Sean D. Waller, a 1986 graduate of Bennett High School, was a highly talented athlete in three sports throughout his high school career—-Football, Track and Field and Basketball. He received All High Awards in football in 1985 and in Track and Field in 1985 and 1986. Bennett was the Harvard Cup Champion in 1985 and won the Track and Field Scalp and Blade Championship from 1983-1986. In addition, Sean was named All-Metro in Football in the National Inner-City Youth Organization.
After graduation from Bennett, Sean first attended ECC in 1987 where he was named All Conference and All American in Track and Field in the one-mile relay. He then enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University where he played football for 3 years. The team won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 1988 and 1990.
Sean graduated from college in 1990 and, soon thereafter, joined the Buffalo Police Department. He remained with the department until 2003 when he was forced to retire after getting injured in the line of duty. At that time, Sean returned to his first love, football, and became a coach at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi in the Big Sky Conference in 2005 and 2006.
Sean, the father of 5 children and 2 grandchildren, currently lives with his family in Franklin, Tennessee, which is outside of Nashville. He is working in sales and owns a food truck called Chat-Chow Snack Wagon.
Sean is absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award. He remarked, “Life is made up of many seasons and I credit all my seasons of life at Bennett making me into the man I have become.”