2005 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Susan Delaney-Scheetz

Susan Delaney-Scheetz was an all-around athlete at Brandywine High School. Susan’s outstanding accomplishments playing lacrosse began at West Chester State

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Bob Mattson

Bob Mattson was an All-American swimmer at North Carolina State and world record holder in college. He coached every Delaware

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Thomas Mees

Tom Mees, a 1967 graduate of Brandywine High School whose media career covered basketball, hockey and football, was a member

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Michael Neill

Mike Neill’s remarkable baseball career included a stint with the Oakland As and ended with the Olympic Gold Medal team

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John Taylor

John Taylor was the highest National Football League draft pick in Delaware State University history. He became one of the

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John Townsend

John Townsend, nicknamed ‘Peach Stone Jack’ hailed from Townsend, Delaware and played baseball in 155 games for three Major League

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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.


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