News

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post.

Congrats to the 2015 inductee on this honor!
... See moreSee less

MEET OUR PrideFest 2019 GRAND MARSHAL: 🏳️‍🌈 Angela Hucles, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist for the U.S. Soccer Women’s Soccer National Team, and is a sports analyst for her second FIFA Women’s World Cup with FOX Sports. Hucles played college soccer at the University of Virginia (1996-1999) where she was a four-year all-ACC player. She currently holds the record at UVA for most overall goals, game-winning goals and total points. In her last year, she was listed as a finalist for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy. Hucles began her professional soccer career with the Boston Breakers in the inaugural seasons of both the Women’s United States Soccer Association in 2001 and again in 2008 with Women’s Professional Soccer. With the national team, she started in 48 of her 109 career appearances and is currently ranked 24th on the all-time U.S. appearances list. She was a member of two Olympic-gold winning teams (2004, 2008) and finished third in two World Cups (2003, 2007). Her biggest role with the squad came in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she led the U.S. team with four goals, two of the goals coming in the U.S. semifinal victory over Japan. In 2012, Hucles founded Empowerment Through Sport, a sports leadership organization for collegiate and elite level female athletes transitioning out of their playing careers into the workforce. Hucles served as President of the Women's Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King from 2015 to 2017, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. The U.S. Soccer Foundation named her as the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year and In 2015 Hucles was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Through her work with the You Can Play Project as well as many other organizations, Hucles has become a regular speaker on topics of sports leadership, equality, inclusion & safe spaces, anti-bullying, and the power of sport and its impact on personal growth and development. Hucles is a licensed California Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services specializing in the sports and entertainment and relocation market. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Hucles currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her wife, Meg and son, Huntley. Live Your Best Pride! #bestpride #hrpride

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2017 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Dre Bly!

The Chesapeake, Virginia native and graduate of Western Branch High School was a 2-time All-American for North Carolina Tar Heels 🏈, including a consensus All-American selection as a freshman.

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1999 #NFLDraft by the St. Louis Rams, Bly would help the team win Super Bowl XXXIV in his rookie season. Over 11 NFL seasons, Bly would intercept 43 passes, and be named to 2 Pro Bowls.

Bly, a 2014 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, is currently the defensive backs coach for his alma mater, #UNC.

Western Branch Football
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Awesome - Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾🎊

2 days ago
Avatar

Congratulations Dre!!!!!

2 days ago
Avatar

2 days ago
Avatar

BRAWLER!

2 days ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post. ... See moreSee less

BREAKING: Randolph-Macon softball advances to the College World Series for the first time in school history, winning 4-3 twice Saturday over Christopher Newport to win the NCAA Super Regional in Newport News. Candace Whittemore was named Most Outstanding Pitcher, Shelby Hill earns Most Outstanding Player honors. The Yellow Jackets will travel to Tyler, Texas to play in the World Series, an eight-team, double elimination tournament, next week. We'll have head coach Kevin Proffitt and Whittemore LIVE on "In The Red Zone" Monday night at 6pm at Sports Page Ashland only on 102.9 The Mater - WHAN Radio! Join us!

View on Facebook

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is with Eugene Holloman.

We were blown away by the turnout and engagement for tonight’s #ChangingTheGame program. The topic of sports and mental health is not easy to discuss, but tonight’s groups understood the NEED to discuss it. Thank you to our panelists, our partners, and everyone who attended. We hope to do more of these events in the future.

Something that was said numerous times is change will not happen unless someone speaks up. Tonight’s participants and attendees did just that.

#ParticipateDontSpectate

Thank you Eugene Holloman, Jonathan Cumpston, Councilman Aaron Rouse, Dr. Gary Bennett from Virginia Tech Athletics, Dr. Scott Sautter from Ping Pong for Charity, Cheryl Turpin for Virginia Beach, Dr. Melissa Back Tamburo from Optima Health, Douglas Finney, Sports Psychology and Dr. Claire LeBlanc from Ocean Lakes High School in VBSchools.

NAMI Coastal Virginia, NAMI Virginia, NAMI, The Zeiders American Dream Theater, Town Center of Virginia Beach
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

A Great Event!

1 week ago   ·  1
Avatar

Round one is over / on to next year!

1 week ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post.

Anthony Sabella
Thanks to Anthony Sabella from WTKR News 3 for the coverage of our #ChangingTheGame event tonight. Tickets are still available for anyone interested in attending.

Will Driscoll NAMI Coastal Virginia
... See moreSee less

DID YOU KNOW May is Mental Health Awareness Month?? It's all about fighting the stigma of mental illness. TONIGHT -- the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & NAMI Coastal Virginia are hosting a big discussion about the issue of mental health in sports called Changing the Game. Athletes don't only have to think about physical health, but mental health too! I talked about it this morning. Check it out!! DETAILS: via.wtkr.com/MyBI3

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post.

Our friends at the North American Sand Soccer Championships, need YOUR help at the beginning of June. Who wouldn't want to spend some time at the Oceanfront helping out with one of the biggest sand soccer events on the planet?

Volunteering has its perks! 😎⚽️
... See moreSee less

Transforming the Virginia Beach Oceanfront into the 60+ fields for the North American Sand Soccer Championships is a major project, no doubt!! We can't do it alone...we NEED volunteers and we'd love to have YOUR help! No experience is necessary, just a desire to chip in and help your soccer community. 😎 Set-up shifts - June 5-7 😎 Take-down shifts - June 9-10 NASSC volunteers get some great PERKS: A sweet sand soccer t-shirt; free food and drinks; enjoying the beautiful oceanfront; verified community service hours (for students & military); and a front row view of the soccer action. More info & signup here - www.sandsoccer.com/volunteer/.

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2001 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Barry Parkhill. The Pennsylvania native became a star for Virginia Men's Basketball in the early 70's. 1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, is one of only eight players in Cavaliers mens 🏀 history to have their jersey retired, #40.

Following college, Parkhill played professionally with the #VirginiaSquires, and #PortlandTrailBlazers.

Happy Birthday!

Here is a video of Parkhill's last second shot in 1971 to take down top-ranked South Carolina

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9KDIvygDZc
... See moreSee less

Barry Parkhill scores to lead the Cavaliers to an upset of #1 South Carolina in 1971.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

2 weeks ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Eugene Holloman and Douglas Finney talking about sports and mental health and our upcoming event #ChangingTheGame, full link will be posted later today. We hope to see you at our event next Wednesday at Zeiders Theater; thez.org/show/changing-the-game/

3 weeks ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2008 inductee, Dawn Staley. The Philadelphia, PA native was a 2-time Atlantic Coast Conference and National Player of the Year for Virginia Women's Basketball. The 6-time WNBA All-Star, was selected as one the leagues 15 greatest players of all-time in 2011. Additionally, Staley is a 3-time Olympic Gold medalist with USA Basketball.

Following her playing career, Staley took up coaching; first with Temple Women's Basketball and currently with South Carolina Women's Basketball, where she led her 2016-2017 team to an NCAA D-I National Championship.

In 2013, Staley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2017, she was named head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team.
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

View previous comments

Happy Birthday 🎂

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME !!! CONGRATULATIONS !!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday Dawn! 😎

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday to you both

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Go Gamecocks!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

CONGRATS

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday to Pulaski, Virginia native, and 2007 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Gary Clark. Clark starred for JMU Football in the early 80's, and was named Virginia Offensive Player of the Year in 1982.

After spending his first 2-seasons professionally in the USFL, Clark signed with the Washington Redskins in 1985. In 8-seasons in Washington, Clark would catch 549 passes for 8,472 yds, and 58 touchdowns all while being an integral part of 2 Super Bowl Championship teams.

Over the course of 11 total seasons in the NFL, Clark caught 699 passes for 10,856 yds, and 65 touchdowns.
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 1997 inductee, Roger Brown. The Surry County native, grew up in Newport News, Virginia, and played football collegiately at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Brown would play 10-seasons in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams, on which he was an integral part of the #FearsomeFoursome defensive line.

In 2009, Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Harbor Park playing host to the Commonwealth Classic between ODU baseball and Virginia Tech Baseball. Beautiful night for baseball! ODU Basketball Head Coach, Jeff Jones, with the ceremonial first pitch tonight. ... See moreSee less

Go Hokies!!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post.

Baseball fans!! A unique opportunity to see two of our Commonwealth D-I programs in action tonight, under the lights at Harbor Park. ODU Baseball and Virginia Tech Baseball at 7 p.m.
... See moreSee less

**Commonwealth Classic is tonight** It’s one of my favorite assignments each year! Tonight, ODU Baseball hosts Virginia Tech at Harbor Park - home of the Norfolk Tides. First pitch for the Commonwealth Classic (ODU’s opponent rotates annually between Tech and UVA) is set for 7pm. We’ll do our WTKR News 3 6pm sportscast LIVE from Harbor Park. Will I see you there tonight?

View on Facebook

Justin Pierce

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2016 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Marianne Stanley. Stanley was hired as Old Dominion Women's Basketball head coach in 1977 and proceeded to guide the '77-'78 team to the NWIT Championship. Beginning at the age of 23, Stanley compiled a ten-year mark of 268-59 (.820) at ODU and helped put the Lady Monarch basketball program on the map as ODU captured three national championships during those ten years (AIAW in '79 and '80, and the NCAA in 1985).

Stanley would compile 416 wins over a 21-year coaching career, and in 2002 she was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Old Dominion University Athletics
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2004 inductee, J.R. Wilburn. Wilburn, from Portsmouth, Virginia, accepted a scholarship to play football for South Carolina Gamecocks. There, he was a two-sport star as a standout split end, leading USC in catches for three seasons, and a leading track scorer in the javelin, long jump, triple jump, and high jump.

Wilburn went on to play professionally in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers and #SanDiegoChargers.
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Go Gamecocks!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Today’s office Heron Ridge Golf Club for the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group golf outing supporting Roc Solid Foundation and #BikeMS National MS Society Virginia-West Virginia Chapter

Today’s team: Joe Flanagan, Executive Director Will Driscoll, former Exec. Dir. Eddie Webb, and current NBA referee Tony Brothers!

It’s a great day for golf!!
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Our Executive Director Will Driscoll had the distinct pleasure of speaking to the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary club this morning. One of the members, Jon Walp, was in a sports mood and certainly dressed for the occasion.

Its always great to get out and spread the mission of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame! Thank you for the opportunity.
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Norfolk Sunrise RotaryGeorge Clooney's twin brother! The #LoveDoctor! Thanks for the wonderful presentation, Will!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared a post.

And so began another chapter in the story of a Hall of Famer...
... See moreSee less

24 years ago today, we drafted OL Ruben Brown in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. 💪 #GoBills

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to 2017 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Bimbo Coles. Coles, starred for Virginia Tech Athletics, and is the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,484 points. That total is also good for 3rd all-time among NCAA D-I players in Virginia. Coles, would go on to play in the NBA for 14-seasons, compiling 6,628 points, and 3,318 assists.

Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Alumni, Hokie Club
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Changing the Game
Do you know what is being done to recognize and react to mental health/illness in the sports universe, at the youth level, collegiate level, and professionally?

We're binging together athletes, sports psychologists, and legislators to make sure YOU have all the information you need on this important topic.

Join us May 15th for Changing the Game for an interactive discussion forum on how this issue is impacting Virginians. This will be a great resource for student-athletes, families, coaches, and athletic administrators.

thez.org/show/changing-the-game/

Priority Toyota Chesapeake Visit Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development Virginia Beach Hotel AssociationNAMI Coastal Virginia AdImpact Marketing Ping Pong for Charity Optima Health Priority Toyota Charity Bowl, Eugene Holloman Cheryl Turpin for Virginia Beach Councilman Aaron Rouse
... See moreSee less

Priority 2019 Induction Video
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame would like to thank Priority Automotive Group (Priority Toyota Chesapeake) for its support as presenting sponsor of our 48th Annual Induction Weekend. The weekend was a wonderful celebration of our past, present, and future as we welcomed 8 new inductees into the Hall of Honor.

Priority has made a commitment to communities across Virginia beyond their automotive services, through the annual Priority Toyota Charity Bowl and Priorities for Change.

We thank Priority for their support, and their continued pursuit of a better Virginia.

Video Credit - Davis Ad Agency
... See moreSee less

Happy Birthday to 2014 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Marty Miller. Miller has spent a lifetime as one of Norfolk State University's great ambassadors. Starting 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 baseball coach in 1972, Miller took over the team full-time the following season as head coach where he stayed until 2005 before being named the University’s Director of Athletics. In his 32 years as head baseball coach, he went 718-543-3, including 17 conference championships. Miller was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) Coach of the Year 15 times, and is the winningest baseball coach in CIAA history. Miller is a member of the John B. McLendon (CIAA) Hall of Fame and the Norfolk State Hall of Fame.

Norfolk State Athletics, Norfolk State Alumni-Association, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, The CIAA
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

View previous comments

Happy Birthday!

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy birthday Marty !!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday Marty .

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty 🎈🎈🎂🎁🎉😃

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday

1 month ago
Avatar

Belated Happy Birthday Marty!!!!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty!!🍰🎁🎉💚💛‼️

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Screaming out..."Happy Birthday Marty" May God continue to keep you in His loving hands 🙏🙏🙏🤲🤲🤲

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy birthday

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty Miller

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy Birthday Coach

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy Birthday Coach Marty Miller!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday to one of my favorite people.

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday!!🎉

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy birthday coach!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy bday coach Miller

1 month ago
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty!!

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy birthday Marty!! 😎😍

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Happy Birthday Marty Miller! 💚💛

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

🎊Happy Birthday Marty🎊

1 month ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

As of 2016, only 39 NCAA D-I athletics programs had a full-time licensed mental health practitioner on staff. That number has grown in recent years, but there is still a large gap between the ones that do and the ones that don't.

Virginia Tech Athletics was ahead of the curve when they hired Dr. Gary Bennett in 2000, to focus on the mental health of its student-athletes.

Dr. Bennett will be participating in our May event, Changing the Game, along with numerous others to discuss mental health in sports, and whats being done at all levels of sports to address this issue.

Tickets are available at:

thez.org/show/changing-the-game/

Virginia Tech Alumni Association - Tidewater Chapter, Tidewater Hokie Club, Councilman Aaron Rouse, Cheryl Turpin for Virginia Beach, AdImpact Marketing, NAMI Coastal Virginia, Ping Pong for Charity, Optima Health, Priority Toyota Chesapeake
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

"Not everyone knows, but you’ve been taking medication for your anxiety attacks all season. You’ve kept it a secret because you didn’t want to be viewed as weak. You were worried people might think you aren’t built for this. …They can think that. They weren’t with you when you burst into tears in the middle of practice and you didn’t know why. Everyone isn’t a part of your story, because they don’t know your story." - Kyle Guy in a social media post last April following UVA's loss to UMBC.

Guy and Virginia Men's Basketball are now National Champions. His story is one of struggle and strength, and precisely why this issue should continue to gain attention.

Changing the Game will continue to put a spotlight on the issue of sports and mental health, and how all levels of sport are recognizing and reacting to it.

thez.org/show/changing-the-game/
... See moreSee less

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame added 398 new photos — at Town Center of Virginia Beach.

8 deserving inductees joined the ranks of Virginia Sports Hall of Famers, April 5-6 in Virginia Beach Virginia.
... See moreSee less

8 deserving inductees joined the ranks of Virginia Sports Hall of Famers, April 5-6 in Virginia Beach Virginia.
View on Facebook

#2019InductionWeekend was absolutely amazing, and we are so grateful for everyone who came out to celebrate the Class of 2019, along with our corporate partners. We could not have done it without you all.

This was a special weekend, with a special group.

Pics and videos to follow!

Priority Toyota Chesapeake, Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Hotel Association, Virginia Beach Economic Development, Optima Health, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, WF Magann, AdImpact Marketing, WAVY TV 10 Promotions, Dominion Energy

Photo courtesy of Jpixx
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Tom Yeager is a Virginia Sports Hall of Famer! ... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Debbie White is a Virginia Sports Hall of Famer! ... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

Buster O’Brien is a Virginia Sports Hall of Famer! ... See moreSee less

View on Facebook