Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
GEORGE ROGERS
Hall of Fame Class 2011Duluth High School Football
    • Won 1980 Heisman Trophy as a senior at South Carolina
    • Won a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins in 1987
    • Finished seven-year NFL career with 7,176 yards rushing and 54 Touchdowns
    • Won NFL rushing title as a rookie with 1,674 yards
    • Had four 1,000-yard rushing seasons in pro career
    • Finished with school record 5,204 career rushing years at South Carolina
    • Rushed for 1,781 yards and 14 TDs as senior with Gamecocks
    • First-team All-American selection in 1979 and 1980
    • Rushed for a then-county record of 2,286 yards for Duluth in 1975

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Hall of Fame
HUGH (BUCK) BUCHANAN
Hall of Fame Class 2014 Parkview High School Baseball
    • Parkview's head baseball coach for 29 years
    • Three state titles – 1996, 2001, 2002
    • 12 region championships
    • Record 546 wins and 245 losses.
    • Parkview's head football coach - 1983, 1984, 1985
    • Parkview’s head softball coach – 1987 to 1994
    • No. 20 jersey retired
    • One of two Georgians in National High School Baseball Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame
    • Numerous athletes playing professionally, among them MLB players Jeff Francouer, Jeff Keppinger and Clint Sammons Inducted Georgia Athletic Coaches Associat
    • Inducted Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame
    • Inducted Gwinnett Dugout Club Hall of Fame
    • Head Coach, 2002 USA Baseball Youth National Team, Silver Medal in Pan American Games, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
    • Asst. Coach, 2001 USA Baseball Youth National Team, Gold Medal in World Championships, Veracruz, Mexico
    • MLB scout in retirement, presently Area Scouting Supervisor, Atlanta Braves
Guest speakers at Mountain View banquet bring credentials, personality

Longtime Parkview coach Hugh Buchanan, retiring as Atlanta Braves scout, ready for life after baseball

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Hall of Fame
IDA NEAL SMITH
Hall of Fame Class 2010 Central Gwinnett High School, Class of 1985Basketball
    • Ranks second all-time in Central Gwinnett career scoring
    • Georgia Tech's first All-ACC first-team selection in 1989
    • 1995 inductee into Georgia Tech's Hall of Fame
    • Second in Georgia Tech history with 508 career assists and hold the record for assist average with 4.7 per game
    • Averaged 19.2 points and 7.1 assists as a senior at Georgia Tech

Hall of Fame
IVEY WINGO
Hall of Fame Class 2011Norcross High SchoolBaseball
    • Played six major league seasons, five with Detroit
    • Career .308 hitter; hit .370 in 1925
    • Member of only outfield in major league history to have all three members hit .370 or higher in one season
    • Fellow Detroit outfielder in 1925 with Ty Cobb

Hall of Fame
JACK BRITT
Hall of Fame Class 2017Grayson High School Football Coach
    • 1946  Graduated Grayson High School
    • 1950  Graduated University of Georgia
    • 1950-52  Taught at Tucker High School and helped start 11 man football
    • 1952  Started and coached the first football team in Gwinnett County School System at Lawrenceville High School
    • 1951-56  Coached football, girls and boys basketball, baseball, and track at Lawrenceville High School
    • 1958-66 Coached football, girls basketball, tennis, boys and girls track at South Gwinnett High School
    • 1967-72  Taught PE at Bethesda Elementary-Middle School
    • 1975-81  Taught construction at Parkview Vocational School. Supervised the building of concrete seats at Parkview Stadium and the first off campus houses built by the students.
    • 1981   Retired
    • 2000-2007  Instrumental in getting new Grayson High School named same as old with same colors and mascot, raising money for stadium seats on visitors' side, building concession stand and coaches' room, trophy cases for hallways, lockers for football, baseball, softball, and soccer teams, and 2 baseball dugouts.
    • 2007   Football field named Britt-Moody
    • 1956   Joined first National Guard Unit in Gwinnett County and retired in 1987