Former Green Wave in Halls of Fame

TSSAA Hall of Fame:

Calvin Short (Inducted in 2000 as Coach)
Teacher/Coach 17 years at Gallatin High School (1976 – 1993)…his football teams won 3 TSSAA State Championships (1978, 1989, 1992)…3-time TSSAA State Runner-Up…District and Region champions in all but two years (1977 – 1993)… record of 205 wins and 30 losses…served as Principal at Portland High School for five years (1993 – 1998)…was also inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Jerry Vradenburg (Inducted in 2007 as Coach)
Teacher/Coach 33 years (Kingston Springs Elem., White House HS, Gallatin HS)… coached boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ golf, and assisted in football… overall basketball record of 559-296…his 1973 Gallatin team won the TSSAA Boys State Basketball tournament…made 4 TSSAA State Tournament appearances… overall golf record of 536-83…numerous Coach of the Year honors…Belmont University Athletic HOF…Nashville Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

Dan P. Herron (Inducted in 2008 as Administrator)
Principal 35 years at Gordonsville (1956-58), Central in Fayetteville (1958-63) and Gallatin (1963-91) high schools…under his leadership, Gallatin HS won 5 TSSAA State Championships in various sports…President of several Education Associations throughout the state…received a TSSAA Distinguished Service Award…during his tenure, Gallatin HS was recognized as one of the top 5 high schools in the state


Athletic Trainer:

Nick Pappas (inducted into the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame in 2006, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2017)
Arrived on the GHS campus in 1989, serving as the first athletic trainer in the history of Gallatin High School. He built the Green Wave Sports Medicine program into one of the premier high school sports medicine programs in Tennessee. He also served the athletic training profession as a Legislative liaison, creating state laws regulating athletic trainers in Tennessee, and as the President of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society. While the athletic trainer at GHS, Nick was part of two state champion football teams, one state champion girls’ basketball team, and four individual state champions.