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.
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.
ANTHONY MITCHELL’s speed and quickness, and ability to successfully read and run the complex triple option in legendary THS Head Coach Al Werneke’s wishbone offense set him apart from the rest of the field.
Satellite Beach’s Britt McHenry may have accomplished more in such a short time than arguably any other inductee in the history of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
FLORIDA GATOR Safety Marcus Maye was named first-team All-SEC by Pro Football Focus and earned first-team All-American recognition from USA Today and PFF after the 2015 season. Mayes was a standout four-sport athlete at Holy Trinity and is now with the New York Jets.
At 51, an age when some women are considering the joys of grandmotherhood, Elaine Larsen, president of Larsen Motorsports, is out on the track with the boys, showing them how drag racing is done.