Alumni Of The Year

Eagle Exemplar

The Alumni of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding United States Sports Academy Alumni. The awarded must represent the ideals of sport and of the Academy.

Previous Recipients

2016
CDR David Peterson, Ed.D. – Executive Officer of the Physical Education Department, United States Naval Academy
2015
Dr. Bonnie Tiell – Distinguished Sports Educator and Researcher
2014
Greg McDermott, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Creighton University
2013
Dr. Mark Janas, Inventor, Business Developer and Managing Partner of In3 Inc
2012
China Jude, Assistant Vice President of Athletics, Queens College at the City University of New York
2011
Mike Vollmar, Associate Athletic Director for Football, University of Alabama
2010
James Vilade, Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, University of Texas at Tyler
2009
Ron Laird, Commissioner, Wyoming High School Activities Association and President, National Federation of State High School Associations
2008
Lynn Wheeler, Associate AD, University of Texas
2007
Linda Moore, Senior Director of Business Administration, ESPN
2006
Terry Waldrop, Head Basketball Coach, Texas Wesleyan
2005
Dennis Lindsey
2004
Scot E. Long
2003
Mike Leach
2002
Dr. Fred Cromartie
2001
Dr. Robert Dean Boyd
2000
Marc Riker
1999
Essa Ahmad Al-Jowder
1998
Dr. T.J. Rosandich
1997
“Pat” Tan Eng Yoon
1996
John Zinda, Jr.
1995
Michael K. Behymer
1994
Mari Tollaksen
1993
S.S. Dhillion
1992
Tom Lewis
1991
Ebie Taylor Strauss
1990
Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Lee, M.D.
1989
David J. Essel

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