Named to the Gadsden Times Northeast Alabama All Century Basketball Team
1951-52 Honorable Mention All State
1999 Elected as one of the Top 50 Athletes in Cherokee County
1952 Birmingham News All State Honorable Mention
Offered scholarship to Sewanee University
Ed Arnold, Jr. was a coach and administrator in the Cherokee County School System from 1960 to 1973 before he took office as the elected superintendent of the county. He served the community for 24 years in this capacity. He was honored with the first State School Administrator Award by the state of Alabama. He was also instrumental in developing many youth sports programs in the Cherokee County.