Clifford Kirk One Of Two TSCA Softball Hall Of Fame Inductees

Kirk Has Won 10 State Titles: Eight At Soddy-Daisy, Two At Hixson

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association has announced the 2014 Hall of Fame class and Clifford Kirk, who led Soddy-Daisy to eight state championships, is one of the two inductees.

Joinning Kirk, now coaching at Sale Creek, is Brian Dunn of Riverside High School.

The two new inductees join 2013 honoree Gary Davis of Lipscomb Academy.

2014 TSCA Hall of Fame Class

Clifford Kirk

Hixson High School, Soddy Daisy High School, Sale Creek

Record - 935 - 213

10 State Titles - 2 at Hixson 8 at Soddy Daisy

State Coach of the Year 9 times

Brian Dunn 

Riverside High School, Union University and University School of Jackson

Record - 711- 189

2 State Titles at USJ

3 NCCAA National Titles at Union University

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