Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA. As such, it is news to us that Eastern Kentucky University has announced nine new members to their Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mike Cadore: Football 1984-88: Cadore was a versatile player for EKU, playing at Wide Receiver, Running Back and as a returner. He accumulated 2,355 All-Purpose Yards and was an All-Ohio Valley Conference Selection in 1987. Cadore would be drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 12thRound.
Jeff Cruse: Baseball 1984-87: Cruse helped EKU reach three straight NCAA Regional Tournaments, and his 30 Wins (against 6 Losses) are a school record. He was a First Team All-OVC Selection in both 1986 and 1987.
Felicia Hawkins: Women’s Track and Field 1994-98: Hawkins competed mostly in the 200-meter where she is a four-time OVC Champion.
Jack Hissom: Baseball & Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach 1967-79: Hissom was an Assistant Coach in the first four years at ECU, and he became their Head Baseball Coach in 1972. In the eight years there, he compiled a record of 122-116-8 and won two OVC Eastern Division Titles.
Arlando Johnson: Men’s Basketball 1991-95: Johnson was a First Team All-OVC Selection as a Junior, and he scored 1,617 Points and he averaged 18.2 Points per Game as a Senior. In his senior year, he was a Finalist for the Francis P. Naismith Award, which is given to the best senior under six feet.
Alvin Miller: Football 1977-80: Miller played at Fullback and Tailback, and was a Second Team All-OVC selection as a Senior. In his junior year, he was the MVP in both the Semi-Final and National Championship Game.
Charles Mitchell: Men’s Basketball 1970-73: Mitchell took EKU to the All-College Tournament in his last two years, and he was named the tournament MVP in the second one. He was an All-OVC Selection as a Senior.
Chaze Patterson: Softball 2005-08: Patterson was a starter in all four years at Second Base and was the runner-up for the OVC MVP as a Junior.
Pat Stephens: Men’s Golf & Coach 1982-18: As a player, he was a medalist at the 1982 OVC Tournament, and would become their Head Coach for 21 Years. He would lead the Colonels to three OVC Titles.
The Class is scheduled for induction on October, 3 and will also be recognized during the Colonels’ home game against Tennessee-Martin.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like congratulate the impending members of the Eastern Kentucky University Athletic Hall of Fame.