Bay inducts Conrad and Jarad Moon into Sports Hall of Fame
There are two new members of the Bay High School Hall of Fame, and as it happens, those two inductees share the same last name.
As part of Friday night's home boy's basketball game against rival Rutherford, the folks at Bay honored Conrad and Jarad Moon, a father and son who were quite surprised to see their names on the Cobb Gym Wall.
"A total shock, total shock," Conrad Moon, a current golf coach and booster said. "I was told that Jarad was being inducted. So I've been working for over a month to get everybody here without him knowing it. To see that [banner] come down...they got me, they got me good."
Conrad Moon, who went to high school in Georgia, played for Vince Dooley at the University of Georgia as an offensive lineman. He moved to Panama City in the 70's and eventually joined the Bay coaching staff as an assistant, helping lead a team that made it to the state title game in 1993.
One of the players he coached in the early to mid 90's was his son, Jarad, a standout football player contributing to a run to the state championship game in 1993.
Graduating Bay in 1996, Jarad participated in three sports and played football at a high enough level to not only have his number 55 retired by Bay, he was recruited by Bobby Bowden and the Florida State football program, becoming a star on the Seminoles' offensive line and winning a national championship in 1999.
He made a lot of memories at Bay with his father. This will rank high on the list.
"Both of us, as he said, thought we were coming for the other," Jarad Moon said. "To be inducted together is incredible. It was a magical time when we were here together as coach student as well as a father son. To be able to come back and coach together was a great time and so I couldn't imagine a better way for something like this to play out."