Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

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

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
                                       
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
Jan Azar
Jan Azar
Coach | Hall of Fame Class 2012 | Wesleyan School | Basketball

• State Girl’s Basketball Coach of the Year - Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
• No Team, Male or Female, has Won 8 Titles in 9 Years
• Coached Most Girl’s State Championships in Georgia history
• Bobby Cremins Georgia Girls Coach of the Year (All Classifications) - 2006, 2010
• Metro Atlanta Prep Coach of the Year (All Classifications) - 2009, 2011
• Georgia Sports Writers Association State Coach of the Year - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
• Region Coach of the Year - 2001, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009
• Gwinnett Tipoff Club Coach of the Year - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
• Gwinnett Daily Post Coach of the Year - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012
• Atlanta Journal Constitution Gwinnett County Coach of the Year - 2006, 2012
• Atlanta TipOff Club Coach of the Year - 2012
• Naismith Awards, Metro Atlanta Coach of the Year
• ESPN National Team Ranking 35th in 2009, 20th in 2011, 18th in 2012
• State Runner-Up - 2001, 2007
• First girl’s coach in state history to win 9 State Championships in 11 seasons - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Jason Elam
Jason Elam
Hall of Fame Class 2012 | Brookwood High School, Class of 1988 | Football
  • Letterman – Football, Swimming, Track
  • First-team All-County (football)
  • Second-team All-State (football)
  • Brookwood record - 52-yard field goal, 73-yard punt
  • All American at The University of Hawaii
  • Kodak All-American
  • Drafted to NFL Denver Broncos – 1993
  • No player in NFL history has scored more points for one team
  • Three-time Pro Bowler
  • NFL record for consecutive Points after Touchdown
  • Longest NFL career in Gwinnett, 17 seasons
  • Pro Bowl Selection – 1995, 1998, 2001
  • Leads NFL in points scored and field goals as Broncos all-time leading scorer
  • 436 of 540 career field goals (80.7 percent)
  • Cleats on display in Pro Football Hall of Fame, tied Tom Dempsey‘s record for longest field goal in NFL history – 63 yards
  • Member of Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
  • Two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Broncos – 1995,1996
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominee
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