Mississippi Valley State University

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29 Set to Be Inducted Into MVSU Athletic Hall of Fame

November 02, 2006

Itta Bena, Miss. --- It’s been nine long years since the last time the Mississippi Valley State University Athletic Hall of Fame committee held induction ceremonies.  Tomorrow night the drought will come to an end as 29 MVSU sports stars of yesterday become legends of today when they take their place in the MVSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Among recognizable names being inducted are current MVSU football coaches Willie Totten and Sam Washington and former NFL greats Jerry Rice and Ashley Ambrose.

Induction ceremonies are set to begin at Friday November 3rd in the H.M. Ivy Cafeteria on the Mississippi Valley State campus.  Tickets are available for $35 at the MVSU cashiers window.

Mississippi Valley State University

Athletics Hall of Fame - Induction Class of 2006


Men’s Track & Field

Ashley Ambrose

James Hayes

Vincent Brown

Eugene Sanders

Carl Byrum


Ricky Feacher

Women’s Track & Field

Freddie Freeman

Doris Spencer

Robert Gaddis


Willie Green (posthumous)


Walter Holliman

Erica Smith

David “Deacon” Jones


Louis Lightfoot


Eunice McGee (posthumous)

Larry Spirels

Jerry Rice

Richard Webster

Willie Totten


Sam Washington

President (1950-71) 


J.H. White

Men’s Basketball


George Ivory

Head Football Coach (1961-66)

Marcus Mann

Douglas Porter



Women’s Basketball

Sports Information Director (1971-2001)

Patricia Hoskins

Athletics Director (1985-2001)

Alma Johnson

Charles “Chuck” Prophet

Darlene Jones


Carutha Williams