Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

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

Dustin Kawa
Dustin Kawa
Hall of Fame Class 2015 | Shiloh High School, Class of 2000 | Wrestling
  • Georgia record 7 straight youth state championships
  • Two-time AAU national champion
  • A three-time state champion at 171 pounds at Shiloh High School
  • State champion sophomore, junior and senior year
  • Compiled a four-year record in high school of 154-3
  • First from Georgia to win Senior National Tournament (1999)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the country at 189 by Wrestling USA magazine
  • Named Georgia Wrestler of the Year (1999)
  • Four-time NCAA qualifier at North Carolina State
  • NC State - finished second in the ACC Tournament (1999)
  • Won National Wrestling Coaches Association Tournament at 171 pounds (1999)
  • Posted a 23-9 record with three pins, six major decisions, and a technical fall, leading to ACC championship (2001)
  • Posted 18-4 record at 165 weight (2002 - 03)
  • Two-time ACC champion NC State
  • Established The Wrestling Academy in Gwinnett (2004)
  • Trains approximately 500 wrestlers per year
Coach Eddie Martin
Coach Eddie Martin
Coach | Hall of Fame Class 2011 | Norcross High School | Basketball
  • Outstanding basketball player at Central Gwinnett HS
  • Holds single game total of 48 points at Central Gwinnett HS
  • Averaged 27.0 points at Central during the 1973-74 season
  • Gwinnett County Player of the Year 1974
  • Head coach of five Georgia state championship teams in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011, finished as state runner-up in 2005
  • USA Today, ranked a Martin team as the #2 high school basketball program in the nation
  • Team featured in ESPN national broadcast 2006, 2007, 2008
  • March 2008, Norcross team won a third consecutive state title, a milestone no team has met since 1938-1940
  • Has coached 40+ players that have gone on to play college ball
  • Has coached 3 players who are currently playing in the NBA
  • Recorded 600th career win, Feb. 2011
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
Ezzard Charles
Ezzard Charles
Hall of Fame Class 2010 | Lawrenceville High School | Boxing
  • 42-0 amateur record with two Golden Gloves titles
  • Beat Archie Moore three times from 1946-1948
  • World heavyweight champion from 1949-1951
  • Won NBA Heavyweight title in 1949 vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
  • Won World Heavyweight crown in 1950 vs. Joe Louis
  • First and only boxer to last 15 rounds with Rocky Marciano
  • 1949 and 1950 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
  • Posted career record of 96-25-1 with 58 knockouts
Jeff Francoeur
Jeff Francoeur
Hall of Fame Class 2018 | Parkview High School | Baseball
  • 2001 Won silver medal with Team USA in Junior Pan-Am Games
  • USA Today All-American in baseball as high school senior
  • Finished HS career with 55 home runs, 164 RBIs, .443 average
  • Hit 20 homers as a junior and 16 as a senior
  • Won two state titles in baseball and two in football at Parkview
  • Had 15 interceptions as a junior in high school
  • Had 1,035 receiving yards and 14 TD catches as a senior
  • Named state¹s football Player of the Year as a senior
  • Signed a football scholarship to Clemson
  • 2002 Picked in the first round of the MLB Draft by Atlanta Braves
  • 2003 Atlanta Braves South Atlantic League All-Star selection
  • 2003 Member of the Carolina League regular season and postseason All-Star team.
  • 2004 Named the top prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America.
  • 2004 Awarded largest signing bonus ($2.2 million) in Braves history
  • 2005 Sports Illustrated Cover.  Dubbed "The Natural" after hitting .360 with a 1.067 OPS in his first 37 games
  • 2005 Hit a 3-run homer to center field in the bottom of the 8th inning, against Chicago Cubs. First Major League hit.
  • 2005, Was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game before getting called up by Atlanta July 6, 2005
  • 2007 Received Rawlings Gold Glove Award
  • 12 Major League seasons, 1,481 games and 160 homers
  • 2017 Fox Sports Braves analyst
  • Nicknamed "Frenchy", American professional baseball right fielder (MLB)

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