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Class of 2017

Beth Anders
Beth Anders (2017)

Coach :  Field Hockey  : Old Dominion University

Beth Anders started her coaching career at Old Dominion University in 1980 after being a member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey teams. The team won the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics and Anders finished with the most goals scored in Olympic competition. At Old Dominion, Anders ment… Learn More »

Kim Anthony
Kim Anthony (2017)

Sport :  Gymnastics  : University of California Berkley

Kim Hamilton Anthony, a native of Richmond, Virginia was the first African-American to receive a full athletic award to attend the University of California at Los Angeles for gymnastics. At UCLA, Anthony earned All-America honors six times and was the first female gymnast to win three consecutive NC… Learn More »

Dre Bly
Dre Bly (2017)

Sport :  Football  : University of North Carolina

Dre Bly, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Western Branch High School, where he was an all-state high school football player before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a redshirt freshman, Bly led the nation with 11 interceptions, receiving All-American hono… Learn More »

Jack Bogaczyk
Jack Bogaczyk (2017)

Media :  Media  : University of Kentucky

Jack Bogaczyk spent 28 years in the sports media business in Roanoke, nearly 27 of those in the newspaper business, first at The World-News and then The Roanoke Times after the merger of the two daily papers. At the Roanoke newspaper, Bogaczyk was a beat reporter, general assignment reporter, senior… Learn More »

Bimbo Coles
Bimbo Coles (2017)

Sport :  Basketball  : Virginia Tech

Bimbo Coles was born in Covington, Virginia and grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia. At Greenbrier East High School, Coles played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He made the high school All-American team as a free safety. Coles was also a great baseball player, and was drafted by the P… Learn More »

Claudio Reyna
Claudio Reyna (2017)

Sport :  Soccer  : University of Virginia

Claudio Reyna was born in Livingston, New Jersey, where he learned the game of soccer from his father. Reyna graduated from St. Benedict's Preparatory School in 1991. During Reyna's three years with the team, St Benedict's went undefeated (65-0), while Reyna was named as the only two-time Parade Mag… Learn More »

C.J. Woollum
C.J. Woollum (2017)

Administration :  Administration  : Christopher Newport University

C.J. Woollum, a native of Alexandria, was a powerful figure who built a legacy at Christopher Newport University that could be topped by no other. Woollum transformed Christopher Newport's small area college into a Division III powerhouse. As the leader of the men?s basketball team for 26 seasons, C… Learn More »


The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was designed to pay tribute to anyone who has made a lasting contribution to the cause of sports in Virginia, the nation, and the world through outstanding achievement or service. This includes athletes, coaches, administrators, and other contributors to the game.


Robert Dandridge

Robert Dandridge 1992
Norfolk State University

Bobby Dandridge is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended Maggie Walker High School from 1962 to 1965.  He also attended Norfolk State University from 1965 to 1969 and was a record-setti … Read More 

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