Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Brevard Youth and Prep Athletes, Space Coast Sports Hall of Famers, to Gather Aug. 18 at Erdman Automotive

Space Coast Daily, in cooperation with the Friday Night Locker Room, will host its annual “Media Day” for Brevard County prep and youth athletes on Sunday, August 18 at the incredible 31-acre Erdman Automotive dealerships in Cocoa, Florida.

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.

‘Sit Down With Steve’ on Space Coast Daily TV: Caroline Marks’ Career Already Stuff of Surfing Legend

Caroline Marks’ career is the stuff of surfing legends. At 11, this goofy-footed ‘tween was the youngest girl to make the USA Surf Team. She is also the youngest female ever to surf in a World Surfing League Women’s Pro event.

SIT DOWN WITH STEVE: Barbara Caywood Among First Female Sports Journalist in U.S.

Few have accomplished in their life as much as Brevard County resident Barbara Simmers Caywood. Capping a 46-year career in journalism, she retired in 2005 after covering generations of student-athletes and breaking down barriers as one of the first female sports writing professionals in America.

Coach Tyrone Giscombe Integral Part of Lives of Many Student-Athletes, Has Volunteered More Than 12,000 Hours

Since 2007, Coach Tyrone Giscombe has been an integral part of the lives of many student-athletes, volunteered more than 12,000 hours at three different area schools. He has mentored and coached student-athletes who have been on teams that have won a combined six state titles, nine district titles, 10 regional titles and three Cape Coast Conference titles in track.

Richard Sharpe Holds NCAA Division II Records for Goals and Points in a Season

Richard Sharpe is one of the most accomplished and talented soccer players to ever don the Florida Tech men’s soccer uniform. He holds the NCAA Division II and Florida Tech records for career goals (137) and points (321) and was a 1991, 1992 and 1993 first team All American.

Former World Boxing Champion Pinklon Thomas Assists Troubled Youth at University Boxing Gym

Former World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Pinklon Thomas has been a warrior, fighter and role model for disadvantaged and troubled youth at the University Boxing Gym in Melbourne. Thomas fought and defeated the very best heavyweight fighters the world could serve up, but his toughest fight has always been against the evils that plague our society through drugs and alcohol.

Dabney Davis Most Successful AAU Basketball Coach in Brevard History, Posted Amazing Record of 270-4

Coach Dabney Davis became the most successful AAU basketball coach in the history of Brevard County with an amazing won/loss record of 270-4. This was a county, state, and national record that has never been broken. He also coached junior high football and basketball. His three-year career won/loss record in football was 18-0, winning three straight County Championships.

WATCH: Robert Anderson Was Coach, Principal, Superintendent, Sports Official and Public Servant For Over 40 Years

Robert “Bob” Anderson was a coach, principal, superintendent, sports official and served as a Rockledge City Commissioner for 20 years, including as Chair and Vice Mayor. The City of Rockledge dedicated an 80-acre recreational and dog park in his honor.

Sports Pioneer Julia Beckman Dedicated 35 Years To Developing Girls’ Athletics in Brevard

Born in Merritt Island in 1927, Julia Beckman, 92, remains active, outspoken and independent. Today’s female athletes should be extremely grateful women like Beckman were there to help pave the way for them, striving on a daily basis, often tackling misconceptions and bigotry head-on in order to achieve rightful recognition her outstanding players deserved.