Maude Chattam

Profession:  Retired-FBI and Washington DC Public Schools

High School:  Stephens High School

Maude Chattam did not start playing basketball until 8th Grade, but it did not take her long to make her mark at Stephens High School.  As a Freshman in 1955-56, Chattam would lead her team to a 5th Straight District Championship and Runner-up in the State Tournament.  She would finish the season with 548 points on the season.

During her Sophomore season in 1956-57, Chattam would lead her team to a 6th straight District Championship with a total of 689 points on the season.  Chattam also excelled in track, where she would win ribbons in the high jump and the broad jump.  

During the Junior season of 1957-58, Chattam would lead the State of Georgia in scoring by averaging 30 PPG in the regular season.  As impressive as this was, Chattam would top this by averaging 35 PPG in the State Playoffs to help lead Stephens High to their first state basketball championship.  

Coming off a State Championship in the previous season, Chattam would look to lead her team to a repeat championship as a Senior in 1958-59.  She not only led her team to a repeat State Championship, but Stephens High would finish undefeated on the season as well.  Chattam led the team in scoring again as a Senior and finished her career with over 2300 points.  Her single game record was 53 points in one game.  Chattam would also win ribbons in the high jump, broad jump, and 440 relay for the track team.  

After graduating from Stephens High in 1959, Chattam would go on to attend Tennessee A&I State University.  She would graduate in 1963 and moved to Washington D.C. in 1964.  

After moving to Washington DC, Chattam embarked on a career with the FBI.  Over the next 33 years, Chattam would also hold positions with Woodward & Lothrop, Auto-Train, University of District of Columbia, and Washington DC Public Schools, where she would retire in 1997.

Since returning to Calhoun, Chattam would show that she still is a very talented athlete by partnering with her cousin, Estelle Dixon, to win the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championship in 2011.   In addition to bowling, Maude enjoys working outside, and managing her rental properties.  She also is a member of the Roland Hayes Museum Committee and trustee of Friendship Baptist Church.

Chattam is also a great reference for world travel.  She has traveled to 47 states, Canada, France, England, Puerto Rico, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Bahamas, Belgium, and Bermuda.  

Chattam is the daughter of the late Roy and Willie Bell Chattam.  She had three brothers in the late Leroy Chattam, Sr., Roland Chattam, and David Chattam as well as one sister in the late Nell Mobley.