Buddy Link

Buddy’s local 32-year football coaching career included leading West Henderson’s first junior varsity from 1963-77, then 16 years in Flat Rock Junior High football which fed East High. He coached such future NFL players as West lineman Mickey Marvin and East back A.J. Greene. Link also coached at Rugby Junior and North High. He taught history, including at East High. The Army veteran drilled and conditioned players hard, concluding JV Falcon practice with wind sprints then runs up a steep hill. “I got after them. I was (Gen. George) Patton,” he said. “I did not accept mediocrity, doing something halfway.”

2012 Education Hall of Fame