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FMSD Inducts 2019 Class of Hall of Fame
FMSD Inducts 2019 Class of Hall of Fame
Posted on 01/23/2020
The Fort Mill School District inducted five new members into the district’s Hall of Fame with a ceremony and reception on Tuesday, January 21. This class of the Hall of Fame includes Charlotte Adkins, Bob Jones, Sue Jones, Robert Crockett “Daddy” Potts, and Rudy Sanders. 

The Fort Mill School District Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor graduates of Fort Mill School District schools and other persons who have made significant contributions to the school district, their communities, their states and/or our nation.

For photos from the event, please click here.

About the Inductees:

Charlotte Adkins
Charlotte Adkins is a 1961 graduate of Fort Mill High School. She taught in the Fort Mill School District for 20 years, first at Carothers School in Fort Mill before moving to George Fish School, A.O. Jones and then Fort Mill Middle School. She retired from the district and taught in North Carolina before returning to teach at Springfield Middle School for another ten years. Mrs. Adkins retired after 46 years in teaching, with more than 36 of those years in the Fort Mill School District. After retirement, she continues to teach the children of the community by visiting Fort Mill schools with the Fort Mill History Museum’s “trunk show.”

Bob Jones
Bob Jones began his career in Fort Mill as a history teacher and coach. After a successful career as a teacher, coach, and athletic director, he moved into administration, serving as the principal of Fort Mill High School, A.O. Jones, and later returning to Fort Mill High. After retirement, Mr. Jones served several terms on the Fort Mill School Board. As a coach, he was responsible for the creation of the girls track program. The stadium at Fort Mill High School is named in his honor.

Sue Jones
Sue Jones received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State and her master’s degree from Winthrop University. She taught science in Charlotte before moving to the Fort Mill School District. During her time in Fort Mill, she started the elementary Physical Education program at A.O. Jones, and the elementary swimming program. She taught in the district for nearly 20 years. In addition to her service in the classroom, she was an officer of the Fort Mill Care Center, where she spent many hours volunteering her time.

Robert Crockett “Daddy” Potts
“Daddy” Potts attended Central School (later known as Carothers) and was a member of the school’s freshman football team, noted as Fort Mill’s first. He graduated in 1915 from the school and attended Clemson University, where he helped lead the team to a 20-12-2 record. The Tigers won or shared three state championships during that time and went undefeated against South Carolina. After Clemson, Potts became the first Fort Mill football player to go pro, invited to play with the Frankford Yellow Jackets, a precursor to the Philadelphia Eagles. Though he only played one year, his team would hold the league record for regular season wins until the 1984 San Francisco 49ers went 15-1.

Rudy Sanders
Rudy Sanders is a graduate of George Fish School. He enlisted in the Armed Forces after graduation and attended Manhattan Technical Institute and City College of New York. He lived and worked in New York for more than two decades before returning to the Carolinas in 2003, when he began to play a vital role in the civic development of Fort Mill. He worked with a group of George Fish alumni in 2006-2007 to erect a monument to George Fish School and has worked alongside a Nation Ford student to help erect a historic marker at the site. He helped open the Fort Mill History Museum and he has helped the Paradise community with two Community Development Block Grant applications.