Athletic Hall of Fame

Stratford Athletic Hall of Fame

Formally established in 2010, the Stratford Athletic Hall of Fame strives to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of the successful athletic programs of Stratford Academy. It serves as a means of recognizing, preserving and honoring the athletes, coaches, teams and individuals who have made significant contributions to the school’s athletic programs. The Hall of Fame honors the contributions and accomplishments of these individuals and teams who are worthy of recognition and serve as examples for others to emulate.

Stratford Academy recently inducted the following individuals into its Athletic Hall of Fame: Laura Voss and Sylvia Haynie (supporters) and Danny Skinner '75 (athlete). The 2018 class of inductees were honored at an all-school assembly on October 19th during Alumni Weekend. Honorees were also recognized during halftime of the homecoming football game that evening.

To nominate an individual or team for the Hall of Fame, please click the Nominate an Athlete button below. Nominations are due by February 15th of each induction year.


Stratford Retired Jerseys

Year of

Lee BarfieldBasketball1964
Betsy LonginottiBasketball1970
Anna NewtonBasketball1970
David Jones Basketball 1970
Joey ClaxtonBasketball1972
Bruce Bishop Football1973
Jaime KaplanTennis1979
Peter PersonsGolf1981
John HilburnBasketball1985
Jay BerknerBaseball1986
Brett HendleyBaseball1986
Zane VanceBasketball1987
Jay CranfordBaseball1989
Camille LoweBasketball1989
Miriam LoweBasketball1989
Joey CranfordFootball, Basketball, Baseball1994
Ryan DehnadTrack1994
Jason RussellSoccer 1995
William Wilkins Football1995
LeKevin Smith Football, Track 2001
Kate Appleton Soccer 2003
Russell HenleyGolf2007

Upcoming Athletic Events

Russell Henley '07 HOF Jersey Retirement and Gaddy Gym Dedication

Congratulations to our 2019 inductees who were recognized at a ceremony on September 20, 2019.

Jeff Avant '84
Grady Smith
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Girls Track Teams

Athletic Hall of Fame Previous Inductees

2019 Inductees:
Jeff Avant '84
Grady Smith
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Girls Track Teams


2018 Inductees:
Sylvia Haynie
Laura Voss
Danny Skinner '75
2017 Inductees:
Jeff Battcher '79
Coach David Bailey
1972, 1973, 1974 Baseball Teams


2016 Inductees:
Duncan Walker '77
Coach John Paul Gaddy* '85
1996 Girls Soccer Team


2015 Inductees:
Coach Rodney Collins
Ruby Jo Argo*
Helen Walker*
Bill Meeks '76
1977-78 Boys' Basketball Team


2014 Inductees:
Coach M.L. Clark
Katie Jones '98
Per Linde '87
Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Smisson
1988 Softball Team


2013 Inductees:
Coach Bobby Hendley
Carter Kelly Monroe '96
Kyle Johnston '02
Robbie Sovie '02
Henry Tift*
1994 Baseball Team


2012 Inductees:
1970-71 Boys' Basketball Team
1997 Boys' Soccer Team
Mr. Marsh Butler '89
Dr. Joe B. Hill*
Mrs. Christy Cantrell Johnston '01
Mr. David Kempa '76


2011 Inductees:
Coach Elton (Bubber) Adams
Ms. Laine Lasseter Bolton '78
Dr. Antonio Fernandez
Mr. Charles Jay
Mr. Frank Morrison '73

2010 Inductees:
1970, 1971, 1972 Football Teams
1976, 1977, 1978 Girls’ Basketball Teams
1964 Golf Team
Coach Bobby Brown*
Mr. Tim Clifton
Mr. Mark Farriba
Dr. John Paul Jones, Sr.*
Mrs. Susan Peake Jones
Mrs. Jan Jones Marsh*
Mrs. Summer Smisson Neel*
Dr. William Shirley, Sr.*