2014 Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

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2014 Hall of Fame

Friday, May 9, 2014, Gwinnett Civic Center

Speaker: Coach Dan Reeves


2014 Inductees:

NFL Jeff Backus, Norcross, Football

Olympian Eric Shanteau, Parkview, Swimming

Olympian Kibwe Johnson, North Gwinnett, Track/Field

NFL Jon Stinchcomb, Parkview, Football

Atlanta Braves Scout Coach Buck Buchanan, Parkview, Baseball

All Ivy League Jackie Drouin, Collins Hall, Track/Field

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Jon Stinchcomb
NFL
Jon Stinchcomb, Parkview,
Football
Kibwe Johnson
Olympian
Kibwe Johnson,
North Gwinnett, Track/Field
Jeff Backus
NFL
Jeff Backus,
Norcross, Football
Jackie Drouin
All Ivy League
Jackie Drouin,
Collins Hall, Track/Field
Buck Buchanan
Atlanta Braves Scout
Coach Buck Buchanan,
Parkview, Baseball
Eric Shanteau

Olympian
Eric Shanteau,
Parkview, Swimming


Jon Stinchcomb - Football - Parkview High School
  • USA Today and Parade All-American 1997
  • All county/All state honors
  • Earned 4.0-grade-point-average in high school
  • 4 year starter at UGA from 1999-2002
  • Inducted into the UGA Circle of Honor
  • All-Academic honors in 2001-02
  • AFCA Good Works Team honors for community service
  • All-American offensive tackle for UGA in 2002
  • 3-time All-SEC
  • Captain on the 2002 UGA SEC Championship team
  • Semifinalist for 2002 Lombardi Award
  • One of six recipients of National Football Foundation scholarship
  • NCAA Top 8 award- recognizing 8 scholar athletes from any sport at any level in the NCAA for accomplishments on field, in community, and in classroom
  • Graduated with honors in microbiology and a minor in religion
  • Originally drafted 37th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft
  • Started 86 straight games
  • Voted by his teammates on the Saints as a season-long team captain
  • Won Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints in 2009
  • Voted to the Pro Bowl in 2009
  • Named Saints' "Man of the Year" in 2008
Eric Shanteau - Swimming - Parkview High School
  • Parkview - three state team championships (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Nine individual high school titles (including relays)
  • First male in history of USA Swimming Scholastic All American program to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and win a national title
  • Auburn University - 11-time NCAA All American
  • Auburn - 4x NCAA team champions and 4x SEC team champions (2002 - 2006)
  • World University Games, silver medalist, 400-meter individual medley - 2003
  • World University Games, gold medalist, 200-meter & 400 individual medley (first American to sweep these events at a world university games) – 2005
  • Set American Record in 100 and 200 breaststroke (both still standing) - 2009
  • Broke world record, 400-meter medley relay (still standing) - 2009
  • US Olympic Summer Games – 2008, 2012
  • Gold medalist US Olympic team, 400-meter relay team – 2012
  • 5x US National Champion
  • 2x World Champion
Kibwé Johnson - Track/Field - North Gwinnett High School
  • Pan-American Games, hammer throw silver medalist – 2007
  • USA Track and Field National Title, weight throw – 2008
  • 3x USA Champion
  • Pan-American Games, gold medalist – 2011
  • Pan-American Games record holder
  • Only third American to pass 80 meters in hammer throw
  • Represented US in World Championships – 2007, 2011
  • US Olympian, 2012, first to make the final since 1996
  • Highest world ranking of 3rd – 2011 (allathletics.com)
  • 2x GA state HS champion - discus
  • NCAA all –division record holder 35lb weight throw
  • 3rd person ever to throw 35lb weight 25m (82’)
  • Best discus/hammer combination all-time
  • Starred in Football and track at NG
  • All conference selection- SS Moorpark Junior College Football 10-1 (2002)
  • NCAA Field Athlete of the Year – 2007
  • 3x NCAA Champion
  • Sponsors New York Athletic Club and NIKE
Jackie Drouin - Track/Field - Collins Hill High School
  • Collins Hill High won 9 individual state titles
  • Member of 2 state championship track teams
  • Member of 3 state championship cross country teams
  • Graduated with GPA of 3.95
  • All-Ivy League honors in both cross country and track at Columbia University
  • Holds the school record there in the mile (4:42)
  • Ivy and ECAC champion at 1500m in 2010
  • Finished third in Ivy League cross country championship in fall of 2010
  • Multiple recipient of Ivy League All-Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
Coach Hugh (Buck) Buchanan - Baseball - Parkview High School
  • Parkview's head baseball coach for 29 years
  • Three state titles – 1996, 2001, 2002
  • 12 region championships
  • Record 546 wins and 245 losses.
  • Parkview's head football coach - 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Parkview’s head softball coach – 1987 to 1994
  • No. 20 jersey retired
  • One of two Georgians in National High School Baseball Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame
  • Numerous athletes playing professionally, among them MLB players Jeff Francouer, Jeff Keppinger and Clint Sammons
  • Inducted Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • Inducted Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame
  • Inducted Gwinnett Dugout Club Hall of Fame
  • Head Coach, 2002 USA Baseball Youth National Team, Silver Medal in Pan American Games, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Asst. Coach, 2001 USA Baseball Youth National Team, Gold Medal in World Championships, Veracruz, Mexico
  • MLB scout in retirement, presently Area Scouting Supervisor, Atlanta Braves
Nick Backus - Football - Norcross High School
  • Norcross High School and was a standout in football and baseball
  • Three-year starter on offense and defense at Norcross
  • USA Today All-America selection
  • Gwinnett Touchdown Club's Lineman of the Year
  • University of Michigan, four-year starter
  • Started 49 consecutive games for the Wolverines at left tackle
  • National Football Championship, University of Michigan
  • Big 10 first-teamer as a senior
  • All-American second team selection by College Football News and ABC/Sports
  • NFL first-round draft pick Detroit Lions – 2001
  • 12 year career Detroit Lions
  • Franchise-record 186 consecutive starts at left tackle
  • Drafted in the 2001 and missed one game in 12 years
Darius Walker - Football - Buford High School, Class of 2003
  • 2003 scored 46 touchdowns, breaking Herschel Walker’s GA high school single-season record of 42
  • 2003 Gwinnett County Back of the Year
  • 2003 Parade Magazine All American
  • 2004 Offensive Player of Year - GA Athletic Coaches Association
  • 2004 Running Back of the Year -Touchdown Club of Atlanta
  • 2004 scholar athlete recipient Watkins Award, presented by National Alliance of African American Athletes, NAAA
  • 2004 Player of Year - Gwinnett Daily Post, Gainesville Times, Fox 5 TV Sports Team
  • 2003 Georgia Player of the Year, Gatorade
  • 2003 Georgia Player of the Year, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Notre Dame, during first season for the Irish set the freshman rushing record, gaining 786 yards on 185 carries (4.2 average), and breaking a 30-year-old school record.
  • Led the Irish in rushing in all three seasons.
  • Recorded the sixth-best single-season rushing total in Notre Dame history as a junior with career-high 1,267 yards on 255 carries and holds career record for most receptions as a running back at Notre Dame
  • Ranked 4th All-time for career rushing yards at Notre Dame, 4th in school history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons
  • NFL 2007-2010, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos
  • College football analyst for FOX in Los Angeles, CA
Courtney Swaim Trimble - Golf - Duluth High School, Class of 1997
  • 1998 individual state high school champion
  • 3 time Gwinnett County Female Golfer of the Year
  • Played on boys and girls high school golf team
  • All-SEC, Auburn University
  • Played in two U.S. Opens, finishing T-61st in 2004
  • Member of 2002 victorious, U.S. Curtis Cup team
  • 2002 NCAA First-team All-American at Auburn University, where her team finished 2nd in the NCAA Championship in 2002
  • Member of Futures Tour, LPGA feeder tour, before entering coaching
  • Trimble spent three and a half years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Auburn University, where she helped coach the Tigers to the 2006 and 2009 SEC Championships and mentored 3 first team All-Americans
  • Current Head Coach at the University of Louisville, former Head Coach at the University of Central Florida
Sherill Baker - Basketball - Greater Atlanta Christian, Class of 2002
  • Led GAC to two state titles and scored 2,276 career pts
  • Started as freshman at UGA
  • All SEC, UGA
  • All American, UGA
  • Averaged 12.7 points per game at UGA and 1,665 career points put her 10th on the Bulldog’ all-time scoring list.
  • School record for steals in a career and steals in a season
  • Avg. 9.6 pts was third in SEC in steals 3 per game
  • Named Miss Georgia Basketball as a senior
  • Started in 122 pf 131 games
  • No. 10 on Georgia's all-time scoring list
  • Drafted 12th overall to WNBA
  • WNBA 4 seasons, as well as offseason stints with pro teams
  • 2011-12 retired averaging 24.4 pts per game for Hapol Tel Aviv Israeli League
  • Named to Auburn Basketball staff 2012
Dave Hunter - Football Coach - Brookwood High School, Coach 1987-2002
  • Credited with bringing successful football model to Gwinnett
  • Accomplished a number of firsts, including GCPS' first state title in football in 1996
  • Longtime representative on the Georgia High School Assoc. Exec. Committee
  • Coach 1996 Brookwood HS football state champions
  • 149-35 in 15 years in Gwinnett County
  • Region Coach of the year 6 times
  • State of Ga. coach of the year 2 times
  • N. F. L. National coach of the year 1 time- 1996
  • Region A. D. of the year –3 times
  • AAAA/AAAAA A. D. of the year –2 times
  • Statewide A.D. of the year—2 times
  • Nicknamed“ the Godfather” of Gwinnett football by Gwinnett coaches
  • Widely acknowledged as responsible for starting the tremendous athletic facility development in Gwinnet County
  • Member Georgia HS Association’s Executive Committee, GHSA
  • Longtime executive director of the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett until retirement
  • Executive director of the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic
  • Master of Science degree
Josh Wolff - Soccer - Parkview High School, Class of 1995
  • Helped U.S. to best-ever finish in the World Cup, advancing to the quarterfinals
  • Started and assisted first goal of World Cup win over Mexico
  • Played every minute for U.S. in fourth-place finish at 2002 Olympics U.S. National Team Man of the Match twice
  • Once in World Cup qualifying win over Mexico
  • MLS player since 1998 for Chicago Fire and Kansas City Wizards
  • Voted U.S. Soccer Youth Player of the Year in 1998
  • Led Parkview to two state titles with 64 career goals
  • Helped Panthers to 57-match streak without a loss
  • Represented the United States in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups
  • Pushed the US to their best-ever Quarterfinal finish in 02' World Cup with an assist in the 2nd Round win over Mexico
  • At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, led the US team in scoring, giving the US its highest finish of 4th Place
  • Played 14 years in MLS, playing for the Chicago Fire, Kansas City Wizards, and DC United, finished career with 80 goals, 49 assists in 267 games
  • Won an MLS Championship in 98', and 3 US Open Cup Championships in 98', 00', 04'
  • Voted US Soccer Youth Player of the Year in 1998
  • Voted Georgia High school Soccer Player of the Year in 1995
  • Helped Parkview Panthers to a 57-match unbeaten streak, winning two State Titles and scoring 64 career goals
  • Retired at end of 2012 season and is currently an assistant coach at DC United
Lou Williams - Basketball - South Gwinnett High School, Class of 2005
  • Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Williams played at Snellville's South Gwinnett High School under Roger Fleetwood, where he was a four-time All-State selection
  • Named Georgia's "Mr. Basketball" during his junior and senior year
  • Voted as the "Most Athletic" Senior Superlative by his peers.
  • Won the 2005 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award which identifies the nation's top high school player, still only Gwinnett male to receive that honor
  • Named to the 2005 McDonald's All-American East Team.
  • Both Williams and Mike Mercer, high school teammates at South Gwinnett High School, committed to play at the University of Georgia
  • Williams declared for the 2005 NBA Draft
  • Philadelphia 76ers 2005-2012
  • Atlanta Hawks 2012 – Present
  • Williams is the second all-time leading scorer in Georgia high school basketball history
Jason Elam - Football - Brookwood High School, Class of 1988
  • Letterman – Football, Swimming, Track
  • First-team All-County (football)
  • Second-team All-State (football)
  • Brookwood record - 52-yard field goal, 73-yard punt
  • All American at The University of Hawaii
  • Kodak All-American
  • Drafted to NFL Denver Broncos – 1993
  • No player in NFL history has scored more points for one team
  • Three-time Pro Bowler
  • NFL record for consecutive Points after Touchdown
  • Longest NFL career in Gwinnett, 17 seasons
  • Pro Bowl Selection – 1995, 1998, 2001
  • Leads NFL in points scored and field goals as Broncos all-time leading scorer
  • 436 of 540 career field goals (80.7 percent)
  • Cleats on display in Pro Football Hall of Fame, tied Tom Dempsey‘s record for longest field goal in NFL history – 63 yards
  • Member of Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
  • Two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Broncos – 1995,1996
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominee
David Greene - Football - South Gwinnett High School, Classs of 2000
  • Standout in Football and Baseball
  • Gwinnett County Co-Offensive Player of the Year
  • Georgia Sports Writers Association AAAA All-State (football)
  • Class AAAA All-State honors (football)
  • Georgia Touchdown Club Quarterback of the Year
  • Gwinnett Touchdown Club All-Star Quarterback
  • Atlanta Touchdown Club Quarterback of the Year
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 honors
  • USA Today All-USA Honorable Mention honors
  • Super Southern 100 honors
  • University of Georgia notable start in Tennessee, “hobnail boot” game
  • SEC Freshman of the Year – 2001
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year – 2001
  • Sugar Bowl victory – 2002
  • SEC Championship Game MVP – 2002
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist – 2004
  • SEC record 11,528 yards, 72 touchdown passes
  • Top 5 Quarterback in NCAA Division I history – 42 wins
  • Drafted by the NFL Seattle Seahawks – 2005
Karl Bostick - Coaching Career - Duluth High School, Class of 1976
  • Rushed for a then-county record of 2,286 yards for Duluth High School in 1975
  • Rushed for 1,781 yards and 14 TDs as senior with Gamecocks
  • Finished with school record 5,204 career rushing yards at S.C.
  • Won 1980 Heisman Trophy as a senior at University of South Carolina
  • First-team All-American selection in 1979 and 1980
  • Won a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins in 1987
  • Won NFL rushing title as a rookie with 1,674 yards
  • Had four 1,000-yard rushing seasons in pro career
  • Finished seven-year NFL career with 7,176 yards rushing and 54 TDs
Eddie Martin - Coaching Career - Central Gwinnett, Brookwood, Norcross, GAC - Coach 1978-Current
  • Outstanding basketball player at Central Gwinnett HS
  • Holds single game total of 48 points at Central Gwinnett HS
  • Averaged 27.0 points at Central during the 1973-74 season
  • Gwinnett County Player of the Year 1974
  • Head coach of five Georgia state championship teams in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011, finished as state runner-up in 2005.
  • USA Today, ranked a Martin team as the #2 high school basketball program in the nation
  • Team featured in ESPN national broadcast 2006, 2007, 2008
  • March 2008, Norcross team won a third consecutive state title, a milestone no team has met since 1938-1940.
  • Has coached 40+ players that have gone on to play college ball.
  • Has coached 3 players who are currently playing in the NBA.
  • Recorded 600th career win, Feb. 2011
Ted Roof - Football - Central Gwinnett High School, Class of 1981
  • Outstanding football player at Central Gwinnett HS
  • 1982 Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year
  • Earned 13 varsity letters while at Central Gwinnett
  • Inducted into Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Three-year starter at linebacker with 417 career tackles
  • 1985 First-Team All-ACC selection
  • Made 25 tackles, second-best in Tech history vs. Tennessee in 1985
  • Defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, Auburn University
  • Head coach Duke University
  • BSC Championship Auburn 2010
Ivy Wingo - Baseball - Norcross High School, Class of 1908
  • Played 17 major league seasons with St. Louis and Cincinnati
  • Hit .571 in 1919 World Series for champion Reds
  • Retired with National League record for games caught — 1,231
  • Had 81 career triples
  • Managed two games for the Reds as player-manager in 1916
  • Member of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Al (Absalom) “Red” Wingo - Baseball - Norcross High School, Class of 1915
  • Played six major league seasons, five with Detroit
  • Career .308 hitter; hit .370 in 1925
  • Member of only outfield in major league history to have all three members hit .370 or higher in one season
  • Fellow Detroit outfielder in 1925 withTy Cobb
Matt Stinchcomb - Football - Parkview High School, Class of 1995
  • Ranks second all-time in Central Gwinnett career scoring
  • Georgia Tech’s first All-ACC first-team selection in 1989
  • 1995 inductee into Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame
  • Second in Georgia Tech history with 508 career assists and holds the record for assist average with 4.7 per game
  • Averaged 19.2 points and 7.1 assists as a senior at Georgia Tech
Terry Harvey - Football - Dacula High School, Class of 1992
  • Finished high school football career with 7,100 total yards and 82 Touchdowns
  • Class A State Football Player of the Year as a senior
  • Led Falcons to 46-7 record in four seasons in football
  • Four-year starter in football, baseball and basketball
  • Three-time all-state football player at Dacula
  • No. 3 passer in N.C. State history with 5,925 yards
  • First pitcher to no-hit Florida State’s baseball team
  • Finished college career with school-record 35 wins
  • ACC Player of the Week in 1992,1993, 1994
  • Ranked third in the ACC for career victories with 35
  • Fifth in the ACC in career strikeouts with 386
  • Third in the ACC in career innings pitched with 426
  • Is tied for the ACC’s annual leader in shutouts in 1994 with two
  • Named to the ACC’s All-Tournament Team in 1993
  • Named to ACC’s 50th Anniversary baseball team
Cindy Brogdon - Basketball - Greater Atlanta Christian School, Class of 1975
  • Led GAC to three state titles
  • Four-time MVP of state high school tournament
  • First female in Georgia to receive a full athletic college scholarship
  • Was a three-time Kodak All-American, receiving the accolade as a freshman at Mercer University and then duplicating the feat her junior and senior years at the University of Tennessee.
  • Ranked second in AIAW career scoring with 3,204 points and 11th in AIAW career scoring average, averaging 25.0 ppg.
  • Career statistics also include 1,028 rebounds (8.3 rpg) as well as a 50.0 field goal percentage and an 82.7 free throw percentage.
  • First Georgian to play on a U.S. Olympic basketball team
  • Member of 1976 U.S. Olympic Team that won silver medal
  • Played for the New Orleans Pride of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1979 and 1980.
Ezzard Charles - Boxing - Lawrenceville
  • 42-0 amateur record with two Golden Gloves titles
  • Beat Archie Moore three times from 1946-1948
  • World heavyweight champion from 1949-1951
  • Won NBA Heavyweight title in 1949 vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
  • Won World Heavyweight crown in 1950 vs. Joe Louis
  • First and only boxer to last 15 rounds with Rocky Marciano
  • 1949 and 1950 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
  • Posted career record of 96-25-1 with 58 knockouts