financial commitments needed for further enhancements for the football stadium, tennis courts, athletic fields and the auditorium were also provided for by the Booster Club and the RHS Foundation. Without Dick’s tireless devotion and leadership of the Roswell High School Athletic Booster Club, Roswell High School would not have the first class facilities we enjoy today!

Keith Hicks

Community contributor Keith Hicks was a significant factor during the 80s and 90s in making the Roswell Athletic Program the envy of all.  As a member of the Athletic Booster Club (at that time there was only one Booster Club that covered all sports), he worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to promote and support all athletic activities.  He installed, at no cost to the school, upgraded sound systems to both the stadium and gym.  For many years he was instrumental in organizing and promoting the annual Booster Club Golf Tournament, which was always an amazing financial success and always legendary fun.  Keith is a wonderful example of the Roswell community, who gave unselfishly of his time and talents in striving to create the best atmosphere and facilities that Roswell Athletics deserved.

*David Sonenberg

David Allen Sonenberg was born in Atlanta and attended Campbell of Smyrna High School, until his family moved to Miami, FL.  He attended the University of Miami and was a four year letter winner and 1st baseman on the Miami baseball team.  Upon graduation from Miami, David enlisted in the U.S. Army reserves and was honorably discharged in 1974.  In 1975, David moved his family back to Georgia and settled in Roswell.  David served the Roswell community for over 40 years.  While leading the “Sonenberg Company,” a highly successful commercial Real Estate company, David’s community involvement and “good works” were many.  He was instrumental in founding the “North Fulton Community Charities” and served as its President from 1983-2007.  He also served as Chairman of the Board of the “North Fulton Child Development Association” and he was an elder in the Roswell Presbyterian Church.  David was a long-time member of the Roswell Rotary Club, the Roswell Bulldog Club, and coached for many years in the Roswell Recreation Department where he also served as a board member on the Roswell Recreation Commission.  David’s love and support for Roswell High School spanned decades.  He was a founding member of the “Roswell High School Foundation,” where his efforts were instrumental in the construction of “Ray Manus Stadium,” the sports complex, and the auditorium at Roswell High School.  David was also a founding board member of the “Roswell High School Hall of Fame” and actively served on the Operating Committee until his passing on January 24, 2021.

Robert Smith

Community Contributor Robert Smith participated in Roswell High School Athletics for 45 years.  Robert grew up in Winter Park, Florida and upon graduation from high school accepted a Basketball scholarship to Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.  Robert graduated in 1976 from Florida Southern with a degree in Mathematics and immediately went to work with his brother Howard and the Balfour Company in Atlanta that same year.  After purchasing a house in Roswell, Robert began coaching for the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.  For the next 22 years he coached basketball, baseball, and softball.  In 1992 thru 2010, Robert volunteered on the chain crew for all Roswell High home football games and noted “It was the greatest seat in the house!”  Robert and his wife Peggy held numerous positions with the Roswell All-Sports Booster Club as their children reached high school age.  Robert co-chaired the Roswell Booster Club Annual Golf Tournament and twice served as Vice-President of the Booster Club.  When the Roswell Foundation was created in 1990-91 to proved funds for athletic facilities at the “new” Roswell High School on King Road, Robert and Peggy were Charter members and served as Treasurers.  Together with David Sonenberg and Don Crane, Robert was instrumental in starting the Roswell High School feeder programs in basketball for both boys and girls known as the Junior Hornets.  In the summers of 1995 and 1996, Robert assisted Ray Pohlman in coaching the Boys AAU Basketball team which qualified for the National AAU Tournament.  That team, which included Robert’s son Abe, laid the groundwork for Roswell High School’s 1997 AAAA State Championship in Basketball.  During the next several seasons, Robert continued to coach both JV and Freshman Boys Basketball teams.  Robert and Peggy are especially proud of their three children, all of whom graduated from Roswell High School.

*Tom Zachary
Tom Zachary was appointed the 5th Principal of Roswell High School for the 1989-1990 school year. He was immediately tasked with the closing of the Roswell High Campus on Alpharetta Street built in 1954 and opening the current campus on King Road for the next school year in 1990-1991. Tom was born in Graham, N.C. in 1933. Mr. Zachary received an Athletic Scholarship to the University of North Carolina for Baseball and graduated from UNC in 1955. Mr. Zachary came by his baseball talent naturally, as his father Tom Zachary Sr. was a Major League left-handed pitcher primarily for the Washington Senators, New York Yankees and Boston Braves for 19 seasons from 1918 thru 1936 appearing in 533 career games. While pitching for the Washington Senators, Tom Sr. is widely known for serving up Babe Ruth’s Major League record 60th home run in late September of 1927 at Yankee Stadium. The following year, Tom Sr. was sold on waivers to the Yankees thus becoming Babe Ruth’s teammate for 3 seasons. As a Yankee, Tom Sr. would win Game # 3 of the 1928 World Series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals and finished the 1929 season with a perfect 12-0 record. Principal Tom Zachary relished in telling the story of riding with his father as a youngster on a train from Durham N.C. to Yankee Stadium to attend an Old Timers Game and overhearing Babe Ruth say “Tom, you still claiming that was a Foul Ball..”

Upon graduating from UNC, Mr. Zachary taught Math for four years in North Carolina before moving to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1960 where he worked in education for 30 years as Teacher, Coach, Guidance Counselor, Dean of Boys, Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal and High School Principal. He coached the 1962 Northeast High School Baseball Team to the AA State Championship. It was following his retirement in 1989 as Principal of Northeast High School that he became Principal at Roswell High School for 9 years from 1989-1998. Under his leadership at the then “new” campus on King Road, Roswell High grew from 1,200 to 2,000 students. Advanced Placement courses were introduced with nearly 200 AP graduates in 1998. Additionally, Roswell High was selected a State of Georgia School of Excellence in 1996 and was awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education for the 1997-98 school year. The coveted “Tom Zachary VIP Award” given to those students selected by their teachers who have gone “above and beyond” in the classroom has been awarded to hundreds of students over the last 25 years and is proudly included by Roswell High Students on their college admission resumes..

A quintessential Southern gentleman, Mr. Zachary believed in the growth, development and education of young people in Academics, Athletics and the Arts. When Roswell High’s present campus opened in 1990-91 the school did not have an Auditorium, Football Stadium, Baseball Stadium, Softball Stadium, practice fields, nor any landscaping to speak of on campus. Mr. Zachary spearheaded the formation of the Roswell High School Foundation and along with the All-Sports Roswell High Booster Club they garnered $150,000 in private donations, a substantial loan from the Bank of North Georgia, State Grant money, and a 20 year Joint Use Agreement with the City of Roswell Recreation and Parks Department to complete the building of athletic facilities for Roswell High School Students. During Mr. Zachary’s 9 year tenure as Principal, 8 State Championships were won by Roswell’s Athletic Teams to include the 1997 AAAA Boys Basketball State Championship team on the J. Tom Zachary Court that now bears his name. Like many North Carolina natives, Mr. Zachary had a passion for the sport of basketball and would later officiate High School basketball games in Florida for many years.

Mr. Zachary dedicated 43 years of his life to education. During those years Mr. Zachary developed a personal philosophy of “how to run a school” that is best exemplified by a few of his poignant musings…for example on Parenting – “What the world needs is good examples instead of good advice”, on Teachers – “Think of your faculty as volunteers, they can either follow you or not”, on Delegating – “It’s not my job to do it; It’s my job to see it gets done”, on Coaching – “I believe you got to have a lot of ‘little boy’ in you to coach and one day that ‘little boy’ ran out of me”, on Teacher Personal Days – “Why give a man something then complain when they use it”, on Student Discipline – ” Days of suspension don’t matter; changing Behavior is what matters”, on Staff Evaluations – ” I never liked to give you all your evaluation before I got mine”, on Leadership – “You can’t lead if no one is willing to follow” and his classic ” I am the King on King Road.”

Mr. Zachary was admired and respected by Students, Teachers and Parents alike. On February 6, 1998 while attending a Principals Conference in San Diego, Mr. Zachary passed from an apparent heart attack. A Memorial Service was held at a capacity filled Roswell United Methodist Church and Mr. Zachary was laid to rest at “the foot of his Father” in Graham, NC per his request. Coach Tim McFarlin, then recently appointed Head Football Coach by Mr. Zachary just months before echoed the sentiments of an entire School Community when he said ” Words can’t describe everything he has done for Roswell High. We’ll certainly get another another Principal but it’s hard to imagine having a better Principal than him.” Mr. Zachary was a proud member of the Roswell Rotary Club and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Jeff Pruitt

Jeff Pruitt, age 56, Deputy Director of Roswell Recreation and Parks, and resident of Alpharetta, passed away July 16th 2020 due to an unexpected medical emergency. Jeff is survived by his wife of 32 years Carla Mathis Pruitt, daughter Ansley (Zach) Denn, daughter Addison Pruitt, mother Gail Pruitt, father Doyle (LaNelle) Pruitt and brother Jason (Ashley) Pruitt.

Jeff, born in Atlanta, was a Roswell High School Football letterman and graduate of Roswell High School and Kennesaw State University. His life’s work was with the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department. Jeff started as a score keeper and referee at age 15 and advanced himself to assist in leading the department to National Agency of the Year Gold Medal recognition. He touched and enriched many young people’s lives throughout his career. Jeff was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and loyal friend. He was a man, like no other, who was humble, kind, and nurturing. Jeff was just a great guy that never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. He was a quiet leader who was able to get things done flawlessly behind the scenes. Jeff’s passions included traveling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff’s email communications always ended with the statement, used Department wide, “it’s always amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.”

Jeff Pruitt has been memorialized at the Jeff Pruitt plaza at the Old Mill Park as well as a bench and plaque placed by the Roswell Rotary Club at the entrance to the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building which reads, “In memory of a gentle giant in his dedication to recreation for residents of Roswell and in service to Veterans and their families.” Jeff’s work to build superior youth league athletic programs and facilities in Roswell helped provide a solid foundation for the future success Roswell kids would later have as star athletes at Roswell High School.

Carole Williams

Carole Williams was a key contributor to Roswell High School Athletics for over three decades from 1978 – 2010 and we are excited to honor her tonight.  She worked under five different principals as the school’s bookkeeper and was also an integral part of Roswell High Athletics by filling many critical support roles. 

Carole Williams was the official scorekeeper for both the boys and girls basketball teams.  She first began keeping the girls books in 1979 for her husband – and fellow Hall of Fame member – Coach Fred Williams’ teams.  Carole quickly became the scorekeeper for both the girls and the boys teams.  She worked both home and away games for all of the Roswell girls and boys basketball coaches for three decades from 1979 – 2010.  When you calculate that many regular season games and some tournament games, Carole kept the score for over 1300 Hornet basketball games!!  She always showed up for games with her old Roswell Bank money bag containing plenty of sharp pencils and treats for the referees.  I remember as a player her passion for the Hornets during every game.  Her scorer’s table was on the stage at the “OLD” Roswell High gym and when you would check in to the game, she always encouraged you to get after it – especially against that team in red down the road.  Her skill and accuracy did not go unnoticed.  GHSA brought her in to be the official scorekeeper for championship tournaments over the years. 

Carole also served as the Roswell football and basketball cheerleader sponsor from 1980 – 1996.  She conducted the tryout process, took the girls to camp every summer, attended the daily after school practices for close to 20 years, and was at every football game – and obviously every basketball game.  When the GHSA set a new rule that non-teaching staff had to be categorized as community coaches, Carole became Roswell’s first community coach.

Carole was as the “unofficial” Roswell Athletics Secretary.  She scheduled the games and meets for all sports, secured the officiating crews for all events, was a liaison with the Roswell High Booster Club, and was responsible for filing the compliance documents for eligibility of all players with GHSA. 

Carole continued to take on other varied roles within Roswell Athletics over the course of her career. She worked with Coach Natalie Stuckey to assist with gymnastics for five seasons, which included some of the state championship teams. 

When the “New” Roswell High School opened in 1990, Carole helped with the planning, development, and securing of funds to build the fields and athletic facilities on the King Road campus.

Without a doubt, Carole Williams embodies the true spirit and tradition of Roswell High.  She loves the Hornets and has always been committed to the process of achieving Athletic excellence in all her many and varied support roles.  Carole’s daughter mentioned that they are sure her blood runs green!  How incredible is this that we now have a husband-and-wife team as members of the Hall of Fame.  Carole, you deserve this honor and the entire Roswell High family thanks you for your hard work, unwavering devotion, and countless hours on the field and in the gym. It is truly an honor to welcome you into the Roswell High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Don Howard

Don Howard was born and raised in Bulloch County, GA. He graduated in 1965 from Southeast Bulloch High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and track. He attended South Ga College where he played baseball for 2 yrs. Don was drafted into the Army in 1967 and served 3 tours in Vietnam. After he was honorably discharged, he resumed his college career at Ga. Southern Univ where he graduated w a BBA in Finance in 1973.

He started his banking career in Montezuma, Ga and married Teri Hicks in 1974. He and Teri moved to North Fulton in 1976. Don was named President of Roswell Bank in 1982 and left to become President of Bank of North Ga from 1988 until it was sold to Synovus. He remained with Synovus as President of the Atlanta market for many years and last served as COO of Community Banking for Synovus until he retired in 2018. Don has served on many boards in North Fulton, is a Past President of the Roswell Rotary Club, and serves on the board of the Parker College of Business at Ga. Southern Univ.

Don and Teri had 3 sons, Clark, Ty, and Cade. All 3 graduates of Roswell High School, where Clark and Ty lettered in football and wrestling and Cade lettered in wrestling. They have 7 grandchildren and currently reside in Cherokee County.

Don had an outstanding business career as referenced above – but the reason he is being honored tonight is what he involved himself in. When the New Roswell High School was constructed at the current King Rd location in 1990. This was the 3rd location in the history of Roswell High School. The only athletic facility that Fulton County was to provide the new school was the tennis courts. Don Howard, Head Coach and Athletic Director Ray Manus, and David Sonenberg had a vision. The vision was to not wait for what Fulton County was going to provide our student athletes but to be in control of what our student athletes could enjoy. The principal, at that time, Tom Zachary said- DO IT !!!. **With a tax-free loan from the Bank of North Ga and the lowest possible market rate, allowed by law, Don Howard helped establish and steer the Roswell High Foundation to raise the funds to build every facility you see behind the school today – to include the baseball stadium, softball and football stadium in 1994 and the auditorium in 1995. The influence Don Howard had on parents and very philanthropic members of the Roswell Community is what built the outstanding facilities these student athletes still enjoy today.

Trummie Patrick

Trummie Patrick graduated from Omega High School and the University of Georgia and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity while at Georgia. Trummie Patrick proudly served in the Air Force and joined State Farm Insurance in 1973 in Roswell, Ga. Trummie married Ms Sylvia Renfro that same year and they had 2 children who both graduated from Roswell High. Trummie and Sylvia also have 5 grandchildren. Upon settling in Roswell, Trummie affiliated with the Masons and joined the Roswell Rotary Club rising as an officer to President of the Roswell Rotary in 1987. Trummie is a member of the First Baptist Church in Roswell, served on the Alumni Board for the University of Georgia, and with the help of his good friend , Skipper Hoke, started the Roswell Bulldog Club.

Trummie was instrumental in starting the Interact Club at RHS and assisted in financing and erecting the sign in front of the High School. Trummie supported and assisted Don Howard in the formation of the Roswell High School Foundation for the building of our existing athletic facilities and started the Roswell High School Booster Club Golf Tournament which raised upwards of $30,000 annually. Trummie remained as Chairman of the Booster Club Tournament for 5 years and advertised on the marque and in and around each of the athletic facilities . The single “umbrella ” Booster Club is what funded the ability to have uniforms and equipment appropriate for each sport and allowed no student -athlete to go without the ability to play . Please be reminded , in those early days there was only a single Booster Club

which supported and funded all sports at Roswell High vs the current model where each sport forms their own Booster Club for uniform and equipment funding for the year. Under the “umbrella” model Booster Club, the raising of funds facilitated by Trummie Patrick, with the help of many parents and businesses was primarily done by “old school” face to face solicitations.

Trummie Patrick has always been a huge supporter of Roswell High School – and in his own words “I am a wonderful human being”.

What Mr Don Howard and Mr Trummie Patrick have done in support of Roswell High’s early beginnings – to what we see today in the excellence of our athletic facilities was accomplished by relationships . These 2 men had the character and professionalism which fostered relationships – and this is what has made both men “wonderful human beings” and worthy of induction into the Roswell High Athletic Hall of Fame.