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Jimmie Bryan (1987)

Born in Staunton, Virginia in 1916, Bryan received his B.S. degree from Ohio University and his Master’s from Lynchburg College.  For 25 years, Bryan served as Athletic Director at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg and coached basketball at the school for 27 years. Bryan’s Glass High School teams won 4 State AAA Championships, were […]

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Raymond A. Bussard (2000)

Raymond A. Bussard is a native of Highland County, VA who lettered in basketball, football and track at Bridgewater College in the 1950’s.  He drew national attention for his versatility in track.  At the 1951 National AAU meet, he was runner-up in the all-around title.  The following year, he won the all-around title. After graduating […]

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Dell Curry (2004)

Since his early days at Fort Defiance High School, Dell Curry knew that basketball would be in his future. From winning a high school state championship to enjoying a standout college career at Virginia Tech, Curry showed basketball fans throughout the country why NBA scouts would soon be knocking on his door. Curry led the […]

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Dean Ehlers (2013)

Dean Ehlers was the first director of athletics for James Madison University, a position he held for 22 years. When he arrived at JMU in 1971, it was a small program without football, a conference affiliation, athletics grants-in-aid and with limited athletics facilities. Now, it is nationally recognized program. Many notable events happened during Ehlers’ […]

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Betty Jaynes (2008)

Betty Jaynes, a native of Covington, Georgia, came to Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1968 as an assistant professor of physical education.  She served as the head women’s basketball coach from 1970 to 1982, amassing a notable 142-114 record.  But Jaynes is best known for her contributions as an administrator.  She founded the […]

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