Mansfield University Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

Nomination Process

  The first step to becoming a member of the Mansfield University Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame is the nomination process.  Anyone may nominate a person to the Athletic Hall of Fame according to the following guidelines.

  Award Categories

         Member former player or head coach

         Honorary Member any other individual who has made a significant contribution to Mansfield University Athletics including trainers, assistant coaches, equipment managers

         Legends Any individual who made a significant contribution to MU athletics prior to 1927.

 

Qualifications for Selection

         The sport must have been on the varsity level for at least one season during the individual's period of contribution.

         Player

1.       Must be an alumnus of Mansfield University or have left the university for a reason which is not detrimental to the image of Mansfield University.

2.       Must have graduated (or left) at least five (5) years prior to selection to the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame.

3.       May be either living or deceased.

         Coach

1.       May be selected by having demonstrated an unusually high degree of success.

2.       Should have developed and/or sustained a program which made outstanding contributions to the academic and character development of his/her student athletes over a significant period of time.

3.       Preferably, has coached the same sport for more than one full season and has not left the sport or Mansfield University for reasons detrimental to the image of Mansfield University.

4.       Must have left the coaching position at least five (5) years prior to the selection to the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, but may still be at Mansfield University in another capacity, coaching or otherwise.

5.       May be either living or deceased.

         Honorary

1.       Must have demonstrated a strong and preferably unique interest in Mansfield University.

2.        Nominations may also include persons who did not play or coach while at Mansfield, or who had a very limited career in athletics, but who later achieved great success in athletics as a coach at another university, as a coach or player in professional sports, or as an administrator in college or professional athletics.

 

To Nominate a candidate:

Submit a letter containing the following information:

         Name, address, and phone number of nominee

         Grad year, sport(s) and year(s) played

         Why the nominee should be in the Hall of Fame. Please feel free to include or attach any additional information that you feel is pertinent and will assist the Awards committee in making their decision.

Send to: Denise D. Berg, Alumni Relations Office, 521 North Hall, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA  16933,

                                     e-mail: dberg@mnsfld.edu

 

Selection Process:

The selection committee is comprised of alumni members representing various decades and university-related individuals.  The committee meets each spring to select the inductees for that year.

 

Questions can be directed to Denise Berg at 570-662-4853 or Roger Maisner at 570-662-4636