Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

2024 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Collin McHugh (Baseball) Providence Christian
Coach Kevin Maloof (Football) Meadowcreek, Duluth, and Dacula High Schools
Nick Green (Baseball) Duluth High School
Cam Heyward (Football) Peachtree Ridge High School
Taylor Rooks (Sports Broadcaster) Peachtree Ridge High School
Anne Marie Armstrong (Basketball, Volleyball, Track) Wesleyan
Jodie Meeks (Basketball) Norcross High School

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Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class 2024Peachtree RidgeBasketball, Track, Swimming
  • Led Wesleyan’s girls’ basketball team to 3 state championships.
  • 2129 career points, 820 rebounds, 458 assists, 370 steals – 130 total games players
  • Led Wesleyan’s girls’ volleyball team to 3 state championships.
  • Record holder for career kills (1572) career aces (321) and career ace percentage (24.2%)
  • Earned 4 state championships in track and field – 3 individuals in the high jump and one team title.
  • GAHPHERD- 2009 Georgia Athlete of the year
  • Received a full scholarship to the University of Georgia and went on to be a Lady Bulldogs star.
  • Two-Time Miss Georgia Basketball awarded by the Atlanta Tip Off Club.
  • Two-time National Basketball Player of the Year – National Christian School Athletic Association
  • 2009 Georgia Gatorade Player of the year
  • 2011-2012 Named first-team All-SEC, All defensive Team, All American Honorable mention. 
  • In SEC games, ranked in the league’s top-10 statistical leaders in 9 of the 13 categories.
  • Drafted by the Atlanta Dream for the 2013 season.
  • Played professionally throughout South America and Europe for 6 years.

Multi-Talented Anne Marie Armstrong Bound For Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class 2024Peachtree RidgeFootball
  • 2006 Georgia Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year
  • With over 100 tackles and 16 sacks his senior year, he was considered the 7th best football player in GA and 13th best defensive tackle in the nation.
  • Named a freshman All-American as an Ohio State freshman.
  • In 2009, led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl win against Oregon.
  • Led the Buckeyes to a win against Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
  • Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • Named to the First-team All-pro team in 2017, 2019, and 2021.
  • Listed in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 and 2018 through 2023.
  • 2023 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
  • 6-time Pro Bowler
  • 4-time All Pro
  • 80.5 Sacks
  • 121 Tackles for Losses
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Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class 2024Dacula/Meadowcreek/DuluthFootball
  • Dacula High School’s head football coach for 20 years,(1991-2010)
  • In 1996, led Dacula to an undefeated season.
  • 2017 Dacula High School Athletics Hall of Famer
  • Dacula’s athletic director and head football coach
  • Dean of Gwinnett County’s high school football coaches
  • Career record of 183-106-1.
  • Gwinnett County Touchdown Club Team First Award named in His Honor
  • 6 Region Titles
  • 13 State Playoff Appearances
  • 7 Quarterfinal Appearances
  • 1 State Semi-final Appearance
  • State Athletic Director of the Year 1995, 2000, 2005
  • 2024 Georgia Athletic Director Hall of Fame Member
  • Meadowcreek High School’s first head football coach and athletic director (1986-1990)

Kevin Maloof Humbled by Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame Honor

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class 2024Providence ChristianBaseball
  • Drafted by the New York Mets in 2008 out of Berry College
  • Played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues for the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Atlanta Braves.
  • Pitched 7 scoreless innings in his MLB debut
  • September 2014 American League Rookie of the Month, and finished 4th in rookie of the year voting
  • In 2015, finished 2nd in the American League with 19 wins
  • Won the 2017 World Series with the Houston Astros
  • Selected as a member of the MLB All-Stars for the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series
  • Lowest reliever ERA in MLB from 2018-2022
  • Pitched in a combined no-hitter against Cleveland in 2021
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Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame Honors Collin McHugh for Impressive Career

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Class 2024NorcrossBasketball
  • Led Norcross High School to its first state basketball championship in 2006.
  • Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 2006 Player of the Year.
  • Named Gwinnett Daily Post’s 2006 Player of the Year.
  • 2006 Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro Player of the Year and February 2006 Player of the Month.
  • Named to the Georgia High School Association All Star Team and led the North Team to its first win in over 3 years.
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at Bob Gibbons, Kingwood, The Main Event (Las Vegas), Chick-Fil-A, and Dell Curry's Bojangles tournament.
  • In 2006, listed as the #7 shooting guard and #39 player in the nation.
  • 2006 University of Kentucky Freshman Year – Chevrolet Player of the game vs. University of Louisville scoring 18 points, led team to victory in Freedom Hall
  • Named the SEC Freshman of the Week 3 times during his freshman season with the Kentucky Wildcats.
  • Selected for the SEC All-Freshman Team.
  • Named Freshman All American by college 2006/2007
  • SEC Academic All American while at University of Kentucky 2007/2008 and 2008/2009
  • November 2008 scored 37 points in 74-72 win over Kansas State in the Las Vegas Findlay Invitational Tournament earning MVP honors.
  • Set a record for the most points scored by a Wildcat in Freedom Hall with 46 points.
  • In 2009, broke Kentucky's single-game scoring record by scoring 54 points in a 90–72 win.
  • In 2009, broke the record for most 3-pointers in a season at the University of Kentucky, with 117.
  • February of 2009, hit game winning fall away three-point shot to defeat University of Florida 68-65, with 4.7 seconds left on the clock.
  • In February of 2009, 45-point game vs. University of Arkansas in Bud Walton Arena breaking the arena record for points scored.
  • First player since the 2004-05 season to be named AP First Team All-SEC.
  • Was a consensus Second Team All-American in 2008-09.
  • In 2009 NBA draft, was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • After being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2009, returned to the University of Kentucky each off-season and on May 10, 2014, received a degree in Business Marketing.
  • 2011 Philadelphia 76ers earned first starting job and led the team in 3-point shooting and helped them earn a playoff berth.
  • Second start for Philadelphia 76ers matched Allen Iverson’s arena record for points in a first quarter with 20 – scoring all 20 in a 26-5 run in a five-minute span.  Made 6 three-point shots.
  • During his Detroit Pistons debut in 2014, he scored 12 points off the bench and helped the Pistons break their 13-game losing streak.
  • March of 2014 scored 42 points playing with the Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder.  Named player of the game.
  • With the Toronto Raptors, they defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals.

Jodie Meeks' Decorated Career Leads to Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame