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Athletic Hall of Fame

This Year's Hall of Fame Reception is postponed until 2021 (TBD) to ensure the safety of all the inductees and guests. Many congrats to the Inductees below and their families! We will celebrate you all when we can come together again! Until then, Stay safe and well! 

Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees


Lucille Brown – (Contributor, Armstrong)

Ada Green - (Contributor, Armstrong)

Donnie Holmes – (Baseball, Armstrong)

Bubba Peterson – (Football, Armstrong)

Greg Pleasants – (Football, Kennedy)

Larry Williford – (Football, Kennedy)

Deborah Day – (Track, Armstrong-Kennedy)

James Lurry – (Football & Basketball, Armstrong-Kennedy)


George Wythe

Richard Izquierdo (Track Coach, Athletic Director)

Hank Coleman Jr. (Football, 1991)



Bob Schumann – (Basketball, 1970)

Archie Harris, Jr. – (Football, 1982)

Sean Miller – (Basketball, 1993)

Sean Smalls – (Football, 2005)

Wanetta Kirby – (Track, 2007)


John Marshall 

Sam Davis (Baseball & Football, Coach)

Cornelius Quarles (Football)

Maxanne Cheatham (Basketball, 1997)

LaSonia Morris Baker (Basketball, 1993)

Sabrina Treakle (Basketball, 2007)

Fred Bruner Dixon (Principal)


Maggie Walker

Leroy Sledge- (Football, Basketball, Track, 1966)

Charles Isler - (Wrestling,1974)

Shirley Penny - (Basketball, Track, 1974-1978)

1971 State Boys Basketball Team

Lavern Jackson Taylor - (Basketball, 1966)


Thomas Jefferson

Winifred Lee Smith (1973) Deceased

Cullen Mattox (1980)

Tanya Hill-Holiday (1976)

Kip Arnall (1971)

Horace “Rich” Richardson (1967)


Hall of Fame 2019


Mr.  Adolph Powell (Basketball, Football and Track) 

Ms.  Sallie Elam (Girls Tennis)

Ms.  Denise Winn (Girls Basketball)

Mr.  Alexander Coles, III (Basketball, Indoor and Outdoor Track)

Ms.  Antionette Irving (Girls Basketball)

1964 Boys Basketball Team - VIA Champion/ National Runner-Up


George Wythe

Alvester Wayne Tucker- (Football, Basketball, Track & Field, 1976)

Charles Cook (Football and Track and Field, 1970)

Sylvia Bragg (Girls Basketball, 1982)

Terry Gordon Allen ( Field Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, 1969)



Stuart Holt (Wrestling, 1971)

Kevin Cousins (Indoor Track, 1971)

April Robinson (Basketball, 2005)

Cindy Cain (Coach – Girls Basketball & Field Hockey 1974-1984)


John Marshall

Larry Watts (Football, basketball, and baseball) 

Raymond Dark (baseball)

Arrington Jones(football, basketball, and baseball) 

Fletcher Johnson (basketball) 

Edward Filer (Football) 

Robert Pate (Football)


Maggie Walker

Cheryl Elder (Girls Basketball, 1977-1978)

John Collins (Coaching Football, Wrestling and Track & Field, 1961-1962)

Football Team 1965-66

Will Roberts (Baseball, 2008)


Thomas Jefferson

Mr. Otis Fulton (Basketball, 1975)

Mr. Frank Sanyour (Football, 1970)

Mrs. Laurita Harris Portee (Track & Field, 1977)

Mr. Delbert Montague (Football, Basketball, 1972)

Mrs. Sandra “Sandee” Smith (Track, 1979)     

About the Athletic Hall of Fame and Applications

RPS Athletics will annually recognize one or more distinguished alumni or friends of athletics and education to be inducted into the Richmond Public Schools High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall consider the following criteria in making the selection:

  • Be a graduate of Richmond Public Schools and have graduated from Richmond Public Schools at least ten (10) years prior to the nomination
  • Nominees may have served as an volunteer, athletic administrator, coach, or staff member who must have made a direct and significant impact on RPS Athletics for a minimum of 5 years. Individual nominees must have been retired at least 5 years prior to nomination
  • Have made significant contributions to his or her field and/or the community at-large, exhibit outstanding leadership, character and service to community
The Richmond Public Schools High School Athletic Hall of Fame will have nominees from all high schools. Applications are due each year by December 15th. 
Help Support the RPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Help support the RPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame with a tax-deductible donation through the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation. Your generous support will help sustain the RPS High School Hall of Fame. Visit the Richmond Education Foundation website to submit your special purpose donation.

Contact Info

Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, Ed.D.  
Coordinator of RPS Athletics
301 N. Ninth St
Richmond Va 23219

Middle School Athletic Director 

Travis Amos 

High School Activity Directors

Armstrong High School
Mr. Glenn Anderson

George Wythe High School 
Mr. Dion Foxx

Huguenot High School
Mr. Richard Farquharson

John Marshall High School 
Ms. Danyelle Smith 

Thomas Jefferson High School
Dr. William Holt