TFS Athletic Legends


Kofi Amanhyia (’07) was a standout athlete in soccer and track & field during his two years on campus. He scored 23 goals in the 2006 season, which stood as the school single-season record until it was broken in 2021. His 33 career goals were also tops in program history until it surpassed in 2023. Prior to his 23-goal senior season, he scored 10 as a junior in 2005. His 4-goal game in September 2006 was a school record until matched in 2008, and has since been surpassed in 2021 and 2023. Amanhyia helped guide the Indians to a 13 wins across two seasons.

In track & field, Amanhyia once held the school record in the 100 meter dash (11.21 in the state prelims), which was broken in 2015. In the 200 meter, his 22.57 time at the Region Championship was also a record until 2017. He competed in the 4x100, 4x400, Long Jump, and Sprint Medley. He was the Region Champion in 2006 (100 meter) and 2007 (200 meter), and runner-up in both the 100 in 2007 and 200 in 2006. At the state level, he placed 6th in the 100 in 2007 and 7th in 2006, and was 7th in the 200 in 2007.

Amanhyia was named TFS Athlete of the Year in 2007 and was the 2006 MVP in soccer and 2007 MVP in track and field. A knee injury prevented him from pursuing collegiate athletics, but he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Legal Studies in 2012 from Drexel University. Amanhyia has worked as a Fiber Optics Project Manager, a Senior Associate Consultant, and now at St. Josephs Hospital as an Integration Architect. He has traveled to more than 25 countries worldwide and has been a real estate investor and podcaster — launching ‘TSE Podcast’ [Trending Sports Etc].

“I want to be remembered as a God-fearing, hard-working, dedicated individual who persevered through life adversities to accomplish all his goals,” he says. He feels his most valuable lessons learned at Tallulah are how teamwork is paramount to success, and the value of camaraderie and brotherhood amongst fellow teammates. His most memorable moments on campus were winning regional and qualifying for state in 2007 in track and field.

“Coach [Scott] Neal was a very pivotal person in my life during my TFS days,” adds Amanhyia. “He taught me toughness, how to be accountable and disciplined in my training. He always taught me the value of hard work. These are characteristics that I still hold onto and it's helped me become successful in life.



Tim Crenshaw ('71) was a standout for Tallulah Falls on the football field. He was an All-State lineman, and was part of the legendary 1968 football team at TFS. Crenshaw also played basketball, ran cross country, and competed in track and field.

He was a four-year letterman, and a two-time high point man for track and field, an All-State lineman as a junior in football, and placed third at state in shot put with a distance of 56-3. On the gridiron, he was the starting right tackle and left defensive end. Crenshaw even as a sophomore at TFS was also a leader off the field, as he was one of the Work Leaders on campus.

Crenshaw was given the opportunity to pursue football at the University of Georgia, playing one year before going to Truett McConnell College (now TMU). He eventually returned to UGA and then entered into the construction business. He was a top apprentice and foreman during just his first year on the job, and he credits his quick rise in the industry to TFS due to being able to read drafting and shop class at Tallulah Falls. Crenshaw has been a commercial construction superintendent and the head guy at the Carpenter's Union. 



TFS Inducts Three Members into Athletic Legends Hall of Honor

Ralph Daniel ('67) was a standout football player for TFS. He lettered all four years, and was a GHSA AJC All-State honoree as a 1st-Team selection in 1965 and Honorable Mention in 1964. He was named the GHSA Class C Lineman of the Year in 1966, and was a Work Program Team Leader while at Tallulah Falls.

Daniel earned an NCAA DI scholarship to play at Clemson University, playing on the freshman team in 1967. He redshirted the 1968 season, and was the starting tackle from 1969-1971 for the Clemson Tigers, earning his membership in the Block C Club (Letterman's Club). He played for legendary coach Frank Howard. At Clemson, Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration. He went on to get his Master's in Education (Special Needs) at the University of South Carolina.

He was in the Special Needs/Education field from 1972-78, and was then self-employed in a landscaping and nursery business for 35 years (Evergreen Landscapers/Accent Farms Nursery).


TFS Inducts Five Members into Inaugural Hall of Honor

Miriam Abdullah ('08) was a standout in track and field and also played volleyball and basketball while at TFS. She was a 4-time track and field team MVP, and won the region title in both the long jump and triple jump three times. At the time of her graduation, Abdullah held 14 school records, and was chosen as the Indian of the Year a record three times. 

She went on to attend Winthrop University, competing in track and field four years while earning a degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship). Following her collegiate career, Abdullah became a Regional Trainer for Playworks Colorado (and was named Playworks Rookie Coach of the Year), and is the Founder of Culture Energized. She has earned the TFS Outstanding Former Student Award, has appeared in articles and on TV about 'Coach Mo', and has been the Head Program Coordinator White House 'Bring Your Kid to Work' event.

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