Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame

Cleveland State Community College has a long standing tradition of excellence in athletic achievement both on an individual and team basis. Cleveland State has the distinction of having all of its athletic teams participate in the NJCAA National Tournament at least once. Many individuals have participated in athletics at Cleveland State athletics and have demonstrated tremendous accomplishment on the state and national level, and have moved on to senior colleges to complete their academic and athletic careers.

The purpose of the Hall of Fame will be to recognize coaches, administrators, athletes, and supporters who have had an impact on athletics at Cleveland State.

Categories for Induction:

Player

Coach / Administrator

Teams

Meritorious and Community Service

Criteria for Induction:

Player:

Criteria for induction for a player to the hall of fame would include excellence in athletic performance including conference, state and national honors.

Each nominee must have made a significant contribution to Cleveland State athletics and have shown academic and community accomplishments.

Coach / Administrator:

Criteria for induction for a coach or administrator to the Hall of Fame would a person who has had an accomplished career of service at Cleveland State and who had a significant impact on the growth of the athletics program during their tenure.

Team:

Criteria for team induction to the Hall of Fame would be a team that has outstanding accomplishments in the field of competition.

Meritorious/Community Service:

Criteria for nomination to the Hall of Fame would be an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to Cleveland State Athletics.

Nomination Process:

All nominations to the Cleveland State Hall of Fame may be made by Cleveland State athletic staff, alumni, friends of the program and or college, and former players.

All nominations should be submitted by August 1, for induction during the academic year. All ceremonies will take place at a home basketball game during the year at a date to be announced.

Candidate nomination forms should be completed and submitted for consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee. Any and all information regarding the nominee would be considered.

Nomination form may be received via mail or email after a request has been submitted to the athletic office at Cleveland State. Nomination forms would be available on line at the Cleveland State athletics web site.

Nomination forms would stay in consideration for five years without having to be nominated again.

Selection Process:

All nomination forms would be considered by the Hall of Fame selection committee comprised of Cleveland State current and former coaches, faculty and staff as well as community members.

 

CLEVELAND STATE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

2013 INDUCTION CLASS

Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural induction class recognizing Cleveland State Athletes from 1967-1979.

Men’s Basketball:                      

Steve Williams 1969 – 1971         

Gene Meadows 1969 - 1971  

 

Women's Basketball:

Zandra Montgomery 1975 – 1977

Data Caldwell 1976 - 1978

Liz Hannah 1974 - 1976

Melinda Shell 1979 - 1980

 

Women's Softball:

Rhonda Snow 1982 - 1984

 Kim Gentry 1982 - 1984

 

Baseball:

Mike Fitzgerald 1967 - 1968

Mike Moore 1975 - 1976

Scott Bell 1976 - 1977

Ted May 1978 - 1979

Larry Simcox 1977 - 1979

 

Tennis:

Jim Gibson 1972 - 1974

Lynn Griffith 1972 - 1974 

Ralph Buckner, Jr. 1975 - 1976

 

Golf:

Mike Benson

Tom Maupin

Winston Prince

 

Coaches:

Joe Crabtree 1967 - 1975

Hugh Walker 1974 - 1985

Steve Longley 1970 - 1993

Jim Cigliano 1967 - 2005

 

Meritorious  Service:

Robert Kincaid

Norma Davis

 

CLEVELAND STATE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

2014 INDUCTION CLASS

Men’s Basketball:                      

Doug Armstrong 1976 - 1978

Charles "Bozo" Queener 1967 - 1969  

Levi Scott 1967 - 1969

Rodney Benson 1977 - 1979 

 

Women's Basketball:

Tracey Lynn James 1977 - 1979

Karen Armstrong Clark 1974-1976

 

Women's Softball:

Norma Nelson 1982 - 1984

 

Baseball:

Ted Carson 1979 - 1980

Greg Geren 1979 - 1980

Tobin Davidson 1978 - 1980

Billy Butler 1979 - 1980

 

Tennis:

Tony Cavett 1973 - 1975

 

Golf:

Bob McIntire 1976 - 1978

 

Coaches:

Ed Coates 1967 - 1974

 

Administrators:

Dr. L. Quentin Lane 1971 - 1985

Dr. George L. Mathis 1967 - 1976

 

Meritorious  Service:

Sherra Witt 1977 - 2014

  

CLEVELAND STATE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 

2015 INDUCTION CLASS

  

Men’s Basketball:

Morris Lyons

Jon Miller 1982 - 1984

Ed Thacker 1968 - 1970

 

Women's Basketball:

Anita Myers Barker 1979 - 1981

Avis Smith 1980 - 1982

 

Women's Softball:

Lisa Partain Elrod 1979 - 1982

Jill Ross 1979 - 1982

Baseball:

Mike Connolly 1978 - 1980

Wes Ivey 1978 - 1980

Gary Rominger 1978 - 1980

Dale Scott 1978 - 1980

 

Tennis:

Louis Royal 1973 - 1975

 

Golf:

Buster Goins 1975 - 1977

Steve Myers 1974 - 1976

 

Coaches:

Tom Losh 1976 - 1979

Bob Taylor 1979 - 1990

Dan Trotter 1984 - 1987

Meritorious Service:

Mark Smith