Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

SIT DOWN WITH STEVE: Daren Bolton Spearheads Effort to Make Beach Volleyball a High School Sanctioned Sport

It’s hard to imagine but many local volleyball and beach volleyball players owe a debt of gratitude to Maverick, Goose, Iceman and Slider, nicknames of characters in the 1986 blockbuster film, Top Gun. […]

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Billy Horschel Wins BMW PGA Title, Looks for Ryder Cup Call

Take six feet, 175 pounds of golf talent, add a generous dash of Gator passion, and you’ve got Billy Horschel, the Grant native, whose biggest thrill was graduating in 2009 from the University of Florida, often sports the familiar orange and blue Gator tones during golf tournaments. […]

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Lee Hathaway’s Lifelong Dedication to Hockey Earned Him Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction in 2018

You can find Lee Hathaway at the Space Coast IcePlex, where every week he plays pick-up games of hockey with players as young as 16. This may not seem like a big deal, but consider that Hathaway will soon be 76 and he wears an artificial hip, and an old one at that. […]

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Steve Freeman Lead Florida Tech to Two National Championships

Steve Freeman was the first of many highly talented soccer “imports” during the legendary reign of Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame member and legendary Florida Tech coach Richard Stottler. […]

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Steve Vaughn Was Among Brevard’s Original Sports Journalists, ‘Covered Everything That Moved’

Steve Vaughn began his journalism career as a sophomore at Cocoa High School in 1959 where he served the next three years as the sports editor for the Tiger Topics student newspaper and the TIGER school yearbook. […]

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Alli Penovich is World Champion Freediver, Spearfisherman

Allie Penovich, 22, a Cocoa Beach High School graduate and former college triathlete, is now an International Free Diving Champion and International Underwater Spearfishing Association World Record Holder. She is also a 2021 inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame. […]

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME: All-American College Baseball Player Bryan Cook Was an Impact Player

From the time he played baseball in Rockledge Little League, until his All-American career at Nova Southeastern University, Class of 2021 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bryan Cook was an impact player and a special talent. […]

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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? […]

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WATCH: Lynisha Nelson Joins Brother Reggie Nelson in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Standout basketball player Lynisha Nelson has joined her brother, former Palm Bay Pirate, Florida Gator and two-time All-Pro Reggie Nelson, in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame. […]

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Charles Clemente Changed the Face of Sports at Florida

The late Charles Clemente changed the face of sports for the Florida Institute of Technology and in the process also left his mark in the field of Space Coast sports. […]

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame: Connie Denaburg Among Foremost Brevard Volleyball Coaches, Mentors

THE DIRECTOR OF CAPE COAST VOLLEYBALL CLUB for almost 20 years, Connie Denaburg began her coaching career at Merritt Island High School in 1995 as the varsity coach and led them to 5 straight Cape Coast Conference titles in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. […]

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2021 Inductee Randy Pobst Honed His Driving Skills as Teenager in Brevard

RANDY POBST WAS A 30 YEAR RESIDENT of Brevard County, graduating from Melbourne High School in 1975. To date, he has won nearly 100 professional road races and 10 professional championships and is a journalist for Motor Trend magazine. […]

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BREVARD SPORTS HISTORY: 1972 Merritt Island Mustangs Considered Brevard’s GOAT Prep Football Team

2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME LEGACY TEAM: The 1972 state champion Merritt Island Mustangs, which is considered to be the greatest prep football team of all time on the Space Coast, went 13-0 en route to a state championship.  […]

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