Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
Brock Newman
Hall of Fame Class 2023ShilohSwimming
  • 22-time NCAA All-American
  • 6-time NCAA Champion
  • Member of 1997 and 1999 NCAA Championship teams
  • 14-time SEC Champion
  • Auburn University Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame 2013 inductee
  • 1998 US National Champion (100M Butterfly)
  • 1995 Georgia High School Swimmer of the Year
  • 5-time State Champion

Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame-bound Brock Newman one of county's swimming greats

Hall of Fame
Cecil Flowe
Hall of Fame Class 2023Parkview High SchoolFootball
  • Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2021 inductee
  • Parkview High School Head Football Coach for 21 years
  • 197-67 record as Head Coach while at Parkview, 4 State Championships, 2
  • State Runner-Up Titles, 6 region championships During 2000-2002, led Parkview to a 47 game winning streak in Class AAAAA
  • GACA Coach of the Year nine times
  • Atlanta Coach of the Year 4 times
  • 2001 Wright Bazemore Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Year

Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame honors Cecil Flowe's special run at Parkview

Parkview coaching legends kick off 2023-24 school year
Hall of Fame
CHAD HALL
Hall of Fame Class 2017WesleyanFootball
    • 2004 Graduate of Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners where he was a 3-sport athlete
    • Led Wesleyan football team as QB to its first state elite eight appearance in 2004
    • Still holds individual school records in football (QB), basketball (PG), and baseball (SS) at Wesleyan.
    • Mountain West Conference Player of the Year at the Air Force Academy
    • Named 2nd Team All American
    • Inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
    • Colorado Male College Athlete of the Year
    • United States Air Force Academy Athlete of the Year
    • Named as one of 25 players to the Air Force Academy All-Time Team
    • Owns 3 of the top 5 all-purpose single-game performances in school history
    • 2007 - set an AF record with 275 yards rushing in a win against Army on Nov. 3, 2007.
    • ESPN National Player of the Week
    • Was the only Division-1 player in the country to lead his team in rushing and receiving during his senior year
    • Finished 3rd in the nation in all-purpose yards
    • 2007 - Heisman Trophy candidate
    • Serves two years in the Air Force at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City
    • Given the opportunity by the Air Force to pursue his NFL dream
    • Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles where he played for 3 years
    • Played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 Super Bowl
    • Played for the Kansas City Chiefs
    • Played for the Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Chad combines his NFL experience and his love for children by providing free military football/cheerleading camps at military bases around the country with his non-profit organization, Pigskin Patriots.
    • Chad is currently working in the NFL as a receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills.
Hall of Fame
CHRISTI THOMAS
Hall of Fame Class 2015Buford High SchoolBasketball
    • Standout 6’4” forward at Buford High School
    • Scored 2,174 points in high school career
    • Led Wolves to State Runner-Up (1999)
    • AAU National Championship GA Magic (1999)
    • Miss Georgia Basketball (2000)
    • Three-time UGA All-Conference (SEC)
    • Under 20 USA National Team
    • Wade Trophy Nominee
    • SEC Freshman of the Year (2001)
    • Drafted 12th overall to Los Angeles Sparks (2004-2009) Minnesota Lynz (2009) Chicago Sky (2010)
    • Gold Medalist - U.S. Young Women National Team, Croatia and All-Tournament Team
    • Sports Analyst – College Sports South
    • Competes internationally - Italy, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Latvia
Christi Thomas named Jackson County Head Coach
Hall of Fame
CINDY BROGDON
Hall of Fame Class 2010 Greater Atlanta Christian, Class of 1975Basketball
    • Led GAC to three state titles
    • Four-time MVP of state high school tournament
    • First female in Georgia to receive a full athletic college scholarship
    • Was a three-time Kodak All-American, receiving the accolade as a freshman at Mercer University and then duplicating the feat her junior and senior years at the University of Tennessee.
    • Ranked second in AIAW career scoring with 3,204 points and 11th in AIAW career scoring average, averaging 25.0 ppg.
    • Career statistics also include 1,028 rebounds (8.3 rpg) as well as a 50.0 field goal percentage and an 82.7 free throw percentage.
    • First Georgian to play on a U.S. Olympic basketball team
    • Member of 1976 U.S. Olympic Team that won silver medal
    • Played for the New Orleans Pride of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1979 and 1980.