Edward Ernest Whitsett: Grady High School

E.E. Whitsett

E.E. "Red" Whitsett was one of the original founding members of the Atlanta Dugout Club in 1962. The organization later became the Georgia Dugout Club.

Whitsett served in the United States Navy from 1940-1946 and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Auburn. As a Master's student, he coached the freshman football team on which former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley played on.

He coached at Grady for 12 years, then he became the Atlanta City School's Coordinator of Boys High School Physical Education.

He became a part-time scout with the Baltimore Orioles in 1962. After his career in the schools ended, he became a full-time scout for the Orioles (through 1973), California Angels (1975-1979), Kansas City Royals (1980-1986) and Milwaukee Brewers (1990-2000).

He also supervised college basketball referees during the offseason.

He signed Major League Baseball standouts Tom Gordon and Bill Spiers among others.

Whitsett passed away June 10, 2011.