Collinsville High School recently held a roast for longtime basketball L.D. Dobbins. The event was held in the lunchroom and included a variety of speakers. Speakers included former players, assistant coaches, and opponent coaches. Coach Dobbins coached at Collinsville for 31 years and won the school's only basketball state championship in 1975. He is a member of the county and AHSAA Hall of Fame.
The M.C. was Jackie Myers who was a long-time assistant of Coach Dobibins. Speakers included Panther Principal Donnie Jones, current Glencoe Girl's Coach John Blackman, current Panther Head Basketball Coach John Tidmore, Longtime Plainview Coach Mitchell, longtime Collinsville Assistant Jackie Myers, former Crossville's Coach Colvin, former Sylvania Coach Graham and several former players. For more quotes or information about speakers call Donne Jones
at 256-524-2111. Event organizer and Collinsville Head Football Coach Alan Beckett said, "We are trying to connect the past with the present. I wanted to honor a legend of our school and let our young people realize what history we have."
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Please support the Collinsville Football team by attending a "Roast" honoring Coach L. B. Dobbins for his dedication, service to and continued support of Collinsville High School and the athletic programs.
Proceeds will go to the CHS Football Department.
Donations will also be accepted.
For more information, contact Coach Alan Beckett at 524-2111.