Matt Minker

Matthew C. “Matt” Minker played a major role in bringing professional baseball back to Wilmington after a 35-year hiatus and building Frawley Stadium, home of the Blue Rocks, which sparked the renaissance of Wilmington’s waterfront. Minker’s lifelong passion was baseball. He played varsity baseball at Conrad High, the University of Delaware and in Wilmington’s semi-pro […]

Doug White

Delaware long-distance running ace Doug White has achieved a milestone matched by only five other athletes in the world. Through 2011, Doug has qualified for and completed 39 consecutive Boston Marathons –a race considered one of the most grueling sporting events on the planet. He also holds multiple Delaware distance running records. The Dickinson High […]

Larry Wheeler

Larry Wheeler became the all-time winningest high school baseball coach in the history of the state of Delaware in 2010, surpassing the record of Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inductee The Rev. Robert Kenny from Salesianum. In Wheeler’s first 31 years as head baseball coach his teams amassed a record of 419-169 at […]

Sheldon Thomas

Sheldon Thomas is arguably the greatest wrestler in Delaware history, having been a three-time NCAA Division I All-American for Clarion University, where he also won an NCAA title at 118 pounds in 1996. Thomas is the only Delawarean to win an NCAA mat championship. Sheldon wrestled for St. Marks High School, where he earned four […]

William Moyer

Born in Lewes and raised in Laurel, Delaware, William Moyer set an NCAA national swimming record while earning All-American honors in 1966 at Dickinson College. He also set numerous school and pool records while dominating East Coast rivals. His record of excellence continues today, nearly 50 years later in Delaware Senior Olympics Masters Swimming and […]

Joe Lank

Joe Lank was an outstanding athlete at Milford High School and the University of Delaware in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. A three year football letterman at Delaware, Joe played offensive end and defensive back as the Blue Hens’ lone 60-minute player his senior year. His pass reception and 50 yard touchdown run provided […]

Karen Kohn

The preeminent girl’s high school coach in Delaware over three decades, Karen Kohn produced powerhouse field hockey and basketball teams at A. I. du Pont. In her 20 years as A. I. basketball coach, her teams went 227-86 (.725), making her the state’s winningest girl’s coach when her tenure ended in 1986. Her Tigers won […]

Dwayne Henry

After a dominant three-sport career at Middletown High School, Dwayne Henry pitched 11 seasons with the Rangers, Braves, Reds, Astros and Tigers, and played professionally for another 10 years in Taiwan, Japan and Mexico. The first Delaware athlete to be named first-team All-State in football, basketball and baseball, the Philadelphia Inquirer chose him Delaware high […]

Mary-de Mackie Hand

Mary-de Mackie Hand, along with DSMHOF Hall of Famer Jenni Franks, dominated Delaware women’s swimming for more than a decade. Hand earned a scholarship to the University of South Carolina, where she was a three-time All-America selection and set school records in three events. Hand qualified for two Olympic Trials, and made it to the […]

Sherman Dillard

The leading basketball scorer in the Blue Hen Conference in the 1960’s, Sherman Dillard starred at Tulsa University and was a late cut by the St. Louis Hawks in 1967. A first team all-stater at De La Warr High School in 1961 and 1962, he was the only Blue Hen Conference player to exceed 1,000 […]