By David Carroll

RED BANK, TN (WRCB)- Susan Thurman "bleeds Red Bank blue," according to her co-workers.  And so they gathered, more than a hundred from the past and present to give her a fitting send-off on the day of her retirement.

Mrs. Thurman was Susan Ingram when she graduated from Red Bank High in 1966, and has stayed with her alma mater throughout her teaching career.  Along the way, she has coached four different sports, most famously a 25-year run in volleyball.  She has also served as athletic director and academy director at the school.

She says she plans to travel, play golf, and volunteer in schools during her retirement.  She says, "I wouldn't change a thing.  Every good thing that can happen to a teacher has happened to me.  I've been blessed to be at Red Bank High throughout my career."