1. Jerry West, East Bank: Hall of Famer and among 50
Greatest Player selections. All-America at West
Virginia U. and co-captain with Oscar Robertson of
1960 U.S. Olympic team. Los Angeles Laker great and
currently running Memphis franchise. Model for NBA
2. Hal Greer, Huntington Douglas: Hall of Famer and
among 50 Greatest Player selections as Philadelphia
76ers' guard. First Black athlete at hometown
3. Rod Hundley, Charleston: West Virginia U.
All-America and No. 1 pick of 1957 NBA Draft by
4. Rod Thorn, Princeton: West Virginia U. All-America
and NBA player, coach, administrator--currently
running New York Nets.
5. Mike Barrett, Richwood: ABA star and member of
1968 U.S. Olympic team.
6. Vicky Bullett, Martinsburg: U. of Maryland
All-America and WNBA all-star; member of two U.S.
7. Jule Rivlin, Triadelphia: Marshall great and MVP
of 1947 World Pro Tournament in Chicago.
8. Several other college All-America honorees and
honored professional players including three current
NBA performers--Bimbo Coles, Jason Williams and Tamar
1. Sam Huff, Farmington: One of only 10 athletes
inducted into the Pro and College Halls of Fame plus
the National High School Sports Hall. West Virginia U.
All-America and all-time NFL great linebacker.
2. Frank (Gunner) Gatski, Farmington: Along with Huff
makes his alma mater (now consolidated into North
Marion High) one of only three U.S. high schools
producing two members of Pro Football Hall. Honored
center on championship Cleveland Browns' teams after
playing at Marshall.
3. Joe Stydahar, Shinnston: Inducted into both Pro
and College Football Halls of Fame following careers
at West Virginia U. and Chicago Bears. Coached Los
Angeles Rams to only NFL title.
4. Chuck Howley, Warwood: Five-sport letterman at
West Virginia U. and honored Dallas Cowboys'
linebacker who earned 1970 Super Bowl MVP award, the
only player selected from losing team.
5. Randy Moss, DuPont: Three-sport high school
sensation who was Heisman Trophy finalist at Marshall
before becoming one of NFL's top wide receivers with
6. Curt Warner, Pineville: Three-sport high school
all-stater who set Penn State U. and Seattle Seahawks'
7. Bob Gain, Weirton: All-America tackle at U. of
Kentucky and 1950 Outland Trophy winner before
becoming honored lineman with Cleveland Browns.
8. Marshall Goldberg, Elkins, and George Cafego, Oak
Hill: Both were runners-up for Heisman Trophy honors at
the University of Pittsburgh and Tennessee,
9. Several other college All-America honorees and
honored professional players including current NFL
performers--James Jett, also a member of a gold-medal
winning U.S. Olympic sprint relay team, plus Eddie
Drummond, Jason Starkey, Rich Braham and Chris Massey.
1. Jesse Burkett, Wheeling: Hall of Fame inductee who
is one of only three players (others are Ty Cobb and
Rogers Hornsby) to hit over .400 three times in a
2. Jack Glasscock, Wheeling: early-era major league
player, and Wheeling Island neighbor of Burkett, who
was listed in Sports Illustrated article as one of the
five greatest fielding shortstops in history.
3. Lew Burdette, Nitro: Milwaukee Braves' pitcher who
won three games in 1957 World Series.
4. John Kruk, Keyser: left-handed high school
shortstop and basketball star who was three-time major
league all-star with Philadelphia Phillies.
5. The only current major league player from last
season is pitcher Rick Reed.
1. Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont Senior: First U.S.
gymnast to win gold medal in women's all-around at
1984 Olympic Games. Scored perfect 10's. First female
athlete on a Wheaties' cereal box.
2. Randy Barnes, St. Albans: World outdoor and indoor
shot put record-holder who won silver and gold medals
in two Olympic Games.
3. Dave Tork, Fairmont Senior: Set world outdoor pole
vault record in 1962 and indoor mark in 1963.
4. Bill Campbell, Huntington: Defeated fellow W.Va.
golfer Ed Tutwiler to win 1964 U.S. Amateur title.
Later, president of U.S. Golf Association.
5. Christy Martin, Bluefield: current WBC women's
lightweight boxing champion.
6. Anne White, Charleston George Washington: tennis
professional ranked 19th in world in 1987.
1. Clair Bee, Grafton: Basketball Hall of Famer and
author of numerous books on sports. Coached Long
Island U. to two unbeaten seasons and two NIT titles.
2. Fielding (Hurry Up) Yost, Fairview: College
Football Hall of Famer who guided Michigan's famed
Point-A-Minute teams to 55-1-1 record and victory in
first Rose Bowl.
3. John McKay, Shinnson: College Football Hall of
Famer. Coached University of Southern California to
four national titles and three unbeaten seasons.
4. A. E. (Greasy) Neale, Parkersburg: Only coach in
Rose Bowl (Washington & Jefferson) who coached NFL
title teams--two with Philadelphia Eagles. He also
played major league baseball. In College and Pro
Football Halls of Fame.
5. Floyd (Ben) Schwartzwalder, Huntington: Coached
Syracuse U. football team 25 years and 1959 National
Coach of Year. College Football Hall of Famer.
6. Ralph Tasker, Moundsville: second high school coach
in U.S. to win 1,000 boys basketball games while at
Hobbs, N.M., High and is third winningest coach of all
time. A member of National High School Sports Hall of