Two coaches, nine athletes and three contributors were added to the Mathews High School Hall of Fame at a program held Friday night, joining the 58 current members since the program’s inception in 2019.
The program, which was held in the school’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium (which bears the name of an inaugural Hall of Fame inductee), was only the third time the program was held, due to disruptions because of the Covid pandemic.
“We have 84 years of history that needs to be recognized,” said Al Dewitt, as he began the program. Dewitt, who created the MHS Hall of Fame, currently serves as the school’s assistant Athletic Director and the varsity baseball coach, which makes him ineligible to enter the HOF (since nominees can no longer be coaching to be considered).
However, MHS Athletic Director Josh Grein announced that Dewitt has recently received another honor—the Virginia High School League’s 2022-2023 Regional Award of Merit, which is awarded to individuals who have had a posi...
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