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 2017

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Chad Hall (Football) Wesleyan, Coach Jack Britt (Football) Grayson High School, Kyle Maynard (Wrestling) Collins Hill High School, Tony Akins (Basketball) Berkmar High School, Courtney Pucket Oros (Gymnastics) Providence 

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Chad  Hall
Chad Hall
Hall of Fame Class 2017 | Wesleyan School, Class of 2005 | Football
  • 2004 Graduate of Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners where he was a 3-sport athlete
  • Led Wesleyan football team as QB to its first state elite eight appearance in 2004
  • Still holds individual school records in football (QB), basketball (PG), and baseball (SS) at Wesleyan. 
  • Mountain West Conference Player of the Year at the Air Force Academy
  • Named 2nd Team All American
  • Inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
  • Colorado Male College Athlete of the Year
  • United States Air Force Academy Athlete of the Year
  • Named as one of 25 players to the Air Force Academy All-Time Team
  • Owns 3 of the top 5 all-purpose single-game performances in school history
  • 2007 - set an AF record with 275 yards rushing in a win against Army on Nov. 3, 2007. 
  • ESPN National Player of the Week
  • Was the only Division-1 player in the country to lead his team in rushing and receiving during his senior year
  • Finished 3rd in the nation in all-purpose yards
  • 2007 - Heisman Trophy candidate
  • Serves two years in the Air Force at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City
  • Given the opportunity by the Air Force to pursue his NFL dream
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles where he played for 3 years
  • Played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 Super Bowl
  • Played for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Played for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Chad combines his NFL experience and his love for children by providing free military football/cheerleading camps at military bases around the country with his non-profit organization, Pigskin Patriots.
  • Chad is currently working in the NFL as a receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills.
Courtney  Puckett Oros
Courtney Puckett Oros
Hall of Fame Class 2017 | Providence, Class of 2003 | Gymnastics
  • 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
Coach Jack Britt
Coach Jack Britt
Hall of Fame Class 2017 | Grayson 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
                                       
Kyle  Maynard
Kyle Maynard
Hall of Fame Class 2017 | Collins Hill High School, Class of 2004 | Wrestling
  • GNC's World's Strongest Teen (2004), after successfully butter?y pressing 23 repetitions of 240 lbs.
  • Wrestled in the state & national championships (2004)
  • Honorary bachelors of Public Service from Edinburgh University (2006) 
  • Featured in ESPN/Net?ix documentary "A Fighting Chance"
  • Delivered opening ceremonies speech for over 15,000 participants at the Junior Olympics
  • Delivered closing keynote speech for the National Speakers Association annual convention
  • Becoming one of the youngest, if not the youngest, speaker ever to do so.
  • Made dozens of appearances on ESPN, CNN, HBO, ABC, CBS, as well as international print/digital media.
  • Featured in Nike commercial "Unlimited Will", Named by Adweek as the most memorable of all commercials aired during the 2016 Olympics.
  • First quadruple amputee to ?ght in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt
  • Spoken to thousands of active-duty military and wounded American veterans
  • Spoken more than 900 times to hundreds of thousands of people on ?ve continents
  • First quadruple amputee to reach the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Aconcagua
  • Two-time ESPY award winner - Best athlete with a disability ESPN
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Highest Recognition Award
  • Gym Owner No Excuses CrossFit (Suwanee, GA)
  • Author of "No Excuses", Regnery Publishing, NY Times bestseller The true story of a congenital amputee who became a champion in wrestling and in life.
  • Public Speaker, Washington Speakers Bureau, Keppler Speakers, Speak Inc., JCL Management

 

Tony Akins
Tony Akins
Hall of Fame Class 2017 | Berkmar, Class of 1998 | Basketball
  • 1998 set single-game county record with 53 points
  • During his high school career, averaged nearly 30 points (29.6 pts. and 7 assists) and scored 1,955 points, at the time the second-highest total ever in Gwinnett
  • 1998 Berkmar High School State runner-up finish as a high school senior
  • 1998 Named Mr. Georgia Basketball
  • 1998-2002 Four-year starter at point guard for Georgia Tech 
  • 2001-2002 Avg. 17 points and 5.7 assists
  • Ranked 2nd in Georgia Tech history making 301 three-point field goals
  • Second-team All-ACC as a senior 1,658 career points and 560 career assists- fourth in school history
  • Started his professional career in Russia 
  • Played in Turkey, China, France, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus 
  • Played a summer in the Dominican Republic
  • 2015-2016 averaged 11 points and 2.7 assists for South Korea