Honorees Hall of Fame Induction

HALL OF FAME HONOREES

CHARTER CLASS OF 1970

Ike Armstrong
All-Around

Armstrong became the University of Utah’s Football Coach in 1925, and led the Utes to a 140-57-13 record. As the school’s Athletic Director, he helped promote and finance the stadium and field house.

Frank Christensen
Football

Christensen was an outstanding player at Granite High School, and became the University of Utah’s first All-American in 1932. In his three seasons, he scored 235 points.

Jack Dempsey
Boxing

Dempsey became the World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Jess Willard in 1919, before losing the title to Gene Tunney in a legendary bout.

Alf Engen
Skiing

Engen was the North American ski-jumping champion, and competed in the 1940 Olympics before becoming a U.S. Olympic Coach in 1948.

Arnie Ferrin
Basketball

Ferrin was named the “Most Outstanding Player” as a freshman in 1944, when the University of Utah won the NCAA championship. As a senior, he helped the Utes win the National Invitation Tournament title.

Dave Freed
Tennis

Freed was a Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, and helped develop and promote junior tennis in Utah for 35 years.

Gene Fullmer
Boxing

Fullmer defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the World Middleweight title in 1957, and later regained the crown with a knockout of Carmen Basilio. His professional record was 55-9.

Ab Jenkins
Auto Racing

Jenkins pursued speed and endurance records, making the Bonneville Salt Flats famous with his “Mormon Meteor” vehicle.

Perc Jensen
Bowling

Jensen carried a 190 average for 30 years, and competed in 30 American Bowling Congress tournaments while dominating state competition.

Jack Johnson
Football

Johnson played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions after starring as a lineman for Grantsville High School and the University of Utah, where he was an All-American in 1932.

Vadal Peterson
All-Around

Peterson coached the University of Utah to the 1944 NCAA basketball championship and the 1947 National Invitation Tournament title after playing for the Utes.

Alma Richards
Track and Field

Richards won the gold medal in the high jump in the 1912 Olympics, and claimed the world decathlon title in 1915.

E.L. Romney
All-Around

Romney played for the University of Utah basketball team that won the 1916 AAU national championship, coached Utah State’s football team from 1918-49 and the basketball team from 1920-41, before becoming the Commissioner of the Skyline Conference.

Woody Romney
Basketball

Romney was an All-American basketball player for Brigham Young University in 1932 after starring for Dixie High School.

Kent Ryan
Football

Ryan played three seasons as a running back for the Detroit Lions after earning All-American honors for Utah State in 1937. He was also an Aggie basketball star and a U.S. Olympic team alternate.

Paul Strand
Baseball

Strand established Pacific Coast League batting records as a Salt Lake player, and pitched for the Boston Braves, who won the 1941 World Series.

George Von Elm
Golf

Von Elm defeated Bobby Jones to win the 1926 U.S. Amateur, after losing to Jones in the previous two finals.

Homer Warner
All-Around

Warner played for the University of Utah basketball team that won the 1916 AAU national tournament, while also playing football and baseball. He was the Commissioner of the Mountain States Conference.

CLASS OF 1971

Louis Falck
Football

Falck was the Captain of Utah State’s teams as a quarterback in 1920 and ‘21, and also lettered in baseball, and track and field.

Creed Haymond
Track and Field

Haymond established a world record in the 220-yard dash as a University of Utah athlete in 1915. As a University of Pennsylvania dental student, he was a member of a world-record team in the Penn Relays.

Eddie Kimball
All-Around

Kimball was a four-sport letterman for Brigham Young University, where he became the Football and Basketball Coach and Athletic Director after losing only three games in four years as Jordan High School’s Football Coach.

Bud Shields
Swimming

Shields was named the Outstanding Swimmer in the NCAA in 1928-29 after scoring the most points in the national meets. He also was an All-American sprinter in track.

CLASS OF 1972

Doug Borg
Softball

Borg pitched in more than 1,200 fast pitch softball games in 30 years. In 1954, he lost only four games, with two defeats coming in the national tournament as his team finished fourth.

Buck Dixon
All-Around

Dixon dominated the Intermountain tennis circuit after earning letters in football, basketball, tennis, and track and field at Provo High School and Brigham Young University. He coached BYU’s golf team from 1947-61.

Blaine Lindgren
Track and Field

Lindgren won the silver medal in the hurdles in the 1964 Olympics after competing for the University of Utah. He won the hurdles event in a USA-Russia dual meet in 1963.

Mac Speedie
Football

Speedie was a record-setting receiver for the Cleveland Browns, being selected to the Pro Bowl three times in the early 1950’s.

CLASS OF 1973

Rex Berry
Football

Berry was an All-Pro defensive back and Captain of the San Francisco 49’ers after playing for Carbon High School and Brigham Young University.

Vern Gardner
Basketball

Gardner earned All-American honors and was the MVP of the National Invitation Tournament in 1947, when the University of Utah won the title. He played three seasons for the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA.

Ed Heusser
Baseball

Heusser led the National League with a 2.38 earned run average in 1944 for the Cincinnati Reds. He later posted a 19-3 record for the Montreal Royals of the Triple-A International League.

George Nelson
All-Around

Nelson worked for Utah State University for 35 years, initially serving as the school’s first athletic trainer and meriting induction into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. He also coached the Aggie wrestling team to 10 championships in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Jack Reddish
Skiing

Reddish twice captained the U.S. Olympic men’s team, and won national championships in the downhill and slalom.

CLASS OF 1974

Helen Hoffman Bertagnole
Golf

Bertagnole won the women’s Utah State Amateur six times, and defeated Babe Didrickson in the semifinals of the 1939 Western Open. She also was an acclaimed basketball and softball player.

Herman Franks
Baseball

Franks became the Manager of the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs after playing for the Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Athletics. He attended East High School and the University of Utah.

Clint Larson
Track and Field

Larson broke the world high jump record in 1917, and once was declared the best all-around athlete in the history of the U.S. Army.

Linn Rockwood
Tennis

Rockwood won the national Public Parks tournament four times in six years during the 1930s, while also thriving in Intermountain competition.

CLASS OF 1975

Butch Knowles
Football

Knowles was a four-time All-Conference football player for Utah State, won a conference title in wrestling and lettered in track.

Claude Engberg
Baseball

Engberg was the General Manager of the Pioneer League’s Salt Lake Bees before becoming the League President and serving in national baseball administration.

Fred Sheffield
Track and Field

Sheffield won NCAA and AAU high jump championships in the 1940s, and also was an outstanding hurdler. In basketball, he captained the University of Utah’s 1944 NCAA championship team, and played for the Philadelphia Warriors.

CLASS OF 1976

Hortense Wood Hardesty
Trap Shooting

Hardesty was named to the All-America trap shooting team 15 times, besides winning two Grand American titles.

Wayne Tucker
Softball

Tucker was the first Utahn to become a three-time All-American in fast pitch softball, excelling as a third baseman. As a Player-Manager, he competed in five world tournaments, finishing third in 1939.

Joe Barney
Bowling

Barney dominated the Utah bowling scene from 1940-60, winning 40 tournaments and bowling three 300 games.

Rulon Clark
Basketball

Clark captained the 1916 University of Utah team that won the national AAU championship.

Spencer Adams
Baseball

Adams played in the major leagues for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns, and was known for his fielding ability as a second baseman.

CLASS OF 1977

Jack Gardner
Basketball

Gardner took the University of Utah to the Final Four in 1961 and 1966, while winning seven conference titles in his 18 years as the Utes’ coach.

Jay Lambert
Boxing

Lambert advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1948 Olympic boxing tournament after winning the Intermountain, Golden Gloves and AAU heavyweight titles in 1947-48.

Kent Peterson
Baseball

Peterson pitched for the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies during a career interrupted by military service.

Dale Schofield
Track and Field

Schofield ran the 400-meter hurdles in the 1936 Olympics after establishing conference and AAU records as a Brigham Young sprinter and hurdler.

Stan Watts
Basketball

Watts coached Brigham Young’s teams to National Invitation Tournament championships in 1951 and 1966, while posting a 513-278 record in 23 seasons.

CLASS OF 1978

John Mooney
Sportswriter

Mooney was President of the Football Writers Association of America, and became a national figure during a 50-year career with The Salt Lake Tribune.

Fred Sanford
Baseball

Sanford pitched for the St. Louis Browns and New York Yankees, who won the 1948 World Series.

Pres Summerhays
All-Around

Summerhays was an All-American football player for the University of Utah before becoming the Utes’ Head Coach in baseball and skiing, and an assistant in football.

Elmer Ward
Football

Ward was Utah State’s first All-American football player as a lineman, and played for the NFL champion Detroit Lions in 1935.

CLASS OF 1979

Nate Long
Track and Field

Long coached South High School’s team to seven state championships, and was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Merlin Olsen
Football

Olsen won the Outland Trophy as a Utah State lineman in 1961, and went on to become an All-Pro defensive player and perennial Pro Bowl selection in a 15-year career with the Los Angeles Rams. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.

Ott Romney
All-Around

Romney was a multi-sport Coach and Athletic Director for Brigham Young after coaching Montana State’s successful basketball team.

CLASS OF 1980

Eldon Fortie
Football

Fortie was known as “Phantom” as a Brigham Young running back, earning All-American honors and becoming the first Cougar football player to have his number (41) retired.

Rex Layne
Boxing

Layne posted an 89-7 record as a pro boxer, losing a close decision to Rocky Marciano after an outstanding amateur career that included the 1948 national AAU Heavyweight championship.

Reed Swenson
Athletic Director

Swenson became a national figure in administration as Weber State’s Athletic Director.

Glen Worthington
All-Around

Worthington was an all-conference basketball star and track star (hurdles) for Utah State, and coached Davis High School to a state championship in basketball.

CLASS OF 1981

Ladell Andersen
Basketball

Andersen was a basketball star for Utah State, and a successful coach at USU and Brigham Young, while also leading the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association to two division titles.

Levi Myers
Track and Field

Myers was selected to the 1932 U.S. Olympic team after breaking conference records as a Utah State runner and long jumper.

Clarence Robison
Track and Field

Robison was a record-setting distance runner for Brigham Young, and became the school’s longtime coach after competing in the 1948 Olympics.

George Schneiter
Golf

Schneiter was a four-time winner of the Utah Open, and was instrumental in organizing what became the PGA Tour.

L. Jay Silvester
Track and Field

Silvester was selected to six U.S. Olympic teams as a discus thrower after winning All-American honors for Utah State.

CLASS OF 1982

Fred Gehrke
Football

Gehrke played 10 years in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, and is credited with designing the Rams’ iconic helmet logo.

Jack Hill
Football

Hill received All-American honors at Utah State, and played professionally for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Denver Broncos.

Rod Knight
Softball

Knight competed in seven national tournaments and was an All-America selection in 1940, in addition to sponsoring and promoting the sport in Utah.

Richard Movitz
Skiing

Movitz was selected to the 1948 U.S. Olympic team after winning two national titles in the slalom for the University of Utah.

Gordon Rhodes
Baseball

Rhodes played for the legendary New York Yankees, with the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, besides pitching for the Boston Red Sox.

CLASS OF 1983

Dr. Carl Clark
Track and Field

Clark was a four-time AAU champion in the pole vault in the late 1930’s, having become the first Intermountain athlete to clear 14 feet.

Occie Evans
Baseball

Evans played in the Pacific Coast League for Oakland and Seattle, among other professional and semipro teams.

Bud Jack
Athletic Director

Jack was the University of Utah’s Athletic Director from 1958-76, becoming a national figure in administration and a longtime member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Ralph Maughan
All-Around

Maughan was an all-conference football player and track athlete for Utah State, before working as the school’s longtime track coach.

CLASS OF 1984

Dick Ball
All-Around

Ball officiated in four NCAA basketball tournaments, and coached the Utah Shamrocks softball team to a second-place national finish.

Fern Gardner
Softball

Gardner played in 13 national softball tournaments and six national AAU basketball tournaments, and was a women’s sports pioneer as a basketball coach and Athletic Director at the University of Utah.

Marv Hess
All-Around

Hess was an all-conference football player and track athlete for the University of Utah, and became a longtime coach at the school, most notably in wrestling.

Elmer Singleton
Baseball

Singleton played and coached in professional baseball for 24 years, winning 13 games as a major league pitcher.

CLASS OF 1985

Earl Bascom
Rodeo

Bascom was an all-around rodeo star in the 1930’s, placing second in the Calgary Stampede, and is credited with designing rodeo’s first hornless saddle.

Douglas Howard
Baseball

Howard was an All-American for Brigham Young, and played seven years of pro baseball with three organizations, starring for the hometown Salt Lake Gulls of the Pacific Coast League.

Richard Nemelka
Basketball

Nemelka was an All-American in 1966 when Brigham Young won the National Invitation Tournament title, and played for the Utah Stars’ championship team in the American Basketball Association.

Philip Olsen
Football

Olsen received All-American honors as a Utah State defensive lineman, and played eight seasons in the NFL.

Glen Tuckett
Baseball

Tuckett played nine years of professional baseball and was Brigham Young’s head coach for 17 years, taking the Cougars to the 1971 College World Series.

CLASS OF 1986

Dick Felt
Football

Felt was an all-conference football player for Brigham Young, and went on to star in the American Football League for the New York Jets and Boston Patriots, playing in two championship games for Boston.

Earl Lindley
Football

Lindley was a second-team All-American for Utah State, and played five seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, winning three Grey Cup titles.

Kathy Rothfels
Tennis

Rothfels was a star of the senior tennis circuit, winning the National “50 Singles” title in 1979 and 1983.

Owen Rowe
Track and Field

Rowe won the 220-yard dash in the 1928 AAU meet, and lettered in football, basketball and track at Brigham Young.

CLASS OF 1987

Marv Bateman
Football

Bateman was an All-American kicker and punter for the University of Utah, and punted in the NFL for Dallas, Buffalo, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Gus Becker
Trap Shooting

Becker competed in the 1924 Olympics, the highlight of a long career that included his holding world records for double and single handicap events.

Marv Jenson
Boxing

Jenson managed prominent boxers including Gene Fullmer and Rex Layne, and promoted the sport among youth in the Salt Lake Valley.

Art Teece
Hockey and Baseball

Teece owned both the Salt Lake Golden Eagles hockey club and the Salt Lake Gulls baseball team at the same time, winning awards as an executive of both organizations at the highest level of the minor leagues.

John Thompson
Basketball

Thompson starred at Dixie High School, and became an All-American for Montana State, winning a “National Player of the Year” award in 1929.

CLASS OF 1988

Lee Hammel
Tennis

Hammel was ranked third nationally in men’s singles in 1948, and his success in the sport extended for several more decades, as he was ranked No. 1 in his age group at 55.

Merrill Douglas
Football

Douglas was an All-Conference player for the University of Utah, and played five seasons in the NFL before becoming a longtime official in that league.

Suzy Harris Rytting
Skiing

Rytting was selected to two U.S. Olympic teams, and was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame after attending East High School and the University of Utah.

Buss Williams
All-Around

Williams won eight letters in football, track and wrestling at Utah State, and played in the NFL before working for nine years as USU’s Athletic Director.

Jan Bucher Judge
Ballet Skiing

Judge dominated her sport, the forerunner of freestyle skiing, by winning several world and national titles.

CLASS OF 1989

Hugh Cannon
Track and Field

Cannon was a two-time national AAU discus champion in the 1940’s, once holding the world record, after competing for Davis High School and Brigham Young.

Jim Cleverly
Baseball

Cleverly was an All-American second baseman for the University of Utah in 1951, and played in the Cleveland Indians’ organization for eight years.

Jim Gaddis
Skiing

Gaddis won NCAA individual championships for the University of Utah in 1961 and ’62, and founded a junior skiing program in the state.

Harry James
Tennis

James was the University of Utah’s coach for 26 years, and was a prominent figure in the sport’s administration in Utah and nationally.

Hack Miller
Sportswriter

Miller was the Deseret News sports editor for 40 years, and established himself as a national figure in the media, covering the Olympics and major golf tournaments.

CLASS OF 1990

Marion Dunn
Sportswriter

Dunn wrote for several news organizations in Salt Lake City and Provo, and was President of the Football Writers Association of America.

Jeff Judkins
Basketball

Judkins was an All-American player and conference scoring leader for the University of Utah, before playing for Boston, Utah, Detroit and Portland in the NBA.

George Melinkovich
Football

Melinkovich went from Tooele High School to Notre Dame, where he played for Knute Rockne, and became an All-American fullback in 1932.

Marvin Melville
Skiing

Melville was an NCAA champion for the University of Utah, and later coached the school’s team after being named a U.S. Olympian.

CLASS OF 1991

Bert Eugene Cook
Basketball

Cook was an All-American for Utah State in 1951 after playing for Weber High School, and played for the New York Knicks, besides touring with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Alan K. Engen
Skiing

Engen was an All-American skier for the University of Utah, then became a U.S. Ski Team member, and later a six-time National Masters champion.

Les Goates
Sportswriter

Goates wrote for the Deseret News for 44 years, and is credited as the founder of the high school All-State teams.

Gifford Nielsen
Football

Nielsen was an All-American quarterback from Brigham Young in his hometown of Provo, and spent eight seasons with the Houston Oilers.

Ann Slattery
Bowling

Slattery won the 1965 National All-Star Bowling Championship in Philadelphia, averaging 197 for 77 games.

CLASS OF 1992

Merrill Croft
Wrestling

Croft won a national AAU championship in 1937 while going unbeaten during four years of wrestling for Brigham Young.

Larry H. Miller
Basketball

Miller was the longtime owner of the Utah Jazz of the NBA, credited with saving the team from moving to other cities and building a new arena.

Archie Skeen
Baseball

Skeen was an All-American catcher for the University of Utah in 1959, and played five seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Karl Tucker
Golf

Tucker coached Brigham Young to the 1981 NCAA championship during a 31-year career that was highlighted by his ability to recruit future PGA Tour players to a cold climate.

CLASS OF 1993

Wade Bell
Track and Field

Bell was a U.S. Olympian and an NCAA and AAU champion in the 880 in the 1960’s while competing for the University of Oregon, after running for Ben Lomond High School.

LaVell Edwards
Football

Edwards coached Brigham Young to the 1984 National Championship, and became a nationally recognized figure in college football during his 29 seasons in charge of the Cougar program, with the legacy of establishing a passing game that was revolutionary at the time.

Boyd Pexton
Bowling

Pexton was a national figure in the sport, serving as an American Bowling Congress board member for 25 years, including a term as President.

Wilma Abrams Swenson
Softball

Swenson pitched for the Utah Shamrocks for 11 years, leading them to a second-place finish in the 1953 World Tournament, and also competed professionally.

CLASS OF 1994

Rulon Jones
Football

Jones was a two-time Pro Bowl selection for the Denver Broncos in the 1980’s, playing in two Super Bowls as a defensive end after starring for Weber High School and Utah State.

Vernon Law
Baseball

Law was the National League “Cy Young Award” winner in 1960 when the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, and later worked as Brigham Young’s pitching coach.

Dick Motta
Basketball

Motta coached the Washington Bullets to the 1978 NBA championship, the highlight of a career that included eight years as Weber State’s coach, after he attended Jordan High School and Utah State.

Al Warden
Sportswriter

Warden began his career at newspapers in Salt Lake City before launching his tenure at the Standard-Examiner of Ogden, and becoming influential in baseball, football and boxing circles.

CLASS OF 1995

Ed Eliason
Archer

Eliason was a four-time U.S. “Male Athlete of the Year” in his sport, and a member of the U.S. team for more than two decades, winning national indoor titles and U.S. Olympic Festival events.

Mark Enyeart
Track and Field

Enyeart won the NCAA meet’s 800 meters in record time as a Utah State runner from Uintah High School, and was named to the 1976 Olympic team.

Bill Kinner
Basketball

Kinner was an All-American center in 1936 for the University of Utah, where he played in every game for four years, after leading Ogden High School to a state championship.

George Marks
Golf

Marks administered the Utah Golf Association for 17 years, and was a nationally recognized rules official, regularly working at the U.S. Open for the United States Golf Association.

Jim Osborne
Tennis

Osborne was an All-American for the University of Utah in the 1960’s and played professionally before becoming Brigham Young’s coach.

1996
CENTENNIAL BANQUET
(All Former Inductees Honored)

CLASS OF 1997

Lewis Feild
Rodeo

Feild became an “All-Around World Champion” in pro rodeo after competing for South Summit High School and Weber State.

Bill Korns
Golf

Korns won six Utah State Amateur titles, and was a two-time low amateur in the Utah Open before becoming a respected PGA golf professional.

Missy Marlowe
Gymnastics

Marlowe was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team, and then competed for the University of Utah, earning 11 All-American awards.

Karl Schleckman
Football and Wrestling

Schleckman was an all-conference tackle for the University of Utah in the mid-1930’s, and an outstanding heavyweight wrestler who was affiliated with Ute athletics for 60 years.

Jay Van Noy
All-Around

Van Noy was an outstanding football player for Utah State in the late 1940’s before pursuing a pro baseball career, reaching the major leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals.

CLASS OF 1998

Allen Holmes
Basketball

Holmes led the former Weber Junior College to a national championship, and then played for the University of Utah.

Vance Law
Baseball

Law played eight seasons in the major leagues as an infielder, appearing in the 1988 All-Star Game as a member of the Chicago Cubs, after playing multiple sports at Provo High School and Brigham Young.

Henry Marsh
Track and Field

Marsh was a four-time Olympian, specializing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after running for Brigham Young.

Fred Roberts
Basketball

Roberts played in the NBA for 13 seasons, appearing in the 1987 NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics after starring for Bingham High School and the 1981 Brigham Young team that reached the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

Jeff Rolan
Swimming

Rolan won the 100 butterfly in the 1975 NCAA meet for the University of Utah.

CLASS OF 1999

Don Fullmer
Boxing

Fullmer was a World Middleweight contender in the 1960’s, posting a 54-19 pro record after competing in four sports at Jordan High School.

Stephen Lester
Running

Lester set 15 American “Masters” records at distances from 5K to the marathon, earning a No. 1 ranking in the 55-59 age group in 1998 from the U.S. Track and Field Federation.

Wat Misaka
Basketball

Misaka played for the University of Utah’s 1944 NCAA and 1947 National Invitation Tournament championship teams before playing for the New York Knicks.

Joe Nelson
Basketball

Nelson was the Skyline Conference scoring leader during his Brigham Young career that ended in 1950, after playing for Spanish Fork High School.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2010

Tom Chambers
Basketball

Chambers starred for the 1981 University of Utah team that reached the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, and was a first-round draft choice of the San Diego Clippers. He scored more than 20,000 points in his NBA career, and was the 1987 All-Star Game MVP as a Seattle forward.

Mark Eaton
Basketball

Eaton was a two-time NBA “Defensive Player of the Year” and an All-Star in 1989, becoming an intimidating presence in the league as a 7-foot-4 center for the Utah Jazz teams that were perennial playoff qualifiers.

Tiffany Lott Hogan
Track and Field

Hogan competed for Pine View High School and Brigham Young, winning the NCAA indoor 55-meter hurdles and becoming a multi-event star, qualifying for the 2004 Olympics in the heptathlon.

Dave Kragthorpe
Football

Kragthorpe was an all-conference football and baseball player for Utah State, and was drafted by the NFL’s New York Giants in 1955. After coaching Brigham Young’s offensive line from 1970-79, he became Idaho State’s coach and won the 1981 NCAA Division 1-AA championship.

Lance Robinson
Rodeo

After competing for Davis High School and Weber State, Robinson became a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association “Rookie of the Year,” and then launched a successful career as a thoroughbred horse breeder, taking him to the Kentucky Derby.

CLASS OF 2011

Annette Ausseresses
Softball

Ausseresses, a Brighton High School graduate, was an All-American at the University of Utah in the 1980’s. She competed in the Pan American Games and the U.S. Olympic Festival before softball became an Olympic sport.

Phil Johnson
Basketball

Johnson, former Utah State basketball player, coached Weber State to a 68-16 record, and was a three-time Big Sky Conference “Coach of the Year” before moving into the NBA. He spent 23 seasons as Jerry Sloan’s lead assistant with the Utah Jazz.

Jerry Sloan
Basketball

When he left the Utah Jazz in 2011 after 23 seasons as the team’s head coach, Sloan ranked third in the NBA with 1,221 coaching victories, including 94 with Chicago. He coached the Jazz to two NBA Finals appearances, and four other times reached the Western Conference finals.

Doug Toole
Football

Toole, who attended North Summit High School and Utah State, worked in the NFL for 19 seasons as a side judge. He officiated in two Super Bowls, five conference championship games and 11 other playoff games. He has been inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Natalie Williams
Basketball and Volleyball

Williams, a Taylorsville High School graduate, was an All-American selection in two sports for UCLA in the 1990’s, and was named the Pac-10’s “Athlete of the Decade.” She became a four-time WNBA All-Star and a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold medal.

CLASS OF 2012

Richard George
Track and field

A graduate of Millard High School and BYU, George set a world record for the javelin throw in his age group at 15 and is considered among the best all-around athletes in Utah high school history. He went on to win a national AAU competition during his college years and competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

Chad Lewis
Football

Lewis played at Orem High School and BYU, becoming an All-America tight end in 1996 when the Cougars posted a 14-1 record. As an undrafted free agent, Lewis signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and helped the team reach the Super Bowl in the 2004 season, while becoming a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Karl Malone
Basketball

Malone played 18 seasons for the Utah Jazz and joined fellow 2012 inductee John Stockton in leading the team to two NBA Finals appearances. After one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Malone retired in 2004 as the No. 2 scorer in NBA history. He was a two-time NBA MVP, and an 11-time selection to the All-NBA first team.

Doug Padilla
Track and Field

Padilla excelled as a BYU distance runner and continued his career beyond college, as a 12-time U.S. national champion and holder of seven American records, notably in the indoor two-mile and 5,000-meter races. Known for his finishing kick, Padilla was a two-time Olympian and later became the director of operation for the BYU track and field program.

John Stockton
Basketball

Stockton played 19 seasons for the Utah Jazz and joined fellow 2012 inductee Karl Malone in leading the team to two NBA Finals appearances. Stockton retired in 2003 as the NBA’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Stockton was a 10-time NBA All-Star and, like Malone, was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

CLASS OF 2013

Billy Casper
Golf

Casper, a longtime Utah County resident, won 51 tournament titles on the PGA Tour, including the 1959 and 1966 U.S. Opens and the 1970 Masters. Even so, he’s considered an underrated figure in golf history, overlooked in the discussion of the “Big Three” of his era: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

Marv Fleming
Football

Fleming, a University of Utah alumnus, won five Super Bowls as a tight end with the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins. He played for legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and Don Shula and was known mostly for his blocking ability, playing in an era when passing was a novelty. Fleming was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Michele Fellows Lewis
Volleyball

Described by her husband, Chad, as “the best athlete in the family,” Lewis followed him into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame. She led BYU to the 1993 Final Four as an All-America outside hitter and was named the Western Athletic Conference player of the year. The Cougars posted an 84-12 record during her three seasons as a starting player.

Ron McBride
Football

McBride is credited with reviving the University of Utah’s football program as the Utes’ coach for 13 years, instrumental in restoring balance to the rivalry with BYU. A former Ute assistant, he returned to the campus in 1990 and led the Utes to six bowl games. As Weber State’s coach, he took the Wildcats to the FCS quarterfinals in 2008.

Jim McMahon
Football

A graduate of Roy High School and BYU, McMahon delivered BYU’s first bowl victory with a last-second pass in the 1980 Holiday Bowl. He later became a first-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears and led the legendary 1985 team to a Super Bowl victory. McMahon also earned a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay.

CLASS OF 2014

Luther Elliss
Football

Elliss was instrumental in the growth of the University of Utah’s football program as a defensive linemen for coach Ron McBride’s teams from 1991-94. In the 1995 NFL draft, he was Utah’s first player in 24 years to be selected in the first round. Elliss played in 129 games over eight seasons for the Detroit Lions, recording 27 sacks.

Noelle Pikus Pace
Skeleton

She became one of the biggest stories of the 2014 Olympics in Russia, earning a silver medal in the women’s skeleton competition. A track and field athlete at Mountain View High School and Utah Valley University, she finished fourth in the 2010 Olympics and initially retired, then made a comeback in what became a family adventure with her husband and two children.

Bruce Summerhays
Golf

A graduate of Highland High School and the University of Utah, Summerhays overcame tremendous odds to make the Champions Senior Tour in 1995 as a former club professional and enjoyed a long, consistent career. He earned more than $9 million and won three tournament titles, while becoming one of the tour’s oldest winners in 2004 when he took the Kroger Classic at age 60.

Logan Tom
Volleyball

Tom, from Highland High School, is a four-time Olympic volleyball player as an outside hitter, with her first appearance coming in 2000 during her Stanford University career. Her U.S. Olympic teams earned silver medals in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London. At Highland, Tom was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 1999, becoming the first winner from Utah in any sport.