Ernest "Son" Williams, 2009
Son was well-known by all of Greenbrier for his athletic abilities and contributions. He participated in multiple sports at GHS from 1950-1954.
Son played a big role in the success of both the football and basketball teams during that time. He was named captain of both teams in his junior and senior years. He was selected Best Athlete his senior year.
Son was awarded a football scholarship to Austin Peay State University.
After college, Son returned to Greenbrier to raise his family. He served as a great role model for many of the youth in our community by being involved in various athletic programs in Greenbrier. In 1963, he helped to organize youth league baseball in the community, and he coached in these leagues for many years.
Son was also one of the first Junior Pro Football coaches. In both 1973 and 1974, his Junior Pro teams went undefeated.
In 1995, the Greenbrier Youth Association honored Son as one of the first baseball coaches for the Association.
He was a charter member of Greenbrier Athletic Club that was organized in the early 1970's as a booster and support group for the GHS football program. He was also a charter member of the Greenbrier Recreation Club in 1968 that was built to provide golf, swimming and tennis opportunities for the community. It is now know as Oak Hill Golf Course.
So also remained active as an athlete, participating in the Tri-State Basketball League, the Lions Club basketball team and various county and city softball teams.