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Marilyn Miller receives AHSAA Making a Difference Award

The Democrat Reporter of Linden, Alabama

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Seven Individuals Receive 2015 Making A Difference Awards at 19th Annual Coaches Awards Banquet

Seven individuals were selected as recipients of the AHSAA's "Making A Difference" Award Friday night at the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

The banquet highlighted the 19th annual All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference, which officially closes out the week's activities Saturday with the AHSAA Officials Awards Banquet.

The All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference is an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic

Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) NFHS National Sports Hall of Fame inductee Coach Jim Tate of St. Paul's Episcopal High School was the keynote speaker. Tate, who holds the AHSAA state record for most state championships as a head coach, was also recognized among the 108 state championship coaches for 2014-15 for his girls'- track team state titles in Class 4A-5A indoor track And Class 5A outdoor track. The titles were the 98th and 99th high school championships of his stellar career at St. Paul's.

The fifth class of recipients of the special "Making A Difference" Award is given annually to one individual in each classification who is selected for their signicant contributions in their communities and schools. The Class of 2014 included: Class lA:Marilyn Miller, Marengo High School softball, volleyball and track coach; Class 2A:Don Turner, LaFayette High School principal; Class 3A: Brad James, Colbert Heights softball and volleyball coach; Class 4A: Todd Nelms, Brooks High School baseball coach; Class 6A: Brenda Mayes, Muscle Shoals retiring volleyball coach and assistant athletic director; Class 7A: Chris Brandt, Auburn High School assistant boys' basketball, track and freshman football coach..

The recipients were nominated by member schools or other special organizations and selected by a special AHSAA committee.



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Original Publication Date: July 30, 2015



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