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.
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.
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?
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.
Clint Hurdle was a legend in youth and high school baseball, and the most promising professional baseball prospect to ever come from Brevard County.
Meghan Cornett starred for the Lady Mustangs as they dominated the Space Coast in the early 2000s.
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.
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.
Zundra Feagin, now Dr. Zundra Aubrey, won seven individual state track titles as a sprinter at Cocoa High School.
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.
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 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.
The Brevard County School Board voted unanimously on Thursday evening to name the Cocoa Tigers football stadium after legendary educator, politician, and coach, Dick Blake.
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.
Over the last 40 years, Florida Tech Panthers basketball broadcaster Jim Mitchell has broadcast more than 800 Panthers men’s and women’s games and he’s volunteered his time to do every one of them.
The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee selected an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2018 Class of the Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
Despite a stellar high school football career as a linebacker and defensive anchor for the Titusville Terriers in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Fred Harvey Jr. was not recruited by the “Big-Name” college programs.
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.