The D.C. State Athletic Association recently inducted the first-ever class into its new High School Hall of Fame: 10 athletes and coaches who have made major contributions to scholastic and amateur sports in the District over the years.
“What an incredible group of men and women,” DCSAA executive director Clark Ray said in a news release. “These individuals have given so much of themselves to developing our city’s student-athletes. We are proud to celebrate their achievements and accomplishments and creating this lasting testament to their hard work.”
The big event took place on June 8 at the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, 1899 9th St. NE.
The honorees are:
■ Elgin Baylor, named one of the 50 greatest NBA players.
■ Allen Chin, a former high school sports administrator at Anacostia who later served as the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association’s director of athletics.
■ Mason Clark, who was involved in youth sports for more than 50 years and co-founded the Pioneer Athletic Club, today known as Woodridge Warriors.
■ Maurice “Maus” Collins, who retired with a record of 322-74-9 and 16 league titles over 39 seasons as football coach at Archbishop Carroll and Gonzaga.
■ Adrian Dixon, who lettered in football, basketball, and track and field; was captain of the golf team at Cardozo; and later served as the school’s track and field coach.
■ Al Forman, who served as Eastern Board of Officials commissioner for more than 20 years.
■ Bob Headen, one of the District’s top-winning coaches, who captured eight D.C. Public School football titles and 17 girls basketball championships.
■ Lucille Hester, an advocate for youth sports in Washington and a longtime D.C. Public Schools middle school athletic director.
■ Butch McAdams, a Maret boys basketball coach who saw 449 wins over 29 seasons.
■ Wanda Oates, who coached the Ballou boys basketball team to the 1991 DCIAA championships and guided the school’s girls squad to 10 DCIAA titles.