AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta City Classic Board of Directors and President Henry Ingram have announced the 2016 Augusta City Classic Hall of Fame Inductees and Augusta University Director of Athletics Clint Bryant and retired NFL player Al Young have been elected for this year's honor.
"We are looking forward to another outstanding Augusta City Classic Induction Banquet," Ingram said. "This is the event in our community, we have a responsibility to do what we have always done … operate at the Apex. This year's class of inductees speak volumes on their own; Coach Clint Bryant and Coach Al Young are at the pinnacle of coaches."
The 2016 Augusta City Classic Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, October 28th, at the Augusta Marriott on the river.
This year's 2016 Hall of Fame speaker will be Cazzie Russell, first round draft-pick of the New York Knicks. The annual City Classic Game is Saturday, October 29 for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff and tailgating begins at 8:00 a.m. that morning. If you would like more information about the classic call their main office 706-829-4854.
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Clint Bryant, with nearly 30 years of providing committed service to Augusta University as the Director of Athletics, has firmly established himself as one of the most reputable administrators and leaders for equality in the state of Georgia, the southeast, and in the nation. Named the Division II AD of the Year for the Southeast Region by NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) in the summer of 2007, Bryant was also selected to the NCAA's Division II 40th Anniversary Team for his collegiate efforts as a standout men's basketball player at Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College.
He went from being a student-athlete to a leader of students and a giant in the Augusta area. With Coach Bryant at the helm, Augusta University has enjoyed unprecedented success to include back-to-back Division I National Championships and countless regional and conference appearances.
Joining Bryant to enter this year's Hall of Fame is Al Young. Young was a standout wide receiver with South Carolina State before playing in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started at wide receiver in the famous "Immaculate Reception" game against Oakland in the 1972 NFL playoffs. Along with coaching numerous sports from basketball to football to track, Coach Young has made an impact on the hearts of many of the youth in our community.
Young is also a member of the South Carolina State University Hall of Fame. Coach Young has coached basketball, football and track; he is also one of the most successful coaches in our area.
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