Ten local athletics figures were chosen for the DC State Athletic Association Hall of Fame last week, the second group to be picked for the honor after last year’s inaugural selections.
Among the choices are former NBA player Dave Bing — an alum of the now-closed Spingarn High School and a former mayor of Detroit. Two former Cardozo coaches also got the call: Frank P. Bolden, a basketball coach who later became the longtime director of Health and Physical Education for D.C. Public Schools, and Sal Hall, who led the Clerks to eight straight undefeated football seasons.
Joe Kozik and Joe Gallagher, two influential WCAC coaches from Gonzaga and St. John’s, respectively, are a part of the class.
Anne Renninger, coach of Sidwell Friends’ girls basketball team since 1981, has more than 550 wins with the Quakers.
“I’m just so humbled by the selection,” she said. “I look at all the educators that have given their life to this and made such an impact on the district — I’m honored to be a part of that.”
Renninger said she hopes the two-year-old Hall of Fame can shed more light on the area’s storied past.
“We have had incredible athletes, both public and private, boys and girls, here. Things like this really show off how rich our history is,” she said.
Also joining the hall are Glenn Harris, Aaron Webster, Edwin B. Henderson and Billy Coward. Webster and Henderson both played a big role in the local basketball scene while Harris was a standout baseball player at Anacostia and Howard. Coward worked in DCPS for 28 years as an administrator and coach.
The inductees will be honored at a ceremony June 7.