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Hall Of Fame Nomination Form

Curtis Elam Hall of Fame 2011 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: Keith Smith, Athlete
Class of: 1964
Keith Smith is a native of New Martinsville and Charleston, WV resident was a four year letterman in football (defensive end, punter, and place kicker). Offensively, he led his team in scoring with 29 points in 1961. In 1962, Keith was the Sixteenth Ranked Small College Punter in the Nation. Smith was named Second Team WVIAC All-Conference in 1961 (defensive end) and First Team WVIAC All-Conference in 1962 (defensive end). He was selected to the Second Team Little All American Academic Football Team in 1961. Keith was a Student Assistant Football Coach in 1963. He was Vice President of Student Council at GSC and also played tennis while in college. For a time, Smith taught at Wheeling Central and coached football, wrestling, and tennis, where his tennis team won the State Catholic Championship. He also played 2 years of Semi Professional Football for the Wheeling Ironmen then went back to school and received his master's degree in counseling at the University of Toledo. Smith was named to the WVIAC 50th Anniversary All Conference Team. He coached competitive club soccer for ten years in Kanawha County and in 1988 was named the West Virginia Boy's Soccer Coach of the Year. Keith earned his PhD from Ohio State and worked at the West Virginia State Department of Education in various capacities, including being Director of the Division of Special Education and Student Support Services and later becoming the Assistant State Superintendent for Instruction. After his work in the State Department, Smith was involved in writing two National Science Foundation Grants for improving Math and Science in rural places in the Appalachia Education Region. He has worked with the Appalachia Rural Systemic Initiative which covers six states, these being West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, southeast Ohio, and western North Carolina. Since 2001, he has worked with the Appalachian Coal Field Rural Systemic Initiative in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Keith married his college sweetheart, Mary Jo Nocida Smith '64, who was homecoming queen and also a cheerleader. They are parents of two adult children, Julie Potter of Reisterstown, MD and Michael Smith of Knoxville, TN. They also have one grandson, Brett Potter.
 
Name: Harold Erwin, Athlete
Class of: 1965
Harold Erwin of Eleanor, WV lettered in football during all four years of his playing career at GSC. He was named All-WVIAC First Team in both 1963 and 1964 (offensive guard). Additionally in 1964 he was named All-WVIAC Second Team (linebacker), and received Honorable Mention NAIA All American. Erwin was Co-Captain of his 1964 Football team. Upon graduating from Glenville State College in 1965, he served on GSC's staff as an instructor and as an assistant football and baseball coach during the 1965-1966 academic year. Mr. Erwin received his Masters degree in Physical Education form Marshall University in 1968. He taught at Buffalo High School for 31 years. Erwin served as Head Football Coach at Buffalo High School from 1972-1976, as Head Track Coach from 1872-1979 and again from 1984-2001, and also was the school's Head Golf Coach for seven years. Coach Erwin ably handled these coaching positions while also serving as Buffalo High School's Athletic Director from 1972-2001 (29 years) and was named to the WVIAC 50th Anniversary All Conference Team. In 1975, Erwin received a Masters plus 45 hours form Marshall University in Guidance, Counseling, and Physical Education. Early in his teaching and coaching career, he taught and served as the assistant football and track coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, VA. Harold and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, LouAnn (Bill) Godbey of Hurricane, WV and Meredith (Doug) Calhoun of Olive Hill, KY and are the proud grandparents of their two grandchildren, ages two and seven. Erwin is very active with the West Virginia Athletic Directors Association, the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission and has served on the Board of Directors of the National and the National Federation of High Schools.
 
Name: Donna Newberry, Athlete
Class of: 1973
Donna J. Newberry '73 of New Concord, OH was inducted posthumously. She was a Parkersburg, WV native and competed in basketball and volleyball at GSC when ladies competitive sports were just getting started. Donna received a master's degree from Ohio University and went on to become a legendary softball and basketball coach at Muskingum University where she coached softball for 36 years. During her tenure at Muskingum, she served as an instructor and coached multiple sports including volleyball, women's basketball, softball, and field hockey but softball was her passion. She was also women's athletic director for a while and more recently, served as assistant athletic director. In 2001, Donna led the Muskies to its first ever Division III National Championship in softball. Her teams went 906-419-1 and she won 18 Ohio Conference championships. In, 2008, Donna was inducted into the National Fast pitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She also went 403-216 as Muskingums's women's basketball coach, becoming the only Division III coach to win more than one sport. In basketball during her tenure as coach, the Muskies won three Ohio Athletic Conference championships and were national runners-up in 1991. Donna held numerous State and National athletic affiliations and offices and was All-Time Career Wins Leader in NCAA Division III. She spent the summer of 2010 writing the story of her illustrious coaching career. Her book, "You Must Play to Win: A Coach's Journey from the Pit to the Pinnacle," was released in December in 2010. Donna passed away on November 10, 2010 after an extended battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl (June) Newberry. Survivors include her mother, Juanita Newberry of Parkersburg; one brother Rev. David (Jean) Newberry of Washington, WV; and three sisters, Diane Wooten of Cambridge, MD, Debbie Jarvis of Oak Hill, and Dale Ann Dye of Coolville, OH.
 
Name: Charles "Chup" Robinson, Athlete
Class of: 2001
Charles G. "Chup" Robinson II was inducted posthumously. A native of New Martinsville, WV he was a graduate of Magnolia High School and Glenville State College. After a standout career at Magnolia High School, Robinson came to GSC in 1990 where he competed in track and field, and also in cross country. Robinson was a Two Time WVIAC and NAIA District 28 Champion in the 100 Meter Dash (1993 and 1994). A Three Time WVIAC and NAIA District 28 Champion in the 200 Meter Dash (1992, 1993, and 1994). Four Time WVIAC and NAIA District 28 Champion in the 4 x 400 Meter Relay (1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994). He was Three Time WVIAC and NAIA District 28 Meet High Point Individual in 1992, 1993, and 1994. Robinson helped lead Glenville State to consecutive WVIAC titles in 1992 and 1993. As a sophomore in 1992, he scored in seven different events in the conference championship meet to earn WVIAC "Track Athlete of the Year" honors, an award he repeated both in 1993 and 1994. Following his competitive career at Glenville, Robinson served for five years as an assistant volleyball coach and as an assistant track coach at GSC. His young life was cut short on December 22, 2000 when he died in a tragic car accident. Chup's 200 meter GSC record is now tied however he still holds the 100 meter record. He was survived by his parents, Charles G. and Karen McGinnis Robinson, his maternal grandmother, Martha McGinnis of Sistersville; two sisters, Kelli Stackpole and her husband, Kenny of New Martinsville, WV and Andrea Fuchs and her husband Scott of Westerville, OH; also two nephews, Austin and Andrew Stackpole of New Martinsville. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Geraldine Robinson, and his maternal grandfather, John McGinnis. The Chup Robinson Shelter at New Martinsville's Magnolia High School Track Field is named in his honor. Additionally GSC's Pioneers High School Track Classic was renamed in his honor (April 2008). In submitting this nomination, Steve Harold, his former GSC track coach, wrote "this young man loved life, loved Glenville State College, and was one of the most popular student-athletes to ever attend GSC. He was a very hard working and dedicated athlete and one of the greatest competitors that I have ever coached. He was a winner in everything he did."
 
Name: Tracy Wyatt-Raban, Athlete
Class of: 2005
Tracy Wyatt Raban, of Kegley, WV graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Education from GSC in 2005 and is employed by Tazewell County Public Schools where she currently teaches Physical Education at Graham Middle School in Bluefield, VA. Additionally Tracy is Graham Middle School's Volleyball Coach and Graham High School Girls' Basketball Head Coach, her record at the high school being 84-43 with two state tournament appearances. While at GSC, Tracy excelled in women's basketball and took the program to a whole new level. She was Three Time First Team All-WVIAC Performer in 2002, 2003, and 2004; Two Time WVIAC Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004; Three Time WVIAC All Tournamant in 2002, 2003, and 2004; Two Time WVIAC Most Valuable Player in 2002 and 2003; Three Time East Region All Tournament Team in 2002, 2003,and 2004; East Region Most Outstanding Player in 2002; Three Time Daktronics All East Region in 2002, 2003, and 2004; Kodak First Team All East Region in 2002, 2003, and 2004; and a Three Time NCAA All-American. Additionally she was a member of the Elite 8 All Tournament Team in 2002; National Elite 8 Tournament Record in Free Throws, Sixteen for Sixteen in 2002; Two Time Honorable Mention NCAA All American; and NCAA All American, 2002. She contributed to 21 of the 64 consecutive home victories in women's basketball at GSC (the 3rd longest streak in NCAA II history). Tracy received the 2002 and 2003 Neal Baisi Award (Top Native WV female basketball player). Before transferring to GSC, she was the 2000-2001 WVIAC Freshmen of the Year and Second Team All-WVIAC at Bluefield State. Clarissa Williams Award Winner in 2005, 2007 Member of the WVIAC "25 at 25" Anniversary Team for Women's Basketball (unanimous selection). Tracy is currently 4th on GSC's All Time Scoring List (3rd on the list at the time of graduation), first on GSC's All Time Assists list, first on GSC's All Time Steals list, and 7th on GSC's All Time Field Goal's List. Tracy and her husband, Dana Raban '07, live in Kegley, WV with their daughter Peyton Alexis Raban, who was born in November 2009. Her parents, Robert and Pam Wyatt, also of Kegley, WV live nearby.