C.J. Harris has made his rounds, and now he’s back home.
Harris, a Sidney Lanier alum, is back with the Poets after being officially introduced Tuesday as the new football coach in a press conference announcement in the school’s auditorium.
“I’m glad to be back home,” Harris said. “That’s any coach’s dream, to get back to their high school or college. The biggest thing, we want to build some structure, some organization and leadership. I feel that I can make it successful.”
Harris played football and basketball for the Poets before going to Alabama State to play wide receiver.
The story has become the selling point. As it goes, Bill Moseley, a once legendary football coach in Alabama, came to mentor the young men he coached.
Over the years, the relationship between the mentor and those he mentored turned into one of friends. They called themselves “the good ole boys,” and even had hats made with the slogan.
The hat is where things changed.
Bill’s grandson, Neal Moseley, has gotten very good at telling this story. His company, Good Ole Boys Apparel, is based on it. The 24-year-old started the company a year ago with three friends — Will Freemon, Sam Kleckley and Bo Wood — with a hope, a passion to be his own boss.
“It’s a friendship story,” Moseley says. “The fact that these hats have been around for 20-30 years and no one knew it until my grandfather passed it down to me.”
NFL Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, left, meets with former Sidney Lanier coach Bill Moseley at Moseley's 90th birthday party luncheon.
More than 70 people attended a 90th birthday celebration Tuesday for former Sidney Lanier football coach Bill Moseley at a luncheon at Farmer’s Market Cafe.
Moseley coached the Poets from 1949 to 1953.
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Rootsweb - Carolyn Self Varner Blount
From: Ray Isbell
Subject: Carolyn Self Varner Blount, 79
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:47:34 +0000
Carolyn (Self) Varner Blount, 79, died Tuesday morning, January 25, at her summer home in Highlands, North Carolina. Mrs. Blount was the widow of former U.S. Postmaster General Winton Malcolm Red Blount, industrialist and philanthropist who donated the multi-milliondollar Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park to the city of Montgomery, Alabama, in the early 1980s. The $21 million dollar Carolyn Blount Theater, home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, was opened in 1983. The annual Alabama Highland Games is held at Blount Park in Montgomery and is major event in the Southern U.S. for descendants of all the Scottish clans, even the lowland Clan Weir.
Written by Annie McCallum Bitter
Loveless Academic Magnet Program High will have a new leader beginning this summer, though, she’s a familiar face to the renowned magnet program.
Retired Montgomery educator and LAMP founding director Mary George Jester will become the school’s interim principal June 1.Since retiring from the school system in 2006, Jester has continued to be active in the community, notably as a vocal supporter of the proposed magnet center at Sidney Lanier High School.