Athletic Hall of Fame

 University of the District of Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame

The University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute and give recognition to former student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have significantly contributed to the athletic success and history of the institution. Established during the celebration of the university’s 160th Anniversary in 2011, the Athletics Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals and celebrates the university’s rich history of intercollegiate athletic competition which began in the early 1900’s when students attending Miner Teacher’s College competed in basketball and tennis.

Hall of Fame inductees are student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have significantly contributed to the athletic success and history of the Myrtilla Miner School for Colored Girls, Washington Normal School, Wilson Normal School, Miner Normal School, Wilson Teachers College, Miner Teachers College, District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute, and the University of the District of Columbia over the last 160 years.

 

The University of the District of Columbia Department of Athletics is proud to announce the 6th Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. The celebration will be held on February 24th, 2017 at the UDC Student Center Ballroom.

 

Event Details

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Location:

UDC Student Center Ballroom

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Tickets: To purchase tickets, click here

Parking:  Parking is available at the University garage off of Van Ness Street

Metro:  UDC Student Center is located adjacent to the UDC-Van Ness Red Line metro station

 

 

University of the District of Columbia 6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class:

 

Stanley Black

District of Columbia Teachers College – 1969

Basketball Student-Athlete

 

Stanley Black was a four-year men’s basketball student-athlete at DC Teacher’s College and graduated in 1969. He was the 1969 Reslyn W. Henley Award winner. A four-year starter for the basketball team, he led the team to three straight conference championships. He averaged 15.0 points and 18.0 rebounds per-game in 1967 and was the nation’s top rebounder that season. He was also team captain for the 1967-78 season and named “Man of the Year” by the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity  in 1967-68 as well.


Adrian Dixon

University of the District of Columbia – 1977-1981

Head Track & Field Coach

 

Adrian Dixon was Head Track & Field Coach at the University of the District of Columbia from 1977-81. During his tenure at UDC, Dixon coached All-American and UDC Hall of Famer Liz Young McNair and Carolyn Brinkley. He also coached the Olympic Sports Festival Team in 1988 and was an assistant on the Olympic team in 1980. Dixon also started the Girls’ Track & Field program at Coolidge High School where he coached girls and boys for over 30 years and won over 60 championships in cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field. 


Donald Huff

District of Columbia Teachers College – 1968

Sports Information Director

 

While a student and later as a graduate of District of Columbia Teachers College, Donald Huff served as the men’s basketball team’s score keeper and statistician from 1963-1973. During that time, DC Teachers College never had a losing season and captured six MIC & PIC Championships. After his work at DCTC, Huff became the first black high school sports reporter hired by the Washington Post. He worked for the Post for 23 years where he did such a stellar job bringing a focus to area high school athletics that the paper created an award named in his honor – the “Donald Huff Award” -  to recognize contributions made to local athletics by individuals who are often rarely credited for their efforts. Upon retiring from the Post, Huff came to UDC where he served as the Sports Information Director and later became the school’s Athletic Director.


Ralph Neal

District of Columbia Teachers College – 1963

Head Football Coach

 

Ralph Neal was the Head Football Coach for one season (1971) and Assistant Football Coach for two seasons (1969 & 1970) at District of Columbia Teachers College. As head coach, Neal turned a struggling football program into a winning program with a 5-3 record in 1971. He is a 1963 graduate of DCTC with a degree in Health and Physical Education, and he received his Master’s degree in 1970 from George Washington University in 1970.

 

Bradford Tatum

Miner Teachers College - 1942

Basketball and Swimming Student-Athlete

 

Bradford Tatum was a basketball and swimming student-athlete at Miner Teachers College and graduated in 1942. Prior to MTC, he was the Life Saving Trials Junior Champion twice in 1933 and the Senior Champion in 1936. He also won ribbons for 2nd and 3rd place in various events at the Howard DC-Rec meet in 1936. Upon graduation from Miners, Tatum served in the US Army in World War II on the European front at the height of the fiercest fighting from 1942-45. When he returned home from the war, he earned his Master’s degree in elementary education at New York University, and he came back to Washington, DC where he enjoyed a terrific 33-year teaching and administrative career in education. He also went on to compete in the Senior Olympics in 2003, 2008 and 2011, despite battling cancer, and he would win a total of six gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal while also setting two records.

 

 

University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2016

5th Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Release

5th Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Photo Album

The 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees (standing L to R): Reginald Moore, Adam Hansford, and Harold Jackson; seated, (L to R): Bessie Stockard and Mrs. Irma Brown (mother of Anthony Brown)

University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2015

Click here to watch the 2015 UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Highlight Film

4th Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Release

4th Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Photo Album

(2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Seated first row, from left: Charles Smith, Donald Walters and Lawrence Bradford. Back row, from left: Britt King and Lorraine Lynch)

 

University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2014

Click here to watch the 2014 UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Highlight Film

3rd Annual UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Release

 

(2014 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class from left: Earnest Green, Valerie Curtis, Dr. Gerald Boyd, Robert Jefferson; not pictured, Harold Benjamin Plummer)

 

University of the District of Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class 2013

Watch the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Highlight Film

View the photo album from the 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Event 

Firebird Nation Sports Update with interviews with Hall of Famers Stanley Mullins and Harry Brockenberry

Read the full press release about the 2013 induction class

 

(2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Seated first row, from left: Brian Usilaner (son of Hiram "Dutch" Usilaner), Katherine Cooke Mundle (Daughter of Dr. Paul Phillips Cooke), Stanley Mullins.  Back row from left: Harry Brockenberry, Dr. Michael Glascoe.)

  

 

 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Information

(2012 Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Picture includes University President, Dr. Allen L. Sessoms - seated first row, second from left and Director of Athletics, Patricia Thomas - seated first row, third from left)

Click here for the 2012 Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony press release

Click here for 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Photos

 
 
 

 

Hotel Information:

Days Inn Washington DC - Connecticut Avenue

The official hotel of the UDC Athletics Hall of Fame. Right across the street from UDC!

Special rate of $89.00 per room, per night (plus tax and fees) when you mention UDC Athletics Hall of Fame.

To make your reservation contact Peggy Washington: 202-244-5600, or peggy.washington@cwhotels.com.

 

 

Click here for Nomination Criteria and Eligibility to Nomininate

 

Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Forms:

Athletics Hall of Fame Former Athlete Nomination Form

Athletics Hall of Fame Former Coach or Administrator Nomination Form