27 people and 2 teams inducted into RPS Athletic Hall of Fame
Fred Jeter | 10/31/2019, 6 p.m.
The Richmond Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, founded in 2015, continues to grow.
The Hall of Fame was started to recognize graduates, administrators, coaches, staff and volunteers who have made a significant impact on RPS athletics and contributions to their field and/or the community.
A total of 27 RPS alumni and two teams were the latest inductees during a ceremony last Saturday at a Richmond hotel.
Inductees also will be honored later this school year at on-campus basketball games.
“It is an honor to celebrate the rich legacy of RPS athletics,” said Stefanie Ramsey, RPS’ coordinator of health and physical education and athletics. “Each of these outstanding athletes represent the best in RPS and in their own lives and communities.”
Armstrong High School
Adolph Powell – basketball, football, track; Sallie Elam – tennis; Denise Winn – basketball; Alexander Coles III – basketball, track; Richmond Sheriff Antionette V. Irving – basketball; 1964 boys basketball team, VIA champions and national runner-up
George Wythe High School
Alvester Wayne Tucker – football, basketball, track; Charles Cooke – football, track; Sylvia Bragg, basketball; Terry Gordon Allen – hockey, basketball, tennis
Huguenot High School
Stuart Holt – wrestling; Kevin Cousins – track; April Robinson – basketball; Coach Cindy Cain – basketball and hockey coach
John Marshall High School
Larry Watts – football, basketball, baseball; Raymond Dark – base- ball; Arrington Jones – football, basketball, baseball; Fletcher Johnson – basketball; Edwin “Ted” Filer – football; Robert Pate – football
Maggie L. Walker High School
Cheryl Elder – basketball; Coach John Collins – football, wrestling and track coach; Will Roberts – baseball; 1965-66 championship football team
Thomas Jefferson High School
Otis Fulton – basketball; Frank Sanyour – football; Laurita Harris Portee – track; Delbert Montague – football, basketball; Sandra “Sandee” Smith, track.