HALL OF FAME HONOREES

CLASS OF 2009

Dylann Duncan Ceriani
Volleyball

Ceriani was a star for Skyline High School and a two-time All-American for Brigham Young, leading the Cougars to a No. 1 national ranking in 1985, and earning a prestigious NCAA “Top Six” award as a scholar-athlete.

Todd Christensen
Football

Christensen was an All-American fullback for Brigham Young, and moved to tight end in the NFL, becoming a five-time All-Pro selection and appearing in two Super Bowls, while twice leading the NFL in receptions.

Bruce Hurst
Baseball

Hurst pitched for Dixie High School and became a first-round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox, winning 86 games for the team, plus two victories in the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets.

Frank Layden
Basketball

Layden was the NBA “Coach of the Year” and “Executive of the Year” in 1984, when the Utah Jazz won their first Midwest Division title and a playoff series. The team retired No.1 in his honor in December 1988, when he retired from coaching the team after eight seasons.

Pat Miller
Skiing

Miller was a national junior cross country champion and a member of the U.S. Nordic combined team before becoming the University of Utah’s coach for 32 years, winning eight NCAA team championships and working with 251 All-Americans.

CLASS OF 2008

Chick Hislop
Track/Cross Country

Hislop graduated from Ben Lomond High School and earned degrees from Weber State and Utah State before serving as WSU’s track coach from 1968-2006, working with 52 All-Americans and becoming the “National Cross Country Coach of the Year” in 1991.

Gordon Jolley
Football

Jolley played for Granite High School and the University of Utah, where he was an All-Conference offensive lineman in 1971, before spending seven years in the NFL with Detroit and Seattle.

Jeff Lowe
Mountaineering

Lowe, an Ogden High School graduate, is credited with some 1,000 first ascents of rock and ice peaks around the world, and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978 as the greatest ice climber of his era.

Lori Parrish Salvo
Basketball

Salvo competed for Davis High School and the University of Utah, where she was an All-American in basketball in 1978 and ’79, and an All-Conference performer in volleyball and track and field.

Debra Stark
Gymnastics

Stark, who earned degrees from Weber State and Southern Utah, competed in the 1972 Olympics before becoming Brigham Young’s coach. She also carried the Olympic torch twice in advance of the Games in the United States.

CLASS OF 2007

David Harkness
Tennis

Harkness played for Brighton High School, winning three state singles titles, and Brigham Young, where he was a two-time All-American and won two conference championships.

Margo Walters McDonald
Skiing

McDonald attended Jordan High School and the University of Utah before joining the U.S. Ski Team and competing in the 1964 Olympics as an Alpine skier.

Terry Nish
Auto Racing

Nish graduated from West High School and launched an auto racing career of more than 50 years, highlighted by a world record of 338 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1997.

Phil Odle
Football

Odle was a three-time all-conference player for Brigham Young, leading the nation in receiving in 1967 before joining the Detroit Lions.

Dave Schulthess
Sports Information

Schulthess became Brigham Young’s first sports information director in 1952, and held the position for 37 years, becoming a founder of the influential College Sports Information Directors of America and serving as its President in 1980.

CLASS OF 2006

Wilbur Braithwaite
Basketball and Tennis

Braithwaite coached at his alma mater, Manti High School, for more than 50 years, winning 534 basketball games in 37 seasons and collecting 11 state tennis titles. He was inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.

 Manny Hendrix
Basketball and Football

Hendrix was an all-conference basketball player for the University of Utah, and then signed with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, playing four seasons as a defensive back.

Allen Jacobs
Football

Jacobs was an all-conference fullback for the 1964 University of Utah team that won the Liberty Bowl. He won an NFL championship with the Green Bay Packers before becoming Westminster College’s coach.

Brad Pearce
Tennis

Pearce was a highly ranked junior player who competed for Timpview High School and UCLA. In 1990, he reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in singles.

Glen Smith
Basketball

Smith starred for Granite High School and the University of Utah, becoming an All-American in 1951, scoring 39 points against Brigham Young.

CLASS OF 2005

Elaine Michaelis
Volleyball

Michaelis was the Brigham Young women’s coach for 40 years, never posting a losing season and taking the Cougars to the 1993 “Final Four” while winning 886 matches.

Doug Palazzari
Hockey

Palazzari led the Salt Lake Golden Eagles to Adams Cup championships in 1980 and ’81, and went on to play 108 games in the NHL before becoming the Executive Director of USA Hockey.

Amy Palmer
Track and Field

Palmer competed for Grantsville High School and Brigham Young, where she was a six-time All-American in the shot put and the hammer throw, before finishing eighth in the hammer in the 2000 Olympics.

Paul Ream
Humanitarian

Ream was instrumental in the development of the “Great American Indian Shootout” benefit golf event, and with his wife, Ruby, donated more than $250,000 to the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s scholarship program.

John Robison
Football

Robison graduated from Granite High School and the University of Utah, and officiated high school, college and pro football for 33 years, working an AFC championship game and a national championship game.

CLASS OF 2004

Ken Hunt
Baseball

Hunt played baseball and basketball at Ogden High School before signing with the Cincinnati Reds and becoming the National League’s “Top Rookie Pitcher” in 1961, and appearing in the World Series against the New York Yankees.

Carl McGown
Volleyball

McGown coached the Brigham Young men’s volleyball program to national championships in 1999 and 2001, and was an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic team.

Gary Pullins
Baseball

Pullins was a captain of the Brigham Young team that played in the 1968 College World Series. As the Cougars’ coach, he posted a 913-462 record, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances in 24 years.

Alfred Pupunu
Football

Pupunu played for South High School, Dixie State College and Weber State before helping the San Diego Chargers reach the Super Bowl as their starting tight end in 1995.

Danny Vranes
Basketball

Vranes was a McDonald’s All-American for Skyline High School and an All-American for the 1981 University of Utah team that reached the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. He played seven seasons in the NBA for Philadelphia and Seattle, making the league’s all-defensive team in 1984.

CLASS OF 2003

Paul Cummings
Track and Field

Cummings earned five All-American citations as a Brigham Young runner, winning the mile in the 1974 NCAA meet, and made the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.

Dane Iorg
Baseball

Iorg won World Championships as an outfielder with St. Louis in 1982 and Kansas City in 1985 after earning All-American honors for Brigham Young’s l971 team that played in the College World Series.

Megan McCunniff-Marsden
Gymnastics

Marsden led the University of Utah to four national championships, and won three individual titles in her career, while earning the “Broderick Award” in l984.

Bill Spencer
Skiing

Spencer made the 1964 U.S. Olympic team in the biathlon after attending South High School and becoming an All-American skier for the University of Utah.

Ann Valentine
Tennis

Valentine produced a 427-175 record in 24 years as the Brigham Young women’s coach, with her teams earning 12 “Top-10” rankings.

CLASS OF 2002

Bob Mosteller
Softball

Mosteller became a renowned power hitter in fast pitch softball after pitching for Brigham Young’s baseball team.

F.D. Robbins
Tennis

Robbins was an All-American at the University of Utah, and became the school’s successful tennis coach after a pro career that included three appearances in the U.S. Open.

Dick Rosetta
Sportswriter

Rosetta was a Salt Lake Tribune sportswriter for 39 years, and was inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Tom Steinke
Basketball

Steinke received All-American honors as a Brigham Young player in 1957, and enjoyed success as Westminster College’s coach.

Brady Walker
Basketball

Walker played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and Baltimore Bullets after graduating from Brigham Young in 1948.

CLASS OF 2001

Vaughn Alvey
Softball

Alvey pitched 57 no-hitters and 22 perfect games in his fast pitch career, while earning All-American or All-World honors seven times. A graduate of Olympus High School and the University of Utah, he also had success as the Alta High School girls coach.

Glenn Hubbard
Baseball

Hubbard played 12 seasons in the major leagues with Atlanta and Oakland as a second baseman after earning eight varsity letters at Ben Lomond High School.

Dale Murphy
Baseball

Murphy was the National League MVP in 1982 and ’83 as an Atlanta outfielder, and hit 398 home runs in his 18-year career. He attended Brigham Young during his off seasons, and later moved to Highland, Utah.

Richie Stephen
Softball

Stephen spent the last five years of his career with Utah’s FMA Roadrunners after winning national and world titles with a California team.

George Theodore
Baseball

Theodore played for the New York Mets in the 1973 World Series after playing for Skyline High School and the University of Utah.

CLASS OF 2000

Ron Boone
Basketball

Boone helped the Utah Stars win the 1971 ABA championship while on his way to a pro basketball record of 1,041 consecutive games played between the ABA and the NBA.

Bruce Hardy
Football

Hardy made the cover of Sports Illustrated as a Bingham High School athlete, and went on to play for Arizona State and the Miami Dolphins as a tight end, starting in two Super Bowls.

Ron McCall
Football

McCall was an All-American defensive end for Weber State after playing for Clearfield High School and Dixie College in the 1960’s.

Don Reddish
Swimming

Reddish coached the University of Utah swim team for 42 years, winning 19 conference titles and becoming President of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Ralph Roylance
Track and Field

Roylance was Utah State’s first All-American in track and field as a javelin thrower, when his 239-foot best was among the top marks in the world in the 1940’s.