Coach Lou Fogle
Coach Fogle has been selected for induction into the Franklin High School Hall of Fame. The mission of the hall of fame is to honor those groups or individuals whose actions or achievements bring honor and distinction to the heritage of the high school in four categories - professional achievement, athletics, service and lifetime recognition.
Lou Fogle, Class of 1960, for athletics - Football stand-out at Franklin High School and Clemson University and a successful high school coach in the Carolinas. The Franklin school district retired Fogle's "41" football jersey in 2008 and placed Fogle in the elite company of other FHS football standouts Nate Byham (20), Bay Lawrence (21), Red Law (22) and Ted Marchibroda (23).
He will be inducted into the hall of fame at a ceremony and banquet that will be held Oct. 4.
He will join distinguished Franklin High School English teacher Margaret Feldman, football greats Ted Marchibroda and Bay Lawrence, longtime sports editor of The News-Herald Jack Mays and U.S. Olympic coach Randall Lawrence Wilber, all members of the inaugural hall of fame class inducted last fall.
To be eligible for selection, FHS grads must have graduated at least 10 years prior to nomination. Teachers and coaches are eligible five years after retirement. Posthumous selections may be made annually.
The selection committee considers the following: actions that demonstrate outstanding character; outstanding citizenship that has received international, national or local recognition; leadership that can inspire students in the pursuit of excellence; and accomplishments or leadership that are considered outstanding or exceptional.