The Nashville Black Coaches Association banquet honoring coaches of the year, two senior high school athletes and individuals who have offered outstanding service to the community was held last night at Martin Luther King High School.
CPA's David Pack was named football coach of the year while Hunter Lane's Joanne Tribue and MLK's James "Doc" Shelton were named basketball coaches of the year.
"For them to honor me is something special; it's a privilege," Tribue said. "I just thank God for the opportunity to have worked with the young ladies, and I just have to give them credit. A lot of times the kids are the reason why we are where we are.
"And believing in our system and believing they can do it just makes our job a lot easier. It is an honor, at any time, to be given an award, and I feel privileged," she said.
Tribue admitted her accomplishments would have been nearly impossible without a number of other people and the great job they do. She said for those people she is truly thankful.
Another individual who said he was thankful for a job well done was CPA's Athletic Director Mike Ellson when referring to coach Pack.
"We call him