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Dick Tarrant

Dick Tarrant retired with the most wins in the University of Richmond’s history in March of 1993. In twelve seasons as head basketball coach, he amassed 240 wins. Additionally, Tarrant guided his team to nine post-season tournaments, five NCAA and…

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Paul Edward Webb Jr.

Retiring in 1985 as the country’s 6th winningest collegiate basketball coach, Webb spent 29 years at 2 Virginia schools amassing a record of 511 wins and 257 losses, averaging 17 wins per season and attaining the status of Virginia’s All-Time…

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Richard “Buzzy” Wilkinson

Buzzy Wilkinson set the All-Time Season record for scoring in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Virginia for a single season at 32.1 points per game in 1955.  He also established a career record for the Atlantic Coast…

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Harry K. “CY” Young

Truly one of the greatest athletes in Virginia history, Cy Young, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, attended three colleges, participating in the athletic programs of all three. In 1910-11, Young matriculated to Marshall College (now Marshall University), where he…

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Bill Littlepage

Bill Littlepage, born in Pleasant Hill, VA and attended Bridgewater College, is known as the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School League AAA history with an overall coaching record of 755-320 (70.2%). He is one of only two coaches…

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Johnny Newman

Johnny Newman, born in Danville, VA and 1986 graduate of the University of Richmond, led the Spiders in scoring from 1982-1986 and is the all-time leading scorer for Richmond with 2,383 points. Newman had a .532 career field goal percentage…

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Jess Kersey

Jess Kersey, native of Newport News, VA, devoted 36 years as a basketball official in the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. His officiating career started with the ABA where he worked for 5 years and refereed the…

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J. Dallas Shirley

The first ever Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee honored for officiating, Shirley presided over 2,000 basketball games across a span of 33 years before retiring.  At the time Shirley stated “I can still toot the whistle and jump up…

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Robert Woods Spessard

Robert Woods Spessard was born in Roanoke, Virginia on December 11, 1915. He attended Jefferson High School where he starred in football, basketball, and track. His team won the state basketball Class A Championship in 1934. Spessard entered Washington &…

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Dave Twardzik

A two-time All-American at Old Dominion University, Dave Twardzik’s teams made 6 play-off appearances during his 8 year professional basketball career.  Twardzik played 4 years for the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and 4 years for the Portland…

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