Athletics Announces Last Group of 2021 Inductees to Hall of Fame

Brookwood School is adding 12 new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame, which sits inside the Beverly Athletic Center. The 2021 induction class will be honored on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

This year’s induction class includes ten former Warrior athletes and two former Brookwood coaches, the first two to be inducted. The ten former Warrior athletes include one graduate from the 1970s, five from the 1980s, two from the 1990s, and two from the 2000s.

Tickets for the event are available online at under the Athletics tab. Below is the third and final group of inductee names to be released.

Ronnie Jones
Ronnie Jones is one of the most successful coaches in Warrior Athletics history, winning State titles in both Football and Baseball. Coach Jones led the Varsity Football team to State Championship winning seasons in 1983 and 1985 and the Warrior Baseball team to a State Championship win in 1986. 

He has the highest winning percentage in Brookwood Football coaching history, compiling an 87-37 record in 11 seasons. He is one of just 13 football coaches in Georgia High School football history to win more than 300 games. As of the Summer of 2021, he ranked 7th all-time in Georgia history with 329 wins. 

He retired from Westfield School in Perry, where he won two more State Championships and the field is named in his honor, with a Georgia career coaching record of 329-114. One of the state’s longest-tenured head coaches, Jones compiled an overall career record of 346–126–5 as a head coach at four schools. Never an assistant coach, Coach Jones’ spent 40 seasons as a head football coach. His teams cracked the ten-win mark an incredible 16 times.

Teppo Uuranniemi ‘84
Teppo Uuranniemi was a multi-sport star for the Brookwood Warriors, contributing mightily to both the Football and Basketball teams of the early 1980s.

As a senior in Football, Uuranniemi was an All-State Wide Receiver for the 1983 State Champions. That year he caught 24 passes for nearly 500 yards and 9 touchdowns.

In Basketball, he was a two-time All-State selection in his junior and senior seasons of 1983 and 1984 while also being named Team MVP. Uuranniemi was a key player in the Warriors winning their fourth and fifth consecutive Region titles in those two seasons.  

Tom Johnson Jr. ‘87
Tom Johnson Jr. was a three-sport All-State athlete for Brookwood in the 1980s, competing in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

In Football, Johnson was a 1983 and 1985 State Champion in his freshman and junior seasons. As a junior, he was the recipient of the 1985 team’s Outstanding Defense Award. As a senior, he was named to the 1986 All-State team and earned the Warriors’ Outstanding Offense Award.

Johnson Jr. was a standout in Basketball, playing for his father Coach Tom Johnson Sr. The Warriors were State Runners-Up in back-to-back seasons in 1986 and 1987. In both of those Junior and Senior seasons Johnson Jr. was named All-State, Team MVP, State All-Star, and State All-Tournament.

A five-year starter in Baseball, Johnson Jr. was a member of the 1986 State Champion team and named All-State in 1987. He went on to play baseball collegiately at Piedmont College.

Tom Johnson
Head of School, Coach
Tom Johnson served Brookwood School in multiple capacities during his 22 years on campus, including 11 as headmaster. Johnson’s accolades as a coach for Warrior Athletics are truly remarkable.

Under his watch as the Boys Basketball coach for 14 seasons, the Warriors won eight Region championships and one state championship. Brookwood finished a perfect season in 1977 with a 26-0 record after defeating Tattnall Square Academy in the State Championship game. The State title was the first for Boys Basketball in school history. The Warriors reached multiple Final Fours and won 240 games on the hardwood in his decade-plus on the sidelines.

Johnson, also an avid golfer, coached the Warrior Golf teams to four State Championships in the early 1980s. As the Softball coach, Johnson led the Lady Warriors to winning back-to-back Region titles on the diamond and to reaching a Final Four. The Debate team also won three state championships under his watch. In total, serving as the head coach or an assistant coach, Johnson helped the Warriors to ten State titles in his time at Brookwood.
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.