Class of 2017

George Welsh, born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1956, where he was an All-American quarterback. After a nine-year turn as an assistant coach at Penn State University, Welsh became head coach at his alma mater, leading the Midshipmen to three bowl appearances and a record of 55-46-1 in nine […]

Brian Jordan, a native of Baltimore, entered the University of Richmond in 1985. As a three-year starter at cornerback for Spiders football, he earned All-Conference and All-State honors his junior and senior years. He ranks fifth all-time for career interceptions (11) and second all-time for career punt returns (60 returns for 692 yards). On the […]

Jane Mack of Richmond began her amateur golf career as a teenager, taking lessons at Willow Oaks Country Club.  An active member of the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA), Mack notably won four state Women’s Amateur Championships (1977-78-82-92) over a three-decade span.  She competed on the Virginia-Carolinas team from 1967-73, 1976-88 and 1990-97, captaining the […]

Brian Jordan, a native of Baltimore, entered the University of Richmond in 1985. As a three-year starter at cornerback for Spiders football, he earned All-Conference and All-State honors his junior and senior years. He ranks fifth all-time for career interceptions (11) and second all-time for career punt returns (60 returns for 692 yards). On the […]

Bill Cochran, a lifetime resident of Roanoke, is this year’s media inductee.  Cochran began writing about the outdoors while at William Fleming High School.  Following his graduation from Lynchburg College in 1960, his byline appeared more than 300 times in national outdoors magazines, including Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and Sports Afield. In 1962, he […]

Tom Dolan, originally from Arlington, began his swimming career at age five. Despite struggling with exercise-induced asthma, Dolan aggressively pursued the sport in high school, which led him to the University of Michigan, where he won nine national championships and earned NCAA "Swimmer of the Year" honors in 1995. Dolan forwent his last year of […]

Tom Duquette of Virginia Beach garnered much attention on the lacrosse field at the University of Virginia.  As a standout freshman attackman for the Cavaliers, Duquette led the ACC in scoring with 24 goals and 23 assists.  He earned All-American honors all four years, and finished his career as UVA’s all-time leading goal scorer (107).  […]

“Red” Caughron was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, and came to the College of William & Mary to play football. He received All-State, All-Southern and All-American honors during his three-year varsity career.  In 1960, Caughron took over as head coach of the varsity football team at all-male prep school Woodberry Forest in Orange, VA.  During his […]