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ECHS Hall of Fame to induct 4 Friday
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The Effingham County High School Hall of Fame will induct four new members Friday night between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games against Glynn Academy at the ECHS gym.

Below is the class of 2008 and the inductees’ accomplishments.

Clarence E. Morgan
Clarence E. Morgan graduated from Effingham County High School in 1964. During his senior year, he lettered in varsity baseball and was named the team’s most improved player.

He attended Georgia Southern College from 1965-1969 serving as an official for ECHS B-team football and basketball games.

He began coaching at ECHS in 1974 as a varsity football assistant.  This was the team’s first winning varsity record at 6-4. He was the assistant boys basketball coach under Marion Dingle. He also served as the head tennis coach and assisted with track. 

He began serving as athletic director at ECHS in 1975-76 assuming $120,000 debt left by the previous AD. This he paid off in three years. He served as the AD for four years. 

In 1975, he became the head baseball coach.  He coached until 1988 having won the region title in 1978, finishing fifth in the state.  He was the region coach of the year that season. His teams were always self supporting, and he even started a ninth grade program so that more boys could play. 

In 1976, along with a great supporting cast, he built the first baseball field on the ECHS campus. Previous teams had played in Pineora. From 1990-1992, he was the varsity girls basketball coach and served as associate AD. From 1981-1997, he published the ECHS football programs that grew to 100-plus pages. He retired in 1999 after 30 years service.

Roger P. Scott Sr.
Roger P. Scott Sr. graduated from Effingham County High School in 1985. In football, Roger was MVP of the 9th grade team and best offensive player during his 12th grade year. As a basketball player, he was MVP of the junior varsity team and dressed with the varsity during his freshman year.  He was MVP of the basketball team during his 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. He scored his 1,000th point during the first game of his senior year and scored 44 points during a single game that year.  He holds the school record for most consecutive free throws at 31 made during the 1984-85 season. 

In track, he holds the ECHS record in the triple jump and mile relay. He placed first at the 1985 region meet in the mile relay, placed second in the state in the triple jump in 1985 and placed third in the state in the mile relay that year. 

In college, he played basketball at Brewton Parker College. His team was the regional champion in NJCAA 1987-88 and placed fourth in the nation that year. He was voted to the all tournament team in 1989-1990 averaging 15 points per game.

Sharon Ulmer
Sharon Ulmer graduated from Effingham County High School in 1968. She attended Tift College and Georgia Southern College.  She worked as a paraprofessional for the Effingham County Board of Education for 16 years. She has been employed at Wal-Mart of Rincon for 21 years. She was the official scorekeeper for the junior varsity and varsity basketball teams from 1972-1991. She is currently the scorekeeper for the varsity boys basketball team. 

She has been the statistician for the Rebel football team since 1980. She has just completed her 28th season in that role. She was the official scorekeeper for the Rebel baseball team for seven years. She served as a contributing editor to the Effingham Herald sport section for ECHS for five years.

Walter L. Weitman
Walter Weitman was born in Guyton in 1949. He graduated from Effingham County High School in 1967. 

In baseball, he was brought up to the varsity team at the end of the 1965 season. He continued on the varsity in the ’66 and ’67 seasons. During his senior season, the Rebels won the region and South Georgia championships. They were state runners-up after losing to Westminster. In 1966, he won the best batting average award (.479). 

In basketball, he played varsity during his 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. He was on coach Jim Long’s first team. In 1965, he won the best rebounder award and best field goal percentage award. In 1966, he won the best free throw shooter award.