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Bobby Spangler was a four-sport athletic star at Newport News High School. He was a standout in football, basketball, track and tennis. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship. While at Duke, he played as a center, an end, a blocking back and a running back. This versatility led to his key position of […]

Almost every field and building of the Virginia Tech sports complex is a monument to the dedication and unflagging energy and efforts of Moseley.   Both as a visionary and the fund-raiser, he was the prime mover behind the hundreds of coworkers and thousands of alumni who were brought to fruition of his most grandiose plans.  […]

Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, Metheny’s entire career centers around the Old Dominion.  Metheny starred in baseball at the College of William & Mary where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 and a Masters of Education in 1952.  His .572 batting average (1938) set a Southern Conference record.  Most of the […]

William S. “Pedie” Jackson, a star and coach in football and basketball for Emory and Henry College, was so revered that his grid-coaching tenure with the Wasps is still fondly recalled as “Jackson’s Era.” After proving his mettle as a mentor in several high schools and Concord (West VA) College, Jackson was recalled to his […]

Roland Day was born in Columbus, Georgia on January 12, 1900. He was an honored institution long before his 28 years of coaching were done at Petersburg High School, not only because he developed so many stars who later had brilliant careers at the college level, but also because he was universally loved, and especially […]

Otis Douglas, a graduate of William and Mary who had no previous football experience at the time he enrolled, developed into a star for the Indians under Coach John Kellison and later also served as a coach at The Reservation.  When he was 35, this native of Reedville and W&M team captain in 1931 embarked […]

Winning championships and trailblazing in tennis are “old hat” to this first world-renowned titleist to be inducted into Virginia’s Hall of Fame for his sport, following his pioneering teacher Dr. R.W. Johnson.  At the age of 17, Ashe won the U.S. Tennis Association indoors’ crown for boys 18 years of age in 1960.  Three years […]

Roosevelt Brown, Jr. is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and at the age of 13, “Rosey” was drafted out of the band to play football for the first time with his home-town Jefferson High team.  He played against his father’s wishes because his own brother was killed playing the sport, but his mother approved.  Without […]

Joseph C. “Scrap” Chandler was a native of Guinea in Caroline County and later resided in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was an outstanding athlete at William & Mary and after his graduation in 1924, he devoted 44 years to coaching in all sports.  His most notable achievements aside from the life-long tireless efforts of developing young […]