John Whitmire coached Edneyville High basketball, as a highlight of a teaching and coaching career that thrived in 1965-84 and that he still carries on over a span of 48 years. Whitmire led the Edneyville boys to two conference titles and their best AA finish ever, the district championship in 1973. Earlier, he coached Henderson Junior High boys He was Henderson County schools bus supervisor and trainer for 20 more years, from 1984 to 2004. He got back into coaching as an assistant for North Henderson girls in 2005-12 and now coaches the East Henderson boys. John follows brothers Boyce “Blondie” and Bill Whitmire into the HCEF Hall of Fame. The trio and late brother Pat won four post-WWII state basketball titles for HHS.
2013 Education Hall of Fame