Augusta, GA (WJBF) – As the highlight of its 25th Anniversary celebration, the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame class.
Twenty-five former student-athletes, coaches, and administrators will be inducted into the newly-created Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.
“This inaugural class really demonstrates what makes the Peach Belt Conference so special,” said PBC commissioner David Brunk. “You see some of the finest student-athletes to ever play in Division II and a group of coaches and administrators whose talent and dedication have created a conference that has stood among the best in the nation for the past 25 years.”
The inaugural class was divided into three categories: Founding Fathers, Student-Athletes, and Coaches & Administrators. Founding Fathers were those whose efforts helped create the Peach Belt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Thirteen former student-athletes will also be inducted, representing eight of the original 10 championship sports offered by the conference from eight different PBC institutions. Nine former coaches and administrators from nine different PBC institutions will also be inducted.
The inductees were selected by the PBC Hall of Fame committee, listed below:
- Clint Bryant, Athletic Director at Augusta University
- Randy Warrick, Athletic Director at the University of South Carolina Aiken
- Bob Stoner, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media at Lander University
- Michael Hawkins, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations at Francis Marion University
- Michael MacEachern, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communications at Young Harris College
- Christie Ward, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Georgia Southwestern State University
The inaugural class includes several former administrators, coaches, and student-athletes from Augusta University and USC Aiken.
View the full inaugural Peach Belt Conference Hall of Fame Class here.