Rocky Top Chamber to honor Lake City High alum and Current Fulton Falcon’s Coach, Jody Wright

Jody Wright - Coach of the Year 2The Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce will honor Rocky Top native and Lake City High School graduate, Jody Wright at this year’s Annual Dinner with the Outstanding Achievement Award on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Jody is currently the Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Basketball Coach at Fulton High School where, as head coach for the last 31 years, he has led the Falcons to 22 twenty-win seasons, nine regional championships, 10 district championships, and sixteen trips to the state tournament with runner-up finishes in 1996, 1998 and 2015 and state championships in 2008, 2009 and 2016.

“This award was created to honor an exceptional person from Rocky Top who has accomplished exceptional things,” said Maria Hooks, Chairperson of the Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce.  “The recipient of this award in its inaugural year is the definition of someone who has consistently worked hard, inspired others to work hard and has given back to the community who has nurtured his hardworking, can do attitude.”

This year’s Rocky Top Chamber Dinner will be at Main Street Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  Coach Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker and there will be a special Meet and Greet time before the dinner from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. that participants can meet Coach Fulmer and have items signed if so desired.

There will be a live auction and all the proceeds from the dinner and auction will help fund the Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce scholarship program.

The Chamber offers scholarships to qualifying Anderson County High School students that attended Lake City Middle School. The number of scholarships offered per year is dependent on the amount of funds available.

The cost of the dinner is $50 and the Meet and Greet with Coach Fulmer is an additional $25.00 Tickets can be reserved by calling the Rocky Top Chamber at 865-426-9595 or emailing the chamber at  If you wish to purchase tickets online using a credit card, go to and click on Annual Dinner in the main menu.

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