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
Ms. LaTanya Sheffield, Assistant Women’s Coach for USA Track and Field, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
2015
CDR David Peterson, Ed.D., Executive Officer of the Physical Education Department, United States Naval Academy
2014
Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Distinguished Sports Educator and Researcher
2013
Greg McDermott, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Creighton University
2012
Dr. Mark Janas, Inventor, Business Developer and Managing Partner of In3 Inc
2011
China Jude, Assistant Vice President of Athletics, Queens College at the City University of New York
2010
Mike Vollmar, Associate Athletic Director for Football, University of Alabama
2009
James Vilade, Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, University of Texas at Tyler
2008
Ron Laird, Commissioner, Wyoming High School Activities Association and President, National Federation of State High School Associations
2007
Lynn Wheeler, Associate AD, University of Texas
2006
Linda Moore, Senior Director of Business Administration, ESPN
2005
Terry Waldrop, Head Basketball Coach, Texas Wesleyan
2004
Dennis Lindsey
2003
Scot E. Long
2002
Mike Leach
2001
Dr. Fred Cromartie
2000
Dr. Robert Dean Boyd
1999
Marc Riker
1998
Essa Ahmad Al-Jowder
1997
Dr. T.J. Rosandich
1996
“Pat” Tan Eng Yoon
1995
John Zinda, Jr.
1994
Michael K. Behymer
1993
Mark Tommaksen
1992
S.S. Dhillion
1991
Tom Lewis
1990
Ebie Taylor Strauss
1989
Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Lee, M.D.
1988
David J. Essel