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Lackey athletic Hall of Fame induction

Henry E. Lackey High School recently inducted Glenn Jones, left, a former football, baseball and wrestling coach and James V. Short, who as a student at Lackey was a SMAC athlete and returned to the school as principal who improved its athletic facilities.

Indian Head, MD-- Two members of the Henry E. Lackey High School community were recently inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.

A longtime vice principal at Lackey, Glenn Jones coached football, baseball and wrestling at Lackey for 25 years. During his tenure as the head wrestling coach, his wrestlers earned 52 individual Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) titles, more than 30 regional titles and several individual state tournament championships.

A graduate of Lackey, James V. Short played tennis, basketball and football, and later returned to serve as principal of the school. During his senior year of high school, Short was an all-SMAC first team for basketball and football and was named SMAC Most Outstanding Player for basketball. As principal, he improved Lackey’s athletic facilities, helped lead the athletic program to multiple SMAC and regional titles, and championed more than 50 student-athletes in receiving scholarships. Short is the first person to be inducted in the Hall of Fame as both a coach and an administrator.

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