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Lawrence Burton (2013)

Lawrence Burton, a native of Melfa, VA and graduate of Purdue University, was an All-American flanker and first round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1975. Burton was also a world-class sprinter who finished fourth in the 200 meters in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. In 1974, Burton starred for […]

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Jim Coates (1994)

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 […]

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Otis Douglas (1979)

Otis Douglas, a graduate of William and Mary who had no previous football experience at the time he enrolled, developed into a star for the Indians under Coach John Kellison and later also served as a coach at The Reservation.  When he was 35, this native of Reedville and W&M team captain in 1931 embarked […]

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Bill Littlepage (2011)

Bill Littlepage, born in Pleasant Hill, VA and attended Bridgewater College, is known as the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School League AAA history with an overall coaching record of 755-320 (70.2%). He is one of only two coaches to ever win over 700 games at a VSHL school and is the 2nd winningest […]

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Sydnor W. Thrift Jr. (1998)

From the time of his playing days at Randolph-Macon College, where he earned All-State honors, Syd Thrift was always thinking about ways “to do things better.”  After an injury abruptly ended Thrift’s short professional career as a southpaw pitcher and first baseman, it was his visionary innovations to the game that would make him a […]

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