Abbot (Abby) Laroy Bray, Jr. 

Abbott (Abby) Laroy Bray, Jr., grew up in Cayce-West Columbia and graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School in 1975. He began teaching at BC in 1991. He taught social studies, weightlifting and teacher cadets, and coached girls basketball and football. Abby was honored by his fellow teachers when he was voted 2001-2002 Teacher of the Year. In 2008, Coach Bray became Athletic Director and head football coach. After three years Abby returned to the classroom to teach the subject he loved, social studies. In 2012, Abby was elected to the West Columbia City Council. Having directed the annual Battle of the Classes at Brookland-Cayce since its inception, the event was named for him after his death in 2013. The city of West Columbia also named a butterfly garden after him. It is located near his home on the mill hill. Abby was a friend to many, a mentor to students he taught and coached, and passionate about the community where he lived. Abby loved Brookland-Cayce High School and the students of Brookland-Cayce High School loved him


Past Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

 

2016 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Dr. Carolyn Fisher-Mercer

Dr. Barbara Nickel

 

2015 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Jane Gregory

Coach Robert Montgomery

 

2014 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mr. Richard Lundy

Mrs. Grayson Wright-Sarvis

 

2013 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Julia Davis

Mrs. Martha Park

 

2012 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mr. Robert Edward Stevens

Mrs. Donna Wiles

 

2011 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mr. Barry Franklin Bolen

Ms. Mildred Lucille Matthews

 

2010 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Beverly Jackson, Ms. Cindy Kessler

Mr. Drue Addy Spigner

2009 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Mrs. Barbara Jordan Price

Mr. Vassey  Burnell  Ruff

 

2008 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Sara Mae Pitts Lindler

Mrs. Anne Price Mooneyhan

 

2007 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Alice Rabon, Mr. John Checkovich

Mr. Paul Risinger

 

2006 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Anna Miller

Mr. Jerry Chitty

 

2005 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Mrs. Joyce W. Cribb, Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond

Coach Benjamin Russell Moye

 

2004 Educator Hall of Fame Inductee

 

Mrs. Barbara Massey Griffin, Mrs. Mary F. (Frankie) Ellis Newman

Dr. Herbert A. Wood

 

2003 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Dr. Cyril Busbee, Mrs. Gurnelle Coker

Ms. Elizabeth Holcomb, Mr. George Sineath

 

2002 Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

Ms. Marguerite McCaskill, Ms. Rosalie Shull

Mr. James Porter