Enshrinement Set for Nov. 8 in Ponte Vedra ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A former NFL “Man of the Year,” a future Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, a Heisman Trophy recipient, and a man credited with taking the PGA to new levels of popularity and profitability highlight the 2017 Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) […]

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame, a 56-year-old organization that recognizes the state’s best and brightest sports celebrities, has named five new members to its Board of Directors. The Hall of Fame has a charitable mission to raise funds for numerous children’s causes, including juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity. “We are delighted to have added […]

Raised in Orlando, Damon was the top rated High School prospect in the country his senior year at Dr. Phillips HS. Damon was drafted by Kansas City and also played with Oakland, Boston, New York and Detroit. Entering 2011, Damon has made the all-star team twice and won two world series.  He led the American […]

Jon Gruden will forever be remembered for being the head coach who brought a Super Bowl Championship to Tampa Bay. He coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their only Super Bowl victory to date, a 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in 2002. It was the first of seven seasons Gruden would coach at Tampa […]

Phil Esposito, one of the most decorated NHL personalities of all-time, is credited along with his brother Tony, for brokering the deal to bring NHL hockey to Tampa Bay. Phil’s dogged pursuit of an NHL franchise for Tampa was the tipping point and the Tampa Bay Lightning was founded in 1991. Phil has been a […]

With a list of sailing accolades dating back for decades, including an Olympic Gold Medal, Allison Jolly is one of the sports great career success stories. She is currently in her 13th season as head coach of the University of South Florida sailing team. Allison’s competitive career includes two Intercollegiate Championship sailing titles, two U.S. Women’s […]

Jeremy N. Foley, who has handled virtually every aspect of the University of Florida’s $119.3 million athletic program during his athletic administrative career – which began with an internship in the Gator Ticket Office in 1976 – will retire as AD on October 1, 2016. He has served as UF’s Director of Athletics since March […]

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame has inducted over 200 members to date. The collection includes memorabilia from some of the biggest sports stars ever known; including legendary NASCAR drivers Bobby and Donnie Allison, National Hot Rod Association legend “Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, golfer Doug Sanders, tennis player Chris Evert, and football legend Bob Griese, to name […]