Category: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

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.

Lee Hathaway’s Lifelong Dedication to Hockey Earned Him Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction in 2018

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.

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Marcus Maye Says Family, Mentors Are Biggest Blessing

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.