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Betty Jaynes

Betty Jaynes, a native of Covington, Georgia, came to Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1968 as an assistant professor of physical education.  She served as the head women’s basketball coach from 1970 to 1982, amassing a notable 142-114…

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Terry Holland

Terry Holland, the winningest basketball coach in the University of Virginia history, has a name synonymous with excellence.  His coaching and administrative achievements are a testament to his character and dedication to sports. Holland was an outstanding three-sport high school…

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Lester Hooker

H. Lester Hooker, a native of Stuart, at that time was the standout captain twice at Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High and only player in school history to be a starter in three sports.  He moved on to star for W&M…

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Dell Curry

Since his early days at Fort Defiance High School, Dell Curry knew that basketball would be in his future. From winning a high school state championship to enjoying a standout college career at Virginia Tech, Curry showed basketball fans throughout…

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Robert “Bobby” Dandridge

Bobby Dandridge is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended Maggie Walker High School from 1962 to 1965.  He also attended Norfolk State University from 1965 to 1969 and was a record-setting basketball player who went on to star in…

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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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Allan Bristow

Allan Bristow’s name is synonymous with basketball in the state of Virginia.  The Richmond native began his long career as an All-State performer at Henrico High School before moving on to Virginia Tech.  While playing four years with the Hokies,…

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Jimmie Bryan

Born in Staunton, Virginia in 1916, Bryan received his B.S. degree from Ohio University and his Master’s from Lynchburg College.  For 25 years, Bryan served as Athletic Director at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg and coached basketball at the…

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William “Bill” Chambers Jr.

Bill Chambers was born on December 13, 1930 in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He began his basketball career at Lynchburg’s E.C. Glass High School where, in his senior year, he was center on an undefeated (22-0) State Championship team. Chambers went on…

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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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