Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame

Gwinn R. Ezell

Hale County Extension Agent

Inducted November 13, 2008

“Coach, I need help!” Gwinn Ezell* was often called coach by his 4-H members as he came to Extension as a former science teacher and coach. And coaching is what he did best.

He was appointed as a 4-H agent in Hale County in 1962 and began his career of mentorship to the young men in Hale County, teaching life lessons of citizenship and leadership. Those young men excelled in public speaking and parliamentary procedure. They were recognized as being great youth.

Ezell was promoted to county agent coordinator in 1981 and served in that position until his retirement in 1990. He continued to work as the coach of Hale County within Extension.

Ezell received the 4-H Center of Achievement Award in 1986 from the Alabama Association of County Agriculture Agents. He received the 4-H Merit Award in 1980 from Alabama Cooperative Extension System Employees Organization. In 1989, he received the Hale County Farm City Supporter of Agriculture Award recognizing him for his tireless efforts.

Nominated by Hale County Extension employees