Nomination Criteria

Co-Founders of Sports Hall of Fame

Mr. Alvin T. Kelley
Dr. Claudie J. Mackey

Criteria for Athletes

Former athletes must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for nomination for the ECSU Sports Hall of Fame.

  1. Candidates may be nominated by an alumnus or member of the ECSU Booster Club, Coach, Administrator, Selection Committee member and/or other persons of concern.

  2. Nominees must have lettered in at least one varsity at ECSU.

  3. Nominees must have matriculated, as a bona fide student at the University, for a minimum of 

    two 

    years while participating in varsity sports. 

  4. Nominees must have been out of competition from the University for a minimum of ten years.

  5. Nominees must have been outstanding quality, high moral character, integrity, and held in high esteem by his colleagues.

  6. Nominees must have proven him/herself in service to the University, the sport in which they are being recognized and to 

    their community 

    over a period of years.

  7. Nominees must appear on 75 percent of the returned ballots in order to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame.

  8. Nominees will be placed on the ballot for a period of three years. If they are not inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame during this period, their names will be taken off the ballot. If removed, a nominee must wait a period of three years before their names can be resubmitted for nomination.

  9. Nominees must not have financial obligations to the University or related organizations.

Criteria for Coaches

  1. Must have served as a Head Coach at ECSU for at least five years.
  2. Must have coached at least one championship team, (Conference, National or Regional).
  3. Must have won at least 60 percent of the games, during his coaching tenure at ECSU.
  4. Must have contributed significantly to the progress and development of the University family.
  5. No more than two persons of his category may be selected over a five years period.
  6. Is eligible for selection to the Sports Hall of Fame while serving as a coach of one of ECSU's current opponents.

Criteria for the Nomination of Coaches

Nominators must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to nominate candidates for consideration for induction into the ECSU Sports Hall of Fame.

  1. The nominator may be a graduate of ECSU, Coach, Administrator (past or present), Trustee, ECSU National Booster Club Member and/or persons of concern.

Special Category

  1. Persons in this category will receive recognition at the Sports Hall of Fame Banquet (Certificate) in addition his name will be placed on the Honor Roll.

  2. Persons in this category may not be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame.

  3. Must have directly or indirectly supported the ECSU Athletic Program for at least 10 years.

  4. Must have contributed significantly to the development of student athletes.

  5. No more than two persons of this category may be selected over a five years period.

  6. Must have contributed significantly to the progress and development of his community.