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Former GSU Cross Country Coach Tim Singleton Inducted Into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Local sports icon and "Father" of the Peachtree Road Race honored at festive ceremony in Roswell

Georgia State coaching legend and former Dean of Men, Dr. Tim Singleton, was honored on Saturday night as he was inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Singleton, who served as cross country head coach from 1966-72, is the founder of Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race.  

Singleton attended Georgia Tech, where he played football and ran track in the late 1950's. He was also the founding member of the Atlanta Track Club.

Known as "Papa Peachtree", Singleton first started The Peachtree Road Race in 1970. He has participated in 73 marathons.

Other members of the 2011 Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame class are Mark Price (two-time All American and a four-time All ACC basketball guard at Georgia Tech), and former Atlanta Falcons' linebacker, Jessie Tuggle (five-time NFL Pro Bowler). 

 

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