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Lassiter Athletic Hall of Fame Names New Inductees

The late Frank Fillmann Jr. and retired wrestling coach Steve Day will be among those recognized next week.

The late Frank Fillmann Jr., a 2014 inductee of the Lassiter Athletic Hall of Fame.
The late Frank Fillmann Jr., a 2014 inductee of the Lassiter Athletic Hall of Fame.

This just in from Lassiter High School; thanks to assistant sports information director and assistant girls basketball coach Katie Griffin for the information and photos:

The Lassiter High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Jan. 21 during halftime of the varsity boys region basketball game against Cherokee.

The new members include four former Lassiter coaches: Steve Day, Ed Hutcherson, Neil Bloom, and the late Frank Fillmann Jr. These new inductees will join an impressive group of 12 current Hall of Famers. They were selected for their success while at Lassiter and the lasting impact they made in the community.

Day, a former Cobb County Coach of the year, was the head wrestling coach for 31 years, winning 10 region championships. Beginning with the inaugural season, Day also coached girls’ golf for 12 years winning a state championship and three region championships. 

Both a teacher of the year and a state coach of the year, Bloom, won one state championship and three region championships during his 15-years tenure as the head boys’ soccer coach. 

In 2010 Hutcherson was inducted into the Georgia Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame for bringing home 20 cross country region championship, 16 track and field region championships and originating stage races. 

The late Fillmann, in addition to being an administrator and athletic director, was instrumental in getting the football stadium built, what is now known as the "Frank Fillmann Stadium" a.k.a. "The Frank."

The Sports Information Department is hosting the induction ceremony and prior to the event the inductees and their guests will enjoy a nice dinner in the Trojan House. Current hall of fame members are expected to attend as well as the Lassiter administration and student body. 

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