Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
CLIFF RAMOS
Hall of Fame Class 2016Meadowcreek High SchoolWrestling
    • Considered Gwinnett’s most successful wrestling coach
    • Started programs at Meadowcreek HS and Collins Hill HS
    • Gwinnett County Championship, Meadowcreek HS (1993)
    • Meadowcreek Mustangs had 14 state placers and two state champions
    • Guided Collins Hill HS to 9 state championships: 5 traditional state championships and 4 team dual state championships
    • Coached 35 individual state champions
    • Named 22-time Region Coach of the Year
    • Named Georgia Coach of the Year five times (2002, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
      • Career 730-93 record
      • Georgia Coach of the Year, National Wrestling Coaches Association (2002)
      • Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award – National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2008)
      • National Wrestling Coach of the Year - National High School Coaches Association (2010)
      • Retired from GCPS after 34-year coaching career, 29 in Georgia (2010)
      • Post retirement, head wrestling coach, Greater Atlanta Christian (2010-2015)
      • While at GAC, one Region Championship and top 4 in State Class AA three times
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COURTNEY PUCKETT OROS
Hall of Fame Class 2017Providence Christian SchoolGymastics
    • 1999 Georgia High School Association Balance Beam State Champion
    • 4 time Junior Olympic Nationals Competitor
    • 1997 Region 8 Floor Champion
    • 1998 Region 8 Beam, Floor and All Around Champion
    • 1999 Region 8 Beam Champion
    • 2000 Junior Olympic National Team Member
    • 2001 Junior Olympic National Team Member
    • 2001 USAG Junior Olympic National Floor and All Around Champion
    • 1996-2000 Georgia USAG All Around Champion
    • 4-year Auburn University Scholarship Athlete
    • 4-year Auburn University Letter Winner
    • 2002 All-SEC Team Member
    • 2003 All-SEC Team Member
    • 2002 Freshman of the Year
    • 2003 All American on Bars
    • 2003 and 2004 Bengston Award- gymnast who best represented Auburn University on and off the competition floor
    • 2005 NCAA Individual All Around Qualifier
    • 2005 won the Wentworth Award- presented to the gymnast who best represents the Auburn Creed
Hall of Fame
COURTNEY SWAIM TRIMBLE
Hall of Fame Class 2013Duluth High SchoolGolf
    • 1998 individual state high school champion
    • 3 time Gwinnett County Female Golfer of the Year
    • Played on boys and girls high school golf team
    • All-SEC, Auburn University
    • Played in two U.S. Opens, finishing T-61st in 2004
    • Member of 2002 victorious, U.S. Curtis Cup team
    • 2002 NCAA First-team All-American at Auburn University, where her team finished 2nd in the NCAA Championship in 2002
    • Member of Futures Tour, LPGA feeder tour, before entering coaching
    • Courtney spent three and a half years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Auburn University, where she helped coach the Tigers to the 2006 and 2009 SEC Championships and mentored 3 first team All-Americans
    • Current Head Coach at the University of Louisville, former Head Coach at the University of Central Florida
Courtney Swaim Trimble brings college golf to Atlanta Athletic Club.
Hall of Fame
DARIUS WALKER
Hall of Fame Class 2013Buford High SchoolBroadcaster
    • 2003 scored 46 touchdowns, breaking Herschel Walker’s GA high school single-season record of 42
    • 2003 Gwinnett County Back of the Year
    • 2003 Parade Magazine All American
    • 2004 Offensive Player of Year - GA Athletic Coaches Association
    • 2004 Running Back of the Year -Touchdown Club of Atlanta
    • 2004 scholar athlete recipient Watkins Award, presented by National Alliance of African American Athletes, NAAA
    • 2004 Player of Year - Gwinnett Daily Post, Gainesville Times, Fox 5 TV Sports Team
    • 2003 Georgia Player of the Year, Gatorade
    • 2003 Georgia Player of the Year, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • Notre Dame, during first season for the Irish set the freshman rushing record, gaining 786 yards on 185 carries (4.2 average), and breaking a 30-year-old school record
    • Led the Irish in rushing in all three seasons
    • Recorded the sixth-best single-season rushing total in Notre Dame history as a junior with career-high 1,267 yards on 255 carries and holds career record for most receptions as a running back at Notre Dame
    • Ranked 4th All-time for career rushing yards at Notre Dame, 4th in school history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons
    • NFL 2007-2010, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos
    • College football analyst for FOX in Los Angeles, CA
    • ESPN and Fox Sports Broadcaster

Gwinnett puts five in inaugural Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame class

Hall of Fame
DAVE HUNTER
Hall of Fame Class 2013Brookwood High SchoolFootball
    • Credited with bringing successful football model to Gwinnett
    • Accomplished a number of firsts, including GCPS' first state title in football in 1996
    • Longtime representative on the Georgia High School Assoc. Exec. Committee
    • Coach 1996 Brookwood HS football state champions
    • 149-35 in 15 years in Gwinnett County
    • Region Coach-of-the-Year, 6 times
    • State of Georgia Coach-of-the-Year, 2 times
    • NFL National Coach-of-the-Year, 1 time- 1996
    • Region Athletic Director-of-the-Year, 3 times
    • AAAA/AAAAA Athletic Director-of-the-Year, 2 times
    • Statewide Athletic Director-of-the-Year, 2 times
    • Nicknamed“ the Godfather” of Gwinnett football by Gwinnett coaches
    • Widely acknowledged as responsible for starting the tremendous athletic facility development in Gwinnet County
    • Member Georgia HS Association’s Executive Committee, GHSA
    • Longtime executive director of the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett until retirement
    • Executive director of the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic
    • Master of Science degree
    • Inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Brookwood, Gwinnett icon Dave Hunter added as namesake of Corky Kell Classic