Cumberland High School has  two former students inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  The first was G P West that graduated from Cumberland in the late 1953.  GP is one of the pioneers of high school wresting in Nashville and the state of Tennessee.  The second is Doug Newman that graduated in 1964.  Doug was in the Air Force between 1966 and 1970.  He graduated from Austin Peay in 1972.  Taught and coached a half year at Cheatham Co. High School in the fall 1972.  In January of 1973 he joined Coach Smallen as a teacher and coach at Goodlettsville High School.  When Goodlettsville became a Middle School Doug was named the Hunters La ne High Schools first Head wrestling coach in 1986.  He taught and coach at Hunters Lane until 1996.  In the fall of 1996 he was named the Head wrestling coach at Hillwood high school.

Doug’s induction celebration will be on October 24 at the Marriott Nashville Airport.  He will a member of the 2009 Hall of Fame Class.  This is great honor for Doug and for Cumberland High School.

More info can be found on Doug’s facebook page.  You can find him under Doug Newman.   More info will be coming later.

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