Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

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.

2019 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced, Induction Ceremony Set May 10

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee announced an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2019 Class of the Hall of Fame. The 2019 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards will be held Friday, May 10 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

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?

VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Kaitlin Shriver Donner Among World’s Best Triathletes

Kaitlin Shriver Donner began racing triathlon professionally while finishing her bachelors in Exercise Physiology, and starting Physical Therapy school at UF. Since then, she has graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and qualified for the USA Triathlon National Team.

VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer 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.

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.

VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Charles Wilson Shattered Colorline In Brevard County

Charles Wilson would be among the first seven African-American students to attend an all white school in Brevard County. Not only was he a talent on the football field, but he was also the first African-American captain on a public high school football team in the state of Florida.

Former Cocoa Tigers Star, Gators Standout Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Declares for NFL Draft

Former Cocoa Tiger standout and Florida Gator defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is foregoing his senior season in Gainesville and announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon that he is declaring for the NFL draft in April. 

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.

1972 Merritt Island Mustangs Football Team is Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Legacy Inductee

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. 

All-Time Winningest Basketball Coach in Florida Tech History, Billy Mims Notched 600th Career Win In 2018

During his 13-seasons at FIT, Mims has become its all-time winningest coach (196) and led the program to their first-ever Sunshine State Conference title in 2012. Mims has coached 16 All-SSC players and two All-Americans.

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.