GREENSBORO, N.C. –Former men's basketball standout Eric Cuthrell, volleyball coaching pioneer Tere Dail, women's basketball record-holder Melinda Goodson and men's soccer star Doug Hamilton have been elected to the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame, Athletics Director Kim Record announced on Monday.
The Class of 2011 will be formally inducted as part of Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Proximity Hotel. Special ceremonies will also be held at halftime during that night's men's soccer match against Gardner-Webb.
Cuthrell (1993-96) was a two-time first-team All-Big South selection and a key member of UNCG's first Division I NCAA Tournament squad. A unique player who preferred coming off the bench to starting, Cuthrell appeared in 113 games in his four-year career but started just nine times.
The 6-8 forward from Lexington, N.C., scored 983 points, grabbed 859 rebounds and blocked a then-career record 183 shots during his four seasons with the Spartans. Cuthrell currently ranks in the UNCG career top 10 in rebounds (4th), games played (9th), field-goal percentage (6th), steals (10th) and blocked shots (2nd). He also ranks in the season top 10 in rebounds (2nd), blocked shots (4th), steals (7th) and field-goal percentage (9th).
Cuthrell helped lead the Spartans to a Big South Conference Tournament championship and subsequent NCAA Tournament berth in 1996, back-to-back Big South Conference regular season titles and consecutive 20-win seasons in 1995 and 1996.
For his career, Cuthrell averaged 8.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. His best season came in 1994-95 when he averaged 11.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Dail served as UNCG's women's volleyball head coach from 1979-1999, amassing a career record of 490-259 (.654), leading the Spartans to four NCAA Tournaments and 14 seasons of 20 or more victories. Dail's victory total represents a UNCG record, 384 more than second place. Her 1984 team set the school record for wins in a season with 34 and her 1989 team matched that feat.
During her 21 seasons, Dail led the Spartans from the days of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) all the way into Division I, earning multiple coaching honors along the way. Dail was the Division II Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 1990, a three-time Dixie Conference honoree and the Big South Conference Coach of the year in 1995.
Dail coached 18 players who earned a total of 33 all-conference honors, including 1995 Big South player of the year and UNCG Hall of Fame member Liz Gremillion.
Dail also served two seasons (1980-81) as head coach of the men's volleyball program, and was the softball head coach from 1981-87.
One of just two women's basketball players to have her number retired, Goodson (1997-2000) finished her career as the school's No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,464 points – tops in UNCG's Division I era.
A first-team all-conference selection in both the Big South (1996-97) and Southern Conference (1998-99), Goodson helped lead the Spartans to their first NCAA Division I tournament appearance in 1998 as UNCG posted a 21-8 overall record.
Largely regarded as the top player of UNCG's Division I era, Goodson currently holds or shares eight school records, including career marks for free throws made (385) and attempted (568), career double-doubles (24), and single-game records for field-goal percentage (11-for-11), free throws made (15) and attempted (19). Goodson also owns school marks for most points (33) and rebounds (13) in a SoCon Tournament game. She accomplished all this despite injuries limiting her to just nine games as a senior.
For her career, Goodson averaged 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in 94 games. UNCG won at least 18 games during each of her four seasons, posting an overall mark of 79-37 (.681).
Hamilton was a four-year letter winner (1981-83, 1985) at UNCG and was a key member of three NCAA Division III national championship squads (1982-83, 1985). A co-captain in 1985, Hamilton was a first-team all-South Region and all-Dixie Conference selection in 1985. UNCG was 78-11-2 (.868) during his four seasons.
But as much as Hamilton excelled on the pitch, he made a name for himself in the American soccer community off the field. After serving four seasons as head coach at Greensboro College, Hamilton worked with adidas America, spending six years as director of sports marketing in Latin America while also serving as business unit manager of soccer and basketball.
Hamilton later became a key figure in the development and success of Major League Soccer, serving as an executive with the Miami Fusion and L.A. Galaxy. He was named MLS Executive of the Year three consecutive years (2003-05), helping the Galaxy to MLS championships in 2002 and 2005.
Hamilton died tragically from a heart attack on March 8, 2006 at the age of 43. The MLS has since named its top executive award the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year award in his honor.
Beginning with the Charter Class that was inducted on Sept. 29, 2000, the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those special individuals who, through their superior athletic achievements or by outstanding service, have made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the UNCG athletics program. Persons to be recognized for the excellence of their achievements may include former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and other individuals who brought recognition and honor to both themselves and to UNCG.
Currently, UNCG's Hall of Fame includes 52 individuals, a small group of scholarship program supporters known as "The Big Five" and five teams. A complete list of previous Hall of Fame inductees is listed below with the years of their inductions.
UNCG ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS (THROUGH 2010 INDUCTIONS)
1973 Women's Golf Team (2004)
1982 Men's Soccer Team (2004)
1981-82 Women's Basketball Team (2007)
1983 Women's Tennis Team (2008)
1983 Men's Soccer Team (2009)
1994 Baseball Team (2010)
Lynne Agee, Women's Basketball Coach (2004)
Jim Allen, Administrator (2003)
Maxine Allen, Duckpin Bowling Student-Athlete (2001)
Mike Berticelli, Men's Soccer Coach (2000)
Nelson Bobb, Administrator (2007)
Ty Buckner, Administrator (2010)
Mike Burke, Supporter (2001)
Marge Burns, Women's Golf Student-Athlete (2000)
Joe Caldeira, Men's Golf Student-Athlete (2009)
Renee Coltrane, Women's Basketball Student-Athlete (2001)
Wendy Engelmann-Gettings, Women's Basketball Student-Athlete (2002)
Siggi Eyjolfsson, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2008)
Mike Fleming, Supporter (2000)
Dr. June Galloway, Administrator (2007)
Liz Gremillion, Volleyball Student-Athlete (2006)
Belmar Gunderson, Women's Tennis Student-Athlete (2000)
Larry Hargett, Men's Basketball Coach (2007)
Scott Hartzell, Men's Basketball Student-Athlete (2006)
Jason Haupt, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2001)
Winn Hazlegrove, Softball Student-Athlete (2005)
Pat Hielscher, Women's Volleyball Coach (2001)
Christine Hornak, Softball Student-Athlete (2009)
Elizabeth House, Media / Supporter (2003)
Lewis Johnston, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2000)
Ellie Jones, Women's Tennis, Women's Basketball, Field Hockey Student-Athlete (2003)
Dock Kelly, Wrestling Student-Athlete (2006)
Dr. David B. Knight, Administrator (2003)
Raila Maisonlaht-Harris, Women's Soccer (2010)
Ethel Martus Lawther, Adminstrator (2003)
Alex Lenhoff, Men's Tennis (2010)
Ali Lord, Women's Soccer Student-Athlete (2007)
Carol Mann, Women's Golf Student-Athlete (2002)
Tom Martin, Men's Basketball Student-Athlete / Supporter (2002)
Jill Masterman, Field Hockey Student-Athlete (2000)
Tonka Maynor, Baseball Student-Athlete (2007)
Andrew Mehalko, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2002)
Jo Ann Messick, Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis, Field Hockey Student-Athlete (2006)
Brian Moehler, Baseball Student-Athlete (2005)
William E. Moran, Chancellor Emeritus (2000)
Becky Morgan, Women's Golf Student-Athlete (2007)
Laura Mussulman, Women's Soccer Student-Athlete (2002)
Missi Olson Kovachev, Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete (2009)
Michael Parker, Men's Soccer Coach (2005)
Dr. Frank Pleasants, Administrator (2007)
Angie Polk-Jones, Women's Basketball Student-Athlete (2000)
Nancy Porter, Women's Golf Coach (2005)
Eddie Radwanski, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2000)
Cathy Roberts, Administrator (2007)
Bruce Shaw, Men's Basketball Student-Athlete (2000)
Joe Stanton, Wrestling Student-Athlete (2008)
Mike E. Sweeney, Men's Soccer Student-Athlete (2003)
Jim Swiggett, Administrator / Coach (2006)
Karyn Thompson Voelz, Softball Student-Athlete (2008)
Rita Wiggs, Women's Basketball Student-Athlete (2000)
Donna Friesen Wigton, Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete (2003)
"The Big Five": Chuck Hayes, Mike Weaver, Jim Melvin, Stanley Frank, and Charlie Reid; Supporters (2000)
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