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Rob Ukrop

Robert Ukrop, a native of Richmond, Virginia, brought Davidson College into National prominence by leading them to the NCAA Final Four in 1992 and being named first team All-American and ISAA Player of the Year. Ukrop later had a 12-year…

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Charlie Stukes

Charlie Stukes, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, was one of the greatest athletes ever at Crestwood High School, starring in football, basketball and baseball. Stukes was a two-sport star athlete at Maryland State and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts…

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Marianne Stanley

Marianne Stanley played collegiate basketball at Immaculata College, where her 1972 and 1974 teams were announced as part of the 2014 induction class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Stanley received her first head coaching job at Old…

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Dave Rosenfield

Dave Rosenfield served as General Manager of the Tidewater and Norfolk Tides for 48 years, having started the job in 1963 and holding it through the 2011 season. In this time, Rosenfield won four International League Executive of the Year…

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Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, where he was named NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 1985, averaging 24.3 points and 17.3 rebounds per game. In 1985, Oakley was drafted ninth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.…

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Rich Murray

Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, served in the sports information industry for nearly 40 years at James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Murray is a founding member of the Virginia Sports Information Directors…

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Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia before becoming one of the most feared players in the NBA. Wallace was recruited by former Virginia Union basketball player Charles Oakley, when he discovered Wallace at a 1991 basketball camp.…

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Mike Stevens

For more than three decades, Mike Stevens has been working to put Virginia’s athletes and the sports they play in the spotlight. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, he began his broadcasting career…

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Angela Hucles

Angela Hucles, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, attended Norfolk Academy where she was a Parade and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American selection in 1995. She graduated in 1996 as Norfolk Academy’s all-time leading scorer with 204…

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Paul Hatcher

Paul Hatcher, a native of Bassett, Virginia, attended Bridgewater College before becoming the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School League history. In a 43-year career at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Virginia, Hatcher compiled a record of…

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