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‘Voice of the Huskies’ retires after 10 years

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TRUSSVILLE — Trussville City Councilman and Bryant Bank in Trussville President Alan Taylor recently retired from being the “Voice of the Huskies,” the PA announcer for Hewitt-Trussville varsity football and basketball games.

He served in the position for 10 years.

Taylor was recognized for his service earlier this month by receiving a plaque and picture, which will hang in Bryant Bank Arena at Hewitt-Trussville High School.

Alan Taylor, left, receives his plaque from Trussville City Board of Education President Bill Roberts.
photo courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville Athletics

Taylor once served as a broadcaster for Erwin High School games, when Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Hal Riddle was the coach there. Riddle had asked Taylor and another former Erwin player if they could do a TV broadcast of the team’s games.

“I love the sports, but I really did it for coach Riddle,” Taylor said. “I enjoyed being a part of the program and most importantly, helping the school. It was strictly a volunteer position. It was too fun to pass up and I saw it as my part of giving back to the community. I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity.”

Taylor thanked the community, coaches and administrators.

“It’s been such a fantastic honor to live in Trussville and work with Hewitt-Trussville High School,” Taylor said. “I’m so glad to have been a part of the program and for the people to be so accepting. When you do this, you obviously make mistakes, and you always have people remind you of those mistakes, but the vast majority of the people have been so supportive of an amateur like me. To be accepted and recognized in this outstanding program is just so special to me.”

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