Ron Mabry

Class of re-1977 / Inducted 2022 / Baseball Football Men's Track & Field

Ron Mabry was a multi-sport athlete for Emory & Henry College who starred for the Wasps in football, baseball and on the track. 

Mabry was a four year letter winner for the Wasps on the football field, including starting at safety for the 1973 team that was crowned Virginia College Athletic Association Champions. He was selected to the VCAA All-State Honorable Mention Team in 1974 and the VCAA All-State First Team in 1975 as a defensive back. 

Mabry was then asked to switch to the offensive side of the ball during the 1976 season and excelled there as well. He led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in both receptions and yards per game during his lone season on offense. This led to him being selected to the 1976 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team as a wide receiver. Ron was also a spark plug for the Wasps’ special teams. He accumulated over 1,600 career kick return yards and still holds the Emory & Henry record with a punt return of 98 yards. 

His accomplishments also translated over to the baseball diamond, where he is ranked amongst the all-time greats in Emory & Henry history. Ron led the team in on-base percentage, runs and stolen bases three consecutive seasons while on campus. He led the team in batting average (.403), slugging percentage (.627) and home runs (4) during the 1975 campaign.

Ron was also a stand out member of the Wasps track team. He was a member of the 1976 4×100 meter relay team that set a time of 43.04, one of the best small college times in Virginia. The 1976 squad finished with a dual meet record of 9-0.