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NACDA Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class

May 2, 2013

CLEVELAND - The 2013 Hall of Fame class includes: Dorothy ‘Dot’ Casey, Wake Forest University; Bob Goin, University of Cincinnati; Jim Harris, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (posthumously); Jack Martin, County College of Morris; Arthur McAfee, Morehouse College; Larry Schiner, New Jersey City University; and Gerald Stockton, Midwestern State University.

The inductees will receive their awards on Friday, June 14 at NACDA's 48th Annual Convention at the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Awards Luncheon, located at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.

dotDot Casey, Wake Forest University

Dorothy “Dot” Casey served as an assistant professor of physical education and director of women’s athletics at Wake Forest University.  She began her teaching career at Wake Forest in 1949 and remained until retiring in 1988.

Casey, along with her longtime friend and associate Marge Crisp, were the first two women elected to the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.  Casey’s citation was a reward for her patient but firm guidance of the Demon Deacon women’s athletics program through its early years and into the highly competitive world of college competition for women.                                                                    

Casey’s affiliation with Wake Forest began in 1949, when she joined the physical education faculty.  She was active in a leadership capacity in the physical education field before becoming officially involved with intercollegiate athletics in 1974 when she replaced Crisp as women’s athletics director at Wake Forest.  In that role, she guided the Deacon women’s program through Title IX and from the physical education program into the athletics department.  Her first women’s teams at Wake Forest competed at the AIAW Division II level; her final squads just prior to her retirement in 1988 were contending for national honors on the NCAA Division I level.

In 1978, Casey was selected to serve on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Women’s Sports Liaison committee where she helped to establish guidelines for the welfare of women’s sports programs.

Casey attended Louisburg Junior College before graduating from UNC Greensboro (then Women’s College) in 1948.  She received her master’s degree from the UNC Chapel Hill in 1951.  

She was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 8, 1993.

goinBob Goin, University of Cincinnati

Bob Goin was named the University of Cincinnati (UC) athletics director in 1997, ushering the university into membership in the Big East Conference. Goin also oversaw a comprehensive $80.3 million enhancement to all of UC’s athletics facilities, including the Richard E. Linder Center, which houses all administrative, coaching, academic and programming facilities for the athletics program.

Goin also increased academic support for student-athletes and launched a program to help former student-athletes, who had completed their eligibility, to return and complete their degree work.

Under his leadership, the football team made its first postseason bowl appearance in 47 years. Bearcat teams posted a combined winning percentage of nearly .600, claimed 29 conference titles, made 49 postseason appearances and produced 39 all-Americans.

Goin began his 45-year tenure in college athletics at his alma mater, Bethany College.  He spent 16-plus years at the college, moving his way up the ranks from head coach, to professor, to the athletics director chair. He also served as director of athletics at the California University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University.

He has been inducted into Penn Hills High School, Bethany College and the University of Cincinnati Halls of Fame.

harrisJim Harris (posthumously), The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jim Harris became director of athletics at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 1995 and quickly established a dual tradition of winning and academic excellence.

Under Harris’s administration, the Chargers won two NCAA Division II National Championships in men’s ice hockey plus two College Hockey America titles. In addition, four UAH teams won Gulf South titles—baseball, men’s cross country and men’s soccer (twice). On the women’s side, 12 programs captured conference championships—cross country (four) and softball (eight). Softball, a program Harris implemented, advanced to four DII national championships, including two title games. Harris emphasized performance in the classroom as well as on the playing fields, resulting in numerous Chargers being selected for NCAA and Gulf South Conference academic honors. He implemented a fifth year senior scholarship program to assist student-athletes in fulfilling their goals to graduate.

During Harris’s 35-year athletics career, he served as the associate athletics director for external operations at Utah State University, as the assistant athletics director for Development at Rice University and as a member of the development staff at The Ohio State University. He began his career as director of athletics development at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).

Harris held leadership positions for both NACDA and the NCAA.  He was named the 2001 Division II NACDA Athletics Director of the Year for the Southeast Region. He served for eight years as a member of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Executive Committee and as a member of the NACDA Executive Committee.  He was honored with the D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.  

A 1971 graduate of BGSU, he later earned a certificate from the Sports Management Institute.  Jim died of a heart attack in December 2010.

martinJack Martin, County College of Morris

Jack Martin was named the first director of athletics at the County College of Morris in 1968 and served in that position until his retirement in 2002.

He also served as the men’s basketball coach from 1968-98, capturing eight New Jersey state titles, three Region XIX Championships, numerous national tournament appearances, while also being named New Jersey Sports Writer Coach of the Year eight times. Currently, he is the winningest college basketball coach in New Jersey state history.

Martin developed a nationally recognized athletics program that produced 35 New Jersey State Championships, 29 Region XIX titles and the recognition of 85 athletics and academic all-Americans. He is a longtime member of both NACDA and NATYCAA and served on a variety of national committees during his tenure.

During his time on the NATYCAA Executive Committee, he helped secure Pepsi-Cola North America as the sponsor of the NATYCAA Cup, promoting program excellence at two-year colleges and universities.

In addition to the NACDA Hall of Fame induction this year, Martin has also been inducted into the National Junior College Basketball Hall of Fame, his high school hall of fame and the NATYCAA Hall of Fame.

Martin is a graduate of Ithaca College and earned his master’s degree from Seton Hall University.

mcafeeArthur J. McAfee Jr., Morehouse College

Arthur McAfee, a 1951 graduate of Wichita State University, retired in May 2000 as the head men’s basketball coach and director of athletics at Morehouse College. He served 35 years as the basketball coach and 29 years as the AD.

During his 39 years of coaching, McAfee amassed 517 career wins, directing teams at Lane College, Mississippi Valley State University, Lincoln University (MO), Bishop and Morehouse.

During his time at Morehouse, McAfee led the basketball squad to 464 victories, six teams reached the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), three claimed conference titles and advanced to NCAA play. In 1990, McAfee’s second SIAC Championship team reached the NCAA Division II Final Four.

During the 1990s, he was one of the SIAC’s most successful coaches. In that decade alone, his teams captured two SIAC championships. From 1988-98, McAfee’s teams won 197 games, a 64 percent winning percentage. He had four 20-win seasons and had 11 players receive all-SIAC recognition.

In 1999, he was third vice president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and in line to become president in 2001-02 but retired before reaching that office. Ninety-five percent of his players received their degrees.

An avid jazz buff, McAfee is enjoying retirement with his wife, three kids and three grandchildren. 

schinerLarry Schiner, New Jersey City University 

In 40 years at New Jersey City University (NJCU), including 30 years as Director of Athletics, Larry Schiner, was the chief architect behind the growth and improvement of Gothic Knight sports.

During his tenure, Schiner developed the athletics facilities, initiated the department’s community outreach and services program and served on a variety of local and national committees.

Schiner was instrumental in the formation of the New Jersey Athletic Conference, serving as its first president in 1985.

Over the course of his career, Schiner has received numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious James Lynah Distinguished Achievement Award from the ECAC  and the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director/All-American Football Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of contribution to the sport. During 2003-04, he was honored as a Division III Southeast Region NACDA Athletics Director of the Year.

Schiner was a co-founder and past president of both the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey (CCANJ) and the New Jersey Collegiate Basketball Coaches Associations (NJCBCA). He was bestowed the Garden State Award by the CAANJ for his contributions to intercollegiate athletics in the state. 

He was a two-time inductee into the NJCU Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Maine Hall of Fame, his alma mater.

Schiner received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maine.

stocktonGerald Stockton, Midwestern State University

Gerald Stockton was a staple in Midwestern State University’s (MSU) athletics department, not only as the director of athletics (1969-84), but also as the leader of the men’s basketball program from 1970-94.

Stockton added men’s soccer in 1972 and baseball in 1974. He played a key role in the addition of women’s sports into MSU intercollegiate athletics, starting women’s basketball and volleyball in the mid-70s and added softball in 1982. He guided the Indians from the NAIA and into NCAA Division II in the early 1980s.

Under his direction on the hardwood, Stockton led his team’s to 493 victories, which included 15 20-win seasons, a pair of 30-win campaigns, eight trips to the NAIA Tournament, three Final Four appearances and a runner-up finish.

In honor of Stockton, the playing court at Ligon Coliseum was officially named Dr. Gerald Stockton Court in 2002.

In 1995, Stockton was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame and, in xxx, he was inducted into the Midwestern State Hall of Fame.

About NACDA:  NACDA, now in its 48th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 13 professional associations, including seven for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics directors. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.