The members of the 2019 Tipton County Sports Hall of Fame were announced this week. Induction ceremonies are on hold for now, but here’s a look at the inductees:
Aaron Fultz led the Munford High School baseball team to a state title in 1991 while going 10-0 with a 0.32 ERA as a pitcher with 133 strikeouts in 65 innings. He also hit .433 that season.
In the final two innings of the state title game, he struck out six batters on 18 pitches.
He was 27-3 during his career at Munford and was named All-State and All-American.
Fultz was drafted in the sixth round of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft by San Francisco Giants and was called up to the majors in 2000.
He played for the Giants, Rangers, Twins, Phillies and Indians during his career and played with the Giants in the 2002 World Series.
Fultz is a pitching coach in the Phillies organization and provides pitching lessons during the offseason.
Charlie Moss was a three-year letterman in football and basketball at Covington and Byars-Hall high schools from 1969 to 1973.
He was named All-Big 10 Conference, All-West Tennessee, All-Mid-South and All-State in football following the 1972 season.
Moss was also a member of the 440-yard relay team which won a state title in 1972.
He wss an All-SEC football player at Ole Miss while starting 22 games at cornerback with 90 career tackles and six interceptions.
Moss intercepted a pass late in a win over Alabama during his senior year and was instrumental in the team’s win over Notre Dame.
A supporter of many youth and church programs, Moss died in 2017.
Tim Corder was a pitcher at Covington High School from 1976 to 1980 and was named an All-American following his senior season.
He went to pitch at Memphis State and was 27-3 over three seasons. His 10 wins during his sophomore year ranks third most in school history. He holds the school record for most complete game in a season with eight and is third all-time in strikeouts with 189.
Corder, a member of the University of Memphis Hall of Fame, was named All-Metro Conference three times and an All-American twice before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1983.
He has given back to the community as a youth baseball coach and elderly care volunteer.
Ronald Holland was a standout football player at Covington High School from 1973 to 1977 and ranks top 25 in rushing (1,104 yards), touchdowns (25) receiving yards (658) and receptions (29).
Holland scored two touchdowns to lead the West to a 21-14 win in the TSSAA All-Star game and was named the game’s most outstanding offensive player.
After being recruited by Memphis State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Illinois, Holland signed with Tennessee State.
He later signed with the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL as a free agent.
Holland is a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church where he helps with the food pantry.
Bobby Anderson was an all-around athlete at Byars-Hall High School, serving as captain of the football and basketball teams.
He also excelled at American Legion baseball and fast-pitch softball.
Anderson was also an excellent golfer. He has won the Covington Country Club championship 17 times over four decades. In 2017 the trophy was named the Bobby Anderson Cup.
In 1975 he played in the Danny Thomas Memphis Open Pro-Am nad has won tournaments in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and Florida. His first hole-in-one came at age 50. He’s had four since.
A member of Covington United Methodist Church, Anderson farmed until his retirement.
Known as a sports enthusiast, Anderson is believed to have attended more sporting events in Covington than anyone. This distinction led to him receving free lifetime admission to any baseball or football game by administrators at Covington High School.
Anderson also mentored many young athletes on and off the field.
Gaynell Clay was a major contributor to the success of many youth sports programs in Covington.
She coached Dixie Youth Baseball, Covington Area Soccer Association, Dixie Girls Softball and a traveling softball team.
Clay also played in women’s and co-ed volleyball and women’s basketball leagues and served as a board member of varioius yough leagues. She also worked with student-athletes at Crestview Elementary, Crestview Middle and Covington High.
A member of First Baptist Church, Clay was a lifetime member of Junior Auxiliary as well as book clubs and bridge clubs and has participated in Relay For Life.