Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Rennie Curran (Football) Brookwood High School
  • Coach John Sawyer (Baseball) South Gwinnett High School
  • Megan Wiggins (Softball) Shiloh High School
  • Coach Angie Hembree (Basketball) Norcross and Collins Hill High Schools
  • David Saville (Football) Norcross High School
  • Coach Mickey Conn (Football) South Gwinnett and Grayson High Schools

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Hall of Fame
ANGIE HEMBREE
Hall of Fame Class 2019Collins Hill High School/Norcross High SchoolBasketball
  • Six Georgia State High School Championships 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • 2015 USA Basketball Court Coach U16 Team Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs
  • 2014 McDonalds All American Game Head Coach East Team Chicago
  • 2011 Atlanta Dream Suntrust Bank Inspiring Women Award
  • 2010 Women’s Basketball Coaching Association District 9 Coach of the Year
  • 2010 Women’s Basketball Coaching Association All American Game Assistant Coach
  • 2005-2007 University of Miami Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
  • 2003, 2015 GACA All Star Game North Head Coach
  • 2002 Atlanta Tip-Off Club Metro Atlanta Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Atlanta Tip-Off Club North Georgia Coach of the Year
  • 2003, 2015 GACA All Star Game North Head Coach
  • Coached many college and pro players including:
    • Maya Moore (UConn, Minnesota Lynx)
    • Diamond DeShields (Tennessee Chicago Sky)
    • DeErica Hamby (Wake Forest, Las Vegas)
    • Tiffany Clarke (Vanderbilt, France)
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Hall of Fame
DAVID SAVILLE
Hall of Fame Class 2019Norcross HIgh SchoolTeam Manager
  • Atlanta Alliance on Developmental
  • Disabilities Outstanding
  • Achievement Award
  • Norcross High School Football Manager
  • National Thespian Honor Society
  • Norcross High School
  • 2008 Homecoming King
  • Eagle Scout
  • Clemson University Football Manager
  • ClemsonLIFE Graduate
  • Walter Camp Foundation American Hero Award
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Hall of Fame
JOHN SAWYER
Hall of Fame Class 2019South Gwinnett High SchoolBaseball
  • Retired from South Gwinnett High School 1964 – 2000 (36 years coaching/teaching)
  • Career coaching mark of 600 wins – 140 losses
  • Nine Regional Championships
  • Four-time Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Georgia Dugout Hall of Fame inductee
  • Played football and baseball in high school, was offered a pitching position from the Cincinnati Reds after high school. He went to Gordon College on a football scholarship before injuring his knee. He was later picked up by Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern) to pitch before joining the Army after tearing his rotator cuff. Went on to Piedmont College where he enjoyed a successful career and was later inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2012.
  • Piedmont College honored John, 1963 graduate, with an induction into the Letter "P Club" Hall of Fame.
  • South Gwinnett in 1964 where he coached nearly every sport except cheerleading. Sawyer was most successful coaching football and baseball.
  • Coached Dixie Youth Baseball for 36 years
  • Coached in the USA Baseball League 1989 Sydney, Australia - defeated Cuba and won a gold medal
  • Coached the first USA 15-16-year-old team in Taiwan
  • Assistant coach for the Junior Olympics, based in Baton Rouge, La., and the head coach for the league based in Chapel Hill.
  • Baseball field at South Gwinnett is named in his honor. John Sawyer Field
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Megan Wiggins
Hall of Fame Class 2019Shiloh High SchoolSoftball
  • 2007 Graduate of Shiloh High School as a Four-year letter winner
  • 2007 Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year
  • 2007 Four-year All-County honoree who earned a selection to try-out for the Junior Olympic team
  • 2007 Three sport standout in high school: Softball, Track and Basketball
  • 2008 First SEC player and the 11th SEC overall player, started all 70 games
  • 2008 All-SEC First Team and Freshman All-SEC Team
  • 2008 Provided Georgia with its only run of NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional
  • 2008 Finished ranked 10th for SEC games in the league
  • 2009 Appeared in and started 39 games
  • 2009 Hit a walk-off home against UNC in Regionals to send the team to Super Regionals in Athens
  • 2009 All-Southeast Region Second Team outfielder; All-SEC First Team
  • 2010 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2010 UGA record 22-game hitting streak
  • 2010 Finished season with a 34-game on-base streak
  • 2011 Member of the First ever WCWS UGA teams
  • 2011 NFCA All-Region First Team
  • 2011 All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2011 ESPN Preseason All-American Second Team
  • 2011 Preseason All-SEC; Recipient of the Liz Murphy Women’s Athletic Scholarship
  • 2011 Drafted to Chicago Bandits; All NPF Team; NPF Champion
  • 2012 Chicago Bandits 2nd Season; All NPF Team; Homerun Champion;
  • 2013 Chicago Bandits 3rd Season’ All NFP Team; Chicago Bandits Regular Season Champion
  • 2013 Homerun Champion; Offensive Player of the Year; Player of the Year MVP
  • 2014 Chicago Bandits 4th Season; All NPF Team
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Hall of Fame
MICKEY CONN
Hall of Fame Class 2019South Gwinnett High School/Grayson High SchoolFootball
Player at South Gwinnett High School
  • 3-year Letterman in football, 2-year in baseball, 1-year in basketball
  • 1988, 1989 MVP football
  • 1988, 1989 All County Football
  • Recorded 3 school records: 3 interceptions in a game 2 times, 7 interceptions in a season, 10 interceptions in career
Player at University of Alabama
  • 3-year Letterman
  • 1 National Championship
  • 1 SEC Championship
  • 3 Western Division Championships
  • Paul “Bear” Bryant Best Walk On Recipient
  • Scholarship Winner
Coach at Grayson High School
  • Overall record 137-48
  • 7 Region* Championships out of 14 opportunities
  • 11 Playoff Appearances
  • 1 State Championship
  • 3 Semifinals
  • 2 quarterfinals 3 second round appearances
  • 1 first round appearance
  • 4 perfect 10-0 Regular Seasons
  • One 15-0 Season
Coach of the Year Honors
  • Multiple GACA Region Coach of the Year Awards
  • 2008 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year
  • 2011 AJC Coach of the Year
  • Gwinnett Daily Post Coach of the Year
  • Touchdown Club of Atlanta Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Atlanta Sorts Council Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Year
  • Jack Britt Coach of the Year Recipient
Clemson University
  • Safeties Coach
  • Overall Record 42-2
  • Two National Championships
  • 3 ACC Championships
  • 3 Atlantic Division Championships
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