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Jesse "Sonny" Wade was born on April 1, 1947 in Martinsville, Virginia where he attended Martinsville High School. After graduation, he went on to Emory & Henry College where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Wade was voted Virginia’s College Player of the Year in 1966, 67, and 68. In 1967, Wade led the […]

Hugh Stephens was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1917. He attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He played basketball for two years and baseball for all four years. He was an outstanding pitcher, compiling a 4-year record of 20-9. After graduating from Randolph Macon in 1941, he became Athletic Director at Henry Clay High […]

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams as well as the All-State basketball team. Following his 1947 graduation from Richmond, Miller coached […]

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams as well as the All-State basketball team. Following his 1947 graduation from Richmond, Miller coached […]

Lou Plummer was born on December 12, 1912 in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He first came to Virginia from Hamilton High School in Ohio with a Track & Field scholarship at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Plummer set a William & Mary record in track for the two mile, which stood for many […]

James A. “Jim” Coates was born in Farnham, Virginia on August 4, 1932.  He played baseball in high school and Semi-Pro ball in Lively, Virginia.  He began his baseball career as a pitcher with the Chesapeake League in the 1940’s.  From 1949 to 1950, he played in Warsaw, Virginia with Ex-Major League and Professional League […]

Nellie Catlett was born in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was a resident for 58 years attending Hampton High School, where he was named All-State and All-Southern in football, was above average in basketball and was the high point man in track, setting javelin records. While continuing his education at Virginia Military Institute, he was captain of […]