Dalton State's Tony Ingle To Receive 2019 Guardians Of The Game Award For Advocacy

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Following a record of success Tony Ingle built on a journey through almost every level of basketball from high school to NCAA Division I, the veteran coach has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy presented by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
 
Ingle will receive the award on Sunday, April 7, at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show at the Main Auditorium of the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The show, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
CT, is held during the annual NABC Convention in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Men's Final Four. The Guardians of the Game Pillar Awards are presented annually for advocacy, education, leadership and service, the four core values of the NABC.

 
The show will be broadcast live on Stadium (https://watchstadium.com).
 
A native of Dalton, Ga., Ingle guided two collegiate teams to national championships. Taking over as head coach at Kennesaw State in 2000, he quickly built the Owls into a national power in NCAA Division II, winning a program record 25 games in 2002-2003 and a first-ever NCAA tournament berth. Building on that performance, Ingle's Kennesaw team captured its first national title the following season.
 
He then led KSU's transition to NCAA Division I in 2005-2006 and in his final season with the Owls (2010-11) achieved a signature win for Kennesaw State, topping Georgia Tech 80-73.
 
He moved on to Dalton State, having played there for two seasons as an undergraduate, and resurrected the men's basketball program which had been dormant for 35 years.  In just his second season and Dalton's first year to be eligible for the NAIA tournament, he led the Roadrunners to a national title and was selected as the NAIA Coach of the Year.  Over six seasons under Ingle, Dalton State had a 134-33 won-lost record. He retired from coaching after six seasons in July 2018 with an overall coaching record of 319-235 over 17 seasons at four-year colleges.
 
Ingle began his collegiate coaching career restarting a program in 1985 at Gordon College, where he coached for three seasons, and was the head coach at Alabama-Huntsville. He moved on to NCAA Division I in 1989 serving as an assistant at Brigham Young University. Ingle helped the Cougars to five Western Athletic Conference titles and five NCAA Division I tournament appearances and was the interim head coach for one season.
 
Ingle is a dynamic motivational speaker and the bishop at the Dalton ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

Covenant Softball's Season Ends In USA South Tournament

Cleveland State's Exavian Young Commits To Blue Mountain College


(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Walker Valley at Central Sale Creek at ... (click for more)

DEMOREST, Ga. -- Facing elimination and just six outs left, the Covenant softball team rallied and took a lead but could not hold as Piedmont took an 8-6 victory in eight innings over the Scots ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Men's Basketball guard Exavian Young has officially committed to play basketball at Blue Mountain College, starting in the 2019-2020 season. Young averaged 8.8 PPG and 2.8 ... (click for more)


Sports

PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Walker Valley at Central Sale Creek at Bledsoe Co. McCallie at Rhea Co. Soddy Daisy Trojan Classic At Soddy Daisy 4:00 pm: Signal Mtn vs. White Co. 7:00 pm: Soddy Daisy vs. Signal Mtn At Ooltewah 4:00 pm: Ooltewah ... (click for more)

Covenant Softball's Season Ends In USA South Tournament

DEMOREST, Ga. -- Facing elimination and just six outs left, the Covenant softball team rallied and took a lead but could not hold as Piedmont took an 8-6 victory in eight innings over the Scots to complete a doubleheader sweep in a USA South Tournament first round series on Thursday afternoon. Piedmont (28-7) won game one, 2-0, and will advance to the double elimination portion ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TDOT Plans To Add 1 Lane In Each Direction To I-24 From Georgia State Line To US 27; New Section Of Apison Pike To Be Widened

The state plans to add one lane in each direction to a seven-mile section of Interstate 24, which is one of the most congested freeways in the country. The purchase of right of way for the project is included in TDOT’s annual three year transportation program. Right of way is listed for 2022 in a section between the Georgia state line and Brown's Ferry Road and another ... (click for more)

Person Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Shooter Flees

A person was shot after a road rage incident on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Police said the shooter fled. Police responded to 1050 Bailey Ave. at 3:16 p.m. The person was not seriously injured. Police blocked off Bailey Avenue from National Avenue to the overpass as the incident was being investigated. (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW A 'Co-Conspirator'

In Michigan, where the winters are cold, dark and seemingly endless, a good coffee shop can turn some right serious coin. The key to the success at Mighty Good Coffee was thought to be its baristas, the experts who roast the beans with uncanny accuracy in the college town of Ann Arbor, where the University of Michigan is located, and free thought is said to thrive. Some time ... (click for more)