CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (VHSL/WSET)— Seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions to high school athletic and activity programs have been selected to the 2013 Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Members of the Class of 2013, the 24th to be inducted, will bring total membership to 241.
The induction dinner will be held on Monday, October 14, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Charlottesville.
The Class of 2013 includes two athlete (Mike Milchin, J.R. Tucker HS and Anthony Poindexter, Jefferson Forest HS), three coaches (Chip Berry, E.C. Glass HS, George Lancaster, Jr., Highland Springs HS and Jim Woodson, Powhatan HS) and two contributors (Cindy Bomboske, Monacan HS and John Williams, Ocean Lakes HS). Sponsored jointly by the Virginia High School League and the Virginia High School Coaches Association, the Hall is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of outstanding achievements by students and adults in sports and activities within Virginia's public high schools.
Athletes are eligible for consideration 10 years after completion of their high school careers and are judged primarily for their achievements in interscholastic sports. Coaches are eligible after 15 years of experience or upon retirement and are judged on the merits of their achievements at the high school level. Contributors are professionals who have rendered significant services in some other capacity such as administration, academic activities, officiating, media or sports medicine.
The honorees are as follows:
J.R. Tucker High School
A three]time all]district, all]region and all]metro first]team selection and the only player in Tucker baseball history to have his number retired, Mike Milchin was selected to the AP first]ever baseball all]state team as a first]teamer at first base. He was also selected as the first]ever Colonial District Player of the Year as a senior after leading J.R. Tucker to its second straight VHSL Group AAA baseball title in 1986. Milchin, an outstanding hitter, pitcher and fielder, batted over .300 as a freshman as a mid]season call]up; .438 as sophomore; .413 as a junior and .446 as a senior while belting 16 home runs and 84 RBI during his final three years. As a junior, he recorded four wins and seven saves with a 1.28 ERA and followed that up with four wins, six saves and a 0.60 ERA as a senior, finishing with a career 1.02 ERA. An excellent fielder, he posted a career fielding average of .987. As a junior in 1985, pitched complete game victories in the district, region and state title games. As a senior in 1986, he earned a win in the state semifinal game in relief, while also hitting a home run; and in the title game, he drove in the winning run in the state finals as well as picking up the save with a game]ending, bases]loaded strikeout. He played in the VHSCA all]star game and was chosen to play on the US Junior Olympic baseball team following his senior year.
Milchin played college baseball at Clemson where he is the only Tiger player in history to finish with a career batting average over .300 and a career ERA under 3.00. An All]ACC performer, he was the MVP of the ACC championship game in 1989. He was a member of the 1988 US Olympic gold medal winning team and was the 36th player taken in the 1989 MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched for the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles in the majors. He currently is a managing partner in SFX Baseball Group. A 1986 graduate of J.R. Tucker, he earned a BS degree in communication from Clemson in 1999 and resides in Windermere, FL.
Jefferson Forest High School
Football, Basketball, Baseball
A three]sport standout in football, baseball and basketball at Jefferson Forest from 1991]94, Anthony Poindexter was the 1993 AP Group AA Player of the Year as a senior and earned first]team all]state selection as a junior and senior while guiding the Cavaliers to back]to]back Division 3 football championships as a quarterback and safety. In addition, he twice earned first]team all]district and all]region honors and was selected to play in the VHSCA all]star football game where he was named the Defensive Player of the Game. A four]year starter in baseball as a centerfielder, he earned first]team all]district, all]region and first]team all]state honors while leading the Cavaliers to the state semifinals in 1993; and as a three]year starter on the basketball team, he earned first]team all]district and honorable mention all]region honors as well. He was named the Lynchburg News and Advance 1993 FootballPlayer of the Year after his senior season and twice earned News and Advance first]team selections in baseball.
Poindexter continued his football career at the University of Virginia where as a freshman; he is part of one of the biggest plays in UVa history when he and teammate Adrian Burnim stopped Florida State's Warrick Dunn inches from the goal line on the game's last play in the 33]28 Cavalier win over the second]ranked Seminoles. He twice earned first]team All]America honors as a safety and was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1998 despite a severe knee injury which ended his season. UVa retired his number 3 jersey in 2009. He played three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. He is entering his 10th season on the UVa football coaching staff. A 1994 graduate of Jefferson Forest High School, Poindexter earned his BA in anthropology from the University of Virginia in 1998. He resides in Charlottesville, VA.
E.C. Glass High School
As the head boys soccer coach at E.C. Glass from 1981]2008, Chip Berry guided his teams to a 307]129]28 record, 12 district titles; 21 regional playoff appearances; including three region runner]up finishes; three rounds of sixteen and three final eights. He was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as Virginia's Coach of the Year in 2006; and twice by the VHSCA in 2003 and 2007 as state coach of the year. He was also selected district coach of the year 11 times and the News and Advance Soccer Coach of the Year in Central Virginia six times. In 2007, his team set a school record with 16 consecutive games without a loss and made it to the state "sweet 16" before losing 1]0 to Osbourn Park, the nation's second ranked team. Berry began coaching and teaching at E.C. Glass in 1978 and during that time coached 59 high school teams – including assistant boys varsity soccer (1978]81); head boys varsity soccer (1981]2008); boys varsity assistant basketball (1978]81); head boys JV basketball (1982]2005); co]head varsity girls volleyball (1985]86); and has been the athletic director since 2005. A member of the VHSCA since 1978, he has served on the Legislative Council and the Executive Committee since 1995. He has been the VHSCA Soccer Committee Chairman since 1995 and the Director of the VHSCA state all]star boys soccer game since its inception. Berry also chairs the Group AAA boys all]state soccer selection committee and the Northwest Region selection committee for boys soccer. Under his leadership, he was instrumental in the creation of the VHSCA girls soccer all]star game which has been played each summer since 1999. In addition, he has chaired the Western District and Western Valley District all]district selection committees for 20 years. Berry will be entering his 35th year at E.C. Glass in the 2013]14 school year. A native of Charlottesville, he graduated from Albemarle High School in 1978 and played college basketball at Lynchburg College where he received his BA degree in 1978. He resides in Lynchburg, VA.
George Lancaster, Jr.
Highland Springs High School
Second among active boys basketball coaches in the VHSL with 657 career wins, George Lancaster, Jr. came to Highland Springs in 1979 and has left a legacy that includes two state titles in 2003 and 2007; 26 district championships and 28 district tournament titles. He was honored as state coach of the year in boys basketball twice in 2003 and 2007 and was named district coach of the year 15 times along with region coach of the year four times. He will be entering his 35th year as head boys basketball coach at Highland Springs. In addition to coaching boys basketball at Highland Springs, he has served as a head coach for girls basketball (1979]80 and 1987]89); head girls track coach (1981]84) and head golf coach (1990]99). Lancaster, who began his teaching and coaching career at Huguenot in 1972, assisted in football, track, basketball and baseball before becoming head boys basketball coach in 1976. He came to Highland Springs in 1979 as both boys and girls head basketball coach. He was inducted into the Virginia State University Hall of Fame and is member of the Highland Springs Wall of Fame. A 1962 graduate of West End High School in Skipwith, VA, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State
University in 1967. He resides in Richmond, VA.
Powhatan High School
Jim Woodson has led Powhatan High School to two VHSL state football championships, claiming a Division 2 title in 1996 and a Division 4 title in 2003. During his 28 years as the head coach, his Powhatan teams have compiled a 246]80]1 record; won 15 district championships; eight regional championships; played in four state title games and had two state runner]up finishes in 1997 and 2003. Twice, in 1996 and 2003, he was selected state coach of the year; as well as Richmond all]Metro coach of the year five times (1991, 1996, 1997, 2003 and 2005). He was also selected to coach in the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) all]star game five times. In addition to his outstanding record as a head football coach, Woodson has served as athletic director at Powhatan since 1999.
Woodson first came to Powhatan in 1979 and has coached JV football (1979]82); assistant varsity football (1983]4); JV boys basketball (1979, 1982]94); varsity boys basketball (1980]81) and assistant varsity boys basketball (1995]2000). He has also been an active member in the VHSCA for 34 years; the VIAAA (Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association) for 11 years and the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administration
Association). A graduate of Powhatan High School in 1973, Woodson played college football and baseball at Ferrum College and James Madison University, where he graduated in 1979. He resides in Powhatan, VA.
Monacan High School
Forensics and Debate
Cindy Bomboske worked tirelessly and diligently in the development of high school forensics and debate at Monacan High School and throughout the entire Virginia high school speech community. She coached forensics and debate at Monacan from 1982]2006 and during that time produced three VHSL state championship teams in forensics (1989, 1990 and 1993) and over 35 individual state champions in forensics. Her contributions to the state speech community are numerous. She was a co]founding member of the Virginia Association of Speech Coaches (VASC) which evolved into the VASDDC (Virginia Association of Speech, Debate and Drama Coaches). She served two terms as the VASC/VASDDC president and vice president as well as serving two terms on the Debate, Drama, Forensics Advisory Committee for the VHSL. VASDDC named her Speech Coach of the Year in 1995; and she was selected Dominion District Coach of the Year five times (1993, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2000) and Central Region Coach of the Year in 1999. In addition, she directed VHSL and VASDDC workshops and seminars to motivate, train and demonstrate activities for coaches and teachers. She also trained judges at the VHSL state forensics tournament and in 1982 introduced Multiple Reading to VHSL competitions. Bomboske graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in Lansing, MI in 1964 and earned her bachelor's degree in rhetoric and public address from Michigan State University in 1967 and her master's degree in speech education from Central Michigan University in 1972. She resides in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Ocean Lakes High School
Student Activities Coordinator
John Williams has had a distinguished record of involvement in the Virginia Beach Public Schools, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He served as First Colonial High School student activities coordinator from 1989]94 before moving to Ocean Lakes High School (1994] present). His service to the VSHL includes directing and hosting numerous district, region and state events, including Beach District golf, soccer, wrestling, boys tennis, girls tennis and gymnastics; Eastern Region soccer, boys tennis and gymnastics and VHSL state gymnastics and girls and boys soccer. He also served on the inaugural VHSL Student Leaders Conference Host Planning Committee in 1997 and was a presenter at the VHSL Sportsmanship Summit in 1999. He also served on the VIAAA State Athletic Administrators Conference Committee and the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) Host Committee. His involvement and commitment to interscholastic activities in Virginia include VIAAA Secretary (1995]2000); VIAAA President]Elect (2000]01); VIAAA President (2001]02); VIAAA Past President Council (2002]present); VIAAA Publications Chairman. He was named VIAAA Group AAA athletic director of the year in 1999 and received the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2001. In addition, through his leadership, Ocean Lakes High School has received the prestigious VHSL Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award 16 times since 1994. Williams graduated from Elk Country Christian
High School in St. Marys, PA in 1974 and earned a BA in sociology from Gannon University in Erie, PA in 1978 and a master's in education from Gannon in 1984. He also earned an Educational Specialist]Administrative Endorsement from the University of Virginia in 1988. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA.
Inductees in the Virginia High School Hall of Fame include:
1990: Athletes ] Keith Atherton, Edd Clark Jr., Carroll Dale, Doug Dickinson, Benton Dodd and Ralph Sampson. Coaches ] Jimmie Bryan, Fred Cooper, Bobby Crantz, Howard Deel, Bill Littlepage, Billy Martin, Alger Pugh, George Quarles Jr., Mike Smith and Gracie VanDyke. Contributors ] John Caywood, Greever Crouse, Bob Frank, Art Greene, Marshall Johnson, Bill Pace and John Youngblood.
1991: Athletes ] Ollan Cassell, Moses Malone, Sidney Snell and Bobby Stokes. Coaches ] Vince Bradford, Julius Conn, Ralph Cummins, Pat Dean, Chester Fritz, Harry Fry, Husky Hall, Bill Long and Lefty Wilson. Contributors ] Richard Fletcher, Hubert Grim Jr., Ben Hurt, Norm Lord, Frank McCue and Chuck Savedge.
1992: Athletes ] Johnny Oates, Tommy Theodose and Ben Valley. Coaches ] Gordon Bragg, James (Suey) Eason, John Epperly, Del Norwood, Charlie Nuttycombe, Al Rinaldi and Paul Sizemore. Contributors ] Harry Blevins, Eddie Crane, George Gasser, Clarence Jones, Robert McLelland, Barbara Reinwald and Gene Thompson.
1993: Athlete ] Paul Gentry. Coaches ] Ken Brown, Bob Hardage, Charlie Harkins, Jim Holdren and Thad Madden. Contributors ] Vic Blue, Joel Grimm, Bob McCoy and Wendell Seldon.
1994: Athletes ] Raymond Crouch and Frank Eastman. Coaches ] Francis (Boodie) Albert, Welton Bloxsom, Pete Brewbaker, Louise Martin and Joe Robinson. Contributors ] Carl Deane, Earl Gillespie, Jimmy Jones, Charles Karmosky and Bert Smith.
1995: Athlete ] Jeff Baker. Coaches ] Eddie Dean, Paul Hatcher and Claude Warren. Contributors ] Hud Clark, Don Riviere and James (Smokey) Stover.
1996: Athlete ] Jacob Adams. Coaches ] Donald Glick, Joan Hudson, Norman Lineburg, Ronald Skeen and Robert Williams. Contributors: Nancy Haga and James Omps.
1997: Athletes ] Eric Sievers and Tom Trice. Coaches ] Ed Henry, Phil Robbins and Frank Webster. Contributors ] Robert Carson, Bill Knowles, Bill Lee and Betty Morton.
1998: Athletes – Paula Girven and Barty Smith. Coaches – Glynn Carlock, Nancy Fowlkes, Ann Lockett and Mack Shupe. Contributors – Richard Fitz, Charles Kurtz and Bob Sandell.
1999: Coaches – A.K. Johnson, Bill Lawson and Sam Woods. Contributors – Jennifer Bradley, Jim Carroll and Larry Pence.
2000: Athletes – Jackie Gordon, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Buster O'Brien and Ken Willard. Coaches –Kate Carter and Chip Chappell. Contributors – Delmer Botkin, Bill Leffler and Bob Patterson.
2001: Athlete – Robert Banks. Coaches – Bill Brown, Jim Cutler and Willis White. Contributors – Buddy Comer, Ralph Harrison, Nancy Ruth Patterson and Jim Sangston.
2002: Athlete – Tamela Penny. Coaches – Pat Austin, Gerald Burke, Eddie Icenhour and Glenn Proctor. Contributors – Claudia Dodson, Carol Lange and Hugh Pendleton.
2003: Athletes – Barry Hamler and Grant Hill. Coaches – Stephen Hubbard, Joe May and Lillie Moore. Contributors – Karen Finch, Cecil Layman Jr. and Judy Wallace.
2004: Athletes – Doug Bates and Bryant Stith. Coaches – Leo Anthony and Leroy Dail. Contributors – Edward Allen, Evelyn Dawkins, Donald Hitt and David Morgan.
2005: Athlete – Evan Tracy Stallard. Coaches – Dominick Joe Colobro, Frances Ann Simpson, Jerry Lee Slaughter, Thomas L. Turner and Lucy Elizabeth Walker. Contributors – Larry Johnson and Vito A. Perriello, Jr., M.D.
2006: Athletes – Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber. Coaches – Bo Bowers and J.J. Updike. Contributors – Joe Gieck, Donna King, Nancy Phaup and Wilma Wirt.
2007: Athletes – Dell Curry, Terry Kirby and Chris Slade. Coaches – Wayne Cosby and Dennis "Koz" Kozlowski. Contributors – Bruce Bowen, Dr. Carol Chory, Jerry Deviney, Sandy Hadaway and Harry Ward.
2008: Athletes ] Thomas Jones, Megan McCarthy and Calvin Talford. Coaches ] Roger Bergey, Shelly Blumenthal, Patricia Mitchell and Jim Rike. Contributors ] Martha Akers, Jeff Dietze, Ralph Law and Charlene Tiller.
2009: Athletes – Ronald Curry and Steve Jolley. Coaches – Kevin Denson and Cecil Maddux. Contributors ] Alma Blythe, Doug Hunt, Dave Nelson and Bruce Phelps.
2010: Athletes – Walter Bowser and D.J. Dozier. Coaches – Michael Cooper, Nancy Specht, John Wymer. Contributors: Drew Bright, Bob Button, Jane Layman, Debbie, Turlip.
2011: Athletes – Charlie Beverly and Steve Marsee. Coaches – Alan Cantrell, Dave Crist, Jr., Dave Davis, Spencer Mayfield, Jr., and Tim Sarver. Contributors: Lora Bickley, Ron Richards and Emilie Tilley.
2012: Athletes – Stacy Ervin. Coaches – Pat Deegan, John Shotwell, Robert Smith and Troy Wells. Contributors: John Altizer, Mary Sue Crommelin, Steve Geiman and Bruce Patrick.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame are due October 31 of each year, for induction the following fall. Nomination must be made through members of the VHSL or VHSCA, and those interested in nominating deserving individuals may secure a nomination packet from Mike McCall and/or Sharon Condoulis at the VHSL office (434]977]8475), email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.