Doely is Fan of the Year

The 2018-19 Fan of the Year, Bea Doely, is flanked by basketball and volleyball players, Mariah Edgington (left) and Alyssa Johnson, as they surprised her with the award at Fan Appreciation Night. Photo by S. Lee Epps

Bea Doely was announced as “Fan of the Year” by the Athletic Booster Club last Friday (Feb. 1) as part of the annual Fan Appreciation Night. The faithful 94 year-old Lion fan is not deterred by weather as she attends all home football, volleyball and basketball games. She will make some away games as well, especially if there is a fan bus available. She has been in the stands for years and years, even after the graduation of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is remembered fondly by many Lion athletes who enjoyed her food treats on game-night bus trips.