Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

WATCH: Brevard’s Neely Dunn Was NFL Side Judge For Six Years, Regional Supervisor of Officials 15 Years

When talking about Neely Dunn, a former Brevard Public School principal, NFL Regional Supervisor of officials, on field NFL side judge, husband and dad, adjectives such as loyal, hardworking, sincere, patient, passionate and certainly impartial come to mind. […]

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Former Merritt Island Mustang Coach Gerald Odom Among All-Time Best In Florida

Gerald Odom finished his head-coaching career with a record of 268-85-2 and was named one of Florida’s top all-time coaches when the Florida High School Athletic Association named its All-Century Team. […]

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Sherri France Among Best Softball Players In America

Sherri “Lynnie” France is one of the best women’s softball hitters in the world – featuring legendary 400-foot tape-measure shots. A 1980 graduate of Melbourne High School, she played softball and basketball for the Bulldogs and also played college basketball at Valdosta State and Florida Tech. […]

WATCH: Merritt Island’s Leon Bright Among Best Prep Football Players In Florida History

Leon Bright is among Florida’s most dominant prep football players in history. A 1974 graduate of Merritt Island High School, he rushed for 4,036 yards and 77 touchdowns in his three-year career with the Mustangs. […]

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. […]

Hall of Fame Coach Peter Blount Among Most Versatile Track Athletes in UF History

In the latest edition of “Sit Down with Steve” from the Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios, Steve Wilson talks with Peter Blount – one of the top athletes and coaches to come out of Brevard County. He has been inducted into both the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame and Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. […]

Dylan Lewis Led Florida Tech to Two National Soccer Championships, Panther’s Greatest Defender

The only Florida Tech men’s soccer player to have his jersey number retired, number 3, Dylan Lewis was also the only Panther to contribute to Florida Tech’s 1988 and 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship teams. Lewis is a member of the Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary men’s soccer team and the third Florida Tech men’s soccer player to join their coach, Rick Stottler, in the SSC Hall of Fame. […]

WATCH: Jamel Dean’s Tenacity, Accomplishments Earn Him Induction into Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Jamel Dean was among former Cocoa High School head coach John Wilkinson’s best two-way players during his Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame career for the Tigers. Dean recently joined his former Cocoa High teammates, tackle Jawaan Taylor of the Jacksonville Jaguars and cornerback Chauncey Gardner-Johnson of the New Orleans Saints, on the 22-man 2019 Pro Football Focus NFL All-Rookie Team. […]

Record-Setting Florida Air Academy Basketball Coach Aubin Goporo Won Four 3A FHSAA State Titles

Following a highly successful coaching career in the high school ranks at Florida Air Academy, Aubin Goporo joined the Tennessee basketball staff in June of 2017 as Director of Player Development. During his 15 seasons at FAA, Goporo amassed a 355-52 (.872) record while winning four 3A FHSAA state titles (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007). […]

Apryl Bigham Nickson Brevard’s First Female Prep Athlete to be Recognized as All-American in Any Sport

Apryl Bigham Nickson is considered to be among the best female swimmers in Cocoa High School and Brevard County history. During her three-year career at Cocoa High during the early 1970s, Nickson was selected Most Valuable Swimmer, while earning All-Cape Coast Conference recognition three times, and All-State twice. She was Brevard County’s first female prep athlete to be recognized as an All-American in any sport. […]