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C.J. Woollum

C.J. Woollum, a native of Alexandria, was a powerful figure who built a legacy at Christopher Newport University that could be topped by no other. Woollum transformed Christopher Newport's small area college into a Division III powerhouse. As the leader…

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Dean Ehlers

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…

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Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair

Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair was head of women’s athletics and intramurals at Madison College.   She was chairman of the physical education department at James Madison University, then Madison College, from 1950-66 and was a strong proponent of intercollegiate sports for…

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Richard A. Smith

Richard A. “Captain Dick” Smith was a legend at Washington & Lee University where he served as Athletic Director from 1921 to his retirement in 1954. Smith coached baseball at W&L for 30 years from 1922-52, during which time his…

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Dr. Lonnie “Lee” Morrison

A commitment to quality and equality in women’s athletics has been the focal point for Dr. Lonnie Leotus "Lee" Morrison during her career in athletics as a James Madison University coach and administrator.  Her efforts on behalf of equality of…

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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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Russ Potts

With many sports history firsts credited to his name, Senator Russ Potts added another first to that list as the first sports marketing professional ever inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. The Winchester, Virginia native changed the world…

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George “Gummy” Proctor

George S. “Gummy” Proctor was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on September 30, 1907. At the early age of 15, he officiated his first big basketball game – Wake Forest College against the Richmond Blues, for only a $5.00 fee. Proctor…

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Ted Keller

Keller, a native of Winchester, has been a leader at every level of competition in Virginia for 50 years. After years of playing and coaching at R-MC, he was a driving force in the formation of the highly successful Old…

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William “Pedie” Jackson

William S. “Pedie” Jackson, a star and coach in football and basketball for Emory and Henry College, was so revered that his grid-coaching tenure with the Wasps is still fondly recalled as “Jackson’s Era.” After proving his mettle as a…

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