The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2018 on last Monday at the Savannah Civic Center. They also honored the 2018 Lawton M. Calhoun Award winner and presented the M.A. Spellman Special Award
Each year, the GSAHOF inducts four Athletes and two Citation recipients, presents the area’s most accomplished high school athlete with the Lawton M. Calhoun Award and recognizes the M.A. Spellman Special Award recipient.
The GSAHOF also recognizes the best high school athletes in football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, baseball and softball.
The athletes being inducted in the Class of 2018 include Bryan Passink (basketball), Katherine “Kat” Dotson (softball), Robbie “Snake” Davis (football) and James Johnson (basketball).
The Citation Honorees for the Class of 2018 include Lamar Kirkley (coaching) and Earl Coxon (youth sports). Citation honorees may be individuals or organizations that have made contributions to athletics through coaching, financial support, moral support and instruction. Citation honorees are not required to have spent their formative years in Savannah to be eligible.
The 2018 Lawton M. Calhoun Award recipient is Benedictine senior threesport athlete Nick Iannone. This award is presented annually to the outstanding athlete from Chatham County as selected by the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame. The recipient of the 2018 M.A. Spellman Award is orthopedic surgeon Spencer Wheeler, MD. The MA Spellman Special Award is given to an individual or organization that has made a lasting impact on Savannah through sports in an unconventional but undeniable manner.
A cocktail reception preceded the induction ceremony. For more info call Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame at 912- 351-3852.