Todd Johnston - Class of 1987
Todd Johnston was inducted into the GCHS Sports Hall-of-Fame as a coach. He was the head boys basketball coach at GCHS from 2000 until 2012. As such, his teams won two regional titles, advancing to the Kentucky Sweet 16, and to the Elite 8 in 2009. His teams won 9 district championships and he was a two-time KABC 3rd Region Coach of the Year. He is the all-time winningest coach in GCHS history with 225 wins. He holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Rank 1 in Administration from Western Kentucky University and is now the Principal at GCHS. His wife, Tracie, is a teacher at Grayson County Middle School. He has one daughter, Halee, and a grandson, Jackson.
Jordan Clemons - Class of 2008
Jordan Clemons excelled in softball at GCHS. She was a four-time all-district recipient and a two-time all regional recipient. She was named Academic all-state for four straight years. In 2006, she was 2nd team all state and in 2008, she was a member of the Kentucky West All-Star team and the Kentucky All-Star Team. She started shortstop 5 years for the Cougars. Upon graduation, she attended Georgetown College on an athletic scholarship, where she started at shortstop all four years. She was NAIA All-Midwest Region 1st team in 2012, 1st team all-Mid-South Conference from 2009-2012 and All-Academic Mid-South Conference in 2011 and 2012. She as ranked in the top 10 in Georgetown College's all-time on-base percentage, all-time RBI's and all-time games played in a single season. She graduated from Georgetown in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently a graduate student at the University of Kentucky. She's an English teacher at Elkhorn Crossing Career and Technical School in Georgetown. She's the daughter of Rick and Jill Clemons, and the sister of Kentucky State Troopers Jared and Jakob Clemons, and the granddaughter of David and Mary Sue Norris.
Brittany Bird - Class of 2007
Brittany Bird was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Basketball player. She remains the all-time leading scorer in GCHS basketball history and at Brescia University. At Brescia, she was Division II player of the year, a three-time All Ameican and a 2011 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Ring of Honor recipient. She was also a two-time conference Player of the Year at Brescia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brescia and is currently enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program at Western Kentucky University. Her parents are David and Elizabeth Lewis and Steve and Candy Bird. She currently lives in Leitchfield.
Jason Hayes - Class of 1998
Jason Hayes was a two-sport athlete at GCHS, playing basketball and running on the Track and Field team. He was a member of the 4X800 relay teams at GCHS and a state qualifier in the 300 hurdles. He attended Campbellsville University, where he was a three-time all-Mid-South Conference runner. He is the only four-time national cross country meet qualifier in Campbellsville history. In 2000, he was named NAIA Cross Country All American and placed 26th in the national meet. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Campbellsville in Mathematics and Secondary Education and his Master's in Secondary Education. He currently is a Mathematics teacher at Elizabethtown High School. He and his wife, Laura Beth have two children, Alexis and Jaxson. His parents are Leon and Sharon Hayes.
Jordan White - Class of 2008
Jordan White excelled in baseball at GCHS. He was named to the All 3rd Region team twice and was a two-time team MVP and best hitter. He was named to the West All-Star team in Kentucky twice and was only the 3rd player in GCHS history to hit for a batting average of over .500 (.506). After graduation, he attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a four-year baseball starter. He was the first NCAA All-American in Kentucky Wesleyan history, the leader in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, and at-bats. He was the ABCA Player of the year and Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year. He was a two-time All-Midwest Region Gold Glove recipient and a two-time KWC male athlete and scholar-athlete of the year. He graduated from KWC in 2012 with a B.S. in Accounting and is a 2015 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is now an Attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville. He is the son of Wandena Hack and the brother of Jacob Vincent.
Dana Langdon Newby - Class of 2001
Dana Langdon Newby was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Golfer. As a senior at GCHS, she was named the Outstanding Senior Golfer in Kentucky by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. She competed in the State Golf Tournament for six consecutive years. She earned a 3rd place finish in Region Six her junior year and a fourth-place finish in the state meet her senior year when her team placed second statewide. After graduation, she played Golf for four years at Brescia University and was named to the NAIA All American team all four years. In 2003, she was NAIA National Champion, the only athlete in the history of Brescia to do so. She was a two-time NAIA Regional Golf Champion, placed third in the nation in 2003 and 6th in 2005. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Brescia and is now a Chemical Analyst II for Swedish Match North America for Research and Development. She is married to her college sweetheart, Aaron Newby and they have two daughters, Sophia Pearland Abigail. The Newbys live in Lewisport, Kentucky.
Billy McCubbin - Class of 1997
Billy McCubbin was a four-sport athlete at GCHS and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Track and Field athlete. At GCHS, he still holds 8 school records in Track and Field. While at GCHS, he also held the Regional and State High Jump Record. After graduation, he attended the University of Kentucky on a Track and Field Scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UK in 1981 and has been the owner of McCubbin's Furniture and Appliances for 29 years. He and his wife Dena have 3 children, Stephanie, Jenny and Michael, and six grandchildren; Elizabeth, Gabby, George, Kason, Kenton, and Grant.
Candace Skaggs - Class of 2008
Candace Skaggs was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Tennis player. She was the Lady Cougar MVP from 2004-2007 and was named a first-team Kentucky All-State Tennis player in 2008. In 2005 and 2006, she was doubles Regional Runner-Up and in 2008 Singles Regional Runner-Up. At Brescia University, she was All Conference in 2009 - 2010 and KIAC Player of the Year in 2010. She is now a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Her parents are Kevin and Gay Skaggs and her brother Isaac Skaggs.
Ryan Davis - Class of 1991
Ryan Davis was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a football player. At GCHS, he was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. After graduation, he attended Kentucky Wesleyan College where he played baseball and football. In 1994, he was named All American in football. He received his BA degree in Business Administration and now is Vice President of Progress Rail Services in Albertville, Alabama. He is married to Stacy Haycraft Davis (1992 GCHS graduate). They have one son, Bryce and one daughter, Grace.
Wendee Embry - Class of 2011
Wendee Embry was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Cross Country athlete. At GCHS, she was a Top 10 State Finisher five years in a row and was part of a team that finished 4th in the Kentucky State Cross Country meet. She also set the Mile record and was on a 4X800 relay team that set a school record. After graduation, she attended Eastern Kentucky University on an athletic scholarship and was on the Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor track teams. While there, she was named the Ohio Valley Conference Runner of the Year and Cross Country Champion. She received her BS degree in Psychology and Sociology in 2005 and an MS degree in Clinical Psychology in 2007. She also received a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Kentucky in 2012. She currently is treating patients as a Physician's Assistant at the Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic and is Assistant Cross Country coach at Grayson County, coaching elementary, middle and high school runners.
Penny Edwards Reece - Class of 1982
Penny Edwards Reece was inducted in the Hall of Fame as a Softball coach. At GCHS, she played three sports, basketball, track and tennis. She attended Lindsey Wilson College and Bethel University on basketball scholarships and graduated from Bethel with a teaching degree in Physical Education and Health, and received her Masters in Counseling and a Rank 1 in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University. She was a PE teacher at Wilkey Elementary for three years, then taught and coached softball at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green for 25 years before retiring in 2015. At Greenwood, she was Kentucky High School Coach of the Year six times and Max Preps Coach of the Year. Her softball teams won three Kentucky State Softball Championships, 16 District titles and 11 Regional Championships. Overall, her teams amassed a 607-150-2 record. She currently lives in Bowling Green. Her parents are Jim and Anna Edwards, siblings Donna Vanmeter and Michael Edwards and one child, Logan Reece.
Beth Glasscock - Class of 2005
Beth Glasscock was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Softball player. At GCHS, she was First Team All-State two years, All-Region four years, the AAA Player of the Year in 2005 and Runner-Up for Kentucky's Miss Softball. She still holds the records for all-time single season hits, doubles, home runs, and RBIs, and all-time career hits, doubles, home runs, and RBIs. She attended Jacksonville University on an athletic scholarship and was named All-Conference her freshman year. She is now a supervisor in the Air District with United Parcel Service in Louisville. Her grandparents are Jim and Ruby Young and C. E. Glasscock and Claudia Bowman. Her parents are Terry and Debbie Glasscock; her brother and sister-in-law are John and Sarah Glasscock.
Ron Layman - Class of 1996
Ron Layman was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Golfer. He was the Kentucky Invitational Tournament winner in 1993 and placed 2nd in 1995 (Kentucky's most prestigious invitational golf tournament.) In 1995, he was KGA-PGA Player of the Year and named to the Kentucky Golf Association All-State team in 1993, 94, and 95. After graduation, he received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Kentucky and lettered all four years there. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from UK and is now a Loan Officer at Republic State Mortgage in Midway, Kentucky. His parents are Ronny and Bobbi Layman. He has one brother, Marty, and two sisters, Jennifer and Jaime.
Matt Johnston - Class of 1999
Matt Johnston was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a baseball player. At GCHS, he excelled in two sports, baseball and basketball. He still holds the highest batting average in the history of GCHS and the single-game basketball scoring record. In 1999, he was a finalist for Kentucky's Mr. Baseball, played in the East-West All-Star game. After graduation, he attended Wabash Valley College, where he was named all-conference, and Western Kentucky University. At WKU, he led the baseball team to its first NCAA appearance. He now works at Bel Brands in Leitchfield. His parents are Dwight and Brenda Johnston.
Sarah Vickery - Class of 1993
Sarah Vickery was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Tennis player. She was a two-sport athlete, playing tennis and basketball. As a sophomore, after playing tennis only one year, she was ranked 12th in the state and made it to the Kentucky State Tennis tournament, and the Elite 8 in doubles competition. Her senior year, she was Kentucky All State Academic and received a scholarship to Kentucky Wesleyan College. She graduated with a Ba in Chemistry and English from Kentucky Wesleyan and a PhD in BioAnalytical Chemistry from the University of Kansas. She is now Proctor and Gamble's Principal Scientist for Covergirl and Max Factor cosmetics and Global Safeguard. She is married and lives in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Marty Haycraft - Class of 1987
Marty Haycraft was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a football player. He was a three-sport athlete at GCHS, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He remains the career passing leader as a quarterback at GCHS and was named All-State his senior year. He was a four-year letterman in football and baseball and played basketball for three years. Upon graduation, he received an athletic scholarship to play baseball at the University of Louisville. He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from UL and is now Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Progress Rail Services - A Caterpillar Company, in Albertville, AL. His Mom and Dad are Leroy and Cathy Haycraft, and is married to Cassie Donald Haycraft. They have a son, Cody, and a daughter, Kenna.
James Gaither - Class of 2001
James Gaither was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a football player. At GCHS, he was named First Team All-State as a Punter, played in the East/West All-Star Team and was the only punter in-state football history to have multiple longest punts in the top 10. He earned a scholarship to the University of Memphis and later transferred to Murray State University.