All State 1969
MVP Cherokee County 1969
3A State Runner-Up with 29-1 record
Mike Stimpson was a multi-sport athlete at Cherokee County High School. He helped lead the Warrior basketball team to a 26-6 record in 1968 as a sophomore. The following year Mike helped lead his team to a 29-1 record with the only loss coming in the state championship game. He was named to the All State, All Area, and All County teams and was voted as the Most Valuable Player in Cherokee County in 1969. Mike played football at CCHS for three years where his tam’s combined record was 24-4-1. On April 11, 1969 Mike became the first athlete at CCHS to break the 5 minute mile run at 4 minutes 42 seconds. On the same day he broke the 5 minute mile record, Mike was in a terrible car accident in which he was severely injured. He overcame many obstacles to return to the sports he loved and eventually gain a scholarship in 1971 to St. Bernard College where he played basketball and baseball. Mike transferred to Gadsden State in 1972 where he played basketball on scholarship.