Hall of Fame

Thomas "Mitch" Stone, Class of 1938

Induction Class of 1999
Football & Basketball

Thomas Stone starred in football, basketball, and baseball at Moorhead. In football, Stone was voted Most Improved following the 1936 season and was elected team Captain for the 1937 season. In basketball, he was named to the All-State Team his freshman and sophomore years and was named All-Mississippi Valley Conference both years. He was also Captain of the basketball team as a sophomore. He was named Who’s Who Best Athlete for two years. As an outfielder for the baseball team, Stone helped Moorhead win a State Championship. He was named Second Team All-State his freshman year and First Team All State as a sophomore. In basketball he led the Trojans to back-to-back State Championships.

Stone left SJC to become a standout for the Crimson Tide at Alabama. The guard led Alabama’s defense for two seasons as the Tide made runs at the SEC Championship. He was named SEC First Team Honorable Mention.

Thomas Stone was a teacher and coach for 21 years-18 of those at Potts Camp. The highlight of his coaching career was the 1961 season when his boy’s team won both the State B-BB Championship and the State Overall Championship in basketball. He also played for five years with the North Mississippi Baseball League acting as a player and coach for three years.

Stone became active in politics and served as Mayor of Potts Camp during the 1950’s. he went on to be elected as a State Representative for four terms from 1968-1976. The WWII Navy veteran is also a charter member of the American Legion and a member of the VFW.

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