On Friday, the stands were full for a dedication ceremony renaming Susan Moore’s gymnasium the Bruce McAfee Gymnasium in honor of one of the school’s most prominent teachers and coaches.
McAfee served Susan Moore High School as a teacher, assistant football coach, baseball coach, head basketball coach, head football coach, and principal during his 33 years at the school. During his 23 years as head basketball coach, he won 341 games, six Blount County championships, nine area championships, and three regional championships and made three state tournament appearances.
He is now serving in his 13th year on the Blount County Board of Education.
McAfee was surrounded by former players, coaches, and teachers as he spoke during the ceremony. During his speech, McAfee remarked the name change was a reflection of his players and their hard work.