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Billy Ammons: one Hall of a coach
Billy Shrine Bowl Jacket
Ammons accepts the South Carolina National Bank Cup after Camden High School earned the top athletic program in its region during one of Ammons years as the schools director of athletics.
As hard as it may seem to imagine, there was a time in which Billy Ammons wondered if he would see a fourth season as the head football coach at his high school alma mater, never mind leading Camden High School (CHS) to the 1990 AAA state football championship 15 seasons later. Ammons, who helped bring fame to the school and the athletic program in quarterbacking the ’64 Team to Camden’s fifth state title, was a still wet-behind-the-ears coach when, following the retirement of his former coach, Wallace “Red” Lynch, after the 1971 season. Then, only four years removed from his graduation from Clemson and two seasons as an assistant coach under Lynch, Ammons was thrust into what turned out to be his job of a lifetime.