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VISAA Hall of Fame

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Cas Blanchard (retired), The Potomac School/Bishop Ireton High School
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 

J. Calvin "Cal" Boyd (in memoriam), St. Christopher's School
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 


Mike Costello, Highland School/Wakefield Country Day School/Randolph-Macon Academy
Inducted: 2023

Mike Costello currently serves as the director of the extended day program at Highland School. Before arriving at Highland, he served in leadership roles at Massanutten Military Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy, and Wakefield Country Day School. He coached an array of sports at each school, including tennis, basketball, and soccer, and earned multiple honors from the Delaney Athletic Conference (DAC). He is a lifetime member of the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) where he has served on a number of committees. VIAAA honored him as Athletic Director of the Year for Independent Schools in 2003 for his work at R-MA, and again with the VIAAA Outstanding Service Award in 2018 for his work at Wakefield Country Day.

 

Karen Doxey, Collegiate School/Norfolk Academy
Inducted: 2018

 

 


Max Gillespie (retired), Hampton Roads Academy
Inducted: 2023

Max Gillespie served at Hampton Roads Academy as teacher, mentor, and basketball coach from 1980 to 2013 and as HRA’s athletic director from 1981 to his retirement in 2020. Navigator basketball teams won 551 games in the Gillespie era, multiple championships in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS), and multiple sportsmanship awards through the Peninsula Basketball Officials Association (PBOA).  The TCIS also honored Gillespie multiple times as conference Coach of the Year.  He has been an active member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), in addition to years of service on VIAAA and VISAA committees, especially the VISAA boy’s basketball committee. VIAAA named him Athletic Director of the Year for Independent Schools in 2002. After he stepped away from coaching in 2013, Hampton Roads Academy christened the basketball court in their Charles R. Spencer Jr. Gymnasium, “Max Gillespie Court.”

 

Richard C. "Dick" Glover (retired), Woodberry Forest School/Blue Ridge School
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 

Eric Gobble, The New Community School/Trinity Episcopal School
Inducted: 2023

Eric Gobble has served as director of athletics and wellness at The New Community School since 2015.  Prior to his arrival at New Community, he served as athletic director at Trinity Episcopal School from 2003 to 2015.  While at Trinity, he restarted the Titans’ football program and served as its head coach from 2004 to 2011, earning Old Dominion Football Conference (ODFC) Coach of the Year honors in 2008 and VISAA Division I State Football Coach of the Year honors in 2009. Gobble has served VISAA in a variety of capacities, chairing the state girl’s soccer committee from 2009 to 2014 and serving most recently as secretary for the VISAA Board of Directors. At New Community, he has led efforts to build new athletic facilities and was instrumental in bringing the school into VISAA membership.  His efforts at New Community were recognized by VIAAA with their Athletic Director of the Year for Independent Schools in 2017.

 

Fred Hardy Jr. (retired), Fork Union Military Academy
Inducted: 2018

 

Ed Homer, Christchurch School
Inducted: 2018

 

Richard H. "Dick" Kemper Jr. (retired), St. Christopher's School
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 


Cathy LaDuke (in memoriam), Chatham Hall
Inducted: 2023

Cathy LaDuke served at Chatham Hall for 34 years, including 20 years as athletic director from 1996 to 2015. She was instrumental in the founding of the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC), a predecessor of the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference (BRAC), where she served in a number of roles, including webmaster, treasurer, and vice president. During her time at Chatham Hall she coached a variety of sports, but was best known for her work in field hockey and lacrosse, and served many years on both sports’ VISAA committees.  LaDuke was selected by the VIAAA as Athletic Director of the Year for Independent Schools in 2004, and was honored posthumously in 2021 with the VIAAA Distinguished Service Award.  She was proud of her VIAAA and NIAAA membership throughout her career.

 

Betty Jean Riddick (retired), Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Inducted: 2018

 

Warren Rutledge (in memoriam), Benedictine High School (now Benedictine College Preparatory)
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 

Donna Satterwhite (retired), North Cross School
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 

Mickey Sullivan (retired), Fork Union Military Academy
Inducted: 2017 (Inaugural HoF Class)

 

Benjamin "Benny" Vaughan (retired), Isle of Wight Academy
Inducted: 2018