East Hamilton Presents Madison Hayes With McDonald’s All-American Jersey


Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) East Hamilton’s Madison Hayes packed in the honors Thursday. Besides being named a Miss Basketball finalist, she was honored on senior night at East Hamilton. At halftime of the boys game, she was presented with her McDonald’s All-American jersey. And she got to share the night with a selfie with Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer. Hayes has signed to play for the Bulldogs next season, and she’ll likely take her McDonald’s All-American jersey with her.

Said Hayes:”I think it just relates to my hard work that I put in to basketball. Just the fact that my family has been there all the time throughout all the hard work and dedication I’ve been through. I’m just glad I get to get that McDonald’s jersey.” (laughter)

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.