Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

WATCH: Fred Gay Honored With Special Tribute By the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Fred Gay, former owner of Quality Pontiac/Buick/GMC, was one of the most respected, accomplished and influential business leaders and philanthropists in the Brevard Conty community for more than 45 years. Among his most impactful legacies was his support of the Eastern Florida State College athletic programs, and in 2008, EFSC paid homage to him by renaming their golf facility in Cocoa, “The Fred Gay Golf Academy.” […]

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WATCH: Coach Lee Mace Won Six High School Football State Championship Rings

SIX RINGS – Coach Lee Mace came to Merritt Island High School in 1969, serving as an assistant coach under Eddie Feely. There he helped build some dominant Mustangs football teams, most notably the state champion teams of 1972, 1978 and 1979. As an assistant coach under John Wilkinson, Coach Mace helped lead the Tigers to the state championship “three-peat” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. […]

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WATCH: Lexy Denaburg’s Unmatched Dominance Earns Her Early Induction into Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Lexy Denaburg, who led the Merritt Island Mustangs to a state championship in both indoor and beach volleyball, and earned All-American honors in both, is the most dominant prep force in her sport in Brevard County history. […]

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America’s Tough Guy and WWE Super Star ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan is Professional Wrestling Icon

If you were a fan of pro wrestling in the late 1980s you know the name “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. A big-time star in the 1980s during the WWE’s first boom period, Duggan became famous for carrying a 2×4 into the ring while yelling out his trademark “Hoooo!” and leading “U-S-A!” chants. […]

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Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Lineman Jawaan Taylor Inducted into Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Jawaan Taylor, offensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars and former standout at Cocoa High School and the University of Florida will be inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame as part of its 2020 class. […]

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Hall of Fame Challenger Award Inductee Joshua Dillon Excels in Multi-Sport Special Olympics

Athletes who participate in Special Olympics come in all ages, ethnicities, and economic and social backgrounds, which leads us to this inspiring story about our 2020 Challenger category honoree. Other than epilepsy, Josh Dillon is a physical specimen and an exceptional athlete. […]

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WATCH LIVE: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set to Recognize Class of 2020, Class of 2021

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee announced the induction of both the 2020 and 2021 classes will take place on Friday, May 13 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The induction of both classes were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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WATCH: Larry Garrison to be Honored With Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Garrison’s love of sports, advocacy of Space Coast sports and his ongoing support of community fitness through Health First’s fitness centers earned him a place as a founding member of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame review board at its inception in 2011.
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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction for Classes of 2020 and 2021 Set May 13 in Cocoa Beach

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee announced the induction of both the 2020 and 2021 classes will take place on Friday, May 13 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The induction of both classes were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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LAST CALL: Nominations Being Accepted for Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced Wednesday the annual SCSHOF Induction Banquet and Breakfast of Champions Awards event will be held in person this spring for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be inducted, along with the Class of 2022. […]

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

Born in Merritt Island in 1927, Julia Beckman, 94, 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. […]

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced Wednesday the annual SCSHOF Induction Banquet and Breakfast of Champions Awards event will be held in person this spring for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be inducted, along with the Class of 2022. […]

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Space Coast Iceplex’s Karina Villegas Overcomes Tragedy to Become World-Class Sled Hockey Player

A member of the Women’s National Para Ice Hockey Team, Karina Villegas, a 5-foot-6-inch forward, helped the team take the championship against Canada in 2018 and will be defending the title in September 2020 in Las Vegas. […]

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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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