Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Class of 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Who: Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018
What: Induction Ceremony
When: Sunday Night, Sept. 23, 2018
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, FL
Ticket Order Form: Coming This Summer

Program Overview

The Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to recognize and preserve the heritage of high school athletics in Florida, to keep alive the tradition and spirit of high school athletics in Florida and to honor those persons who through distinguished achievement have excelled in one or more high school athletic programs sponsored by the Association and its member schools.

To date, 193 deserving individuals have been enshrined in the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. They include coaches, administrators, contest officials and other contributors, such as sports writers, who have raised the level of awareness of high school athletics through their dedication, efforts and achievements.

Current Hall of Fame Members

 

» FHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Nomination Form (Available Nov. 1, 2018)  «

 

Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Induction Timeline

    • Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018: Nomination Forms Available at FHSAA.org
    • Friday, Feb. 1, 2019: Nomination Forms Due Back to FHSAA Office
    • Friday, Feb. 8, 2019: Nomination Packets, Official Rating Sheet and Memo Sent to FHSAA Hall of Fame Screening Committee
    • Friday, Feb. 22, 2019: Screening Committee Rating Sheets Due Back to FHSAA Office
    • March 11-15: Screening Committee Conference Call To Decide Which Nominees Advance to Selection Committee
    • Monday, March 18, 2019: Nomination Forms of Finalists, Official Rating Sheet and Memo Sent to FHSAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee
    • Friday, April 12, 2019: Selection Committee Rating Sheets Due Back to FHSAA Office
    • Monday, April 15, 2019: FHSAA Office Tabulates Screening Committee Votes
    • Friday, April 19, 2019: Class of 2019 Notified of Induction
    • Monday, April 29, 2019: Class of 2019 Announced at FHSAA.org

    Categories for Induction

    The categories of student-athlete, coach, administrator, contest official and contributor are included on the nomination form for expediency in understanding the primary area in which an individual is to be considered for his or her achievements. These groupings are for screening purposes only and to assist those submitting the nominations understand the type of information required. To further explain the criteria:

    • student-athlete is a former student participant who is being nominated for his or her achievements in high school athletics. Student-athletes will be considered primarily on their achievements as a high school student-athlete. Limited consideration will be given to their achievements at the college or professional levels. Nominees in this category must have graduated from a Florida high school 10 or more years ago. Relevant information to include when submitting a nomination in this category includes, but is not limited to: State records set, overall career stats, All-American & All-State honors, Player of the Year honors, etc...
    • coach will be considered primarily for his or her achievements in senior high school coaching only. Secondary consideration will be given to the nominee's achievements as a collegiate or professional coach. Nominees in this category must have served as a Florida high school coach for a minimum of 20 years. Relevant information to include when submitting a nomination in this category includes, but is not limited to: State championships won, Regional championships won, final season national rankings, overall career win-loss record, overall career winning percentage, statewide & national Coach of the Year honors, Hall of Fame honors, FHSAA and Coaches Association involvement, state records set, etc...
    • An administrator will be considered primarily on the merits of his or her achievements as a high school athletic administrator, county athletic administrator and/or state athletic administrator. Nominees in this category must have served as a Florida high school administrator for a minimum of 20 years, or as a Florida high school administrator and Florida coach for a minimum of 20 years, of which at least 10 years must have been as an administrator. Relevant information to include when submitting a nomination in this category includes, but is not limited to: State championships won at school, awards won, FHSAA, FIAAA and NIAAA involvement, facility enhancements, notable difference in success of program before and after arrival at school, etc...
    • contest official will be considered primarily on the merits of his/her achievements as a high school athletic official. Nominees in this category must have served as a Florida high school contest official for a minimum of 20 years. Relevant information to include when submitting a nomination in this category includes, but is not limited to: State championships and Final Fours selected to work, awards, contributions to local official's association, contributions to statewide officials in general, etc...
    • contributor is an individual who has made contributions to high school athletics in some capacity other than those previously mentioned, including such areas as media, sports medicine, athletic trainers or distinguished volunteers. A nominee will be considered primarily on the merits of his or her contributions to high school athletics. There is no minimum number of years served required for this category. Relevant information to include when submitting a nomination in this category includes, but is not limited to: Contributions to high school athletics in the state of Florida, creations, inventions, pioneer in certain categories, etc...

    Criteria For Induction

    All nominees will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions to high school athletics. While many have served their schools or areas over a long and distinguished career, their accomplishments must have been worthy of statewide recognition for them to be considered. Longevity, without meaningful statewide impact, does not constitute appropriate credentials for Hall of Fame consideration. Worthy candidates are those individuals who have raised the level of awareness in high school athletics through their distinguished achievement and excellence in one or more of the high school athletic programs sponsored by the FHSAA or through their contributions to high school athletics in other fields of work. Candidates must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character. The nominee's character throughout their life will receive primary consideration. The screening committee is tough and demanding in their evaluation of each nomination.

    Committee Information

    The identities of both the Florida High School Hall of Fame Screening Committee and the Florida High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee are kept strictly confidential to protect the integrity of the voting process. Both committees are selected by FHSAA staff members and consist of two administrators, two coaches, two contest officials, two media members and two student-athletes.
     
    Once receiving the nominations from the FHSAA, the Screening Committee reviews them thoroughly, before voting for one of the following three things:
    1. Approving the nomination and sending it to the Selection Committee.
    2. Putting the nomination on hold for future consideration. Being put on hold means a nominee will have their nomination retained for the following year. The FHSAA Office will inform the nominator of being put on hold so you're aware that additional information and supportive material would be helpful for future consideration. The nomination will be considered for no more than three consecutive years and can be placed in the inactive category at any point after year one.
    3. Placed in the inactive category. This indicates that the nominee will no longer be considered for Hall of Fame induction until re-nominated. A one-year waiting period is required before re-nomination.

    Once all members of the Screening Committee vote, the FHSAA hosts a conference call with committee members so they can discuss their votes and vote on what nominations are forwarded to the Selection Committee.

    The Screening Committee's job is to choose the top eight candidates from the remaining nominees and induct them into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 
     

     

     

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    Kyle Niblett
    Public Relations Specialist
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