2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Open Through March 15th!

The 2019 Brookwood Athletic Hall of Fame class included 22 former Warriors. Some of those inducted were the likes of Stephen Cheney Jr., Stephen Shea, Wesley Brown, and Will Sheftall. Nominations for the 2020 class are open online by clicking here.

Wesley Brown ‘99
Wesley Brown lettered as a Warrior in four different varsity sports in his time on campus: football, baseball, basketball, and track. Brown’s performance on the football field stands out, as he graduated as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,326 yards from scrimmage. He was named both All-Region and All-State three consecutive seasons in 1996, 1997, and 1998. 

Other athletic accomplishments include earning Warrior Football Team MVP in 1997 and 1998 and receiving the Class of 1999’s Outstanding Male Athlete award. Brown also garnered 2nd place at the 1999 GISA State Track meet in the 300m Hurdles.

After his time at Brookwood, Brown went on to graduate from the University of Florida with his Bachelor’s degree and the University of South Florida with a Master’s. In his free time, he mentors people with substance abuse problems and helps find employment for those in remission. He resides here in Thomasville, where he is the General Manager of the popular Jonah’s Fish & Grits downtown.

Stephen Cheney Jr. ‘04
Stephen Cheney Jr. was a three-sport athlete at Brookwood, competing in football, basketball, and baseball in his time as a Warrior. Stephen was a main contributor on two of the best teams in Brookwood’s Baseball history, a power-hitting Catcher for the back-to-back State Champion teams of 2003 and 2004. He was a three-time All-Region player behind the plate and named All-State as a Junior and Senior in 2003 and 2004.

On the football field, Stephen earned All-Region honors in the Fall seasons of 2002 and 2003 as a Quarterback and also played Linebacker.

He went on to play baseball collegiately and have a successful career at LaGrange College for four seasons from 2005 through 2008. Presently, he lives in Thomasville and works as a Vice President at Thomasville National Bank. He is active in both civic and community affairs in Thomasville and the Thomas County area.

Stephen Shea ‘04
Stephen Shea was a two-sport athlete at Brookwood in the early 2000’s, playing both football and baseball. He was a core part to two of the best teams in Brookwood’s Baseball history, winning back-to-back State Championships in 2003 and 2004. 

He excelled as an All-State pitcher and outfielder in 2003 and 2004. As a pitcher in 2003, he went 11-2 on a team that posted a 26-3 record en route to a State Championship win. He continued his strong play as a Senior, going 7-3 on the mound while sporting a 1.58 ERA with 101 strikeouts. In the batter’s box, he carried a solid bat that season hitting .431 for the Warriors. That year Brookwood went 24-3, winning a second consecutive State title by sweeping Tiftarea Academy in a Best-of-3 Series at Strickland Field on campus. He was named the Area’s Player of the Year by the Thomasville Times-Enterprise after his Senior season in 2004. 

On the Football field, Shea was named All-Region twice as a Linebacker. He went on to play baseball collegiately at Furman University in South Carolina. He currently works in medical sales in Tallahassee.

Will Sheftall ‘03
Will Sheftall was an outstanding runner for Brookwood in the early 2000’s on both the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. He set five school records including the 5k in cross country and four others in track: the 1600m, 3200m, 800m, and as a member of the 4x400 relay.

Individually, he won five State Championships in his time as a Warrior. As a Junior in 2001 and Senior in 2002, he took 1st Place at the Cross Country State Meet. In Track, he took State titles for the 1600m in 2002, and both the 3200m and 800m in 2003. As a team, the Warriors won the Cross Country State Championship in the Fall of 2002. Sheftall was chosen as the Outstanding Male Athlete for the Class of 2003.

He went on to run both cross country and track collegiately at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. In his senior year, he was named to the All-Region team.

After graduating from Rhodes, Will earned his Master’s degree from Louisiana State University. Currently, Sheftall lives in Huntersville, North Carolina where he manages two bikes shops.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.