Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Join us for the 2019 Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame Induction - Event Date TBD

Hall of Fame Class of 2014

2014 Hall of Fame inductees:

Jackie Drouin (Track/Field) Collins Hill High School, Eric Shanteau (Swimming) Parkview High School, Jon Stinchcomb (Football) Parkview High School, Jeff Backus (Football) Norcross High School, Kibwé Johnson (Track/Field) North Gwinnett High School, Coach Hugh (Buck) Buchanan (Baseball) Parkview High School

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Eric Shanteau
Eric Shanteau
Hall of Fame Class 2014 | Parkview High School | Swimming
  • Parkview – 3x state team champions - 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Nine individual high school titles (including relays)
  • First male in history of USA Swimming Scholastic All-American program to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and win a national title
  • Auburn - 4x NCAA team champions and 4x SEC team champions (2002-2006)
  • World University Games, silver medalist, 400-meter individual medley - 2003
  • World University Games, gold medalist,  200-meter & 400 individual medley (first American to sweep these events at a world university games) – 2005
  • Set American Record in 100 and 200 breaststroke (both still standing) - 2009
  • US Olympic Summer Games  – 2008, 2012
  • 5x US National Champion
  • Broke world record, 400-meter medley relay (still standing) - 2009
  • Gold medalist US Olympic team, 400-meter relay team – 2012
  • Auburn University – 11x NCAA All-American
  • 2x World Champion
Coach Hugh (Buck) Buchanan
Coach Hugh (Buck) Buchanan
Coach | 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
Jackie Drouin
Jackie Drouin
Hall of Fame Class 2014 | Collins Hill High School, Class of 2007 | Track/Field
  • Collins Hill High won 9 individual state titles
  • Member of 2 state championship track teams
  • Member of 3 state championship cross country teams
  • Graduated with GPA of 3.95
  • All-Ivy League honors in both cross country and track at Columbia University
  • Holds the school record there in the mile (4:42)
  • Ivy and ECAC champion at 1500m in 2010
  • Finished third in Ivy League cross country championship in fall of 2010
  • Multiple recipient of Ivy League All-Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
Jeff Backus
Jeff Backus
Hall of Fame Class 2014 | Norcross High School, Class of 1995 | Football
  • Norcross High School and was a standout in football and baseball
  • Three-year starter on offense and defense at Norcross
  • USA Today All-America selection
  • Gwinnett Touchdown Club's Lineman of the Year
  • University of Michigan, four-year starter
  • Started 49 consecutive games for the Wolverines at left tackle
  • National Football Championship, University of Michigan
  • Big 10 first-teamer as a senior
  • All-American second team selection by College Football News and ABC/Sports
  • NFL first-round draft pick Detroit Lions – 2001
  • 12 year career Detroit Lions
  • Franchise-record 186 consecutive starts at left tackle
  • Drafted in the 2001 and missed one game in 12 years
Kibwé Johnson
Kibwé Johnson
Hall of Fame Class 2014 | North Gwinnett High School, Class of 2000 | Track/Field
  • Pan-American Games, hammer throw silver medalist – 2007
  • USA Track and Field National Title, weight throw – 2008
  • 3x USA Champion
  • Pan-American Games, gold medalist – 2011
  • Pan-American Games record holder
  • Only third American to pass 80 meters in hammer throw
  • Represented US in World Championships – 2007, 2011
  • US Olympian, 2012, first to make the final since 1996
  • Highest world ranking of 3rd – 2011 (allathletics.com)
  • 2x GA state HS champion - discus
  • NCAA all –division record holder 35lb weight throw
  • 3rd person ever to throw 35lb weight 25m (82’)
  • Best discus/hammer combination all-time
  • Starred in Football and track at NG
  • All conference selection- SS Moorpark Junior College Football 10-1 (2002)
  • NCAA Field Athlete of the Year – 2007
  • 3x NCAA Champion
  • Sponsors New York Athletic Club and NIKE