Charles Tadlock (2005)
Coach at Charleston and Sheridan high schools
Meet Official – Participated in track at Hendrix College as a thrower, occasional runner and often student assistant to Coach Bill Montgomery.
In football was named All-AIC and Honorable Mention Little All-American.
He coached Football, Track and Cross Country for 15 years at Charleston, beginning in the fall of 1961.
His teams won a junior high state cross country championship in 1962 and state senior high cross country championships in 1965, 1967 and 1968, with the best overall meet time in 1967 being run by a Charleston athlete.
His teams won four junior high and three senior high district championships. He coached track and cross country five years at Sheridan.
As a track coach his teams never won a state championship but they produced state individual champions, at the junior high or senior high level, in every track and field event except the mile run.
As a track official he has served continuously as the Referee for the Arkansas Activities Association’s State Cross Country Meet since 1986 and as a State Track Meet Referee continuously since 1992.
He has been a Starter for local meets for 24 years and has been requested to serve as Referee for numerous invitational and conference track meets over the years.
Has served as the presenter for AAA Track and Field / Cross Country rules meetings for the AAA, co-taught the Referee’s School at AAA Track & Field Administrative Clinics and is a certified instructor for the NFHS Coaches Education Program in which he teaches Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid to certified teachers, spirit coaches and those becoming credentialed to be Registered Volunteers in interscholastic sports programs.