HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - School and sports officials confirm that Huntsville sports leader Wade Lipscomb has died.
His death was confirmed by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The announcement was retweeted by Huntsville City Schools.
The cause of death has not been confirmed but he had been battling cancer.
Lipscomb was a retired athletic director with Huntsville City Schools. He was also the secretary-treasurer and former president of the AHSAA.
He became the seventh person from Huntsville and Madison County to be inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
He also was on the chair for the annual Times Classic High School Boys basketball tournament held during the Christmas holidays.
Here is an excerpt from his biography on the Huntsville Madison County Hall of Fame website:
Florence Middle School Principal Kevin Wieseman said, "Fortunately I had the pleasure to work and serve with Wade Lipscomb. Recognized as one of the best Athletic Directors in the state of Alabama. The quality of high school athletic programs and championships today can be contributed to his vision and efforts"
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