Author: SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME

TOM DOOLEY: Melbourne Central Catholic Baseball Coach For Over 30 Years, Has Amassed Over 550 Wins

When Tom Dooley was hired by Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mike Riazzi 29 years ago to coach the Melbourne Central Catholic (MCC) baseball team, Ronald Reagan was President and Cal Ripken Jr. was heading to spring training preparing for year five of a consecutive games streak that would go on for 11 more seasons.

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Astronaut High’s Wilber Marshall, Two-Time Super Bowl Champ

Wilbur Marshall’s performance on the high school football fields of Central Florida was a harbinger of things to come in the Hall of Fame career of the man who is clearly one of, if not the Space Coast’s greatest football player ever.

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Courage, Tenacity Defined Doug Flutie’s Career

Who would have thought that the gifted athlete that led his Hoover Middle School football team to two Brevard County Championships in the mid-70s would go on to a brilliant college and professional football career and become a sports icon in two countries?

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Bunny Cederlund Iconic Masters Swimmer

A long time member of the Florida Aquatic Combined Team, Cederlund, a truly iconic Masters swimmer and inspiration to us all as we age, was a great swimmer in her youth and returned to competition in the late 1980s.

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Coach Rick Stottler Leaves Powerful Legacy

Rick Stottler guided two Florida Tech men’s soccer teams to national titles, but that’s not his only legacy in Brevard County, as he has been honored with a posthumous induction into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

DAVID JONES: Award-Winning Sports Journalist In Brevard County For More Than 25 Years

David Jones served as the primary University of Florida and SEC beat reporter not just for Florida Today, but also for all Gannett papers in the Sunshine State, as well as USA Today, from 1994 until 2014. He earned 14 national awards, including three top five finishes for sports news reporting and two top-five finishes for enterprise reporting in the Associated Press Sports Editors national competition.