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Delaware Sports Hall of Fame set to welcome 10 new members

Mar 9, 2015

The Delaware Sports Hall of Fame will add 10 new members later this spring

Hall officials announced unveiled the Class of 2015 Monday.

The list of inductees includes two legendary First State high school football coaches - Saint Elizabeth’s Joe Hemphill and Wilmington Friends’ Bob Tattersall. 

Hemphill guided Saint E’s to 3 Division Two state titles during a 42-year tenure that ended in when he retired in 2013.  Tattersall just completed his 47th season at Friends and is among the all-time winningest coaches in state history.

The Class of 2015 also includes two Delawareans who represented the United States in the Olympics, Carrie Lingo and Rob Smith.  Lingo, a former Cape Henlopen High field hockey star, played on the US women’s field hockey team in 2008 Beijing Games.   Smith, a McKean High product, played for the US men’s soccer team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, then when on to play in MLS with Columbus.

The rest of the 2015 class includes David Yates, a baseball star at Mount Pleasant and UD, as well as a college and PGA golf coach, Sarah Gause Flanders, who played basketball at Ursuline and UD basketball, golfer Blaise Giroso, Dover High track athlete and coach Bob Neylan, John "Bill" Crowther, a Mount Pleasant track and field coach and Olympic track and field official and Isadore "Izzy" Keil, who starred in multiple sports athlete and trapshooting.

The induction banquet is slated for May 5th at the Chase Center on the Wilmington.