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William “Bill” Shellenberger

The sport of soccer began in Virginia under the direction of legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bill Shellenberger in 1954 at Lynchburg College.  The first Hornet team of Shellenberger’s finished 2-3.   His overall record at Lynchburg College was 371 wins,…

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Robert “Bobby” Spangler

Bobby Spangler was a four-sport athletic star at Newport News High School. He was a standout in football, basketball, track and tennis. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship. While at Duke, he played as a center, an end,…

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Frank O. Moseley

Almost every field and building of the Virginia Tech sports complex is a monument to the dedication and unflagging energy and efforts of Moseley.   Both as a visionary and the fund-raiser, he was the prime mover behind the hundreds of…

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Bob Porterfield

Porterfield, a native of Newport in Giles County, was signed off the Radford semipro team by New York Yankee scout H.P. Dawson and spent 12 years pitching for the Yankees, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates. A right-hander…

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George Preas

In four years at Virginia Tech, George Preas helped turn the Hokies from a winless football team into an undefeated one.  That achievement was typical of the success Preas enjoyed throughout a long career in the game. From his sandlot…

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Frank Loria

Frank Loria, Virginia Tech’s first consensus football All-American gained this honor in 1965 and 1966 as a safety man.  He, according to his former coach Jerry Claiborne just made things happen and had a knack for football that you find…

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H.M. “Mac” McEver

Mac McEver, for half a century, was known as “Coach Mac” to the legions of Tech fans across Virginia.  Even in his early 70’s Coach Mac was as active as he was nearly fifty years before when he joined the…

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Ronde Barber

Rondé Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA, graduated from Cave Spring High School in 1993 before heading to the University of Virginia where he was a three-time All-ACC selection for the Cavaliers. After the 1994 season, Barber was named the…

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Gary Clark

Gary Clark was born and raised in Pulaski, Virginia.  He attended Pulaski County High School and lettered in three sports—football, track, and baseball before heading to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, where he played Division I-AA football.  As the Dukes’…

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Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles, a native of Lynchburg, has placed his name with the elite by winning the amateur championships of America and Britain.  Giles began winning in competitive golf at such an early age that he appears to be an old…

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