Cleveland State Announces Hall Of Fame Class

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Cleveland State Athletic Office announces its inaugural Hall of Fame Class to be inducted on Saturday, Feb. 9, with a brunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mountain View Inn in Cleveland. The brunch will precede the Cleveland State women’s and men’s basketball games vs. Chattanooga State and baseball games vs. Vincennes University.

All inductees will be recognized between the women’s and men’s basketball games.

The inaugural class of 25 inductees will represent the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, baseball, golf and tennis, coaches, as well as recognize meritorious service to Cleveland State Athletics. The class will represent Cleveland State Athletics from 1967 through 1980.

Athletes being inducted are Steve Williams and Gene Meadows representing men’s basketball; Zandra Montgomery, Data Caldwell, Liz Jackson, and Melinda Shell, women’s basketball; Rhonda Snow and Kim Gentry, women’s softball; Mike Fitzgerald, Mike Moore, Scott Bell, Ted May, and Larry Simcox, baseball; Jim Gibson, Dr. Lynn Griffith and Ralph Buckner Jr., tennis; Mike Benson, Tom Maupin, and Winston Prince, golf. Former coaches being recognized will be Joe Crabtree, the first men’s basketball coach at Cleveland State in 1967; Hugh Walker who coached women’s basketball and softball; Steve Longley, who took the 1980 baseball team to the NJCAA World Series finishing runner up; and, Jim Cigliano who was a long time athletics director and Vice President of Student Services. Meritorious Service recipients will be Robert Kincaid and Norma Davis, both have given significant time and service to Cleveland State Athletics.

“This inaugural Hall of Fame Class recognizes the history and success of Cleveland State Athletics,” said Cleveland State Director of Athletics Mike Policastro. “I am pleased that we now have a way to honor the outstanding student athletes that have been associated within our athletic program. I would like to thank the Hall of Fame Committee for their involvement; they did an outstanding job in putting this inaugural class together.”

For further information regarding the brunch and the day activities, contact the Cleveland State Athletic Office at 423 473- 2271.

JOHN HUNT: Giving Thanks On Another Beautiful Day

Well, here we are again.   Where has that last year gone in such a hurry? As has been the case in recent years, I’m following in Roy Exum’s footsteps with my many reasons to be thankful. Among other things, I AM THANKFUL that I woke up today without a hangover.   It’s been almost 22 years since and I hope I never forget just how bad that last one was. ... (click for more)

Complete Results For 2015 Turkey Trot 8K

**** OVERALL FEMALE **** Place Name                 Ag Div   Hometown             Guntime Pace     ===== ==================== == ===== ==================== ======= =====     1 Jessica ... (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)