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Manchester’s Steve Trussler to be inducted into TSSAA Hall of Fame

The 2024 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Eight new members will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at the annual luncheon at the Student Union Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro on Monday, April 8, 2024.

One administrator, four coaches, two officials, and one contributor will be inducted that day to join others in the annual gathering of those selected since the process began in 1982.

Those being inducted at this year’s luncheon are: Bernard Childress, administrator from Murfreesboro; Phil Clark, coach from Bartlett; Glenn Falls, coach from Nashville; Joe Gaddis, coach from Oak Ridge; Jody Wright, coach from Clinton; Jerry McCarter, official from Powell; Steve Trussler, official from Manchester; and the late Chris Snoddy, contributor from Nashville.

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The Hall of Fame luncheon will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8. The luncheon is to not only honor the new inductees and their families, but to honor all past inductees into the TSSAA Hall of Fame. Tickets will be available online beginning on Monday, February 12 at the following link: https://tssaa.org/hall-of-fame-luncheon. All ticket orders will be available for pick-up on the day of the luncheon and will not be mailed. There will be NO ticket sales at the door.

Steve Trussler had an illustrious career spanning over five decades with the TSSAA. He officiated approximately 4,000 TSSAA sanctioned football, basketball, baseball, and softball contests. His relentless dedication and thoroughness had him working on numerous district, regional, and sectional games, culminating in umpiring eight TSSAA State Baseball championships and one State Football championship game. His service to TSSAA was not confined to just officiating contests. Devoting much of his time as a volunteer, he served at fifteen TSSAA State Golf Championships, solidifying his commitment to the growth of TSSAA athletics.

Trussler’s competencies extended to athletic management where he was the Athletic Director at Grundy Co. High School. His sterling work didn’t go unnoticed as in 2018 he was honored as the A. F. Bridges Athletic Director of the Year for Athletic District 3. In 2020 he received the TSSAA Award of Merit in recognition of his five decades of distinguished service as a TSSAA official. Trussler’s extensive contributions to the TSSAA, both on and off the field, makes his induction into the TSSAA Hall of Fame well deserved.

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