HF101-Application for Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame

January 25, 2017 Online Forms

  1. Nomination Categories

Individuals may be nominated representing four categories. The categories of Athlete, Coach, Official and Contributor are included on the nomination form for expediency in understanding the primary area in which an individual is to be considered for one’s achievements in interscholastic athletics. The grouping is for screening purposes to assist those making the nominations in understanding the type of information required.

  1. Athlete: A former high school athlete whose achievements as a high school athlete were extraordinary and merit statewide recognition. Such athlete shall have completed high school eligibility in all sports at least ten years prior to being eligible for nomination. Athletes who are being nominated are to be considered solely for their achievements in interscholastic athletics in this state.
  2. Coach: A current (age 65 or over) coach whose accomplishments as a high school coach merit state recognition or former high school coach who has been inactive as a coach for a minimum of three school years whose accomplishments as a high school coach merit statewide recognition. Coaches would be considered on the merits of their high school coaching achievements alone.
  3. Contest Official: A former high school contest official whose contributions as a high school contest official merit statewide recognition. Contest officials are to be considered solely on the basis of their service as a high school official.
  4. Contributor: An individual who has made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics on a statewide scale in some capacity other than Athlete, Coach and/or Official, including such areas as athletic administration, state association administration, sports medicine and sports media.
  5. Desired Balance of Demographics in Selection Class

In addition to the nomination criteria and classes listed in Section 1, the Board of Control has as a stated objective, other criteria to fulfill the desire of proper and adequate representation.

  1. Senior: An individual who is deceased, or at the time of consideration, has reached the age of 65 .
  2. Sections: For purpose of the selection process, the Sections of the state shall be bounded by the regional tournament boundaries in basketball. Section 1 shall be Regions 1-4, Section 2 shall be Regions 5-8, Section 3 shall be Regions 9-12, and Section 4 shall be Regions 13-16.
  3. Underrepresented Populations: It shall be the objective of this project to seek to identify, nominate and select a balance of individuals including those from previously underrepresented populations. Such populations shall include female participants in all categories in Section 1 of this Article, minority (African American and others) participants in all categories in Section 1 of this Article, and an adequate number of Seniors as defined in this section.
  1. Desired Size and Demographics of Induction Class

The following class shall be selected each year by the Selection Committee beginning with the 2000 tabulation of ballots for the year 2001 Class of Inductees —

Each group of inductees must include at least:

  1. A selection class consisting of a minimum of twelve (12) inductees which shall be the pre-determined desired number each year.
  2. Two inductees who are either deceased or 65 years old or older.
  3. A minimum of one representative from each section as defined in Section 2 (b) of this Article.
  4. An appropriate demographic balance of all populations including those defined in Section 2 (c) with a minimum of two from each category.

Requirements for Nomination

In order to maintain the integrity of the program, the following criteria are established for nominations.

  1. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long term contributions to interscholastic athletics.
  2. Candidates whose careers ended 50 or more years ago and who are deceased will be considered against the accomplishments of their contemporaries, as much as is possible. It is suggested that additional support material be included, such as letters from individuals who had some involvement with the nominee.
  3. All applications must clearly indicate the status of each candidate as it relates to the defined categories in Sections 1 and 2 of this article to allow for accurate comparison and consideration.

Nominations Procedures

The following procedures shall be utilized for nominations to the Hall of Fame.

  1. Nomination Form
  • The Official Nomination Form approved by the KHSAA Board of Control and available from the KHSAA and its member schools shall be completed and submitted to and received by the KHSAA along with appropriate support materials by November 1 of each year for a candidate to be considered for the following year’s class. Any nomination received by the Association which does not contain active and current address and contact information for the nominee (or family if deceased) will not be considered.

In addition to the Officials Nomination Form, the following materials should be submitted for an individual to be considered for induction.

  • Letters of Recommendation. A completed nomination form may be accompanied by letters of recommendation from the person making the nomination, and other letters of support from appropriate individuals from the nominee’s related high school career.
  • In cases where other support material is difficult to obtain, additional letters may be in order to substantiate the individual’s accomplishments or contributions. Letters of recommendation for other awards of honors should not be used as substitute for this requirement.
  • A limited number of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, copies of score books and statistics may be included to help substantiate the accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. These materials should focus on high school accomplishments and contributions and be listed in chronological order.
  • A 5×7 photographs, preferably black and white, should be submitted with the nomination form.
  • Additional information and support documentation may be submitted with this form or may be requested by Association staff in order to process the nomination and all support material is to be submitted to and received by the KHSAA on or before December 15 in order to be considered at the next screening session.

Attach any relevant press clippings and materials which would verify coaching win-loss records, or other statistical information. Also attach any other letters of recommendation of other information which may be helpful to the committee in making a final selection.


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