History of the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame

The Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the success of hundreds of former student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and contributors who have brought recognition, honor, distinction, and excellence to Emory & Henry’s athletic program. The Sports Hall of Fame, established in October 1971, is the second oldest Hall of Fame in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

The first class of 40 inductees featured former student-athletes, coaches, team physicians, special contributors, and an athletic director. The first induction was held on May 6, 1972 in Van Dyke Hall to honor this inaugural class.

Walt Pierce, E&H Class of ’49, who was instrumental in the creation of the Sports Hall of Fame, received a certificate of appreciation in 1975. In the first five years of its existence, the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame inducted 92 individuals and now features over 240 inductees who represent Emory & Henry’s rich history and tradition of excellence.

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