Saturday, March 1, was a very special night for retired baseball coach, Jay Farris, now an El Dorado Springs realtor.
Jay was inducted into the Second Annual Southern Boone Hall of Fame. Jay coached at Southern Boone County High School, Ashland, from 1967-1971. During his time at Southern Boone, he combined for 56 wins and only 17 losses. His winning percentage of 77% is the best winning percentage in the program’s rich history. Three of the seven inductees played for Coach Farris.
Jay says it was an unforgetable evening of reminiscing the ‘good ol days’, players telling memories of their games and life lessons they had gained from their coach. One remark you heard repeated all evening was how impressed guests were with a high school presenting such a special evening for inductees, families and many friends.
Each inductee was presented a Cooperstown bat with Southern Boone Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014, their name, etc. engraved.
It’s about the journey-mine and yours-and the lives that we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better. ~Tony Dungy~Quiet Strength
HALL OF FAME FOR JAY FARRIS – Jay Farris with grandson, Asa Wilson, granddaughter, Adilynn Wilson, and ballplayer, Jim Smith, who made the induction speech and presented the Hall of Fame bat to Jay.