High School Athletic Hall of Fame

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Class


(2nd picture includes the Armstrong Admin team and Activity Director)

McDaniel Anderson (’69- AHS) - Football
Kacem Brazil (’58- AHS) – Kennedy, Athletic Director
Edward “Eddie” Gates (’73 Kennedy) – Football & Baseball
Donald “Cisco” Ross Jr. (’66 AHS) – Basketball & Football
Pernell Taylor (’59 Kennedy) – Coach, Teacher, Athletic Director

George Wythe

Charles Bradshaw (’66) – Sports editor
Marvin Lively (’73) – Basketball
Carolyn Estes Williams (’73) – Field Hockey & Tennis


Ronise Crumpler (’89) - Track
Corey Holiday (’89) - Football
Leroy Jones Jr. (’96) - Basketball
Eric Sturdifen (’96) - Football
Shawn Vass (’88) - Track

John Marshall

(John Marshall vs Hermitage)

Louis Anderson – Coach
Eric Nathaniel Hopkins – Track
Leonard Hopkins Jr. – Football
Jonas Barry Spiegel – (’57) Track, Football, Baseball
Eric Lamont Thompson - Basketball player

Thomas Jefferson

Jim Holdren (’60) –Track Coach
John Jones (’72) - Soccer
Deborah Diana Snagg (’76) - Track
Jonas Barry Spiegel – (’57) Track, Football, Baseball

Maggie Walker

Sheilah Belle (’79) – Track & Field
Perry Briggs Sr. (’47) - Football
Walter Carter (’76) – Football & Basketball
Robert “Bob” Dandridge (’65) - Basketball
John W. “Pop” Williams (Posthumous) Coach & Teacher
Murray “Bushead” Wood (’70) – Football

The Richmond Public Schools High School Athletic Hall of Fame will have nominees from all high schools.

RPS Athletics will annually recognize one or more distinguished alumni or friend of athletics and education.
The High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall consider the following criteria in making the selection:

  • Be a graduate of Richmond Public Schools and have graduated from Richmond Public Schools at least ten (10) years prior to the nomination
  • Nominees may have served as an volunteer, athletic administrator, coach, or staff member who must have made a direct and significant impact on RPS Athletics for a minimum of 5 years. Individual nominees must have been retired at least 5 years prior to nomination
  • Have made significant contributions to his or her field and/or the community at-large, exhibit outstanding leadership, character and service to community

Help Support the RPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Help support the RPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame with a tax-deductible donation through the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation. Your generous support will help sustain the RPS High School Hall of Fame. Visit the Richmond Education Foundation website to submit your special purpose donation.

Nomination Process

To begin the nomination process and learn more, see the by-laws and application for each school listed below.

Copies of the by-laws and nomination forms are also available at each high school front office.

Hall of Fame Bylaws

School Hall of Fame Applications:


The deadline for nominations is December 15th of each year.

Each High School will have a committee to select nominees.
If you have any questions or would like to join your school nomination committee, please contact the Activity Director at your school.

Activity Directors

School Name Phone Number Email
Armstrong High Ksaan Brown 804.780.4449 Email
George Wythe High Shervi Barnes 804.780.5037 Email
Huguenot High Shea Collins 804.320.7967 Email
John Marshall High Lamont Davis 804.780.6052 Email
Thomas Jefferson High William Holt 804.780.6028 Email
Maggie L Walker Governor's School Paige Hawkins  804.354.6800 Email