Class of 2017

A two-time All-American at Old Dominion University, Dave Twardzik’s teams made 6 play-off appearances during his 8 year professional basketball career.  Twardzik played 4 years for the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and 4 years for the Portland Trail Blazers.  With the Trail Blazers he earned a per game average of 9.5 points […]

Lily Harper Martin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 18, 1916. She spent her entire life in the city and became an outstanding golfer. She won the Virginia State’s Women’s Golf Championships a total of seven times, with six times in succession. Martin also won the Middle Atlantic Championship the only time she played […]

Frank Havens is an Eastern Shore resident with the rare distinction of being a four time Olympian. An Arlington native and a graduate of Washington & Lee High School, Havens played on the football team.  He was destined to become an Olympian the day he was born, August 1, 1924, four days after the Olympics […]

Doran was one of the first scholastic basketball coaches to attain 500 victories.  His George Washington High School teams from Alexandria were perennial contenders for area and state titles.  A graduate of Ohio University where he was captain of the football team, Doran came to George Washington High from Lee High in Staunton in 1938 […]

Charles “Lefty” Driesell is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and a 1954 graduate of Duke University, where he played on the nation’s 10th ranked team as a senior.   Driesell received his master’s degree from William and Mary in 1961, and his first two coaching jobs were at Norfolk’s Granby High School and Newport News High […]

Bill Chambers was born on December 13, 1930 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He began his basketball career at Lynchburg’s E.C. Glass High School where, in his senior year, he was center on an undefeated (22-0) State Championship team. Chambers went on to play basketball at the College of William & Mary where he also earned his […]