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1972
1972

Harry K. “CY” Young

Truly one of the greatest athletes in Virginia history, Cy Young, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, attended three colleges,…Read More

1972

Dr. Robert Johnson

Dr. Robert Johnson was known as “Whirlwind” because of his football prowess.  He won over fifty trophies in tennis, playing…Read More

1972

Clarence “Ace” Parker

Clarence “Ace” Parker was truly one of the gridiron greats of all time.  He played offense and defense when specialists…Read More

1972

Eppa Rixey Jr.

Until he was surpassed by Warren Spahn in 1962, Rixey held the National League record for victories by a left-hander,…Read More

1972

Robert Woods Spessard

Robert Woods Spessard was born in Roanoke, Virginia on December 11, 1915. He attended Jefferson High School where he starred…Read More

1973
1973

Sam Snead

Sam Snead

Sam Snead has won more golf tournaments than anyone.  At a young age, he caddied at a golf club near…Read More

1973

Joe Palumbo

Joseph C. Palumbo ranks beside Bullet Bill Dudley when naming the all time greats at the University of Virginia.  He…Read More

2017
2017

George Herbert Allen

In 1971, Coach George Allen took over a Washington club that had only one winning season in the previous fifteen…Read More

2017

Gene Alley

Born in Henrico County in 1940, Alley is a native Virginian. He attended Hermitage High School and developed into an…Read More

2017

Donna Andrews

A native of Lynchburg, Andrews launched her successful golf career as a teenager. She twice won the Virginia Junior championship…Read More

2017

Arthur Ashe Jr.

Winning championships and trailblazing in tennis are “old hat” to this first world-renowned titleist to be inducted into Virginia’s Hall…Read More

2017

Peggy Augustus

Peggy Augustus was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but currently resides in Keswick, Virginia.  She was active as an owner, trainer,…Read More

2017

Marvin Bass

Marvin Bass is a native of Petersburg, Virginia and was a member of William & Mary’s winningest football team in…Read More

2017

Edward Leroy “ED” Beard

Ed Beard defines what it means to be a competitor.  While he made a name for himself on the football…Read More

2017

William “Pete” Bennett

In the world of track, the name Pete Bennett is synonymous with excellence. Bennett distinguished himself as both an athlete…Read More

2017

Melvin Blassingham

Known as the “Father of the Oyster Bowl”, Blassingham conceived the idea of the game to raise funds for the…Read More

2017

Chuck Boone

A true sportsman in every sense, Chuck Boone made a name for himself as a player, coach, and administrator throughout…Read More

2017

Marty Brennaman

One of the best known figures in the sports broadcasting industry, Marty Brennaman has been the lead broadcaster for the…Read More

2017

Bill Brill

Bill Brill was born in Philadelphia, but moved with his family to Middlesex County, Virginia. The Duke University graduate began…Read More

2017

Allan Bristow

Allan Bristow’s name is synonymous with basketball in the state of Virginia.  The Richmond native began his long career as…Read More

2017

Larry Brooks

Larry Brooks is a native of Prince George, Virginia and attended Prince George High School.  In 1967, he was selected…Read More

2017

Roger Brown

Roger Brown was born in Surry County and grew up in Newport News, Virginia.  He attended Maryland State (now University…Read More

2017

Roosevelt Brown Jr.

Roosevelt Brown, Jr. is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and at the age of 13, “Rosey” was drafted out of…Read More

2017

Jimmie Bryan

Born in Staunton, Virginia in 1916, Bryan received his B.S. degree from Ohio University and his Master’s from Lynchburg College. …Read More

2017

J.C. Herbert Bryant

Herbert Bryant was born in Alexandria, Virginia and lettered in four sports at Episcopal High School, graduating in 1928. He…Read More

2017

Alonza “AL” Bumbry

“Bee”, as Al Bumbry was affectionately known to Orioles fans, was an appropriate nickname for such a tenacious player.  He…Read More

2017

Harold M. Burrows Jr.

Harold “Hal” Burrows, Jr. is one of the most revered members of the tennis community of Virginia. It began when…Read More

2017

Raymond A. Bussard

Raymond A. Bussard is a native of Highland County, VA who lettered in basketball, football and track at Bridgewater College…Read More

2017

Herb Carneal

Over 45-seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Herb Carneal had one of the longest uninterrupted service times of any American League…Read More

2017

Hunter Carpenter

C. Hunter Carpenter, alias Mr. Walter Brown, entered Virginia Polytechnic in 1898. He used the alias of the fictitious Walter…Read More

2017

Alfred Casey

Al Casey, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, was confined to a wheel chair and unable to speak clearly when he learned…Read More

2017

Nellie Catlett

Nellie Catlett was born in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was a resident for 58 years attending Hampton High School, where he…Read More

2017

Harry “Red” Caughron

“Red” Caughron was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, and came to the College of William & Mary to play football. He…Read More

2017

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…Read More

2017

Joseph “Scrap” Chandler

Joseph C. “Scrap” Chandler was a native of Guinea in Caroline County and later resided in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was…Read More

2017

Christopher T. Chenery

Prominent in the world of horse racing, the stable founded by Chenery more than sixty years ago is still widely…Read More

2017

Lynn Chewning

Lynn Chewning was born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 28, 1926 and moved to Richmond, VA in 1931.  He…Read More

2017

Gary Clark

Gary Clark was born and raised in Pulaski, Virginia.  He attended Pulaski County High School and lettered in three sports—football,…Read More

2017

Jack Cloud

Jack Cloud is a native of Norfolk, Virginia where he starred in football at Maury High School.  He entered the…Read More

2017

Jim Coates

James A. “Jim” Coates was born in Farnham, Virginia on August 4, 1932.  He played baseball in high school and…Read More

2017

Bill Cochran

Bill Cochran, a lifetime resident of Roanoke, is this year’s media inductee.  Cochran began writing about the outdoors while at…Read More

2017

James Carroll Colston

James "Carroll" Colston is an Iowa native, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1955.  He served in Korea with…Read More

2017

Julius “Julie” Conn

If any man has ever truly been a living legend it is Julius Conn, Virginia’s premier track and basketball coach…Read More

2017

Euguene F. “Gene” Corrigan

A native of Baltimore, MD, Gene Corrigan was a standout lacrosse player at Duke University from 1948 to 1952.  His…Read More

2017

Eddie Crane

High school sports in Northern Virginia and Eddie Crane were synonymous over a 30-year period from 1950 until 1980. Crane…Read More

2017

Lou Creekmur

William & Mary has graduated many outstanding football players over the years and Lou Creekmur, selected in 1949 as an…Read More

2017

Fanny Graves Crenshaw

Fanny Crenshaw was born in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of Bryn Mawr and Columbia University, where she received…Read More

2017

Jennings Culley

Jennings Culley began his lengthy career in Virginia sports journalism as a determined sixteen-year-old in his hometown of Newport News,…Read More

2017

Ralph Cummins

Ralph Cummins arrived at Clintwood High School as an assistant football coach and girl’s basketball coach in the fall of…Read More

2017

Dell Curry

Since his early days at Fort Defiance High School, Dell Curry knew that basketball would be in his future. From…Read More

2017

Carroll W. Dale

Carroll Wayne Dale attended Virginia Tech from 1956 to 1959 and has been called as one of the finest ever…Read More

2017

Raymond E. Dandridge

Ray Dandridge, a native of Richmond, was a slick fielding third baseman in the Negro National League before the game…Read More

2017

Robert “Bobby” Dandridge

Bobby Dandridge is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended Maggie Walker High School from 1962 to 1965.  He also…Read More

2017

Jean McLean Davis

Jean McLean Davis did more in the first 17 years of her life than most of us do in a…Read More

2017

Meb Davis

Melvin "Meb" Davis attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduation he played with a strong Norfolk Collegiate football…Read More

2017

Leon Day

Before the integration of Major League Baseball, African-American players with major league ability were making names for themselves in the…Read More

2017

Roland Day

Roland Day was born in Columbus, Georgia on January 12, 1900. He was an honored institution long before his 28…Read More

2017

Bill Deekens

Bill Deekens, a native of Amelia County, was one of Virginia’s finest sportswriters of the twentieth-century.  He attended the University…Read More

2017

Steve DeLong

Steve DeLong is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia who attended Oscar Smith High School.  He played football for the Tigers…Read More

2017

Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd

Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd was born in Galax, Virginia on November 11, 1908.  He moved to Kingsport, Tennessee at an…Read More

2017

Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan, originally from Arlington, began his swimming career at age five. Despite struggling with exercise-induced asthma, Dolan aggressively pursued…Read More

2017

Jim Dombrowski

Jim Dombrowski, born in Williamsville, New York, is known as one of the finest student-athletes in the history of the…Read More

2017

Anne Donovan

While standing 6 foot 8 inches tall, Anne Donovan dominated the basketball court while Old Dominion University dominated college teams…Read More

2017

Albert Doran

Doran was one of the first scholastic basketball coaches to attain 500 victories.  His George Washington High School teams from…Read More

2017

Otis Douglas

Otis Douglas, a graduate of William and Mary who had no previous football experience at the time he enrolled, developed…Read More

2017

Charles “Lefty” Driesell

Charles “Lefty” Driesell is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and a 1954 graduate of Duke University, where he played on…Read More

2017

James Driver

James Driver was a native of Harrisonburg.  He won letters in four sports at William and Mary and at the…Read More

2017

Jim Ducibella

Jim Ducibella, born in Washington, D.C., graduated from Xavier University in 1974. He completed his masters in Print Journalism, graduating…Read More

2017

Bill “Bullet” Dudley

There has been only one football player in the history of the sport to win Most Valuable Player honors in…Read More

2017

Tom Duquette

Tom Duquette of Virginia Beach garnered much attention on the lacrosse field at the University of Virginia.  As a standout…Read More

2017

Chauncey Durden

A scholar in English and Latin at the University of the South, Chauncey Durden was a sports editor of the…Read More

2017

Kenneth Easley Jr.

Recognized as one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the Hampton Roads area, Ken Easley was a multiple…Read More

2017

James M. “Suey” Eason

Suey Eason was born on April 19, 1907 in South Norfolk, Virginia and enjoyed a successful sports career at South…Read More

2017

Karl “Dick” Esleeck

The late Karl A. “Dick” Esleeck is the holder of one of the finest coaching records in the history of…Read More

2017

Earl Faison

A native of Newport News, Virginia, Faison attended Huntington High School where he starred in football, basketball and track.  He…Read More

2017

Donna Fales

Donna Floyd Fales was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1940 and moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1953.  By the age…Read More

2017

Beattie Feathers

William Beattie Feathers is considered a legend at the University of Tennessee, where he was named All-American in football. He…Read More

2017

Richard “Dick” Fletcher

Dick Fletcher is one of the truly outstanding sports celebrities in the history of Virginia Sports. He attended Penn State…Read More

2017

Dr. Harrison F. Flippin

Dr. Harrison Fitzgerald Flippin was born October 26, 1906.  He attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, where he was…Read More

2017

Henry “Hank” Foiles

Hank Foiles was born in Richmond in 1929.  He moved with his family in 1933 to Norfolk where he entered…Read More

2017

William Fuller

William Fuller retired as one of the top 20 all-time sack leaders with four Pro-Bowl selections, and it’s no wonder the NFL…Read More

2017

Stokeley Fulton

J. Stokley Fulton received little All-American honors in 1954 as a center on the Hampden Sydney College football teams.  In…Read More

2017

Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles

Vinny Giles, a native of Lynchburg, has placed his name with the elite by winning the amateur championships of America…Read More

2017

James T. Gillette Jr.

Jim Gillette was a native of Courtland, Virginia.  He played at the University of Virginia in 1937, 1938 and 1940…Read More

2017

Walker A. Gillette

Walker Gillette was born in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Southampton High School.  He went on to become a football All-American…Read More

2017

Abe Goldblatt

Abe Goldblatt was a sports staffer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot for 63 years and covered countless assignments until his death…Read More

2017

William “Pappy” Gooch

William “Pappy” Gooch was a native of Roanoke, Virginia, where he was born in 1895.  Gooch played four sports at…Read More

2017

Steve Guback

Guback spent nine years as a staff writer with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and more than 20 years with The Washington…Read More

2017

Archie Hahn

Archie Hahn came to Virginia as Head Track Coach in 1929. He succeeded the legendary “Pop” Lannigan. Hahn was also…Read More

2017

Charles Haley

A native of Gladys, Virginia, Charles Haley went on to play football at James Madison University and in 1985 became…Read More

2017

Granny Hamner

In his playing days with the Philadelphia Phillies, Granny Hamner was known as the “Whiz Kid.” Playing shortstop for the…Read More

2017

Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper has won 7 championships on the pro golf tour and has finished second in 13 others.  His most…Read More

2017

Frank Havens

Frank Havens is an Eastern Shore resident with the rare distinction of being a four time Olympian. An Arlington native…Read More

2017

Whitney Hedgepeth

Whitney Hedgepeth, born and raised in Colonial Heights, VA, was an All-American swimmer at the University of Texas. She is…Read More

2017

Yogi Hightower-Boothe

Yogi Hightower Boothe attended Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach where she emerged as a multi-sport star excelling in basketball…Read More

2017

John Hilton

John Hilton was a three-sport star at Hermitage High School, Richmond. Hilton attended Fork Union Military Academy, and then the…Read More

2017

Bob Holland

Robert Lee ”Bob” Holland, of Virginia Beach, is the only surfer to win the coveted United States Surfing Championships on…Read More

2017

Terry Holland

Terry Holland, the winningest basketball coach in the University of Virginia history, has a name synonymous with excellence.  His coaching…Read More

2017

Lester Hooker

H. Lester Hooker, a native of Stuart, at that time was the standout captain twice at Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High…Read More

2017

Stuart W. Hoskins

Stuart “Stukie” Hoskins started his talent-rich athletic career in Fredericksburg.  He attended Fredericksburg High School from 1932-1936 where he was…Read More

2017

Ronde Barber

Rondé Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA, graduated from Cave Spring High School in 1993 before heading to the University…Read More

2017

Henry Hucles

Henry Hucles was most recognized as the head coach of the Virginia Union University Basketball “Dream Team” of 1939-1943, which…Read More

2017

George Hughes

George S. Hughes is a former William & Mary and National Football League star lineman.  When notified he had been…Read More

2017

Dr. Richard Humbert

Dr. Richard “Dick” Humbert was a four-sport letterman at the University of Richmond and winner of the National Football League…Read More

2017

Rick Hunley

Ricky Hunley was born and raised in Petersburg. He attended the University of Arizona, where he was a two-time All-American…Read More

2017

William “Pedie” Jackson

William S. “Pedie” Jackson, a star and coach in football and basketball for Emory and Henry College, was so revered…Read More

2017

Calvin Moses Jacox

A native of Norfolk, Calvin Jacox served for 25 years as a columnist and later sports editor for the Journal…Read More

2017

Mary-Patton Janssen

From 1957 through 1962, Mary Patton Janssen was the state’s top female golfer.  Short-lived as her reign was, it remains…Read More

2017

Betty Jaynes

Betty Jaynes, a native of Covington, Georgia, came to Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1968 as an assistant…Read More

2017

Marshall Johnson

Marshall Johnson held an extensive newspaper career working for the Lynchburg News and the Manassas Journal. In 1949, he joined…Read More

2017

Arthur Jones

Art Jones was an all-around athlete at Suffolk High School, lettering for three years in football, track, and tennis and…Read More

2017

Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan, a native of Baltimore, entered the University of Richmond in 1985. As a three-year starter at cornerback for…Read More

2017

Henry W. Jordan

Henry Jordan began his outstanding athletic career at Warwick High School. He lettered in three sports, football, track, and wrestling.…Read More

2017

Charles Karmosky

Charles Karmosky was the long-time sports editor for the Newport News Daily Press. He became sports editor of the Daily…Read More

2017

Herman “Bucky” Keller

A native of Newport News “Bucky Keller” was a star basketball player at Newport News High School, leading the Typhoons…Read More

2017

Ted Keller

Keller, a native of Winchester, has been a leader at every level of competition in Virginia for 50 years. After…Read More

2017

Junius Kellogg

Junius Kellogg made his way into the national limelight in 1951 when he exposed a national basketball gambling scandal.  This…Read More

2017

Jerome Kersey

Jerome Kersey was raised in Clarksville, and attended Longwood College (now Longwood University), where he was a record-setting basketball forward…Read More

2017

Leroy Keyes

Leroy Keyes was a graduate of Carver High School in Newport News where he was a three-sport star in football,…Read More

2017

Bob Kilbourne

Bob Kilbourne was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia where he graduated from Big Stone Gap High School…Read More

2017

Glenn Charles Knox

Considered one of the finest athletes in the history of William and Mary, Glenn Knox was one of the most…Read More

2017

George Lacy

George Lacy lettered in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Richmond. He was captain of the football and…Read More

2017

William Lanier

Willie Edward Lanier was born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.  He graduated from Maggie Walker High School in 1963…Read More

2017

Henry E. Lauterbach

Henry E. Lauterbach was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but moved soon after to Newport News, Virginia.  He currently resides in…Read More

2017

Frank D. Lawrence

Frank D. Lawrence, born in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 15, 1891, was a guiding force in professional baseball for half…Read More

2017

Jimmy Leech

James C. “Jimmy” Leech, born in Lexington, Virginia became Virginia Military Institute’s first bona-fide All-American football player.  He entered VMI…Read More

2017

Bill Leffler

Described as a sportswriter with legendary concern for objectivity, integrity, sportsmanship, and the feelings of the people about whom he…Read More

2017

Doris Leigh

The first bowler to be voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Doris Leigh is a former champion. A…Read More

2017

Jim Lemon

A lanky country boy from Covington, Virginia turned his ability to hit a baseball a country mile into a more…Read More

2017

Laurence Leonard, Jr.

Laurence Leonard was a longtime sports editor of the Richmond News Leader from 1947 to 1968.  During his tenure, the…Read More

2017

William H. Lewis

William H. Lewis was born in Norfolk in 1868.  He first played football as a center at Amherst College where…Read More

2017

Joseph “Buddy” Lex

Joseph “Buddy” Lex was born February 23, 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was an outstanding high school athlete at Newport…Read More

2017

Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman, one of the most accomplished and recognized individuals in the history of women’s basketball, added a new dimension…Read More

2017

Jerold “Jerry” Lindquist

In the writing world, there is quantityÑthe number of stories a writer can produce every year, and there is qualityÑthe…Read More

2017

Henry “Monk” Little

Henry “Monk” Little, a William & Mary track legend from Norfolk, Virginia is probably the greatest all-around track man Virginia…Read More

2017

Earl Francis Lloyd

Earl Lloyd was born on April 13, 1928 in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Parker-Gray High School in Alexandria where he…Read More

2017

Frank Loria

Frank Loria, Virginia Tech’s first consensus football All-American gained this honor in 1965 and 1966 as a safety man.  He,…Read More

2017

Jane Mack

Jane Mack of Richmond began her amateur golf career as a teenager, taking lessons at Willow Oaks Country Club.  An…Read More

2017

Thad Madden

Thad Madden was born in Culpepper County, Virginia in 1916, where he participated in track because his high school did…Read More

2017

Moses Malone

Moses Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia and graduated from Petersburg High School. Malone drew his first national attention as…Read More

2017

Dr. M. Thompson Mann

Thompson Mann was born in Hickory, Virginia in 1943. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame at…Read More

2017

Shelley Mann

Shelley Mann was known as one of the glamour girls of sports in the United States in the 1950’s.  Although…Read More

2017

Dr. John Alfriend Mapp

John A. Mapp born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk gained prominence in track at Granby High School.   He…Read More

2017

Laura Mapp

As a player and a coach, Laura Mapp pushed to place women’s sports as a non-stop force on the Virginia…Read More

2017

Willard Marshall

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1921, Marshall began his athletic career playing baseball for Manchester High School and with the…Read More

2017

Lily Harper Martin

Lily Harper Martin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 18, 1916. She spent her entire life in the city…Read More

2017

William “Billy” Martin, Sr.

Billy Martin, Sr. was a native of South Creek in Beaufort, North Carolina. Martin led Granby High School to 21…Read More

2017

Eugene “Buck” Mayer

A native of Norfolk, Virginia Eugene “Buck” Mayer was a 1916 graduate of the University of Virginia with a law…Read More

2017

Penelope Anderson McBride

Penelope Anderson McBride’s love affair with the game of tennis began at the age of eight. She started hitting a…Read More

2017

George McClelland

From out of the North he came.  That one index finger typing away at an unbelievable pace and producing crisp,…Read More

2017

Clyde McCullough

McCullough began his baseball career as an infielder with his hometown Nashville American Legion Team at the age of 17. …Read More

2017

H.M. “Mac” McEver

Mac McEver, for half a century, was known as “Coach Mac” to the legions of Tech fans across Virginia.  Even…Read More

2017

John McKenna

Our next inductee was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He went on to Villanova University, where he was a…Read More

2017

Lee McLaughlin

McLaughlin was an all-around athlete at John Marshall High School in Richmond, where he was an all-state selection, winning a…Read More

2017

Bob McLelland

Born, raised and educated in Roanoke, Virginia, Bob McLelland worked for the Roanoke Times & World News from 1949 to…Read More

2017

George McQuinn

McQuinn, from Ballston, Virginia, spent his entire life in baseball.  His professional career started in 1930 with New Haven, Connecticut…Read More

2017

Paul Mellon

Paul Mellon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the Universities of Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge, where he received many…Read More

2017

William “Bill” Merner

William “Bill” Merner was born January 31, 1915 in Palmerville, North Carolina moving to Hopewell, VA at an early age…Read More

2017

Edwin “Ed” Merrick

Ed Merrick, both as a player and coach, became a legend at the University of Richmond. He entered Richmond as…Read More

2017

Frank Messer

From the very beginning of the romance between microphone and Frank Messer, there was, appropriately enough, a Marine-like precision in…Read More

2017

Arthur “Bud” Metheny

Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, Metheny’s entire career centers around the Old Dominion.  Metheny starred in baseball at the…Read More

2017

Walt Michaels

The 1950 Washington & Lee football team was the first and last team ever to represent the University in a…Read More

2017

C.P. Sally Miles

Clarence P. Miles, a native of Hanover County and a graduate of Richmond High School, now John Marshall High School,…Read More

2017

Louis “Weenie” Miller

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he…Read More

2017

Robert Allen Miller

Bob “The Emory Express” Miller was originally from Portage, Pennsylvania, and in 1948 took his talents to play running back…Read More

2017

Bill Millsaps, Jr.

William H. Millsaps, Jr. is a native of Daisy, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at the…Read More

2017

Charles Moir

A native of Francisco, North Carolina, Moir attended Appalachian State University where he was a star in basketball and baseball. …Read More

2017

Herman Moore

Herman Moore, born in Danville, VA, played football in high school, mostly as a kicker as well as tight end.…Read More

2017

Leotus “Lee” Morrison

A commitment to quality and equality in women’s athletics has been the focal point for Dr. Leotus Morrison during her…Read More

2017

Frank O. Moseley

Almost every field and building of the Virginia Tech sports complex is a monument to the dedication and unflagging energy…Read More

2017

Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz has come a long way from his hometown of New York City to become a seasoned veteran in…Read More

2017

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

By the time most kids outgrow full-time running and jumping, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was setting records doing just that.  In…Read More

2017

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning was born in Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Indian River High School. As a senior, he was named…Read More

2017

Joseph Muha

Joe Muha

Known in his days at Virginia Military Institute as “Joltin Joe”, Joseph Muha’s feats are unparalleled in the history of…Read More

2017

Albert M. Nemetz

Al Nemetz was born in Prince George, Virginia in 1922.  He played football for Hopewell High School and upon his…Read More

2017

Hank Norton

Hank Norton was originally from Huntington WV, and received his undergraduate degree at Lynchburg College and later his master’s in…Read More

2017

Johnny Oates

Johnny Oates is an exemplar of a true dedicated baseball man.  A player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball…Read More

2017

Barry Parkhill

Barry Parkhill was appointed the associate director of athletics for development in 1998. He previously served dual roles as director…Read More

2017

Frank Peake

Frank Peake was a star at Hampton High School before going to Blacksburg where he was a standout in Virginia…Read More

2017

Larry Peccatiello

Larry Peccatiello, a 1957 graduate of William and Mary, was named All-American his senior year. As a senior captain, he…Read More

2017

Charles “Bolo” Perdue

Charles “Bolo” Perdue was born May 10, 1916 in Thomasville, North Carolina. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S.…Read More

2017

Charles “Deacon” Phillippe

Deacon Phillipe was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia on May 23, 1872. As a right-hander for the Pittsburgh Pirates in…Read More

2017

Malcom “Mac” Pitt

Malcolm “Mac” Pitt, served as the University of Richmond’s Baseball Coach for 36 years and its Athletic Director for 25…Read More

2017

Louis “Lou” Plummer

Lou Plummer was born on December 12, 1912 in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He first came to Virginia from Hamilton High…Read More

2017

Bob Porterfield

Porterfield, a native of Newport in Giles County, was signed off the Radford semipro team by New York Yankee scout…Read More

2017

Russ Potts

With many sports history firsts credited to his name, Senator Russ Potts added another first to that list as the…Read More

2017

George Preas

In four years at Virginia Tech, George Preas helped turn the Hokies from a winless football team into an undefeated…Read More

2017

Kelly James Precourt

Kelly James Precourt of Medford, New Jersey, was a field hockey sensation at Old Dominion University. Playing striker, James led…Read More

2017

William Leon “Dick” Price

Dick Price, a Norfolk native, graduated from Hampton Institute (now University) in 1957 and has been a coaching and administrative…Read More

2017

Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard

Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard was a Hopewell native, and one of the all-time great running backs in Virginia collegiate football history,…Read More

2017

George “Gummy” Proctor

George S. “Gummy” Proctor was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on September 30, 1907. At the early age of 15, he…Read More

2017

Vito Ragazzo

Vito Ragazzo attended West Virginia High School in Williamson, West Virginia.  He was captain of the high school football team,…Read More

2017

Garrard S. “Buster” Ramsey

Buster Ramsey played high school football for Knoxville High School in Tennessee where he was named to the All-Southern and…Read More

2017

Ulmo S. “Sonny” Randle

Sonny Randle distinguished himself in the football world as a standout athlete, a dedicated coach, and a spirited color commentator. …Read More

2017

Victor “Vic” Raschi

Vic Raschi, one of baseball’s all-time great pitchers with the New York Yankees, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He is…Read More

2017

Bob Rathbun

Bob Rathbun was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island, and graduated from Catawba College in 1976. Rathbun began his career at…Read More

2017

Paul Washington Rice

Paul Rice of Roanoke, Virginia graduated from Roanoke College in 1939 where he played basketball and was a member of…Read More

2017

Melissa Belote Ripley

Ripley was born on October 16, 1956 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Springfield, Virginia.  She has been called…Read More

2017

Melvin “Mel” Roach

Although plagued by injuries throughout his career, Roach compiled an impressive record of athletic accomplishments spanning high school, college and…Read More

2017

Dave Robbins

Dave Robbins, native of North Carolina and a graduate of Catawba College, is the winningest College Basketball Coach in Virginia…Read More

2017

Glenn Roberts Sr.

Glenn Roberts revolutionized the game of basketball at Emory & Henry College during the 1930’s.  He is credited as the…Read More

2017

Bobby Ross

Bobby Ross was named the 18th head coach of the Detroit Lions on January 13, 1997. After posting a regular…Read More

2017

Robert “Bob” Rowland

Bob Rowland won as many speed boat races as any person of his era, but was well known for his…Read More

2017

Ricky Rudd

Our next inductee, a Norfolk County (now Chesapeake) native, began his racing career at age nine on local go-kart tracks,…Read More

2017

Warren Rutledge

Warren Rutledge graduated from the College of William & Mary where he was an All-State baseball pitcher.  He eventually served…Read More

2017

Ralph Sampson

One of the most heralded cagers of all time, Ralph Sampson dominated the collegiate game during his brilliant four-year (1980-83)…Read More

2017

Taylor Sanford

Sanford graduated from the University of Richmond in 1929, having earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track—thirteen in all. …Read More

2017

Paul Sawyer

One of the founding fathers of modern day NASCAR, Paul Sawyer is recognized as a guiding force behind the emergence…Read More

2017

Antonio Freeman

Antonio Freeman, native of Baltimore, MD, attended Baltimore Polytechnic High School, named the Baltimore Sun’s offensive player of the year…Read More

2017

Herb Scott

After growing up in Virginia Beach, Herb Scott chose to attend Virginia Union, a small historically black university in Richmond.…Read More

2017

Thomas C. Scott Jr.

Thomas C. “Tommy” Scott Jr. is considered one of the University of Virginia’s all time greats in football.  He played…Read More

2017

Thomas L. Scott

Tommy Scott was born October 9, 1907 in Onanock, Virginia and lived in Norfolk from the age of 5.  He…Read More

2017

Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott of Danville, Virginia was the first black man to compete in the all-white sport of stock car racing…Read More

2017

Dick Shea

A hero, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a man of extraordinary courage, one who performs great deeds.  Dick Shea was…Read More

2017

William “Bill” Shellenberger

The sport of soccer began in Virginia under the direction of legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bill Shellenberger in 1954…Read More

2017

J. Dallas Shirley

The first ever Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee honored for officiating, Shirley presided over 2,000 basketball games across a…Read More

2017

Paul Shu

Paul Shu was a star athlete at George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia before attending Virginia Military Institute. Shu…Read More

2017

Gray Simons

Gray Simons a native of Norfolk, Virginia had a brilliant-wrestling career that began at Granby High School. He wrestled for…Read More

2017

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…Read More

2017

Ida Simmons Slack

Ida Simmons Slack is considered one of the greatest women duckpin bowlers of all time.  On seven occasions, she was…Read More

2017

C. Alphonso Smith

Alphonso Smith won the Boys National Singles and Doubles Tennis Titles in 1924, accomplishing the feat without losing a single…Read More

2017

Barty Smith

Barty Smith is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  He graduated from Douglas Freeman High School where he was a four-sport…Read More

2017

Bruce Smith

Smith, a native of Norfolk, first drew national attention at Virginia Tech when he won the 1985 Outland Trophy, awarded…Read More

2017

Richard A. Smith

Richard A. “Captain Dick” Smith was a legend at Washington & Lee University where he served as Athletic Director from…Read More

2017

J.C. Snead

J.C. Snead, nephew of the legendary Sam Snead, made his commendable mark in professional golf after giving up a promising…Read More

2017

Norman Snead

Norman Snead was an outstanding football, baseball and basketball player while at Warwick High School.  He grew up in the…Read More

2017

Frank Soden

Although Frank Soden is not a native of Virginia, during his career he became the most versatile and recognizable voice…Read More

2017

Robert “Bobby” Spangler

Bobby Spangler was a four-sport athletic star at Newport News High School. He was a standout in football, basketball, track…Read More

2017

Wynsol K. Spencer

Wynsol Spencer was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, but at the age of 5 moved to Newport News. Spencer was…Read More

2017

Hope Spivey

When other young girls her age were playing with dolls and running around the playground, Hope Spivey was a gymnastics…Read More

2017

Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley of Philadelphia came to the University of Virginia women’s basketball program in 1989. That year, she won the…Read More

2017

Hugh Franklin Stephens

Hugh Stephens was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1917. He attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He played basketball…Read More

2017

Dwight Stephenson

Dwight Stephenson is a native of North Carolina, but resided in Hampton, Virginia where he graduated from Hampton High School. …Read More

2017

Bryant Stith

Our next inductee is a native of Lawrenceville, VA, and first made a name for himself at Brunswick High School,…Read More

2017

Charles “Stuck” Stobbs

Before his long career on the diamond in Major League Baseball, Chuck Stobbs became a legend at Norfolk’s Granby High…Read More

2017

Curtis Strange

Golf has played a major role in Curtis Strange’s life since his days in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rightfully so. …Read More

2017

Thomas Wright Strange Jr.

Tom Strange got his start in golfing as a caddy in his native city of Cincinnati.  An accomplished amateur in…Read More

2017

Francis Lee Summers

Frank Summers, a native of Alexandria, graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1922 as second ranking officer in the Cadet…Read More

2017

Charlie Sumner

In his hometown of Dublin, Virginia, our final inductee was a high school football star. He attended the College of…Read More

2017

Lawrence Taylor

Known as one of the greatest linebackers in National Football League history, Lawrence Taylor’s prowess started on the field of…Read More

2017

Bob Thalman

Bob Thalman has already distinguished himself as an outstanding figure in Virginia sports history. A 47-year sports veteran as a…Read More

2017

Charles G. “Rosie” Thomas

Charles "Rosie" Thomas was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He entered Fork Union Military Academy in 1918, entering as a…Read More

2017

William T. Thomas

William Talley Thomas was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 15, 1909 where he attended McGuire Prep School, winning All-City…Read More

2017

Thomas W. “Thomas” Thompson

Tommy Thompson started his football career with Woodbridge High School in New Jersey where he made All-State. He is considered…Read More

2017

Sydnor W. Thrift Jr.

From the time of his playing days at Randolph-Macon College, where he earned All-State honors, Syd Thrift was always thinking about ways “to do things better.”  After an injury abruptly ended Thrift’s short professional career as a southpaw pitcher and first baseman, it was his visionary innovations to the game that would make him a legend.

Throughout his career, Thrift has worked with the Oakland Athletics as Director of Player Personnel, the New York Yankees as Senior Vice-President of Baseball Operations, the Chicago Cubs as Assistant General Manager, and the Baltimore Orioles in various positions.  He is probably best known for his success as General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In Pittsburgh, Thrift performed one of the great franchise-rebuilding jobs in major league baseball, bringing the team from dead last in 1985, to a pennant contender in just three seasons.  In 1988, the Pirates finished second behind the New York Mets and set an all-time Pittsburgh attendance record.  In that same year, he was honored with two prestigious awards, becoming the first non-player to receive the Dapper Dan “Man of the Year” award.  Then, Thrift was chosen Baseball’s General Manager of the Year” for his role in the success of the Pirates.

Due to the vision of Ewing Kauffman, owner of the Kansas City Royals, a baseball academy was created where Thrift served as founding director of the recruiting and training operation.  Much of his success was due to Thrift’s uncanny skill at evaluating and signing talent as well as his unorthodox methods of training players.  Thrift and the Kansas City Academy staff discovered the now famous time-measured lead, and applied the aerodynamics of a baseball in flight to pitching and hitting.  He used special equipment to train players for improved depth perception, and customized nutritional and conditioning programs for players both during the season and in the off-season, which enabled them to improve their performance level.  The theories and techniques once considered off-the-wall by Thrift’s contemporaries are now standard practice throughout baseball at all levels, from amateur to professional.

In 1999, Orioles’ ownership designated him to direct the selection and training process of baseball players in Greece for the Olympics to be held in Athens in 2004.  As the host country, Greece is required to field a team.  Currently, there is no baseball program in Greece and Syd will be instrumental in the planning and formation of a team and a baseball facility in time for the Olympics.

2017

Eric Tipton

Eric Tipton was born in Petersburg, Virginia where he graduated from Petersburg High School. He entered Duke University upon graduation…Read More

2017

Dr. John B. Todd

John Todd was a four-sport star at the College of William and Mary from 1921 to 1925. He served as…Read More

2017

Curtis Morton “Pops” Turner

Curtis Morton "Pops" Turner was born April 12, 1924, in Floyd, Virginia. He was a lumberman by trade, and one…Read More

2017

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…Read More

2017

Edwin Parker “CY” Twombly

One of the founding fathers of intercollegiate athletics at Washington & Lee University, Twombly coached W&L teams to more than…Read More

2017

Robbye King Unger

Robbye King Unger was an outstanding amateur golfer in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic circles.  For ten years she dominated women’s…Read More

2017

Charles “Dink” Vail

Charles “Dink” Vail of Norfolk, Virginia is the first sailing inductee voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Vail…Read More

2017

Gracie Lee Vandyck

As a player and coach, Gracie Lee VanDyck has been an incredible athlete and true pioneer in the rise of…Read More

2017

Porter Vaughan Jr.

Porter Vaughan was born in Stevensville, Virginia. He attended Stevensville High School and the University of Richmond, graduating in 1940.…Read More

2017

Jesse “Sonny” Wade

Jesse “Sonny” Wade was born on April 1, 1947 in Martinsville, Virginia where he attended Martinsville High School. After graduation,…Read More

2017

Lanny Wadkins

Lanny Wadkins was born in Richmond, Virginia, on December 5, 1949. A graduate of Meadowbrook High School and Wake Forest…Read More

2017

Joseph “Lil Joe” Weatherly

Joe Herbert Weatherly attended Norview Elementary, James Madison, and Maury High School in Norfolk and at the age of fifteen…Read More

2017

Paul Edward Webb Jr.

A native of Petersburg, VA, Paul Webb retired in 1985 as the country’s 6th winningest collegiate basketball coach. Webb spent…Read More

2017

George Welsh

George Welsh, born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1956, where he was an All-American…Read More

2017

Helmut Werner

Helmut Werner, born in Ukraine, Russia, graduated from Lynchburg College in 1961. During his collegiate soccer career, he was named…Read More

2017

Mark West

Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Mark West first made his name in sports while at Old Dominion University. There he was…Read More

2017

J.R. Wilburn

In an era when Virginia’s finest high school football stars sought college football programs outside of Virginia, J. R. Wilburn…Read More

2017

Richard “Buzzy” Wilkinson

Buzzy Wilkinson set the All-Time Season record for scoring in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Virginia for…Read More

2017

Kenneth Willard

Ken Willard was born in Richmond, Virginia where he grew up and attended Varina High School. He was not only…Read More

2017

Charles H. Williams

Charles Holston Williams is credited with being one of the original founders of the present Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).…Read More

2017

Leigh Williams

Leigh Williams, who died of Leukemia in 1940 just a day short of his 32nd birthday, was one of those…Read More

2017

Lawrence “Lefty” Wilson

A legend in his home state of North Carolina, Wilson lived in Virginia more than 60 years. He received his…Read More

2017

Glen & Leonard Wood

Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest continuously operating team in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition, with 97 series wins including…Read More

2017

Lewis “Lew” Worsham

In 1947 Lew Worsham became the First Virginian to ever win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Having begun his career…Read More

2017

William “Monk” Younger

William Lee “Monk” Younger was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he earned enough athletic…Read More

2017

Jeff Rouse

Jeff Rouse, born in Petersburg, VA, started swimming at the age of 5 and set national age group records at…Read More

2017

Bill Littlepage

Bill Littlepage, born in Pleasant Hill, VA and attended Bridgewater College, is known as the winningest basketball coach in Virginia…Read More

2017

Dr. Jim Jarrett

Dr. Jim Jarrett joined the Old Dominion University staff in 1967 as Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and…Read More

2017

Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA and 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia, is the 2nd all-time leading…Read More

2017

Johnny Newman

Johnny Newman, born in Danville, VA and 1986 graduate of the University of Richmond, led the Spiders in scoring from…Read More

2017

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, born and raised in Norfolk, VA, started his amateur boxing career at the age of 9.…Read More

2017

Eugene “Pappy” Thompson

Eugene “Pappy” Thompson, attended Virginia High School in Bristol, VA and started at Emory & Henry College in 1925 but…Read More

2017

Gerald Henderson

Gerald Henderson, native of Richmond, VA (Huguenot High School) and Virginia Commonwealth University graduate where he averaged 15 points per…Read More

2017

Ray Hendrick

Ray Hendrick, native of Richmond, VA, was known as “Mr. Modified” during his 36-year career in motorsports. He passed away…Read More

2017

Jess Kersey

Jess Kersey, native of Newport News, VA, devoted 36 years as a basketball official in the American Basketball Association and…Read More

2017

Al Pearce

Al Pearce, native of Rocky Mount, NC, graduated from Presbyterian College in 1965 and taught high school in Jacksonville, FL…Read More

2017

Debbie Ryan

Debbie Ryan has resided for over 35 years in Charlottesville where she was the head coach for the University of…Read More

2017

Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner, native of Tannersville, VA, played baseball for Ferrum College from 1991-93. He earned All-Conference, All-Region and All-America first-team…Read More

2017

Franklin Allen

Franklin “Frankie” Allen, a native of Charlottesville, VA and graduate of Roanoke College, is considered to be one of the…Read More

2017

Cornell Brown

Cornell Brown, a native of Lynchburg, VA and graduate of Virginia Tech, is considered by many to be the first…Read More

2017

Lawrence Burton

Lawrence Burton, a native of Melfa, VA and graduate of Purdue University, was an All-American flanker and first round draft…Read More

2017

Dean Ehlers

Dean Ehlers was the first director of athletics for James Madison University, a position he held for 22 years. When…Read More

2017

Robert Pratt Jr.

Robert Pratt, Jr., a native of Richmond, VA, started his football career at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond where he…Read More

2017

Bill Roth

Bill Roth, a native of Pittsburgh, PA is most famous for the refrain, “From the blue waters of the Chesapeake…Read More

2017

Dick Tarrant

Dick Tarrant retired with the most wins in the University of Richmond’s history in March of 1993. In twelve seasons…Read More

2017

Fletcher Arritt

Fletcher Arritt was born into a family that was serious about athletics, academics, and their Christian faith, learning the value…Read More

2017

James Farrior

James Farrior, a native of Ettrick, Virginia, was a Parade High School All-America selection at Matoaca High School before attending…Read More

2017

Sean Casey

Sean Casey is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he was a three-time All-CAA selection and captured the…Read More

2017

LaTasha Colander Clark

LaTasha Colander Clark, a native of Portsmouth, VA, is a graduate of Wilson High School and later went on to…Read More

2017

Ticha Penicheiro

Ticha Penicheiro was a standout women’s basketball player at Old Dominion University from 1994-1998 and led the Lady Monarchs to…Read More

2017

Marty Miller

Marty Miller, a native of Danville, VA, is considered one of Norfolk State University’s greatest ambassadors. Starting at Norfolk State…Read More

2017

David Teel

David Teel graduated from James Madison University in 1981 with a degree in communications before becoming one of the most…Read More

2017

Lou Wacker

Lou Wacker, a native of Richmond, VA, was an outstanding football player at the University of Richmond before starting his…Read More

2017

Cherie Greer Brown

Cherie Greer Brown is a former Virginia women’s lacrosse All-American. A three-time first-team All-American for the Cavaliers, Greer was the…Read More

2017

Johnny Grubb

Johnny Grubb was born in Richmond, Virginia and attended Meadowbrook High School. After graduation, Grubb enrolled at Manatee Junior College.…Read More

2017

Paul Hatcher

Paul Hatcher, a native of Bassett, Virginia, attended Bridgewater College before becoming the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School…Read More

2017

Angela Hucles

Angela Hucles, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, attended Norfolk Academy where she was a Parade and National Soccer Coaches…Read More

2017

Mike Stevens

For more than three decades, Mike Stevens has been working to put Virginia’s athletes and the sports they play in…Read More

2017

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia before becoming one of the most feared players in the NBA.…Read More

2017

Rich Murray

Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, served in the sports information industry for nearly 40 years…Read More

2017

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, where he was named NCAA Division II Player of the Year in…Read More

2017

Dave Rosenfield

Dave Rosenfield served as General Manager of the Tidewater and Norfolk Tides for 48 years, having started the job in…Read More

2017

Marianne Stanley

Marianne Stanley played collegiate basketball at Immaculata College, where her 1972 and 1974 teams were announced as part of the…Read More

2017

Charlie Stukes

Charlie Stukes, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, was one of the greatest athletes ever at Crestwood High School, starring in…Read More

2017

Rob Ukrop

Robert Ukrop, a native of Richmond, Virginia, brought Davidson College into National prominence by leading them to the NCAA Final…Read More

2017

Beth Anders

Beth Anders started her coaching career at Old Dominion University in 1980 after being a member of the 1980 and…Read More

2017

Dre Bly

Dre Bly, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Western Branch High School, where he was an all-state high school…Read More

2017

C.J. Woollum

C.J. Woollum, a native of Alexandria, was a powerful figure who built a legacy at Christopher Newport University that could…Read More

2017

Kim Hamilton Anthony

Kim Hamilton Anthony, a native of Richmond, Virginia was the first African-American to receive a full athletic award to attend…Read More

2017

Jack Bogaczyk

Jack Bogaczyk spent 28 years in the sports media business in Roanoke, nearly 27 of those in the newspaper business,…Read More

2017

Bimbo Coles

Bimbo Coles was born in Covington, Virginia and grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia. At Greenbrier East High School, Coles…Read More

2017

Claudio Reyna

Claudio Reyna was born in Livingston, New Jersey, where he learned the game of soccer from his father. Reyna graduated…Read More

2018
2018

Michael Cuddyer

In 15 seasons of Major League Baseball, lifelong Chesapeake resident Michael Cuddyer established himself as much more than a reliable…Read More

2018

Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer, a Hillsville, Virginia native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969, where he was a three year starting cornerback…Read More

2018

Kara Lawson

Kara Lawson, an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduated from West Springfield High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball and…Read More

2018

Megan Silva Schultz

A basketball legend in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Megan Silva Schultz was a four-year starter at Randolph-Macon College after…Read More

2018

Chuck Hartman

After leading High Point’s baseball team for 18 years from 1960-1978, Chuck Hartman took on the head coaching position for…Read More

2018

Thomas Jones

During his time at Powell Valley High School, Thomas Jones, a Big Stone Gap Native, rushed for 7,793 yards, and…Read More

2018

Rick Mahorn

Rick Mahorn played college basketball for Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) from 1976 to 1980, where he owns 18-school records…Read More

2018

Doug Doughty

Doug Doughty is a 1974 graduate from the University of Virginia, and upon graduation joined the Roanoke Times as the…Read More

2019
2019

Ruben Brown

Ruben Brown began his ascent to football stardom as an offensive lineman at E.C. Glass high school in Lynchburg, VA.…Read More

2019

Jeff Burton

A native of South Boston, Virginia Jeff Burton has never served as mayor of his hometown; however that did not…Read More

2019

Wendy Larry

As college basketball coaches go, Wendy Larry’s legacy in Virginia is unmatched. The Bloomingdale, New Jersey native and Old Dominion…Read More

2019

Mark Lenzi

Mark Lenzi grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia attending Stafford High School. Inspired by Greg Louganis’ performance at the 1984 Summer…Read More

2019

Heath Miller

Heath Miller, a native Virginian, starred at quarterback for Honaker High School in the early 2000’s, however it was a…Read More

2019

William “Buster” O’Brien

Virginia Beach native, William “Buster” O’Brien, starred as a quarterback for Princess Anne High School in the 1960’s, and his…Read More

2019

Debbie White

Debbie White, a native of Lexington, Virginia, gained notoriety in the Commonwealth as the first full-time female sportswriter in the…Read More

2019

Tom Yeager

Tom Yeager served as the only commissioner in Colonial Athletic Association history from the conference’s inception in 1985 through his…Read More

2020
2020

Dennis Carter

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG…Read More

2020

Mike Cubbage

Mike Cubbage was a three-sport star at Charlottesville’s Lane High School, where he excelled on the diamond, the gridiron, and…Read More

2020

Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence Johnson began his track and field excellence in Chesapeake, VA at Great Bridge High School. Originally a hurdler, Johnson…Read More

2020

Bruce Rader

Bruce Rader

A native of Maryland, sports broadcaster Bruce Rader came to the Hampton Roads market in the mid 1970’s. In 1977…Read More

2020

Tracy Saunders

Tracy Saunders success on the basketball court at John F. Kennedy High School in Suffolk, Virginia, led to a scholarship…Read More

2020

Al Toon

Al Toon from Newport News, Virginia was a star athlete on the football field and adjacent track for Menchville High…Read More

2020

David Wright

In 14 seasons of Major League Baseball, Chesapeake native David Wright carved out a career that was one of the…Read More

2022
2022

William ‘Sonny’ Allen

A native of Moundsville, West Virginia, William ‘Sonny’ Allen came to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA as the Head…Read More

2022

Jon Lugbill

From Oakton High School, in Fairfax County, Jon Lugbill is widely considered to be one of the greatest canoe slalom…Read More

2022

Anthony Poindexter

A native of Forest, VA, Anthony Poindexter would become known as one of the fiercest hitters in Virginia football history.…Read More

2022

Chris Warren

Growing up in metropolitan D.C., Chris Warren began a stellar football career in Fairfax, VA for the Robinson Rams. After…Read More

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