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J.C. Snead

J.C. Snead, nephew of the legendary Sam Snead, made his commendable mark in professional golf after giving up a promising baseball career.  This former all-state star in three sports at Bath County High School was in the Washington Senators organization…

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Lawrence Taylor

Known as one of the greatest linebackers in National Football League history, Lawrence Taylor's prowess started on the field of Lafayette High School in Williamsburg showing everyone why he was going to be a superstar and why he√ïs still regarded…

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Robert “Bob” Thalman

Bob Thalman has already distinguished himself as an outstanding figure in Virginia sports history. A 47-year sports veteran as a player, coach, and administrator at the high school, college, and professional levels, Thalman dedicated 26 years of his experience to…

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Johnny Oates

Johnny Oates is an exemplar of a true dedicated baseball man.  A player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball for 30 years, Oates’ tenacity for the game shined on and off the field. Oates, a hard-hitting catcher primarily used…

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Bill Leffler

Described as a sportswriter with legendary concern for objectivity, integrity, sportsmanship, and the feelings of the people about whom he wrote, Bill Leffler left his mark as one of the top writers in the history of Virginia athletics.  After 41…

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Jerry Lindquist

In the writing world, there is quantity in the number of stories a writer can produce every year, and there is quality in the certain degree of excellence in those stories. In modern journalism, it is rare to find a…

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Laura Mapp

As a player and a coach, Laura Mapp pushed to place women’s sports as a non-stop force on the Virginia map.  Her excellence in coaching and teaching marks her as one of the most successful and dedicated women in Virginia…

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Terry Holland

Terry Holland, the winningest basketball coach in the University of Virginia history, has a name synonymous with excellence.  His coaching and administrative achievements are a testament to his character and dedication to sports. Holland was an outstanding three-sport high school…

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