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Hall of Fame Recipients

2014 Induction
June 11, 2014 at the World Center Marriott Resort (Orlando, Florida)
Hall of Fame Recipients
NCAA Donald Remy Chief Legal Officer, NCAA
NBA Ian Clarke Chief Financial Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
NAIA Brisco McPherson Director of Athletics, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
NACDA Kevin Anderson Director of Athletics, University of Maryland, NACDA Past President
NFL Ray Anderson Director of Athletics, Arizona State University
USOC Kerry McCoy Head Wrestling Coach, University of Maryland
MLB Kenny Williams Executive Vice President, Chicago White Sox
Bud Selig Mentoring Award
Mike Krzyzewski, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University
2012 Induction
June 27, 2012 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (Dallas, Texas)
Reception Emcee: Charles Davis, analyst for FOX, NFL Network and the Big Ten Network
Hall of Fame Recipients
NCAA Bob Williams, NCAA Vice President of Communications
NBA Terdema Ussery President & CEO, Dallas Mavericks
NAIA Clarence E. 'Big House' Gaines Former Director of Athletics, Winston Salem State University
NACDA Lee McElroy Director of Athletics Albany, NACDA Past President
NFL Calvin Hill Consultant, Dallas Cowboys
USOC Wes Barnett Sport Performance Team Leader, USOC
MLB Ruben Amaro Jr. Senior VP/General Manager, Philadelphia Phillies
Bud Selig Mentoring Award
Grant Teaff, Executive Director, AFCA
Pioneer Award Recipients - Honoring Minority 'Firsts'
James Cash, Southwest Conference
First African-American to play basketball in the Southwest Conference; 1965-first African-American to sign a basketball athletic letter-of-intent in the Southwest Conference at TCU
Carlton Cooper, Lonestar Conference
First African-American Athletics Director in the Lone Star Conference
Rudy Davalos, University of New Mexico
First Hispanic AD in Southwest Conference, WAC and MWC; First Hispanic to serve on the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Committees; Named one of the top 101 Most Influential Minorities by Sports Illustrated
Dr. Evie Dennis, USOC
First African-American female to be the second VP of AAU; First African American female to be Chef de Mission for the USOC for two Pan American Games and the 1988 Olympic Team

Herman Frazier, USOC
First African-American to win a Gold Medal and return as Chef De Mission of the U.S. delegation at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece

Dennie Hoggard and Wallace Triplett, Penn State
First African-Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl as juniors in 1948 for Penn State

Beverly Kearney, University of Texas
First African-American, female or male coach, to ever win a Division I Track and Field National Title

Jerry LeVias, Southern Methodist University
First African-American football scholarship athletes to play in the Southwest Conference

John Thompson, Georgetown
First African American President of the NABC (1985-86); First African-American Division I Basketball Coach of the Year (USBWA-1982) (NABS-1985) (UPI-1986-87); First African American Basketball Coach in the Big East Conference (1979-80); First African American Big East Coach of the Year (1980)

Linwood Sexton, Missouri Valley Conference
First African-American to be named to the Missouri Valley All-Conference team three times (1945-47); First African-American to graduate with a bachelor's degree in education from the Missouri Valley Conference (1948)
Rick Villarreal, North Texas
First Latino Athletics Director in the Sun Belt Conference
Alfred White, Southern Conference
First African-American to be Commissioner of the Southern Conference and of an NCAA Division I Conference that was not an HBCU (1998)
2010 Induction
June 23, 2010 at the Anaheim Marriott
Reception Emcee: Gene Washington, 2009 McLendon Hall of Fame inductee, four-time NFL Pro-Bowler and retired director of football operations
Hall of Fame Recipients
NCAA Percy Bates Current faculty athletics representative at Michigan and former chair of many NCAA committees
NBA Bernie Bickerstaff Chicago Bulls assistant coach and former executive vice president of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats
NAIA Claude English Director of Athletics at Park University
NACDA Howard Gentry Sr. Association's first minority officer in the 1970's while serving as director of athletics at Tennessee State
NFL Mike Haynes Special advisor to the Commissioner of the NFL and hall of fame defensive back from Arizona State
USOC Rafer Johnson 1960 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon and current chairman for the board of directors of the Southern California Special Olympics
MLB Don Newcombe Special Advisor to the Chairman for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bud Selig Mentoring Award
Pat O'Conner, President, Minor League Baseball
Pioneer Award Recipients: In 2010, the McLendon Foundation honored minority "firsts" with the inaugural Pioneer Award.
Barry Alvarez First Latino to win the Rose Bowl
Ernie Davis First African-American to win the Heisman Trophy
Mike Garrett, Charles Harris and Tom Goss First three African-Americans athletics directors to take a team to the Rose Bowl when it was the traditional Pac-10 vs. Big Ten match-up
Dan Guerrero First Hispanic to chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee
Tommy Hawkins First African-American network analyst with NBC
Kim Ng First Asian-American assistant general manager in MLB
Fritz Pollard First African-American to play in the Rose Bowl
Burl Toler First African-American NFL official
Tyrone Willingham First African-American head coach to take a team to the Rose Bowl
2009 Induction
June 19, 2009 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
Reception Emcee: Charles Davis, analyst for FOX, NFL Network and the Big Ten Network
Hall of Fame Recipients:
NCAA Dr. Bernard Franklin NCAA Executive Vice President on NCAA Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs and Past President of three HBCU's
NBA Alvin Attles Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Golden State Warriors
NAIA    
NACDA Gale Sayers The first African-American athletics director in Division I (Southern Illinois)
NFL Gene Washington Director of Football Operations
NHL Willie O'Ree Director of Youth Development for the NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force and the first black player in the National Hockey League
USOC Anita DeFrantz Former president of the International Olympic Committee
MLB Bob Watson MLB Vice President of On-Field Operations and the first African-American MLB general manager (Houston Astros)
Bud Selig Mentoring Award
Vince Dooley,
Former AD/Coach at Georgia, NACDA Past President
Inaugural Recipients (2007) - The Legends Class
December 18, 2007 at the Cleveland State Wolstein Center
NCAA Dr. James Frank First African-American President
NBA Wayne Embry First African-American General Manager
NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker First African-American President of the NAIA and USOC
NACDA Gene Smith First African-American President
NFL Ozzie Newsome First African-American General Manager
USOC Dr. LeRoy Walker First African-American President of the NAIA and USOC
MLB Bill White First African-American MLB National League President
Bud Selig Mentoring Award
Dan Rooney,
Chairman, Pittsburgh Steelers