ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
WEST ALLEGHENY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
The following nomination procedure package outlines the process/procedure for nominating an Athlete, Coach/Administrator, Team, or Patrol/Contributor to be considered for induction into the West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame at the induction Hall of Fame Dinner.
The Hall of Fame Induction Banquet for 2017 will be held at Celebrations in Imperial on Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 6 p.m.
The committee, as indicated below, wishes to thank you for your consideration of a nominee for induction in the West Allegheny Hall of Fame.
2. COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame Committee represents a cross section of individuals who have been closely associated with athletics for many years and who have committed themselves to establishing a credible program to honor those who have dedicated themselves to promoting athletics and distinguishing themselves in the community. The current members of the committee are:
Mr. Ray Chappell - Lifelong Resident and former athlete
Mrs. Michele Franchek – Oakdale Boro Assistant Secretary
Mr. William Gamble - Former Football Player and announcer for over 50 years
Mrs. Monica Heyl - Chairperson
Ms. Darlene Hildebrand- North Fayette Parks and Recreation Director
Dr. Charles Hughey - Former West Allegheny Superintendent
Mr. Doug Hughey – Media Representative
Mrs. Darlene Larson – Findlay Parks and Recreation Director
Mr. David McBain - Current Athletic Director
Mr. Joseph Pustover - Former Athlete and West Allegheny Booster
Mr. Mark Rosen – School Board Member
Mr. John Scott - Former Athlete and Former School Board Member
3. VISION STATEMENT
The vision of the West Allegheny Sports Hall of Fame is that of a community based organization consisting of West Allegheny Alumni, Teachers & Administrators and community members that are focused on creating a lasting identity for the athletic legacy of our school community.
4. MISSION STATEMENT
The West Allegheny “Indian Hall of Fame” has been established to honor those people who have distinguished themselves individually, or as a team, while participating in athletics, or contributing immensely their time and effort to being involved and supporting athletics in the West Allegheny School District, and have further distinguished themselves as respectable citizens of our community and our society, to include consideration of those individuals who attended the Findlay, Oakdale and North Fayette High Schools.
5. SELECTION PROCESS
After the deadline for accepting the Hall of Fame Nominations, the Chairman will provide each member the application packages received, for review. At the call of the Chairperson, a selection meeting will then be scheduled. At the selection meeting the committee will comprehensively review each applications package and following the procedures outlined in the West Allegheny Hall of Fame Bylaws.
6. NOMINATION PROCESS
To follow a fair and equitable forum for the nomination of prospective inductees, please follow the instructions below:
A. General Qualifications for Nomination
1) Only individuals involved with West Allegheny School District Athletics in the categories listed below will be recognized for inclusion in the West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame.
b. Coaches/Administrators (need not be WA Alumni)
c. Contributors (need not be WA Alumni)
2) Nominations may be submitted in more than one category that includes the following four (4) categories for nomination/induction:
3) Nominees, in order to be considered, must have attained the following time frame, but can be considered posthumously, if qualified otherwise. The following represents the time frame for consideration.
a. Athletes: Must have graduated at least ten (10) years prior to being considered
*The candidate is no longer an active coach in any sport.
**The candidate has coached for a minimum of 5 years in one sport and upon leaving the position is eligible when the following criteria are met in some form or fashion:
1. has a total of 10 years coaching (in the sport being nominated)
2. been inactive the number of years to reach a total of 10 (i.e. 8 coached/2 inactive;5 coached/5 inactive; 6 coached/4 inactive)
***The candidate is eligible for nomination at least one year after their sports’ season is over in which they are being considered.
c. Team: Must have won a WPIAL or PIAA Championship ten (10) years prior to being considered
d. Patron/Contributor: Must have been inactive in this capacity at least ten (10) years prior to being considered
7. NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
A. Complete the Nominator Information Form (Attachment 1) and the Nominee’s Information Form (Attachment 2) with all requested information.
B. Please legibly complete of the requested information on both attachments.
C. If you intend to nominate an individual in multiple categories please complete each respective attachment for the category you are making the nomination for.
D. Each nomination must include a minimum of two and a maximum of four letters of support, submitted prior to the deadline for accepting nominations, for the nominee to be considered for induction in to the West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame.
E. All references to West Allegheny Athletic Records and/or selection to All Star teams, etc., must be supported with written documentation.
F. Unsupported claims may not be taken in to account during the selection process.
G. Please list only the Nominee’s athletic achievements during their high school career at West Allegheny High School and subsequent accomplishments and good citizenship endeavors, after graduation.
H. Completed Applications are due on February 10, 2017 (post marked & complete or hand delivered & complete).
I. Incomplete applications will be returned to the nominator and must be resubmitted with completed application or the nominee will not be considered.
Complete the online nomination below or download a nomination and mail to:
West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame
C/O Monica Heyl
54 Enlow Road
Imperial PA 15126
West Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame Nominator’s Information Form
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