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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Finalists for the second-annual Legends Award


Clarksville Sports Festival Legends AwardsClarksville, TN – The nominations are in for the second Clarksville Sports Festival Legends Awards. The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department along with Legends Bank have partnered in an effort to honor both current and past coaches who are or have made a unique difference and solid contribution to sports and athletics in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

The Legends Awards consists of two categories: Coach of the Year and Legends Old School Coach.

Finalists in each category are as follows:

Old School Coach

  • Richard “Dick” Hardwick, former Montgomery Central High School Basketball & Baseball Coach
  • Clarence Kendrick, former Northwest and Clarksville Academy Basketball & Baseball Coach
  • Chuck Babcock, former Northwest and Kenwood High School Track Coach
  • Mickey Fisher, former Fort Campbell High School Basketball Coach
  • John Earl “Soapy” Haynes, former Little League Baseball Coach

Coach of the Year

  • Jeff Jordan, Clarksville High School Wrestling
  • Mackel Reagan, Clarksville Budo Club
  • Chris Beasley, SSF Submission Academy
  • Isaac Shelby, Northeast High School Football
  • Donny Caver, Northwest Little League
  • Mike Blackwell, Clarksville National Girls Softball

These coaches will be honored at the second-annual Legends Award Coaches’ Banquet which will be held March 15th, 2012, beginning at 6:30pm at William O. Beach Civic Hall in Veterans Plaza. This banquet is free and open to coaches that are currently coaching or coached in 2011.

A ticket is required to attend and can be picked up at the City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation main office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm. Because of space limitations, there are only 200 tickets available. Last day to pick up a ticket is March 9th.

For more details on the Clarksville Sports Festival Legends Awards, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931.645.7476 or visit




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