GHS HOF 2020 Class

From left, Carl Woods, Richard Stephenson, Carl Muse, Mary Brice, representing Scottie Law, and Edie Black Dotson stand with their plaques after being introduced as Gallatin's newest Hall of Fame members.

Gallatin High School inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame Friday night in between girl’s and boy’s basketball games against Wilson Central High School. 

These six individuals represent the greatness of high school athletics and are great ambassadors for the histories o Gallatin and Union High Schools. 

 

Edie Black Dotson 

Edie is being inducted as a student-athlete form Union High School, where she represented the Red Devilettes in basketball and track. Edie was famous for using a hook shot that was taught to her by her cousin and fellow Hall of Fame member, Rossie Johnson. Edie started for four years as a Red Devilette and averaged 30 points per game for her sophomore through senior years. In high school, she regularly competed against Olympic Gold Medalist Wilma Rudolph in basketball in track, creating memorable games and matchups. After graduating form Union HS in 1961, Edie attended Natchez Mississippi Junior College, where she received her Associated Degree. She had planned to continue her education at Tennessee State University, but moved with her husband to Baltimore, MD, after he joined the United States Army. She was a successful business woman, co-owning a dry cleaning business for twenty-one years before working as a housing inspector for the Baltimore Housing Authority. 

 

Robert “Bobby” Goodall

Bobby is being inducted as a student-athlete from Gallatin High School, where he represented the Green Wave in football and basketball. Bobby was a member of the Green Wave football team 1946-1949, serving as captain his senior season. His team was Conference champions his junior season and Bobby was All Conference and All Mid State for his senior year in 1949. He served as co-captain on the basketball team from the 1949-1950 season. After graduating from Gallatin in 1950, Bobby was a three-year letterman for Vanderbilt University football, where he was first team all-conference in 1954 for both the AP and the UPI. Upon competition of his playing career, Bobby served in the United States Army. He returned to Vanderbilt to coach and complete his undergraduate degree before graduating from Nashville School of Law. While practicing law, he became involved in residential land development and later building homes for first time homeowners. His son, Bob Jr., has greatly expanded this business, which today is known as Goodall Homes. 

 

Scottie Law

Scottie is being inducted posthumously. Scottie is being inducted as a student-athlete from Union High School. While a Red Devil at Union, Scottie was considered one of the best athletes in Middle Tennessee as he played and excelled at every sport while at Union. In basketball, Scottie was a 5’10 center who competed against the likes of Vanderbilt legend Perry Wallace. His nickname was “LawMan” and he played for every Red Devil team from seventh grade through graduation. As a football player, he was an outstanding quarterback, halfback, and defensive back. Though there are no statistics from his playing days, it is believed that many of his records would have been unbeatable. After graduation from Union in 1967, Scottie signing a four year scholarship to Mississippi Valley State. In adulthood, Scottie was successful at outside activities including softball, karate, judo, and fishing with a bow and arrow. Scottie was a man of compassion and he exemplified this after passing away in January 1993, by donating his organs so others could continue to live their lives.

 

Carl Muse 

Carl Muse is being inducted as a student-athlete of Gallatin High School. Carl was a star football player for the Green Wave in the early 1970s. During his time as a member of the Green Wave, the football team compiled a record for 25-5-1. His senior season culminated as the team went undefeated in the regular season and tied powerhouse Father Ryan in the 1971 Clinic Bowl. In 1971, Carl was named First Team All-State and First Team All Mid-State receiver. He was also named by the Nashville Banner as the 1971 Mid-State Player of the Year due to his forty-five receptions for 844 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also averaged 38.9 yards per punt his senior season. Following his successful high school career, Carl signed a full scholarship to the University of Mississippi.

 

Richard Stephenson 

Richard is being inducted as a coach and contributor for Gallatin High School. Coach came to GHS in 1972, serving as assistant coach to both the boys and girls basketball teams. His first year with Hall of Famer Jerry Vradenburg resulted in a state championship for the boys’ basketball program. While a Green Wave, Richard served in many capacities including 5 years as head baseball coach, 4 years as head girls basketball coach, 3 years as head coach for boys and girls tennis, 18 years as assistant track coach, concentrating on discus and shot put, 5 years as head freshman boys basketball coach, multiple stints as assistant girls basketball coach, including the 1999 state championship girls basketball team, and 4 years as assistant athletic director. During that time, he coached in multiple state tournaments, multiple All-Md-State, All-State athletes, and an All-American. He also served as golf coach for the boys and girls teams for 9 years, with a final record of 33-89. Richard also was one of the three founders of the annual Quarterback Club Golf Tournament and continues today as the director of the tournament. 

With all his athletic success during his time as a Green Wave, he is extremely proud of the fact that he and members of the English department began the first advanced Placement program at GHS. 

 

Carl “Goo Baby” Woods 

Carl is being inducted as a student-athlete for Gallatin High School. Carl was a three year letter winner for Green Wave football, leading the Green Wave to a state runner-up finish his senior year in 1982, also earning his school All American honors his senior season. He graduated GHS as the leading career rushing in Green Wave history. He is now 3rd on the career list. Carl continued his career at Vanderbilt, being a letterman all four years of his college career. Carl was also the leading rusher fo the Commodores each of his four years, finishing as the 2nd career leading rushing for Vanderbilt when he graduated. Carl played for the 1986 Blue-Gray All Star classic and played for the New England Patriots in 1987. 

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