Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Inductees

Criteria for Sports Hall of Fame Induction (individuals):

  • 10 years removed from South High School
  • All-Ohio (1st, 2nd, 3rd team)—Automatic induction
  • Individual State Champion – Automatic induction
  • Individual State Qualifier – Automatic Induction
  • Conference MVP
  • News-Herald or Plain Dealer “Player of the Year”
  • Multiple first-team all-conference honor in same sport or in different sports the same year the athlete participated
  • Coaches – 10 years removed from South, and demonstrated a positive influence on student athletes during their tenure.

Criteria for Sports Hall of Fame Induction (Team):

  • One boys’ team that won a regional, or district championship recognized by the OHSAA.  Only one team can be inducted annually
  • One girls’ team that won a regional, or district championship recognized by the OHSAA.  Only one team can be inducted annually
  • Team Induction may also be considered at the discretion of the Hall of Fame Committee

Plaques:

  • Group picture plaque to be displayed in trophy case.
  • Individual plaques to honoree.

Committee:

  • Athletic Director
  • 1960s representative
  • 1970s representative
  • 1980s representative
  • 1990s representative
  • 2000s representative
  • 2010s representative
  • Banquet coordinator—tickets, hall, plates, menu
  • Media coordinator—collects the nominees’ data from committee members; assembles the ceremony program, writes honorees’ bio for program and game night event; emcees the game night event

Nomination:

  • Committee members may submit nominees from each sport to be considered utilizing the above criteria.  More than one athlete from the same sport can be nominated but only one will be selected.  Outside nominations utilizing the approved application form will be considered annually.  Candidates not chosen will automatically have their application retained for consideration for a three year period.
  • Nomination Application

Lifetime Achievement Award

Criteria for Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (individuals):

  • 20 years removed from South High School
  • Played at least one (1) sport while attending South High School
  • Outstanding/Significant contribution or dedication to a sport
  • Exceptional conduct on and off the court/field
  • Distinguished or long-term involvement in a sport
  • Extensive Leadership (coach or administrator)
  • Excelled in a nationally or internationally recognized sport after high school

Does NOT have to be a sport played while at South

  • Examples:
    • Member of Olympic Team (U.S. or other)
    • Collegiate National Champion
    • Professional (MLB, NFL, NBA…) player for 10+ years

Plaques:

  • Picture plaque to be displayed in trophy case.
  • Individual plaque to honoree.

Committee:

  • Athletic Director
  • One Boosters Board Member
  • 1960s representative
  • 1970s representative
  • 1980s representative
  • 1990s representative
  • 2000s representative
  • 2010s representative
  • Banquet coordinator—tickets, hall, plates, menu
  • Media coordinator—collects the nominees’ data from committee members; assembles the ceremony program, writes honorees’ bio for program and game night event; emcees the game night event

Nomination:

  • Committee members may submit nominees to be considered utilizing the above criteria.  Outside nominations utilizing the approved application form will be considered annually.  Candidates not chosen will automatically have their application retained for consideration for a three year period.
  • Nomination Application