Gulf Shores High introduced the 2018 Hall of Fame Class

12 Dolphins make up the second class of inductees to Dolphins' Hall

GCM Sports
Posted 9/7/18

Gulf Shores High School inducted the Dolphins' second Hall of Fame Class last week at Micky Miller Stadium.

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Gulf Shores High introduced the 2018 Hall of Fame Class

12 Dolphins make up the second class of inductees to Dolphins' Hall

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Gulf Shores High School inducted the Dolphins' second Hall of Fame Class last week at Micky Miller Stadium last week.

The 2018 Hall of Fame Class bios are in alphabetical order:

Wing Brett (Volleyball Coach 1999-2011, Track Coach 2009-2011)

 385 Career Wins as Head Volleyball Coach

3A Area Champion 1999, 2000, 2001

3A South West Region Champion

4A Area Champion 2003, 2004

5A Area Champion 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

7 Elite 8 Appearances

2 State Semi Finals

2003 4A State Runner-up

2004 Coached South All Star Team (Won in 5 sets)

2007 Coached South All Star Team (Won in 4 sets)

 

 Brandon Ellis (Golf Team 1998-2002)

Baldwin County Champion

3A State Team Championship Golf  2001

3A State Individual State Champion 2001

3A State Team Championship Golf  2002

3A State Individual State Champion 2002

3A State Team Runner-Up Golf 1999 & 2000

3 Sectional Tournament Wins 2000, 2001, 2002

 

Logan Hickman (Football 2004-2007)

3 year varsity Starter Gulf Shores High School

All County GSHS 2005, 2006, 2007

Honorable mention All-State 2007

Sack & Tackle Leader GSHS 2006 & 20074 Year Starter at The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. Senior year won the C-USA Conference Championship Finished the year with a record of 12-2 being ranked 19th in the nation.

 

Haley Hopkins (Softball & Volleyball 2004-2008)

6 Year Varsity Softball Player (2003-2008), All County 2004-2008

Mobile Press Register Super 12 Team (2005-2008)

2007 5A State Champion Softball Team

2007 State Tournament MVP

2004 & 2006 State Champion Runner-Up

State All-Tournament Team 2004, 2006, 2007

4 Year Varsity Starter University of South Alabama

2012 Sunbelt Conference Champion

2012 1st NCAA playoff appearance

 

Gary Johnston (Baseball & Football 2005-2008)

4 Year Starter Varsity Baseball, All County 2006, 2007, 2008

3 Year Starter Varsity Football, All County 2007, 2008

All State Football 2008, North South All Star Game

3 Year Starter University of West Alabama

2012 & 2013 All Gulf South Conference Champions

2012 & 2013 All Gulf South Conference

2013 Division II All American

 

DJ Jones (Baseball & Football 2003-2007)

4 Year Starter Varsity Baseball, All County 2004-2007

3 Year Starter Varsity Football, All County 2005-2007

All State Baseball 2005, 2006, 2007

Alabama State Record holder for Career Triples (31)

GSHS Record for Batting Avg. (.557) 2006

GSHS Career Home Runs (31), Season Record (16) 2007

2007 Mobile Press Register Player of the Year

2007 Alabama North South All Star Team, MVP

2007 Signed with Auburn University

2007 11th Round MLB Draft Selection of the Tampa Bay Rays

 

Danny Martin (Associate Member)

 24 Years with the City of Orange Beach Parks & Rec Superintendent

Married to his wife Candace, 3 Sons and 4 Grand Children

Assistant Kicking Coach @ GSHS 2000-2007

         Developed Youth Sports Programs and Facilities Orange Beach

         Initiated Travel Team Baseball Tournaments

         Hosted the 1st High School Football Game in Orange Beach

         Initiated College Soccer games to The Orange beach Sport plex

         Hosted SEC Women’s Soccer Championship 2003 to Present

         Helped with formation of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Sports Commission

 

Re Re  Machen (Associate Member)

          Re Re has supported Gulf Shores Athletic Programs for the past 15 years. Her love for the athletes and the games are unconditional. Re Re said “ The Athletes are the one’s with the accomplishments. I have just been there…when Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball teams went to the State playoffs..when the girls won the State softball championship…when someone needed to talk…when a bus driver need help in direction to an away game…when a coach needed tournament help…when a hot headed parent needed cooling off with my cup of Ice (I’m very protective) She was there.

It meant a lot to her to have an annual award given in her name for the most dedicated multi-sport athlete. And I quote “I am thankful for all the students, coaches, parents, officials, and administration for sharing a part of their lives with me. Its all about the kids though…my kids. I Love them all.

 

Brandy Rhodes Reeves (Tennis 2001-2005)

          4 Year Varsity Starter on the Tennis Team

         2003 Class 3A State Singles Champion Tennis

         2003 Class 3A State Doubles Champion Tennis

         2005 Senior Class President

Graduate of Auburn University received Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

2011 Teacher at Orange Beach Elementary School

2012 Published a children’s book, Good Morning Sun

2014 Teacher of the Year, Orange Beach Elementary School

 

Harold Samples (Associate Member)

          1988 1st Full-Time Parks & Rec Director, City of Gulf Shores

Initiated Basketball, Soccer, Swim & Football teams to the City Rec. Program.

Facilities such as Bodenhamer Center, Sports Complex, George C.  Meyer Tennis Center, Kids Park & Skate Park all developed under his Tenure. Also added athletic fields to Simms park & Meyer parks.

The Gulf Shores Sports Plex is a 100 plus facility that has multi-purpose sporting facility for youth & adult sport programs.

Under Harold’s tenure the facility hosted: AHSAA State Track Meet, AHSAA Southern Region Softball tournament, NAIA Women’s softball, USSSA World Series Baseball Tournament.

Inducted into the Baldwin County Coaches Hall of Fame 2001

 

Donnie Spohn    (Head Baseball Coach 1999-2013), (Assistant Football Coach 1999-2016), (Assistant Athletic Director 2009-2016)

         274 Total Wins as Head Baseball Coach, School Record

         State Play-Offs 11 of 13 years in Class 3A, 4A, 5A  AHSAA

         2003 Class 4A State Runner-up Baseball

         2003 Coach of the Year, Alabama Sports Writer Association

         2003 Coach of the Year, Baldwin County Coaches Association

2016 Baldwin County Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

24 former players played baseball in at the Collegiate level

         1 player drafted in Major League Baseball Draft

         Taught Special Education all 26 years of Service

 

Pat Wilkinson (Football 2001-2005)

                 2003 & 2004 back to back 1,000 yards receiving in a season

         Caught 20 passes in a game, 2004 State Record

         (86) receptions, 2004 State Record, 1400 yards, 14 TD’s

2004 A part of the team which one the first region game in school history

All State Football 2003 & 2004

First team Junior College All-America (Georgia Military)

Currently holds All receiving records at Gulf Shores High School

Wide Receiver Coach GSHS 2012 & 2013

              First player in GSHS history to sign a Division I Football Scholarship,