History: Atlanta Tipoff Club

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The Atlanta Tipoff Club was founded in the late 1950’s as a way for local basketball enthusiasts to share their love and enjoyment of basketball. The mission of the organization is to promote, develop and celebrate the sport in metro Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. The club’s annual Naismith Awards recognize the top players and coaches in women’s and men’s basketball at the national, state and local level.

 

A special awards dinner is hosted by the club to honor the top high school players, coaches and administrators throughout the city and state. The following awards are presented at the event:

Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year

Georgia Men’s College Player of the Year

Whack Hyder Georgia Women’s College Coach of the Year

Whack Hyder Georgia Men’s College Coach of the Year

Bobby Cremins Girl’s High School Coach of the Year

Bobby Cremins Boy’s High School Coach of the Year

Steve Schmidt Outstanding Contributor to Basketball

Bob Eskew Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

Charlie Bloodworth High School Official of the Year

Garland F. Pinholster Girl’s High School Coach of the Year

Garland F. Pinholster Boy’s High School Coach of the Year

Jackie Bradford Metro Atlanta Girls Team

Jackie Bradford Metro Atlanta Boys Team