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Paul Hatcher (2015)

Paul Hatcher, a native of Bassett, Virginia, attended Bridgewater College before becoming the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School League history. In a 43-year career at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Virginia, Hatcher compiled a record of 897 victories and 174 losses, and a winning percentage of 84 percent. Hatcher coached from […]

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Lester Hooker (1983)

H. Lester Hooker, a native of Stuart, at that time was the standout captain twice at Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High and only player in school history to be a starter in three sports.  He moved on to star for W&M for four years in basketball and baseball.  He was the baseball captain and top hitter […]

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Jerome Kersey (2008)

Jerome Kersey was raised in Clarksville, and attended Longwood College (now Longwood University), where he was a record-setting basketball forward and two-time Division II All-American. In 1984, Kersey was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by the Portland Trailblazers. He went on to spend 11 years with the team, finishing second in […]

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William Lanier (1986)

Willie Edward Lanier was born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.  He graduated from Maggie Walker High School in 1963 and attended Morgan State University where he received his degree in Business Administration in 1967.   He attended the Executive Program of the University of Virginia in 1975. Lanier joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, […]

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Marty Miller (2014)

Marty Miller, a native of Danville, VA, is considered one of Norfolk State University’s greatest ambassadors. Starting at Norfolk State in 1965 as a baseball player, Miller became the first Spartan to be named an NCAA College Division All-American and played until 1968 before joining the U.S. Army. Returning to Norfolk State as an assistant […]

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