2015 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Joe Hemphill

When Joe Hemphill retired in 2014 from St. Elizabeth’s High in Wilmington he had coached more football games (430) than

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Carrie Lingo

Carrie Lingo saw the world as a field hockey player following outstanding careers at Cape Henlopen High School and the

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Bob Neylan

Bob Neylan was a champion hurdler at Dover High School, who later coached the Senators to four state championships. He

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David Yates

David Yates is one of the most outstanding players in University of Delaware baseball history. As a senior in 1970,

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Every inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame since our inaugural year in 1976 is represented on our website. Honoring the athletic excellence of these men and women is an integral part of Delaware sports history.


From our annual Delaware Sports Hall of Fame induction gala in May, celebrations of Black History Month and Women in Sports Month, as well as individual sports highlights, there is something for every sports fan.


A visit to the museum will take you back over 100 years of sports in Delaware, from the Lenni Lenape Indians right up to today. Experience memorabilia, artifacts, and the stories of Delaware legends.


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