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Athletics Hall of Fame

Athletics Hall of Fame

The Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 2018 to honor student-athletes, coaches, teams and contributors who have impacted Moraine Valley Athletics. Every year, Moraine Valley will honor a new group of inductees with a ceremony and reception in the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center, where the Hall is located.

Moraine Valley Community College Athletics Hall of Fame criteria

Athlete

  • Has been out of Moraine Valley for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Distinguished athletic career at Moraine Valley (All-Conference, All-Region, All-American, Skyway Player of the Year, leading scorer, nationally ranked, Player of the Week, etc.) in one or more intercollegiate sports
  • Made significant contributions to the success of the athletic program while at Moraine Valley
  • Consideration given to those who have demonstrated excellence beyond Moraine Valley either in sport, career or public service

Team

  • Team has been out of Moraine Valley for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Demonstrated a high level of success on the playing field/course/court (outstanding win/loss record, school history ‘firsts,’ national rankings, unprecedented success within the college, conference, region, or national records)
  • Won one or more championships
  • Teams should have brought prestige to Moraine Valley in their actions in and out of the athletic arena

Coach

  • Made significant contributions to the success of the athletic program while at Moraine Valley
  • Distinguished coaching career at Moraine Valley (school history ‘firsts,’ Skyway or Region Coach of the Year, led team to conference championships, region championships or nationals, etc.)
  • Departed Moraine Valley in good standing
  • Can be currently active if s/he coached continuously for 10 years or more

Contributor

  • Made significant, positive and outstanding contributions of service, time, energy, or money to Moraine Valley Athletics and/or a team
  • Long period of support and service to the department and/or team
  • Can be currently active if s/he has been involved with Moraine Valley for 10 years or more

 

2018 Inductees

Ephraim Eaddy (basketball player/assistant coach, 1996-98/2003-04)
Douglas C. Gehrke (first Athletics director, 1976-83)
Rosie Geraci (softball and volleyball player/softball coach, 1982-84/1994-2000)
LaVetta Mitchell (basketball player/assistant coach, 1987-89/2003-06)  
Kay Schneegas (women's athletic coordinator/coach, 1976-83)

 

2019 Inductees 

Gloria Coughlin (volleyball coach, 1989-2013)
Bob Freudenthal (golf coach, 1990-2016)
Bob Lanigan (basketball player, 1984-86)
Dennis Wierzal (first football coach, 1983-89)
Natalie Wigginton (softball and volleyball player/softball coach, 2005-07/2010-17)