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 was established in October 1971.

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 250 inductees who represent Emory & Henry’s rich history and tradition of excellence.

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