FHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

GAINESVILLE, FL (4/29/19) – The Florida High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the nine-member FHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The 29th class to be inducted, the FHSAA Hall of Fame celebrates nearly 100 years of interscholastic competition featuring some of the most accomplished student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and contributors from the state of Florida.

A special induction ceremony will take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville on Sunday night, September 22. Tickets to the induction ceremony are $50 each and can be purchased this summer at FHSAA.org.

The newest class of FHSAA Hall of Fame inductees is (in alphabetical order):

Elise Bush, a girls volleyball coach from Bolles who won 696 games, captured one state championship and made 20 FHSAA Final Four appearances.

Kevin Craig, a girls basketball coach from the Panhandle who won 771 games, captured three state championships and made nine FHSAA Final Four appearances.

• Joe Fenlon, a boys basketball coach from Tampa Prep who has won more games than any boys basketball coach in Tampa Bay history.

• Chuck Fessler Jr., an official who has worked 11 FHSAA state championship games in five different sports in his nearly four-plus decade career.

Matt Frier, a two-time high school All-American wide receiver for Suwanee High School who owns the state records for career receptions and single-season receptions.

• Ryne Malone, a two-time high school All-American infielder for P.K. Yonge who broke the state record for career hits (265) and set a national record with a .713 on-base percentage.

• Clyde Metcalf, a baseball coach from Sarasota High School who has won two national championships and six state championships.

Ernie Modugno, an athletic director from Naples High School who has seen his athletic programs win two national titles, 44 state championships, 55 regional championships and 139 district titles.

 Dub Palmer, a football coach who won five state championships and is in the FHSAA's Top 20 all-time in wins by a high school football coach.

About The FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca­demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head­quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.