Coach Escue Rodgers
The above photo was provided by the Polk School District.

The Polk County Board of Education honored a longtime coach in the community for his dedication to youth in athletics when he was at Cedar Hill High School, and now that he is officially a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame he’ll soon be a new addition to the Cedartown Sports Walk of Fame.

The school board approved a proclamation honoring Coach Escue Rodgers during their June 8 regular session, providing an opportunity for those who remember him fondly to gather again and show their support for his role in shaping their lives.

Here’s the full proclamation provided by the Polk School District:

Rodgers, who served as head football coach and athletic director of Cedar Hill High School for more than two decades, was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on May 22.

He also was honored by the City of Cedartown with a proclamation naming May 22 as Coach Escue Rodgers Day.

But one of the biggest honors of all is yet to come, and one that the Polk County Commission provided approval for during their regular session on Tuesday night. In the coming months, Rodgers is the next figure to be added to the Cedartown Sports Walk of Fame in front of the Polk County Courthouse.

His statue will take up the sport where Doug Sanders’ statue once stood before it was moved to the Doug Sanders Golf Museum ahead of the opening in 2020.

Commissioners unanimously approved the measure during their June 8 session.

Check back for regular updates on the progress of the new addition to the Cedartown Sports Walk of Fame as they become available.

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