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Athletics Hall of Fame

Ligonier Valley School District

Athletic Hall of Fame

Guidelines and Instructions

 

Nominations to the Ligonier Valley School District Athletic Hall of Fame must be received by the Athletics Office to be considered. The completed nomination form and supporting materials may be submitted in the following ways:

 

By mail to:

Joe Skura, Athletic Director

Ligonier Valley High School

40 Springer Road

Ligonier, PA 15658

 

By email to: [email protected]   Subject Line: Hall of Fame Nomination

 

The nomination form must include the following:

 

1. The nomination form should be completed in its entirety. It is preferable that the nomination be typewritten. The form is available on the Ligonier Valley Athletic Hall of Fame page under Athletic Programs on the district website at lvsd.k12.pa.us. Questions about the form and process may be sent to [email protected].
 
2. One letter of recommendation should be submitted with the nomination form.
 
3. A resume or biography that includes accomplishments relevant to the nomination should be included with the nomination form.

 

Individuals selected for induction as a member of the upcoming class, as well as individuals nominating them, will be notified of their induction. If the nominee is not selected, the nomination form is placed in the “Hold for Future Consideration” category and automatically resubmitted to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for up to five years. Nominations may be resubmitted at that time.

 

For more information on the nomination process, or for answers to questions arising from these instructions, please call the Ligonier Valley Athletics Office at (724) 238-9531 extension 608 or email [email protected].

 

Ligonier Valley School District

Athletic Hall of Fame

Statement of Purpose

 

The Ligonier Valley School District Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 2022 to recognize and preserve the heritage of high school athletics in the Ligonier Valley School District, to keep alive their tradition and spirit, and to honor each year those persons who, through distinguished achievement, have excelled in one or more athletic programs.

 

Hall of Fame nominees are individuals who have raised the level of awareness in high school athletics through their distinguished achievement and excellence in one or more high school athletic programs sponsored by the Ligonier Valley School District, or through their contributions to high school athletics in other fields of work. These individuals may include student-athletes, coaches, administrators, contest officials, media personnel, sports medicine personnel, statisticians and managers, athletic trainers, or distinguished volunteers. Nominees may be retired from their field or still active. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character.

 

The categories of student-athlete, coach, and contributor are included on the nomination form for expediency in understanding the primary area in which an individual is to be considered for his or her achievements in high school athletics. These groupings are for screening purposes only and to assist those in making the nominations in understanding the type of information required. Once nominees are inducted, they are not categorized, but all are recognized as members of the Ligonier Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Explanation of categories are as follows:

 

A student-athlete is a former student participant who is being nominated for his or her achievements in Ligonier Valley athletics. To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must have graduated from a district high school 10 or more years ago. Student-athletes will be considered primarily for their achievements as a high school student-athlete. Consideration will be given to their achievements on the college or professional levels. Character during and after their high school years, however, will be a major consideration. Candidate must not be a member of the Selection Committee when considered for induction into the Hall of Fame, and must be free of felony violations of the law. Nominees will be considered posthumously.

 

A coach will be considered primarily for his or her achievements in senior high school coaching. Secondary consideration will be given to the nominee’s achievements as a collegiate or professional coach. The nominee’s character both in high school and other levels will also receive consideration. To be eligible for nomination as a coach, the individual must have served as a Ligonier Valley School District coach for a minimum of ten years. Candidate must not be a member of the Selection Committee when considered for induction into the Hall of Fame, and must be free of felony violations of the law. Nominees will be considered posthumously.

 

A contributor is an individual who has made contributions to Ligonier Valley athletics in some capacity other than those previously mentioned, including such areas as sports media, sports medicine, sports official, sports announcer, athletic director/coordinator, administrator, or supporter. A nominee will be considered primarily on the merits of his or her contributions to high school athletics and must have been involved in high school athletics for a minimum of 10 years. The nominee’s character also will receive consideration. Candidate must not be a member of the Selection Committee when considered for induction into the Hall of Fame and must be free of felony violations of the law. Nominees will be considered posthumously.

 

All nominees will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions to Ligonier Valley School District athletics. While many have served their schools or areas over a long and distinguished career, their accomplishments must have been worthy of district-wide recognition for them to be considered. Longevity, without meaningful impact, does not constitute appropriate credentials for Hall of Fame consideration. The Ligonier Valley School District Athletic Hall of Fame committee may consider a nominee’s total record of contribution(s) to high school athletics in determining eligibility for candidacy and not just his/her record of service in the category which the nomination is made. The committee also may waive the minimum years of service requirement when exceptional circumstances, such as injury, illness, or death, have prevented an otherwise worthy candidate from meeting the requirement.

Nomination forms are available in the Ligonier Valley High School Athletic Office by contacting Athletic Director Joe Skura at 724-238-9531 extension 608.  If you are able to complete the forms electronically (preferred), the nomination form is provided below.