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2022 Hall of Fame announced

The Arkansas High School Coaches Association (AHSCA), the Arkansas Officials Association (AOA), and the Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association (AHSAAA) have announced their inductees for the 2022 Hall of Fame.

One inductee is the former Wickes basketball coach Lendall Martin, who served as the superintendent of the Cossatot River School District before his resignation at the end of the 2021 school year.

In a 2014 interview (Pulse, Nov. 12), Mena High School volleyball coach Brad Lyle said, “My high school coach, Lendall Martin, was my inspiration.”

Martin coached his last game as part of the 2004 All-Star Games in the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

The 2022 Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Horner Hall, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $40. To purchase, contact

The 2022 inductees:


  • Bill Burge, Harrison
  • Jerry Clay, Lake Hamilton
  • HC Wallace, South Side – Bee Branch
  • Lendall Martin, Wickes
  • Rose Cheek Willis, Siloam Springs
  • Ed Johnson, Crossett


  • David Coleman, Forrest City
  • Chuck Givens, Altheimer
  • Bobby G. Pruitt, Beebe
  • Normal Gilchrest, North Little Rock
  • Glen Hoggard, Little Rock
  • Stanley S. Sence, Bentonville


  • Tom Farmer, Bryant
  • Ken Harriman, Huntsville
  • Ricky Keeter, Yellville

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