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For the first time since 1993, Harford Community College will induct four new members, Judy Davlin, Dick Fordyce, John Haggerty and Jack Nichols, into its Athletic Hall of Fame.  They will be honored on Saturday, January 25, 2014 during a special tailgate reception and induction ceremony during the Fighting Owls women’s and men’s basketball games against rivals Cecil College Seahawks in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College.  The tailgate reception begins at 10:30 a.m., and game time is 12 noon with a special halftime ceremony.

The HCC Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have exemplified a commitment to excellence both on and off the athletic fields.  The members of the Class of 2014 who are being inducted are key coaches and administrators who built and shaped much of the College’s athletic programming:

Judy Davlin developed many impressive women’s field hockey teams that were national championship contenders. In 1995, she achieved the ultimate and led her team to win the National Junior College Athletic Association field hockey championship. During a period of her 30-year tenure, she was the only woman in an all-male athletic department. In addition to her significant coaching accomplishments, she was an outstanding professor and a strong advocate for women’s athletics.

Dick Fordyce has devoted more than 40 years to the College and its Athletic Department as the athletic director, a coach and currently, an associate professor of health and physical education. During the 14 legendary seasons he was the head football coach, the team recorded four unbeaten seasons and ranked number one in the nation for two consecutive years.

John Haggerty’s dedication of more than three decades produced a long list of accomplishments including the expansion of the varsity athletic programs and the construction of Thomas Run Park, the County’s first adult sports complex. During his tenure, he held many titles including athletic director and associate dean of health, physical education, recreation and athletics. Since 2007, he has continued his service to the College as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Jack Nichols served as the athletic director for much of his 32-year tenure at the College. During that time, he also coached many storied varsity teams including football, basketball, tennis and golf. Jack was also instrumental in expanding the physical education facilities and programs and introducing women’s sports.

“Harford Community College has enjoyed a long history of strong athletic programs, and I am proud of the accomplishments of our dedicated alumni athletes, coaches and faculty. The Athletic Hall of Fame is an ideal way to recognize both their athletic and personal achievements,” said HCC Athletic Director Ken Krsolovic.  “With this year’s class in particular, they have been not only great leaders, but they have also inspired greatness in others.”

The Harford Community College Athletic Hall of Fame inducted classes in 1992 and 1993. The Office of College and Alumni Development has partnered with the Athletics Department to revive this great tradition and honor the legacy of contributors to the College’s athletics programs with an annual celebration.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under. The ticket includes access to the tailgate reception and special VIP seating for the men’s and women’s basketball games.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/HCC2014HallofFame
For more information, call 443-412-2563.

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