2017 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton was the first Delawarean to play in the National Hockey League. A defenseman, he played over 13 seasons

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Vince Filliben

Vince Filliben coached Archmere basketball and baseball for 31 years, retiring in 1985 as the winningest coach in Delaware high

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Lois Huggins

Lois Huggins has been a prominent tennis official on the regional and national levels for several decades. She has officiated

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Butch Simpson

Butch Simpson won a record nine Delaware Division I state football championships at Newark High School, including five in a

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Bob Behr

During nearly two decades as track coach at Tower Hill, Bob Behr had success that was unprecedented in Delaware and

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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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