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SoCon Announces 2011 Hall Of Fame Class PDF Print
Written by Southern Conference   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 14:41

The Southern Conference announced its Hall of Fame class for 2011 which includes a past Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion, an NFL Pro Bowler, NCAA All-Americans and a pair of coaching legends.


The 2011 class features six of the most accomplished student-athletes and coaches to ever compete in the Southern Conference.  Inductees include Dexter Coakley (Appalachian State), Lefty Driesell (Davidson), Regina Kirk (Chattanooga), Robert Neyland (Tennessee), Vic Seixas (North Carolina) and Shannon Wommack (Chattanooga). 

Coakley, who played at Appalachian State University (1993-1996), is the only player to win the Buck Buchanan Award in back-to-back seasons, Coakley was a three-time All-American at Appalachian State.  He was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year three straight seasons after being named Freshman of the Year in 1993.  Coakley helped the Mountaineers capture the 1995 Southern Conference Championship.  It is ASU's only undefeated, untied regular season in school history.  A third-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1997, Coakley enjoyed a 10-year NFL career with Dallas and the St. Louis Rams, and he was also named to three Pro Bowls.

The inductees will be honored at a ceremony on May 24 at the Marriott in Charleston, S.C., prior to the start of the league's baseball championship. 



2009 Induction Class - Inaugural Year



Megan Dunigan, Women's Tennis
Dick Groat, Men's Basketball & Baseball
Sam Huff, Football
Charlie Justice, Football
Melissa Morrison Howard, Track & Field
Arnold Palmer, Golf
Adrian Peterson, Football
Frank Selvy, Men's Basketball
Jerry West, Men's Basketball
Valorie Whiteside (ASU), Women's Basketball




2010 Induction Class



Everett Case, Men's Basketball
Mary Jayne Harrelson (ASU), Women's Track & Field/Cross Country
Fred Hetzel, Men's Basketball
"Hot" Rod Hundley, Men's Basketball
Banks McFadden, Football & Men's Basketball
Wallace Wade, Football & Commissioner
J. Dallas Shirley, Special Contributor









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