2015 AZHOF BALLOT NOMINEES
Born in Babylon, New York. Played golf at ASU. She won the NCAA National Championship in 1985, won Pac-10 Championship in 1987, ASU Athlete Hall of Fame Inductee in 1997, LPGA professional and represented the USA in the 1986 Curtis Cup. Currently a member of the Women's Senior Tour, The Legends Tour and conducting clinics at golf clubs over the country.
Born in Leeds, Alabama, attended Leeds High School then Auburn University where he played collegiate basketball. Now retired NBA player who played on Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. Part of the
1992 U.S. Olympic "Dream Team," named one of league's greatest players in 1996. Currently, a very successful television NBA analyst.
Born in Victoria, Texas, attended Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona. Ran track and played football for University of Arizona. 1992 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 meter dash. Five time Pro Bowl kick returner in his 11 year NFL career.
Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Played basketball at University of Arizona where he led Arizona to the 1997 NCAA Championship . He played 13 years in the NBA, retired and returned to Shadow Mountain High School in 2013 as an assistant basketball coach.
William “Bill” Bidwell:
Born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Georgetown Preparatory School. Later joined the United States Navy before attending Georgetown University. The Bidwell family bought the Cardinals franchise in 1932. Bill Became the sole owner of in 1972. Currently the longest-tenured owner in the NFL.
Born in Evanston, Illinois Former American racecar driver who raced for Shelby American, Ferrari, and Eagle teams. Started the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in 1968 which he eventually moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Born in New Orleans, La, attended Central Arizona College and Arizona State University. Head University of Arizona and Team USA gold medal winning softball coach.
Raised in Rogers Park, Illinois. Began his restaurant career at the Millionaire's Club Library and Carson's, The Place for Ribs. Currently, is the president of Don and Charlie's and oversees operations at Don & Charlie's eatery in Scottsdale, Arizona. A famous stop for MLB Player during Spring Training.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, attended Glendale high school &Arizona State University on a academic and athletic scholarship. Three-time Olympic weightlifter. National Champion shot and discuss thrower. After, worked as a strength coach at ASU and became a successful businessman owning his health club called "Jon Cole Systems."
Born in Phoenix, Arizona. Attended St. Mary's High School, played baseball at Arizona State University and then transferred to Chandler-Gilbert Community College and continued with baseball. Named one of the top Junior players in Arizona, Currently a Major League baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Born in Hannibal, Missouri and attended and played basketball at Hannibal- LaGrange Junior College an Midwestern State University. Suns Coach 3 Different Times, named NBA coach of the year twice, member of the Missouri Sports and NJCAA Halls of Fame.
Gary Hall Jr:
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grew up in
Phoenix, Arizona. Attended Brophy College Prep. Swam in college for the University of Texas. Competed in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics and won ten Olympic medals; five gold, three silver, two bronze.
Sports writer, first wrote and covered Arizona State and Triple- A Phoenix Giants for the Gazette before the arrival of the Phoenix Suns. Selected as the first president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association in 1972.
Born in Tampa, Florida. Attended
University of South Alabama where he received All-Freshman Second Team Honors and was then drafted by the Houston Astros. Former MLB outfielder, one of the most popular players in organization's history. Joined the Diamondbacks front office as a special assistant to the president.
Born in Tucson, Arizona. Tennis Pro who attended Stanford University helping win the NCAA Title. Twice ranked the World's #1 doubles Player.
Born in Los Angeles, California, attended Arizona State University where he received a degree in broadcasting and journalism and a master's degree from Ohio University. Currently is the president of the Arizona Diamondbacks,
Born in Tucson, AZ and attended Tucson High Magnet School where his baseball team was undefeated and won the state championship. Member of the 1976 College World Series Champion and 1989 World Series Champion Oakland A's. 14 Year MLB Career.
Born in Williams, Arizona and attended Williams High School where he pitched a no hitter a as junior. Attended Yavapai Community College where he was a junior college All-America Selection. 12 Year professional baseball career, World Champ with the Cincinnati Reds in 1990.
Attended Phoenix Union High School and played football at Arizona State University. Previously was head men's basketball coach at ASU. During WWII, was a member of the 442nd Regiment Combat Team.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon and attended Palisades High School in California and Cairo American College in Egypt. Later played basketball for the University of Arizona. Retired from the NBA, but currently holds the record as most accurate 3-point shooter in NBA history. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, winning 5 championships with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. Previously n his senior year. Currently The Golden State Warriors head coach.
Born in Providence Road Island and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Chaparral High School and won 4 State Titles. Ranked #1 Catcher in the Nation his senior year. Currently plays for the Chicago White Sox.
Born in Austin, Minnesota and attended University of Minnesota. He is an American professional golfer having won the 1996 Open Championship. He is the only golfer in history to have been awarded the Player of the Year Honor on all three PGA Tours. Currently resides in Arizona with his family and children.
Jennie Lynn Finch:
Born in La Mirada, California and attended La Mirada High School. UA softball player and former American softball player who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Jennie helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Born in Traverse City, Michigan, attended Traverse City High School and Central Michigan University. Retired after 14 NBA seasons primarily with the Phoenix Suns. Won a bronze medal with the US national team in the 1988 Summer Olympics. Currently the coach of the Grand Canyon University Antelopes.
Born in San Diego, California. ASU 3-Time National Champion. 40 PGA Tour Wins, including 5 Major
Championships. Lives in Scottsdale, Arizona
Born in Tucson, Arizona. Attended the University of Arizona. Successful businessman in the Outdoor advertising business. Owner of the Anaheim Angels. He and His wife established the Moreno Family Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations focusing on youth and education.
Born in Woodland, California and attended Woodland High School. ASU Graduate, MLB Boston Red Sox second baseman, 2007 AL Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Winner in 2008, 2011, 2013 and finished with the second overall batting average in AL in 2008.Currently, plays for the Boston Red Sox as their second baseman.
Julie Stanger Pyne
Grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she attended Central High School. All American Golfer 4 straight years for the UofA. She has competed in over 150 LPGA events and her highest world ranking was 31. She currently runs the First Tee Program in Wisconsin.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Pomona College. Olympic Silver medalist swimmer, 3 time record holder, Member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Currently, she is a researcher at UC Davis, studying the physiology and behavior of bird migration.
Born in Salinas California, but raised in Yuma, Arizona. Attended Kofa High School, then Iowa Central Community College before transferring to Arizona State University. An American mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a
two-time and current UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is currently ranked the No. 1 heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.
Born in La Mirada, California, attended Mesa High School and then Arizona State University. Wrestled throughout high school, college and won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with only one leg. He is the author of the book Unstoppable, and received the "Most Courageous Athlete Award" by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Currently, he aspires to become a motivational speaker speaking for people who share similar
Born in St Luis, Missouri Schoenfeld, a highly accomplished NFL writer, joined SportsLine.com in July from the Arizona Republic, where he served as the paper's NFL writer since 1988. Schoenfeld was president of the Pro Football Writers of America from 1997 - 1999. He had served as a correspondent for Sports Illustrated including assignments covering basketball and wrestling at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. Additionally, he hosted an Arizona-based NFL radio show.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended and played football at Maryvale High School. His football career continued at Glendale CC (National Champions), ASU and 9 years with the New York Giants.
Born in Spokane, Washington. Nicknamed "The Gas Man" after becoming the first driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 over 210 mph. Best remembered for winning the 1983 Indianapolis 500, and also won two consecutive USAC National
Championships for Indy cars. Named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.
Born in Fremont, California, attended Leland High School and Arizona State
University. Played football at ASU and then was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. In June of 2002, enlisted in the United States Army where he joined the Army Rangers. He was the first professional football player to be killed in combat since Bob Kalsu.
Born in South Boston, Virginia, attended Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona leading his team to 3 consecutive state championships in soccer. Played college soccer for Florida International University and UCLA. Professional soccer player for 13 years, spent 11 years as a member of the United States national team. Currently resides in Arizona.
Born in Burlington, Iowa, attended Regis High School and University of Northern Iowa. Former quarterback for three NFL teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. Warner is considered the best undrafted player of all time. Retired from the NFL in 2010 and currently enjoys being a true father and spending time with his family.
Born in Torrance, California, attended Aviation High School and then USC. Drafted by the Boston Celtics where he won a Championship Ring before being traded to the Phoenix Suns. Six Years with the Suns as a player leading the team to there first ever finals appearance. 5 time all-star team member. Coached for the Suns
and Grand Canyon University.
Former NFL player on San Diego Chargers, Retired Executive Director of the Grand Canyon State Games from 1995-2013, has served on the Tourism and Sports Authority Youth & Amateur Sports Advisory Committee and Executive Committee of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission
Born in Roswell, New Mexico. Attended University of Arizona where he competed in track and field. In 1959 he was voted as UofA’s outstanding Athlete. Received the Bronze medal in the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Following his running career, he coached seven different sports at Central Arizona College. He won 14 National
Championships and was NJCAA Coach of the year in 1988.
Born in Coalinga, California and attended Arizona State University. ASU basketball player, 2009 Pac-10 Hall of Honor Inductee, inducted into the ASU Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He left ASU as the school's career scoring leader (1,036 points) and was the first player in school history to surpass 1,000 points. Coached at East High School in Phoenix, Arizona taking the team to 6 state championship appearances. The Arizona Republic later named Youree its "Coach of the Century" and ranked five of his teams among the top 15 boys' "Teams of the Century." Currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife and rest of his family