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Curtis Elam Hall of Fame 2005 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: Tim Carney, Athlete - Coach - Director of Athletics
Class of: 1962
Tim Carney, a native of Dunbar, played for Coaches Leland Byrd, Jesse Lilly, Jr., and Carlos Ratliff at GSC. After graduation, he began his teaching/coaching career at Calvert County Middle School in Prince Frederick, MD. In 1965 he moved to Gwynn Park High School, serving as baseball and basketball coach. In 1968 his basketball team won the Class "C" Maryland State Basketball Championship. In the fall of 1968, Carney returned to Glenville State as golf coach and assistant basketball coach to Jesse Lilly, Jr. In 1970 and 1972, their teams won the WVIAC Class "C" Tournament. Their 1972 team advanced to the National Tournament in Kansas City. Following eleven years as Coach Lilly's assistant, he took over the women's basketball program where his teams were 146 and 73 in the nine years he coached the Lady Pioneers. His coaching tenure in golf lasted twenty-eight years, during which his teams won twelve WVIAC Championships, highlighted by a second place finish in the 1995 NAIA National Golf Championship. He coached five All-Americans and was named WVIAC Golf Coach of the Year twelve times. In 1988 he was named WVIAC Coach of the Year in both basketball and golf. During his career, he held various offices in the NAIA Golf Coaches Association and served as that Association's President in 1989. Carney, who also took pride in his role as a professor, was named Glenville State College's Outstanding Faculty Member in 1995. Tim and wife, Linda, also a GSC graduate (1961) and retiree, maintain residences in Glenville and South Carolina. The Carneys have three children; Steve who resides in Snellville, GA, Scott '85 a resident of Dublin, OH, and Sandy Frame '92 who lives in Wilmington, DE. They have four grandsons; Kyle, Brett, Liam and Zachary, and one granddaughter, Taylor.
Name: Ed Donatell, Athlete
Class of: 1979
Ed Donatell, a native of Stow, Ohio competed in football during his college career at Glenville State College. A defensive back for the Pioneers, he was a four year letter winner and co-captain of his 1978 football team. Additionally, he received All WVIAC Honorable Mention in 1978. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from GSC, Ed earned a master's degree in Administration from Kent State. He began his NFL coaching career with the New York Jets in 1990 as Defensive Backs Coach. Donatell joined the Broncos coaching staff in the same position in 1995, where he helped the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1997 and 1998. He later served as the Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator for four years. During a three year period from 2001 to 2003, the Packers defense under Donatell lead the entire NFL with a total of 119 takeaways. In 2003, the Packers ranked 11th in scoring defense and 10th in rushing defense. Donatell was Defensive Coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons at the time he was inducted into GSC's Athletic Hall of Fame. Ed, and his wife, Shari, have three children, Brenna, Thomas, and Steven.
Name: Matthew "Matt" Bullett, Athlete
Class of: 1989
Matt Bullett is third on GSC's all-time scoring list in basketball. He graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1985 where he had "the drive" to play basketball. He credits his Dad for a lot of that drive noting that "his dad was a real-real person who worked a lot" and explains "I just wanted him to read about me in the papers". Bullett gives "great thanks" to Coach Gary Nottingham for developing him to be the best he could be. Bullett is best remembered for his outstanding senior season at GSC in which he averaged 31.7 points per game and helped lead the Pioneers to the WVIAC Final Four. He also served as co-captain of his basketball team during his senior year. Matt continues to remain GSC's single-season scoring leader in men's basketball. He was named Most Valuable Player at the Joe Manchin Tournament in 1985 and again in 1986. In 1986 he was WVIAC Tournament Leading Scorer with 126 points in four games. He earned First Team All WVIAC honors in 1986 and 1987, NAIA All American Honors in 1987, and was named WVIAC Player of the Year in 1987. Matt and his wife, Tina, have one daughter, Meredith.
Name: Tammy Pence-Hughes, Athlete
Class of: 1991
Tammy Pence-Hughes, a native of Strasburg, Virginia, excelled on GSC's track, volleyball, and women's basketball teams during her college career. She was First Team All WVIAC in Volleyball in 1988, 1989, and 1990, playing these three years for Volleyball Coach Kenny Osborne. Additionally she earned WVIAC Honorable Mention in Basketball in 1987, was named Second Team All WVIAC in 1988, First Team All WVIAC in 1989 and 1990, and All Tournament in 1990. Tammy was a four year letter winner. In basketball, she played for Coaches Tim Carney and Russ Shepherd. Pence-Hughes was awarded GSC's Clarissa Williams Award in 1991. She has two sons, Tre and Chase. Tammy has coached at several schools in the State since graduating from GSC. These positions include stints at Dupont High School, Hamilton Junior High, and Vandevender Junior High School. She also has coached Girls Basketball and Girls Volleyball in Wirt County Schools and Girls Basketball in Wood County Schools.
Name: James E. "Jed" Drenning, Athlete - Assistant Coach
Class of: 1993
Jed Drenning, a native of Davis (WV), is the most prolific passer in the history of the WVIAC. Drenning is remembered as the only player in league history to top 10,000 yards in passing and total offense, which he accomplished in only three years. He was the first quarterback to excel in head football coach Rich Rodriguez's "no huddle offense". Jed holds every major career passing mark at GSC. He earned First Team All WVIAC honors in 1991, 1992, and 1993 and was named WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993. Drenning was named First Team NAIA All American in 1992 and 1993. Additionally, he was the WVIAC All Time Total Offense Leader with 11,319 yards/97 total touchdowns and holds the WVIAC's Highest Average Career Pass Yards per Game (33 Games: 329.6 YPG). Jed was the 1993 Hardman Award Winner as State Amateur Athlete of the Year and received GSC's Frank Montrose Award in 1994. He has played professionally in the Arena Football League and the European Football Federation. Drenning also served as an Assistant Coach at GSC in 1994, 1995, and 1999. Jed and his wife, Christina, have one son, Dillon Unitas Drenning.