History: Atlanta Tipoff Club

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Founded during the 1956-57 basketball season as a way for Atlantans to share in a common bond – the love and enjoyment of basketball.

Mission: To promote, develop, and celebrate the sport of basketball in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia through the Atlanta Tipoff Club and nationally through the Naismith Awards.

 

The Atlanta Tipoff Club Awards Dinner recognizes the top high school players, coaches and administrators in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Winners are honored for the following awards:

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