Speaker Beth Harwell Appoints David Blackburn To The Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Board

Monday, July 1, 2013
Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) on Monday announced the appointment of David Blackburn to the board of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
 
“David’s efforts to promote and encourage athletics in Tennessee will be very beneficial to the board of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame,” said Speaker Harwell. “He understands the positive effects athletics have on students, and will be fully committed to promoting the organization.
I appreciate his willingness to serve.”
 
Mr. Blackburn currently serves as the Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at UT Chattanooga. A 1990 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Mr. Blackburn has over two decades of experience in college athletics.  He began his career at Tennessee in 1993 working with then-head football coach Phillip Fulmer, serving in a variety of roles within the program.  He held his most recent position since 2008 as direct oversight of Vols football and its senior-level administrator.
 
“David Blackburn is an excellent choice to serve on the board for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame,” said Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga). “He has a passion for athletics, and understands the importance of student participation, which the Hall of Fame promotes.”
 
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit 501c3 and was founded by the Middle Tennessee Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association, and expanded under legislation passed in 1994. The hall is a 7,200 square foot interactive facility that is both educational and entertaining. It honors athletes, coaches, sportswriters, and sports administrators who have made an impact on the history of sports in Tennessee.
 
For more information on the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, please visit tshf.net

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