Riverdale Girls Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

Former coach Keith Short talks to inductee Kelley Ervin Hockenberry
Former coach Buddy Pate
Former Lady Warrior Brenda Morris, who is the longtime softball coach at La Vergne.
Former WGNS broadcaster Jeff Jordan, a hall of fame inductee, entertains guests.
Former Lady Warrior and hall of famer Kristi Brown DeGraw.
Riverdale displays their four girls state championship trophies.

Riverdale High School inducted several new members to their "Girls Basketball Hall of Fame" after a ceremony between games Saturday (January 18th) of the Riverdale / Oakland contest. A reunion was held at 5, complete with a dinner from Outback Steakhouse. Photos and the list of inductees is online at WGNSRadio.com.

INDUCTEES:

Bernice Brown – A versatile All Mid State guard – 3rd team all state – signed at Jackson State

Tammy Crown – All District – scored 1460 points as a 4 year starter (was the RHS leading scorer when she graduated– District Champion and leading rebounder and shot blocker her senior season – signed at Radford University in Virginia.

Kelley Ervin – All mid state guard on Riverdale’s first district champion and was an outstanding defensive player.

Krystal Horton – All Mid State and All State – a star at Central Middle, Riverdale and MTSU – won national honors and was a team leader in every area.

Jeff Jordan – a long time supporter and former teacher at RHS, broadcaster and reporter for hundreds of games including all 18 state tournament games.

LaKale Malone – an elite player – a member of the 1000 point club – all mid state and all state – went to Indiana.

Keith Short – an outstanding teacher and coach – won 133 games at Riverdale and 431 overall – went to 6 state tournaments .

Patty Thompson – an All Mid state guard and was the first player at Riverdale to be a 4 year starter.

Melanie Davenport – was an outstanding guard – her freshman team was unbeaten, her junior team was district champion and her senior team was state runner up.

The 1979 team will also be presented a plaque for their 31 – 1 record as state runner up. Buddy Pate and Asst. Coach Shelia Long will accept the plaque.

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