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Former Tullahoma resident donates to ‘Books for Binns’ project at Motlow’s Clayton-Glass Library

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

Motlow College athletic director Scott Shasteen (left) presents seven sports-related books to the Clayton-Glass library at Motlow State, in honor of Lawson Binns Jordan, the first radio play-by-play broadcaster of Motlow State Community College sports. The books were donated by Tullahoma native and former resident Brad Scott. (Motlow College Photo)

Motlow College athletic director Scott Shasteen (left) presents seven sports-related books to the Clayton-Glass library at Motlow State, in honor of Lawson Binns Jordan, the first radio play-by-play broadcaster of Motlow State Community College sports. The books were donated by Tullahoma native and former resident Brad Scott. (Motlow College Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Former Tullahoma resident Brad Scott recently donated seven college football related books to the Motlow State Community College Clayton-Glass Library as part of the ‘Books for Binns’ project.

The project is named for Lawson Binns Jordan, who was the first radio play-by-play broadcaster of Motlow State sports in the 1970s. Jordan also worked at the Follett Bookstore on Motlow’s Moore County campus for a decade, provided color commentary on Tullahoma High School football broadcasts and was co-host of the popular radio sports talk show, ‘Sports Plus’. He died at the age of 67 from cancer in February 2014.

The ‘Books for Binns’ project was started by Motlow alumnus and former basketball star Andy Baits in 2014 with his donation of “Wooden, A Coach’s Life” by Seth Davis. All ‘Books for Binns’ are available for checkout at the library.

Scott made the donation from his home in Port Charlotte, Fla., through his first cousin Scott Shasteen, Motlow’s athletic director. He included the following letter:

“I was born in Queen City Infirmary in Tullahoma in 1952. I grew up on the Old Winchester Highway (now Westside Drive), just a stone’s throw from WJIG radio station. It was there as a young boy, that I first came to know Binns Jordan as a fledging high school radio disc jockey at his father’s station.

“I left Tullahoma in 1969, and over the next 45 years I lived in many states and visited many countries, finally landing here in Florida 20 years ago. Through all my moves and travels, I always managed to keep a finger on the pulse of Tullahoma.”

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