2011 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Matt Minker

Matthew C. “Matt” Minker played a major role in bringing professional baseball back to Wilmington after a 35-year hiatus and

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Doug White

Delaware long-distance running ace Doug White has achieved a milestone matched by only five other athletes in the world. Through

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Sheldon Thomas

Sheldon Thomas is arguably the greatest wrestler in Delaware history, having been a three-time NCAA Division I All-American for Clarion

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William Moyer

Born in Lewes and raised in Laurel, Delaware, William Moyer set an NCAA national swimming record while earning All-American honors

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Joe Lank

Joe Lank was an outstanding athlete at Milford High School and the University of Delaware in the late 1940’s and

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Karen Kohn

The preeminent girl’s high school coach in Delaware over three decades, Karen Kohn produced powerhouse field hockey and basketball teams

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Dwayne Henry

After a dominant three-sport career at Middletown High School, Dwayne Henry pitched 11 seasons with the Rangers, Braves, Reds, Astros

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