9 inducted into Petersburg High Sports Hall of Fame
Fred Jeter | 7/3/2015, 1:51 p.m.
Petersburg High School has inducted its first Sports Hall of Fame class.
The inaugural induction ceremony was held at a reception and banquet in mid-June at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.
Here are thumbnails of the inductees:
Marvin Bass (Class of 1932, football): Mr. Bass earned All-American gridiron honors for Petersburg High and The College of William & Mary. He later coached at William & Mary, University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, University of Richmond and South Carolina and with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
Roland Day (coach): Mr. Day coached virtually every sport for the Crimson Wave from 1926 until 1970.
Ricky Hunley (Class of 1980, football): After leading Petersburg High to the State AAA title in 1979, Mr. Hunley went on earn All-America honors at the University of Arizona and play seven seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, the Phoenix Cardinals and the Los Angeles Raiders. He competed in two Super Bowls with Denver.
Robert Kilbourne (coach, administrator): Mr. Kilbourne accumulated 268 basketball coaching victories at Petersburg High between 1944 and 1970. He was instrumental in the integration of Petersburg Public Schools in the 1960s.
William Lawson Jr. (coach): Mr. Lawson recorded 452 basketball coaching victories at Petersburg High between 1976 and 1999. In all, he had 626 victories, counting stints at Matoaca and George Washington Carver schools in Chesterfield.
Moses Malone (Class of 1974, basketball): Mr. Malone sparked the Crimson Wave to back-to-back State AAA titles in 1973 and 1974. During that run, Petersburg High went 50-0. From high school, Mr. Malone jumped straight to the NBA’s Utah Jazz and is now a member of the NBA Hall of Fame.
Eric Tipton (Class of 1935, baseball): Following an outstanding career on the diamond for the Crimson Wave, Mr. Tipton went on to star at Duke University and play professionally with the Philadelphia A’s and the Cincinnati Reds from 1939 to 1945.
Paul Webb (Class of 1948, baseball and basketball): Mr. Webb was a two-sport star for Petersburg High and also for The College of William & Mary. He went on to score 511 basketball coaching victories at Randolph-Macon College and Old Dominion University.
Mark West (Class of 1979, basketball): The 6-foot-10 Mr. West helped the Crimson Wave win the Central Region title in basketball. He then went on to star at ODU. He played in the NBA for eight different teams from 1983 to 2000, scoring 6,259 points.
For more information on the Petersburg High School Sports Hall of Fame, contact Petersburg High Activities Director William Lawson III at (804) 862-7144.