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Wynsol Spencer

Wynsol Spencer was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, but at the age of 5 moved to Newport News. Spencer was a dominant amateur golfer, both on the peninsula as well as state-wide, winning five Virginia Amateur championships covering a span…

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Edwin Parker “CY” Twombly

One of the founding fathers of intercollegiate athletics at Washington & Lee University, Twombly coached W&L teams to more than 400 victories and guided the University’s athletic progress for more than half a century. W&L benefited greatly from Twombly’s brilliance…

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Ulmo S. “Sonny” Randle

Sonny Randle distinguished himself in the football world as a standout athlete, a dedicated coach, and a spirited color commentator.  A native of Fork Union, Virginia, Randle proved himself an all-around athlete by making the All-State football and basketball teams…

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Dr. John Mapp

John A. Mapp born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk gained prominence in track at Granby High School.   He attended VMI in 1950 when freshmen were not eligible for varsity sports.  He played defensive back on the freshman football…

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Lynn P. Chewning

Lynn Chewning was born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 28, 1926 and moved to Richmond, VA in 1931.  He attended Westhampton High School and Saint Christopher’s Prep School.   The Richmond native was selected in football to the 1942 All-City…

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Archie Hahn

Archie Hahn came to Virginia as Head Track Coach in 1929. He succeeded the legendary "Pop" Lannigan. Hahn was also athletic trainer. He served as track coach until 1950. He produced some stellar track and field men and Virginia record…

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