HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ten legendary figures from Huntsville’s world of sports were inducted Monday night at the annual banquet of the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.
The event was held in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center.
The Class of 2014 includes Patricia Cavender, a high school volleyball and basketball coach; Rick Clark, a former Hazel Green basketball star; Ron Cooper, the former Lee High and Jacksonville State player who later served as Alabama A&M head football coach; Boots Ellett Jr., a former football and wrestling standout at Huntsville High; Clarence Johnson, a star running back for Johnson High and North Alabama; Sue Marshall, a long-time high school coach and now associate AD at Randolph; Anthony Toney, a former Butler and A&M defensive back; Frederiek Toney, a standout guard for Lee and UAH; Dean Willis, a four-year basketball starter at UAH; and James Wilson, a football player at Councill High and Butler who went on to work as a football official in the SEC and NFL. Information courtesy The Huntsville Times/Al.com.
The Hall of Fame also honored five local sports journalists with Special Achievement Awards for their work covering sports in Huntsville and Madison County over the years. WHNT News 19 anchor Steve Johnson was one of the honorees. Read more here.