National High School Hall of Fame

2015 Acceptance Speech

The National High School Hall of Fame was founded in 1982 by the National Federation of State High School Associations to honor high school athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and others. In 2003, individuals from the performing arts area became eligible for induction. With the 2016 class, 447 individuals have received this prestigious honor, which includes inductees from 50 of our 51 member state associations. The Hall of Fame was organized as a means of recognizing, preserving and promoting the heritage of interscholastic sports and performing arts in the United States.

National High School Hall of Fame Inductees

    • Ken Beardslee
    • Pete Boudreaux
    • Marlin Briscoe
    • Tim Flannery
    • Jack Holloway
    • Joni Huntley
    • Peg Kopec
    • Chuck Kyle
    • Ennis Proctor
    • Tom Southall
    • Steve Spurrier
    • Eugene "Lefty" Wright
    • David Barney
    • Cindy Brogdan
    • Mike Burton
    • Doug Chickering
    • J.T. Curtis
    • Rick Lorenz
    • Nikki McCray-Penson
    • Lincoln McIlravy
    • Joe Pangrazio
    • Don Petranovich
    • Charles "Corky" Rogers
    • Jackie Stiles
    • Casey Blake
    • George Demetriou
    • Michael Devereaux
    • Morgan Gilbert
    • Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway
    • Katie Horstman
    • Bob McDonald
    • Ozzie Newsome
    • Frank Pecora
    • Randy Pierce
    • Suzy Powell
    • Sheryl Solberg
    • Ed Aston
    • Chauncey Billups
    • Ronnie Carter
    • Harrison Dillard
    • Richard Floyd
    • Kristin Folkl Kaburakis
    • Jerry Kimmel
    • Chuck Koeppen
    • Chuck Lenahan
    • Mike Messere
    • Haig Nighohossian
    • Jim Tate
    • Joe Theismann
    • Ronald Bradley
    • Rod Harman
    • Jan Heiteen
    • Tracy Hill
    • Fred Hoiberg
    • Kevin Johnson
    • Robert F. Kanaby
    • Larry Luitjens
    • Catherine Neely
    • Truman Owens
    • Pat Sullivan
    • Bob White
    • Leta Andrews
    • Curt Bladt
    • Emry Dilday
    • Randall McDaniel
    • Kevin McReynolds
    • Kenny Monday
    • Billy Owens
    • Larry Shaw
    • Pete Shock
    • Rick Tucci
    • Brad Van Pelt
    • Dan Washburn
    • Willie Bradshaw
    • Michael Carter
    • Gary Christiansen
    • Janet Evans
    • Alton "Red" Franklin
    • John Godina
    • Suzy Favor Hamilton
    • Richard Magarian
    • Katrina McClain
    • Ed Pepple
    • Dr. Vito Perriello
    • George Welch
    • Jackie Brummer
    • Tim Carr
    • Louise Crocco
    • Dick Dietz
    • James Drewy
    • Natasha Kaiser-Brown
    • Tom Kropp
    • Jerry McGee
    • Warren Mitchell
    • Barbara Seng
    • Karen Smith
    • Dewey Sullivan