The UM Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be announced HERE at 1 PM on Thursday, October 4th. Check back for all the details.
1983 National Championship Coach Howard Schnellenberger to Host UMSHoF / Hurricane Club Golf Tournament
Coral Gables, Fla. - 1983 National Championship Coach, UM Sports Hall of Fame member Howard Schnellenberger, has been tapped to serve as the celebrity host for the 26th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit the Hurricane Club, to be held on Friday, October 5th at the prestigious Crandon Golf Course on Key Biscayne.
"I'm delighted to have been asked to serve as the host of this year's Hall of Fame golf tournament." said Coach Schnellenberger. "My years at Miami were some of the greatest times in my life...not just the games and the championship...but having the outstanding young men I coached, our fine coaching staff, the support staff and administrators I worked with, and being around the Canes fans. I look forward to seeing them at the tournament and throughout the weekend."
UM Athletic Director Blake James said, "We are excited to once again partner with the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame for our annual golf tournament. With each passing year this event seems to get bigger and better. I encourage everyone who is part of the Hurricanes family to come out and enjoy what promises to be a great day. "
"We are honored to have Coach Howard Schnellenberger, our FIRST football National Championship Coach, as our host of the 26th annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament," said UMSHoF President and Golf Chairperson, Tracy Kerdyk. "The Hall of Fame golf tournament has evolved and grown each year and we expect another sell-out as we continue to raise valuable funds for athletic scholarships through the Hurricane Club."
Coach Schnellenberger led the Canes to the "Miracle in Miami" National Championship in 1983 by defeating the overwhelming favorite Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-30 in the 1984 Orange Bowl Classic. Having taken the job as head coach five years earlier, he promised the school's fans a championship "within the first five years", and upheld that pledge. He recently retired from coaching after a stellar career that spanned nearly six decades as an assistant and head coach.
The event is scheduled for Friday, October 5th, the day before the Miami-Florida State football game, and kicks off with registration and lunch at 11:00 am followed by a 12:30 shotgun start on the 18 holes of the prestigious Crandon Golf Course at Key Biscayne. An awards dinner featuring live and silent auctions, will follow in the club house.
Corporate teams of four golfers are available for $1500. Sponsorships are available. Go to CanesGolf.com or call the UM Sports Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775 to inquire about your company becoming a sponsor.
Happy 93rd Birthday to UMSHoF Board of Director's member G. Holmes Braddock !!!
Check out this article on Holmes from The Miami Herald from 2015....
A Special THANK U to these UMSHoF members and South Florida celebrities for these videos..
A Special THANK U to these UMSHoF members and South Florida celebrities for these videos...
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Apr 3, 2018
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced that junior linebacker Shaquille Quarterman is the 25th recipient of the Walter Kichefski Endowed Football Scholarship, as selected by his coaches, for the 2018-2019 school year.
The junior from Orange Park, Florida has started every game at linebacker since arriving in Coral Gables, including the 2016 season as a true freshman, when he was named a Freshman All American and third team All-ACC selection. In 2017, he was voted to the second team All-ACC by the conference coaches. He will be presented a plaque for the award at the 50th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Thursday, April 19th at Jungle Island in downtown Miami. In addition, a plaque bearing his name will be displayed in the UMSHoF, along with the names of past winner's.
There's no question that Walter Kichefski embodied the Spirit of Miami. He was associated with this university for 56 years as a player, coach and administrator. Following Walter's death in 1992, a committee was formed to raise funds for a perpetual football scholarship in Kichefski's memory. It's a testament to his spirit that it only took one year to raise the $400,000 that it took at the time, to endow the athletic scholarship. This remains the only undergraduate award presented by the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
The scholarship recipient is chosen by the football coaches with the award going to the player who most embodies the characteristics by which Walter Kichefski lived:
· Respect of his fellow man
Among the Class of 2018 UM Sports Hall of Fame inductees are baseball's Yonder Alonso, basketball's Chanivia Broussard and John Salmons, football's Frank Gore, Devin Hester and Coach Larry Coker, track's Dominique Darden, golf's Tina Miller Lloyd and, Britney Butcher, the first soccer player ever inducted.
For information on UMSHoF induction banquet tickets, call the Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775 or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com.
To view a tribute video to Walter Kichefski on the UM Sports Hall of Fame website, click here.
Past Walter Kichefski Endowed Scholarship Award Winners:
1994 - Larry Jones
1995 - Alan Symonette
1996 - Twan Russell
1997 - Ryan Clement
1998 - Richard Mercier
1999 - Joaquin Gonzalez
2000 - Dan Morgan
2001 - Jeremy Shockey
2002 - Matt Walters
2003 - Jonathan Vilma
2004 - Chris Myers
2005 - Kelly Jennings
2006 - Anthony Wollschlager
2007 - Khalil Jones
2008 - Derrick Morse
2009 - Brandon Harris
2010 - Josh Holmes
2011 - Mike James
2012 - Allen Hurns
2013 - Shane McDermott
2014 - Denzel Perryman
2015 - Standish Dobard
2016 - Brad Kaaya
2017 - Michael Badgley
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The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced today that it’s 8th Celebrity Fishing Tournament will move from the Florida Keys to Miami-Dade County in June of 2019. Due to circumstances related to Hurricane Irma, the UMSHoF decided it was best to move the event to Miami to make it even bigger and better than before.
“Over the last several months, our committee has worked tirelessly to host the event this summer,” said UMSHoF president Tracy Kerdyk. “Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Keys and Miami, we decided it was best to begin working on 2019's event and for the first time bring it to our backyard in Miami-Dade."
In its seven years, the UMSHoF Fishing Tournament has become one of South Florida's premiere events...bringing Canes greats and Hurricanes fans together for a fun, family-friendly event. In the past, Ray Lewis, Ted Hendricks, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Andre Johnson, Randal Hill, Melvin Bratton and Alonzo Highsmith have served as celebrity hosts at the tournament that has attracted hundreds of former Miami athletes. The event has raised over $225,000 for such charities as Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Shake-A-Leg Miami and the UM Sports Hall of Fame.
To become a sponsor for the 2019 UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament, contact the Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775 or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com.
The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation whose sole purpose is to recognize those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have excelled at their sports and brought acclaim to the university through their accomplishments and championships. All tax-deductible donations help showcase their achievements for Hurricanes fans to enjoy for generations to come !
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will hold the 50th Annual UMSHoF Induction Banquet on Thursday, April 19th at Jungle Island in Miami.
The nine members of the Class of 2018 are: baseball's Yonder Alonso, basketball's Chanivia Broussard and John Salmons, golf's Tina Miller Lloyd, football's Frank Gore, Devin Hester and Coach Larry Coker, track and field's Dominique Darden and Britney Butcher, the first ever soccer inductee.
"What a honor it is to introduce this well-deserving University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame class," said UMSHoF President Tracy Kerdyk. "For the past 50 years we have been inducting our Hall of Famers at the annual banquet which will be held April 19. We invite Hurricane fans from all over to come join us as we celebrate these great athletes."
"We are honored to induct an incredible class into The UM Sports Hall of Fame Class in 2018," said Director of Athletics Blake James. "These Canes represented excellence during their time at Miami and well-after they left Coral Gables. On behalf of everyone in our Department and UM fans around the world, let me congratulate each member of the class and thank them for their contributions to The U."
Tickets for the 50th Annual UMSHoF Induction Banquet are $125 each, or a table of ten for $1250 In addition, a SUPER TABLE of ten can be purchased for $1750, which includes preferred seating and a 1/2 page advertisement in the banquet program. For information please contact the UMSHoF at 305-284-2775 or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com.
The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 by eight Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judges, all Miami alumni, who wanted to establish an organization that would recognize those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who excelled at their sport and brought acclaim to the University through their achievements and championships. With the addition of the Class of 2018, only 318 honorees have been inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame.
Canes Legend Albert Bentley to Host UMSHoF Celebrity Bowling Tournament, sponsored by Canes Wear, on February 26th !
Hurricanes football great and University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame member Albert Bentley will serve as host of the UMSHoF's Seventh Annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament, sponsored by Canes Wear, on Monday, February 26, from 6-9 p.m., at Splitsville in the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami.
"I'm looking forward to hosting the upcoming UMSHoF Bowling tournament this year," said Bentley, who scored the winning touchdown in the 1984 Orange Bowl game that secured Miami's First National Championship. "It's always a good thing to get together with Canes fans to support the Hall of Fame and the charities they contribute to." This year, a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Women's Cancer Association at the University of Miami.
"It's hard to believe that we're in our 7th year of our annual celebrity bowling tournament. We're especially excited to be partnering this year with the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Woman's Cancer Association as we welcome this year's host Albert Bentley and our new sponsor CanesWear" said bowling tournament chairman Gerard Loisel.
Canes fans can bowl with some of their favorite former Canes all-stars in a relaxing evening of family fun, food and Hurricanes camaraderie. Other Hurricane greats who have attended past bowling tournaments include Reggie Wayne, Charles Johnson, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Bubba Franks, Brett Romberg, KC Jones, Randal Hill, Eric Brown, Tracy Kerdyk, Darrin Smith and Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta.
Teams start at $500 for four bowlers, regular sponsor lanes are $1200 and premium sponsor lanes are $1700. Individual bowlers are $150 each. Social tickets can be purchased for $75 for adults (T-shirt included) and $25 for children under 12.
For more information on being a sponsor, teams and social tickets, contact UMSHoF Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775.