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Bob Holland

Robert Lee ”Bob” Holland, of Virginia Beach, is the only surfer to win the coveted United States Surfing Championships on all three continental coasts.  He won his first U.S. Championship in Huntington Beach, California in 1967 in the senior men’s…

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Charles “Lefty” Driesell

Charles “Lefty” Driesell is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and a 1954 graduate of Duke University, where he played on the nation’s 10th ranked team as a senior.   Driesell received his master’s degree from William and Mary in 1961, and…

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James Driver

James Driver was a native of Harrisonburg.  He won letters in four sports at William and Mary and at the University of Virginia in football, basketball, baseball and track.  During one year, he was captain of all four teams. He…

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Jim Ducibella

Jim Ducibella, born in Washington, D.C., graduated from Xavier University in 1974. He completed his masters in Print Journalism, graduating from Marquette University in 1976. Before attaining a job with the Virginia Pilot, Ducibella previously wrote for the Milwaukee Journal…

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Tom Duquette

Tom Duquette of Virginia Beach garnered much attention on the lacrosse field at the University of Virginia.  As a standout freshman attackman for the Cavaliers, Duquette led the ACC in scoring with 24 goals and 23 assists.  He earned All-American…

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Kenneth Easley Jr.

Recognized as one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the Hampton Roads area, Ken Easley was a multiple sport star at Chesapeake’s Oscar Smith High School.  The talented athlete played football at this school from 1973-1977 and was…

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James M. “Suey” Eason

Suey Eason was born on April 19, 1907 in South Norfolk, Virginia and enjoyed a successful sports career at South Norfolk High School.  He enrolled at the College of William and Mary in 1924, where he was an outstanding football…

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Karl “Dick” Esleeck

The late Karl A. “Dick” Esleeck is the holder of one of the finest coaching records in the history of the Virginia High School League.  Perhaps the greatest achievement by Esleeck before cancer claimed his life in 1952 was coaching…

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Earl Faison

A native of Newport News, Virginia, Faison attended Huntington High School where he starred in football, basketball and track.  He was State champion in shot-put and discus from 1954 to 1957.  During this same period, Faison was named to the…

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Jack Cloud

Jack Cloud is a native of Norfolk, Virginia where he starred in football at Maury High School.  He entered the Air Force after graduation and served as a gunner for three years before entering college. While playing for William &…

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