USARS COMPETITIVE COACHES ROLLER SKATING HALL OF FAME - 2/27/94
Purpose: The USARS Competitive Coaches Hall of Fame was instituted in 1991 to honor those individuals who as coaches have made exceptional contributions to the sport of roller
skating throughout the organized history of our sport. Selection of candidates will be considered annually by the USARS Hall of Fame Committee.
Criteria: Hall of Fame considerations will involve the following criteria: Coaching innovations; instructional research and development; the quality of skills consistently demonstrated by students; student performances that have materially influenced and enriched the sport of roller skating; and consistent championship successes:
1. The coach must have directed his or her students through one or more of the following accomplishments: (a) Innovations in movement or skating style, (b) highest standards of performance, (c) extraordinary training or competitive techniques, (d) consistent and inspirational achievement. No coach will be considered for the Hall of Fame unless such characteristics as enumerated are broad based and extend over a long period of time. A single champion or a lone idea advanced should not be considered sufficiently meritorious.
2. The number of skating titles won by athletes under their direction, or the length of their coaching career, cannot be considered automatic qualification for election to the Competitive Coaches Hall of Fame. However, these factors may be taken into account when considering the individual's merit as a coach.
3. Candidacy for Hall of Fame does not necessarily need support of institutional memberships or licenses. The test of an individual's contributions will be based on results rather than credentials.
4. Consideration shall be given to the individuals who are themselves responsible for the development and encouragement of successful coaches, who were one time students of the candidate. In other words, a teacher of teachers.
5. Consideration will be given to individuals who over many years have contributed to development of outstanding skaters, even if these pupils achieved their titles later under different coaches. This is recognition given to candidates who consistently produce skaters with quality fundamentals, the clay from which future champions are molded.
6. Documentary evidence of a coaches accomplishments must be presented with nomination for the Competitive Coaches Roller Skating Hall of Fame. Such proof shall consist of published archival and library items, reports or interviews conducted with the candidates contemporaries, and if possible, the candidate's credentials should be confirmed or established by at least three different sources.
7. The selection of individuals to the Competitive Coaches Roller Skating Hall of Fame shall not necessarily be limited to American citizens, however, only those coaches who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport of roller skating in the United States shall be eligible.
8. Only coaches who were or are active in the sport of roller skating for at least ten years may be considered for the Hall of Fame.
9. In the event of the demise or retirement of an outstanding coach who does not meet the above longevity requirements, the USARS Board of Directors may waive item #8 above by unanimous secret ballot at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.
Annual Selection Process
10. The annual selection process for the Hall of Fame of "Current" coaches that meet the minimum coaching service requirements of ten years or more will be limited to three (3) individuals or teams for a calendar year. One (1) additional coach in the "Veterans" category may be selected for the Hall of Fame if they have a minimum of fifteen years coaching experience.
Past inductees are:
2012 – None submitted
2011 (102 total)
Charlie Lucas of Waco, Texas – Artistic/Speed – predominantly Speed
Mike Pattison of Federal Way, Washington – Speed
Tom Panno of Laguna Beach, California – Figure Skating
2010 (None Inducted)
2009 (100 total)
Petra Dayney, Chesterfield, Virginia – Figure Skating
Bob Manning, Miami, Florida – Speed Skating
Gloria Manning, Miami, Florida – Figure Skating
2008 (96 total)
Linda Dorso Pena, Tampa, Florida - Speed
Scott Hiatt, High Point, North Carolina - Speed
Charles F. Lowe, Spotsylvania, Virginia - Artistic
Warren Danner, Highland Heights, Kentucky - Artistic
2007 (92 total)
Jeff Prime, Long Beach, California - Inline Hockey
Ed Mueller, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - Speed
Chris Baerg, Fountain Valley, California - Artistic
2006 (89 total)
Anna Conklin-Carrier, Everett, Washington - figure
Robert Chornomud, San Diego, California - inline hockey
Charles Yoder, Sr., Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania - inline hockey
2005 (86 total)
Jerry and Marlene Bruland, Bellingham, Washington - primarily roller figure
2004 (84 total)
David Downing, Cuming, Georgia - Speed
Caroline Mirelli, Memphis Tennessee - Figure
2003 (82 total)
Robert Anderson, Fort Worth, Texas- Artistic
2002 (81 total)
Ed and Barbara Bolton, Castro Valley, California - Artistic
Pat Ferguson, Cumberland, Maryland - Ball Hockey
2001 (78 total)
Ron Fitzgerald, Jessup, Maryland
2000 (77 total)
Efforest "Buggy" Allmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dale Sprague and Caroline Sprague Diewold, Bellingham, Washington
Joe and Marie Gaudy, Palm Bay, Florida
Milton and Joanne May, Los Angeles, California
1999 (70 total)
James "Dickie" Sisson, Lubbock, Texas - Hockey
Ken Manual, Houston, Texas - Speed
1998 (68 total)
Carl and Velma Forsyth, San Antiono, Texas
Robb Dunn, Livonia, Michigan
Carl Henderson, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Millie Funda, Virginia Beach, Virginia
1997 - (63 total)
Betty Ann Danna, Sarasota, Florida
Georgene Ringeisen, San Diego, California
Karen and Al Thompson, Phoenix, Arizona
1996 - (59 total)
Ray and Cindy Chaput, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bud and Laurene Patton, Pontiac, Michigan
Penny Money Miller, Troy, Michigan
Tommy Lane, Sacramento, California
Verna Forsyth Quaranto, San Antonio, Texas
1995 - (54 total)
Irene Graham, Brookpark, Ohio
John McNeel, Tracy, California
Mark Muse, Des Moines, Iowa
Rick and Jan Porter, Cheyenne, Wyoming
1994 - (50 total)
Linda Clemens, Massillion, Ohio
Paul Hedrick, Spring, Texas
Don Homans, Braintree, Massachusetts
Earl Van Horn and Inez Van Horn Wepy, Mineola, New York
Jane Wojnarowsky, Willoughby, Ohio
1993 - (45 total)
Tim Abell, Laurenceville, Georgia
Peggy Bergin, Fort Worth, Texas
Jack Burton, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Bob Byerly, High Point, North Carolina
Virgil & Sue Dooley, Dover, Delaware
Omar & Dolores Dunn, Bakersfield, California
Don Gates, Clawson, Michigan
John Gustafson, Auburn, Washington
Bob Hemphill, Bremerton, Washington
Dennis Huckaby, Beaumont, Texas
J. Norman Malone, Sr., Pasadena, Texas
Grady Merrell, Santa Ana, California
David Morell, Pleasant Hill, California
Louis Pannunzio, Parma, Ohio
James A. Pringle, San Ramon, California
Charles Wahlig, Elsmere, Delaware
Jerry and Darlene Waters, Parma Heights, Ohio
1992 - (28 total)
Bert & Lynn Anselmi, White Lake, Michigan
Jack & Elaine Breen, Milford, Massachusetts
John Dayney, Massapequa, N.Y.
Ray Hough, Los Angeles, California
Ron Jellse, Redford, Michigan
Bettie Jennings, Menlo Park, California
Bob LaBriola, Fountain Valley, California
Rose Martin, Troy, Michgan
Ray McDonnell, Warwick, R.I.
Danny McNeice, Pleasanton, California
Elmer Ringeisen, Escondido, California
Beverly Schien, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Arlis Snyder, Euless, Texas
John & Dee Dee Viola, Raynham, Massachusetts
George & Gladys Werner, Plandome Manor, N.Y.
Emily Melville, Leominster, Massachusetts
Elsbeth Mueller, Detroit, Michigan
1991 (11 total)
Louis Bargman, Washington, D.C.
Fred Bergin, Dayton, Ohio
Roland & Margaret Cioni, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jim & Millie Ferris, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Robert Martin, Detroit, Michigan
Bill "Red" McMillan, Greeley, Colorado
Joe & Irene Nazzaro, Redwood City, California
Perry B. Rawson, Asbury Park, N.J.
M.M. "Red" Shattuck, Redwood City, California
Melvin "Coonie" Umbach, Boston, Massachusetts
Cliff "Satch" & Millie Wilkins, Elmhurst, N.Y.