Fulton High Honors New Members to Wall of Fame

6 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, January 29 2012 Jan 29, 2012 Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:42:00 PM CST January 29, 2012 in Sports
By: Dan Greenwald

FULTON, MO -- Fulton High School inducted three members into its Athletic Wall of Fame Saturday.

The school honored Darrell Davis, Michael Kim, and Byron Bagby for their accomplishments on and off the field.

Davis coached baseball and basketball. He led the baseball team for 32 years from 1979 until 2010. Davis coached the basketball team from 1990 through 2010. He also served as athletic director from 1995-2010.

"The memories that stand out are when you see students who are high school students and you see how they turned out," Davis said. "A lot of people here today are my ex-players. The greatest reward for a teacher or coach is to see them became productive citizens," Davis said.

Kim is well known as an anchor for ESPN. He played football, baseball, and basketball at Fulton High School from 1978-1982. Kim said he will always remember one off the field moment with Davis.

"The first time I ever watched ESPN was at his house," Kim said. "I was so fascinated by that. I can still remember that was an experience that, who knows, launched my career."

Bagby attended Fulton High School from 1970 until 1974. He was a member of the track and field team and also played basketball. After graduating he enrolled at Westminster College and then entered the military eventually reaching the rank of Major General. He said his time as a Fulton Hornet taught him valuable lessons.

"Your fellow players are relying on you to do your part," Bagby said. "To guard players or to shoot or to pass. The lesson of teamwork is one I have carried throughout my entire military career."

The school gave each of the honorees a plaque. The plaques will be added to the Wall of Fame next week.

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