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Sports Hall of Fame

Honoring Our Glorious Past

Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Nine Individuals, Three Teams into 2024 Class of Honorees

Nine individuals and three special teams were enshrined into the 2024 Class of the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame during the third annual induction dinner that was attended by more than 250 people on May 18 in the EKU Perkins Building.

With the induction of the 2024 Class, the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame now includes 28 individuals and nine teams. The Sports Hall of Fame is housed in the Madison County Room of the Richmond branch of the Madison County Public Library.


This third class includes (listed in alphabetical order): Phillis (Wirtz) Adams (longtime leader and president of the Richmond Little League), Keith Bosley (former Richmond Madison High School, EKU, and Cleveland Browns football player), Jimmy Cain (Madison Central High School and EKU baseball star), Mike Elkin (Madison High football player and longtime high school football head coach at Berea Community, Madison Central and Madison Southern High Schools), Dominique Hawkins (former Kentucky Mr. Basketball at Madison Central High School and University of Kentucky basketball player), Dr. Harold Moberly, Jr. (basketball standout at Madison-Model High School and EKU), Taryn (Ignacio) Patrick (Model High School All-State diving athlete and NCAA All-American diving champion at UK),  Pat Stephens (Madison Central High School and EKU golf champion and EKU head coach), Spider Thurman (Starting quarterback for Eastern’s 1940 undefeated football team).


The three teams honored included the 1956 and 1957 Madison-Model football teams who were the first two teams coached by Roy Kidd and had a combined record of 17-2-1, and the 1978 Madison High School Class A State Track Champions, coached by Gwen Long.

Sports television and Madison Central graduate Keith Farmer again served as master of ceremonies for the event which is fast becoming a special recognition for former athletes, coaches, and supporters of local sports.

The McSHoF Board of Directors, which serves as the selection committee, is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2025 that will be considered along with a list of other nominees that have been received during the past three years.  An official nomination form can be found on this website.

Preserving Special Achievements


Sports have played a key role in Madison County's history. Sports have brought communities together throughout the county, encouraged friendly competition, brought regional and state recognition to special teams, individual athletes, and coaches. For more than a century, sports have given the citizens of Madison County a sense of pride..

To recognize and honor that history, a group of sports-minded citizens has come together to organize a Board of Directors for  the purpose of establishing a Madison County Sports Hall of Fame. 

The Madison County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors will enshrine individuals who have excelled as athletes, built outstanding coaching careers, served in valuable administrative and community sports leadership or volunteer roles, been instrumental as members of the sports media or SID professions in keeping the community informed of sports achievements, and recognize special teams that have achieved significant honors and milestones.

The Board of Directors is inviting the Madison County

community to get involved in the Hall of Fame selection process by submitting their nominations of deserving candidates.  Just simply review the selection criteria by clicking on the button above and then complete and return the nomination form. Directions on how to submit nominations are included on the form.

Contact Us

Donna Lovell, secretary


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For Future Induction



How You Can Be A Supporter of The
Madison County Sports Hall of Fame

The Madison County Sports Hall of Fame is made possible through the generous financial support of our sponsors and the purchase of tickets for the annual induction ceremony held each spring.

The Board of Directors invites all sports enthusiasts who currently live in Madison County or are a native o this great community to join our growing list o sponsors by visiting on Sponsors Page, filling out the sponsorship form and returning it in the mail. 

We offer three levels of membership and each comes with a list of benefits that include tickets to the annual induction ceremony, listing in the banquet program and listing on this website.

The membership levels are as follows:

  • MVP Level ($500 and up) a table of 8 seats for the banquet

  • All-Star Level ($-250-$499) four seats for the banquet

  • Fan Level ($100-$249) two seats for the banquet

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