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Montgomery Academy's Bethea to be inducted in AHSAA Hall of Fame

David Bethea has been the boys and girls tennis coach at Montgomery Academy since 1983. He will be inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame on Monday after leading the Eagles to state titles in all but one of the 19 years at the school. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 15, 2017)

The signs on the fence at the Montgomery Academy tennis courts explain it all.

Over the last 19 years, every year but one is painted on a yellow sign hanging on the fence, symbolizing a state championship in either boys’ or girls’ tennis. Many of the years include championships in both sports, a sign of the dominance the school has had since David Bethea added tennis coaching duties to his busy schedule in 1983.

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MA boys dominate in another state tennis title; STJ finishes second in 4A

(April 23, 2014)

Montgomery Academy won the Class 1A-3A state boys tennis championship with a dominating team performance Tuesday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park, winning four singles championships and three doubles titles.

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