From the football field to the volleyball and basketball courts, the 2009 class of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame made an impact on the local scene throughout the last century.
The newest indcutee class was named last Tuesday at a news conference inside the Hall of Fame's at Drivers Village in Cicero, and will be formally inducted at a dinner on Oct. 19 at Holiday Inn in Liverpool.Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by calling 657-3718.
The class includes, in alphabetical order:
- Edmund Dollard, who helped build the Syracuse University basketball program in the early part of the 20th century
- Larry Kimball, SU's long-time sports information director
- Keith Moody, who went on from football fame at SU to the National Football League
- Beth Mowins, women's basketball star and noted ESPN commentator
- John Sherlock, a well-regarded leader among basketball and golf officials
- Kris Terrillion, who built a volleyball dynasty at LaFayette High School
Edmund Dollard was the selection of the Old-Timer's Committee. He coached basketball at SU for 14 years, from 1911 to 1924, earning a record of 148-56, a win percentage of .725.
That included 11 consecutive winning seasons and, in 1913-14, a perfect mark of 12-0. In 1917-18, the Helms Foundation awarded Dollard's SU team its national championship, a precursor to the current NCAA championships.
A member of one of the first graduating classes at Christian Brothers Academy in 1904, Dollard went on to become a tax commissioner and real estate executive following his coaching career. He passed away in 1964, at the age of 79.
Larry Kimball was working in the sports information office at the University of Vermont when, in 1966, the Massachusetts native came to SU to take the SID job.
For 31 years, Kimball kept that post, proving so reliable that he never missed an SU football game during that time -- 383 games in all. In turn, he became one of the nation's most repsected SID's, even becoming the ECAC Sports Information Directors Association president and working at both the National Sports Festival and Pan-American Games.