Hall of Fame

Missouri Southern Athletics Hall of Fame
The Missouri Southern Athletics Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute, to give deserved recognition, and to enhance school tradition by honoring former athletic letterwinners and/or coaches who have shown distinctive, unique, or exceptional ability while on campus of the school or since graduation. The honorees must be graduates of Missouri Southern (if they were a student-athlete) and there must have been a lapse of at least 10 years since the student-athlete last participated in athletics at MSSU. In the case of meritorious service, nominees need not be graduates of Missouri Southern.

Nominations must be received by April 9 to be considered for that year's Hall of Fame class.
Any nominations received after April 9 will be considered for the next class.

Please send all nominations to: Missouri Southern Athletics
                                              3950 E. Newman Road
                                              Joplin, Mo. 64801


A nomination form (as a Microsoft Excell Spreadsheet) is available here. Criteria is available here.

Missouri Southern Athletics Hall of Fame Listing
1984
Glen Wills
1985
Terron Jackson
John Thomas
1986
Jim Frazier
1987
Ray Harding

1988
Tom Cox
Al Potter
1989
Rusty Shelley
1990
Dean Collins
Don Gross
1991
Kerry Anders
Russell Bland
Wendell Redden

1992
Sallie Beard
Bernie Busken
Mike Hagedorn
Ken Howard
Willie Williams
1993
Pam Brisby-Laughlin
Barb Lawson-Cowherd
Dudley Stegge
Patty Vavra
1994
Steve Carlton
Mary Carter
Harvey Derrick
Dave Evans
Marty Galbraith
Jimmy Wright
1995
Chris Tucker

1996
Brenda Pitts-Jennings
Patti Killian-Coleman
Warren Turner
Lydell Williams
1997
Georgina Garrison-Bodine
Glenn Dolence
Greg Garton
Karen Gordon
Doug Landrith
1972 National Championship Football Team
1998
Terrie Dresh
Skip Hale
Pat Lipira
Betsy Taylor
Joel Tupper
1999
Lori Alburty
Lisa Cunningham
Robert Davis
Robert Laptad
Margaret Womack-Robinson

2000
Glen Baker
Robert Corn
Rick Ham
Renee Livell-Heidger
Tina Roberts-Waggener
2001
Barry Jenkins
Tony Logan
Anita Rank-Oplotnik
Becky Fly-Woods
2002
Vincent Featherson
George Major
Tom Storm
1992 National Championship Softball Team
2003
Matt Cook
Colon Kelly
Diane Miller
Kenny Simpson
Rod Smith

2004
Tongula Givens
Andrea Clarke-Keene
Bryan Larson
Rev. Henry Pullum
Billy Jack Smith
2005
David Fisher
Shelly Hodges-Garr
Jason Riddle
Kelly Young
 
2006
Ginger (Daniel) LaNye
Richard Jordan
Jeff Kilbane
James Thrash
Debbie Williams
2007
Dr. Mark Baker
Rich Weisensee
Holly (Trantham) Brewer

 


2008
Tom Rutledge
Neely Burkhart
Terry Dobbs

 
2009
Stephen Crane
Jennifer Jimerson
Sonia (Blacketer) Eudy
Cedric Florence
Marvin (Red) O'Dell

 2010
Shally Lundien
Dalana (Lofland) Rutledge
Albert (Juice) Bland
 


 2011
Ron Burton
Tina (Keller) Montez
Tomi Paalanen
Jim Phillips 

 


2012
Hal Bodon
Heather (Hoyle) Sams
Katie (Gariss) Marsh
Eddin Santiago 

2013
Yancy McKnight
Seth Isringhausen
Bryce Darnell
Stacy (Harter) Smith