Hall of Fame Staff
Will Driscoll, Executive Director
Will Driscoll was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. A 2000 graduate of Maury High School, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Following college, Will worked as a news and sports broadcaster for local television affiliates in Fairbanks, Alaska and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He even stepped up to the plate and served as weather anchor in times of need. During his time in broadcasting, he won awards for his coverage of Alaska’s 50th anniversary as a state, as well as for co-hosting The Zone, Johnstown’s top Friday night high school football highlight show. Some of his favorite memories in broadcasting include covering a dog-sled race from a frozen river, laying eyes on the Arctic Ocean, and creating his Will the Thrill daredevil series featuring activities such as skydiving and police dog training.
After transitioning out of television, he obtained his master’s degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He then joined the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2017 to lead its fundraising and marketing efforts, as the Hall began its transition from a museum platform to a brand-based platform focused on events, content, and programming. In February of 2019, Driscoll was elevated to the position of Executive Director at the Hall.
During his time as Executive Director, Will has helped the Hall increase its scholarship awards to Virginia student-athletes, partnered with the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters on sports and mental health focused initiatives, created a digital content platform the Hall Call Interview Series, and expanded the Hall’s exhibit presence beyond the Southside of Hampton Roads.
Will aims to continue the Hall’s mission of celebrating athletic excellence in Virginia while also highlighting how sports can be used as a platform to improve communities throughout the Commonwealth.
When he is not working on a Virginia Sports Hall of Fame project, you can find him spending time with his family, wife Katie, son Liam, and corgi Ollie. The beach or a golf course are always good places to look. He has plenty of great stories about Alaska golf, so just ask!
An avid sports fan, Will loves cheering on the Temple Owls, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Washington Football Team, Arsenal Football Club, and of course his son Liam.
Contact Will Driscoll; driscollw@VaSportsHOF.com