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Friends, family honor Dwight Tew with reception.

 

Tew, shown with his wife, Debra, took his place in the wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2009 during ceremonies at the Dothan Civic Center on July 11.

 

Slocomb Mayor Rob Hinson visits with coach Dwight Tew and his wife, Debra, at the reception honoring the Hall of fame coach.
Memories galore are shared by, from left, coach Dwight Tew, Joey Pettis and Steve Clark. Pettis and Clark were Redtops during the 1970s. Pettis, who played offensive guard and linebacker, said "He was my coach all through school except for one year. We moved to Graceville before my senior year and my dad let me drive back and forth to finish with coach Tew. Coach Dwight Tew reminisces with Johnny White.

CHERYL WITHROW
Contributing Writer

Dozens of friends and family gathered at Friend Bank last Thursday to honor a local coaching legend.
Coach Dwight Tew, who coached the Redtops for 12 years, is honored at a reception held in his honor at Friend Bank in Slocomb on Thursday.


Tew, shown here with his wife, Debra, took his place in the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 during ceremonies at the Dothan Civic Center on July 11.


Tew is joined in the this year's induction ceremony by Leavy Boutwell, a long time football coach at New Brockton, Geneva and Northview; Sim Byrd, known as one of the best quarterbacks in Troy University history; Legendary Luverne Coach Glenn Daniel, known as the winningest high school football coach in Alabama; Arlin Davis, who worked for more than three decades as a high school official; Danny Grant, who holds mutliple school records as a receiver at Troy; Andalusia native Robert Horry. a seven-time NBA champion; Ron Ingram, the foremost high school sports journalist in the state; Tina Johnson was a huge hoops star at Daleville High, Elba native Ronald McKinnon spent ten seasons as a linebacker in the NFL.


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