White Hall to induct Wooten and Pittilo in HOF

Greg Wooten and James (Buddy) Pittillo will be inducted in the White Hall High School Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. on May 15 during a ceremony at the White Hall cafeteria.

Wooten will go in as the 2012 Outstanding Athlete. Wooten distinguished himself as a defensive end and a tight end for the football team. He lettered for three years for the football and basketball teams. He also lettered two years in baseball and one year in track.

Wooten was named All-Southeast Arkansas in football and he later went on to play football at Ouachita Baptist, where he was a here-year letterman in football and was named Academic All-American in 1991.

In 1996, Wooten completed his medical studies at the University of Arkansas Medical School, and he currently serves as a psychiatrist at the VA Hospital.

Pittillo is the 20912 Distinguished Service Honoree in recognition of his contributions as an athlete, coach and administration. Pittillo is a 1966 graduate of White Hall and he lettered four years in track and three years in football.

During his senior year, Pittillo rushed for over 1,000 yards, scored 12 touchdowns and led the team in tackles. He earned All-District honors that year.

Pittillo graduated from Henderson State University in 1970 and then he went on to teach and coach at Pine Bluff High School, where he won two championships in football and two in track while serving as an assistant coach. His golf team won the state championship in 1982.

In 1983, Pittillo began his tenure with the White Hall school district and he served as a junior high administrator for 17 years. He retired in 2000, but continues to contribute to the community.

Some of the projects Pittillo helped out with are the White Hall Preservation and Restoration Sidewalk Committee and the City of White Hall Advertising and Promotion Committee.