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Curtis Elam Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees

Named in honor of Curtis Elam, class of 1949, who has been a major benefactor of GSC and who during his time on campus was an avid sports fan. Thanks to a gift he made to the College, we have been able to establish this Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame display is located in the lobby of the Physical Education Building.

Name: Carlos Ratliff, Athlete - Coach - Athletic Director
Class of: 1934
Carlos C. Ratliff, inducted posthumously, was a Hinton native. He lettered in all three sports during his college career at Glenville where he competed for the legendary Coach Nate Rohrbough. From 1934 to 1942, he coached at Clay, Hinton, North Fork, and Williamson High Schools. During summers from 1933 to 1938, he played in the Mountain State Baseball League for the Bluefield Blue Grays. He entered the Navy in 1942 at the onset of the war. While stationed in Iowa, at the Pre-Flight School, he was baseball coach for the Navy Sea Hawks. At the conclusion of World War II in 1945, he returned to Glenville State College to become athletic director and to coach the baseball, football, and basketball teams. Following an illness in 1951, he stopped coaching basketball and football while remaining baseball coach and athletic director until his death in 1961. During that time he served as Chairman of District 28 of the NAIA. Carlos is survived by his wife, Margaret Tate-Ratliff Hofstetter '47; two daughters, Ann Ryling Barker and Jane Dickerson, and six grandchildren.
 
Name: Ralph Holder, Athlete
Class of: 1956
Ralph Holder competed in football, basketball, and baseball while attending Glenville State College. Ralph is retired from his long time football coach's position in Belpre, OH. As a testimony to his remarkable impact on that community, Belpre High School named their football stadium in his honor. Coach Holder was inducted into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. With only four losing seasons in thirty-seven years, winning eleven Tri-Valley championships, and being named Coach of the Year six times, his football coaching career is unparalleled although, his track and field coaching career comes close, with his teams winning twenty-one of twenty-seven Tri-Valley championships. Ralph and his wife, Joann, have three children and five grandchildren.
 
Name: Jim Frashier, Athlete
Class of: 1970
Jim Frashier, a Ripley native, competed in football during his days at Glenville State College. This 1969 First Team All-American middle guard is considered by many as the greatest lineman to play during the Hanlin era. Following an All-WVIAC career which also included selection as MVP in the Fish Bowl, Jim was selected as GSC's Montrose Award winner in the fall of 1969. He went on to a teaching and coaching career at Pennsboro and Ripley High Schools and was selected to the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Jim and his wife, Jennie, have three children, Jimmy '90, Josie, and Justin, and two grandchildren.
 
Name: Earl Hawkins, Athlete
Class of: 1974
Earl Hawkins, a Brandywine, Maryland native, competed in basketball at GSC. Earl was the "star" of the great Jesse Lilly, Jr. teams of the early 1970's. He still ranks fourth on the all-time scoring list, third on the all-time rebounding list, and was an All-WVIAC performer. Following graduation, he became a teacher in the Prince George County (Maryland) School System for fourteen years. This was followed by a seven-year stint as head basketball coach at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He then moved back to Prince George County schools as a vice-principal and since March 2002, has served as athletic director for the Prince George County School System. Earl and wife, Benay, have two children, Kendric and Kayla.
 
Name: Lavern "Bunny" Taylor, Athlete
Class of: 1984
Lavern "Bunny" Taylor, a native of Bickmore (WV), amassed 1,446 points during her basketball career at GSC, which still ranks her fifth All-Time. She was consistently ranked near the top of the WVIAC in both scoring and assists. Bunny was three time All-WVIAC and received GSC's Clarissa Williams Award in 1984. Since graduation from Glenville she has taught and coached in the Clay County school district. After serving as the Head Girl's basketball coach at Clay County High School for ten years, Bunny has moved to officiating basketball and volleyball at the interscholastic level. Additionally, she has received her master's degree in educational leadership from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in Charleston.