The purpose of the Endicott Athletic Hall of Fame is to give lasting recognition to those individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Endicott in the field of athletics, and who have continued to demonstrate in their lives the values imparted by intercollegiate athletics.
The selection committee for the Athletic Hall of Fame shall consist of seven members:
Director of Athletics
Assistant Athletic Director
Alumni Relations Representative
Faculty Athletics Representative
Sports Information Representative
Two Current Head Coaches
The Director of Athletics shall serve as the chairperson of the selection committee. Each member of the selection committee shall have no direct tie, coaching or competition, to any Endicott intercollegiate athletic program so as to ensure nonpartisanship. The selection committee shall meet multiple times to discuss and select the nominees for the fall class of inductees.
Individual Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Teams
Criteria for Nomination
Candidates must have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievement in intercollegiate athletics. Candidates must have graduated from Endicott five or more years ago with high academic standing according to the College’s standards.
Similarly, outstanding athletic teams and distinguished members of the Endicott coaching staff are also eligible for nomination and membership. Any coach or administrator must have retired or departed from the college at least five years prior to his or her nomination.
All nominees to the Hall of Fame must have conducted themselves in such a manner as to reflect honor upon Endicott and have qualities of character and standards of conduct that are exemplary.
No automatic criteria will be utilized for nomination, and special recognition may be granted where it is deemed appropriate by the selection committee.
While athletic achievement is of prime importance, character and good citizenship during both undergraduate and post-graduate years will be taken into consideration. The record of the individual or athletic team must be so outstanding that there are no questions of qualifying for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nominations may be made by anyone, and individuals not selected shall remain on the list for consideration for a five-year period. These individuals are eligible for re-nomination. Nominations must be made in writing, including supporting evidence of the nominee’s qualifying accomplishments and be received in the office of the Director of Athletics before May 1. Nominations will not be publicly disclosed.
The College shall induct no less than one and no more than six people annually. In selecting those to be inducted, consideration at all times will be given to represent all varsity sports and all eligible Endicott student generations. Inductees within the honorary category do not count toward the minimum or maximum number.
The Selection Committee for the Endicott Athletic Hall of Fame shall establish nomination and selection schedules, types of awards, presentation procedures and the permanent display of inducted honorees.
Selected members shall be notified by the chairperson of the Selection Committee for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Members will be inducted into the Endicott Athletic Hall of Fame on Homecoming Weekend to be held in the fall of each year.
A suitable plaque will be presented to the honorees, and an appropriate permanent display or recognition will be established on campus.
The Selection Committee may convey honorary membership to those individuals who, by virtue of their time, resources and dedication, have significantly supported, enhanced and advanced the interscholastic athletic programs of Endicott.
Criteria for Nomination
Individuals recognized may or may not have had any direct affiliation with Endicott. Their contributions may be varied: faculty athletic advisor, a financial supporter of the athletic program, valued employee of the athletic department, volunteer coach or team physician among others. These contributions should be of significantly long duration (at least 10 years). The individual must not currently be active with the Endicott athletic program.
Nominations will be solicited from the same channels as traditional Hall of Fame nominees, and, in addition, strong consideration will be given nominees submitted by members of the Endicott Athletic Department. The number of honorary members should not exceed one or two per year. In some years, there may be no one inducted as an honorary member.
The honorary inductees will be invited to attend and participate in the annual Hall of Fame induction. In addition, a plaque, similar in size and type to the other plaques, will be permanently placed on the Hall of Fame wall in the Post Center.