Sports Hall of Fame
REDHAWKS DEDICATE COURT TO LEGENDARY COACH JOE HARDIN & INDUCT JOHNNY JONES & MEMBERS OF 94-95 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM INTO SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Martin Methodist College celebrated Homecoming 2017 on Saturday, February 11, with two special ceremonies honoring several former Martin Methodist legends and one legendary team.
The RedHawks formally dedicated the court inside the Curry Christian Life Center after legendary coach and administrator Mr. Joe Hardin.
Hardin served as the Athletic Director at Martin Methodist from 1986 through 1996. Hardin was directly responsible for helping the transition from Martin Methodist from a junior college athletic program to a four year athletic department.
In addition, Hardin served as the Men's Basketball and Men's Golf head coach during these years. He was inducted into the Martin Methodist Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
The court inside the Curry Christian Life Center will henceforth be known as "Joe Hardin Court."
Martin Methodist also inducted the newest members of the Sports Hall of Fame with the induction of Mr. Johnny Jones and members of the 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team.
Jones served as the Women's Basketball head coach at Martin Methodist from 1988 through 1996. Like Hardin, Jones played a key role in the transition from a junior college to four year institution within the athletic department. Jones was named TJCAA Western Division Coach of the Year in 1990 and produced numerous All-Americans during his tenure at Martin Methodist. Jones also served in numerous other roles during his time at Martin Methodist, including sports information director, assistant softball coach and women's tennis coach.
Jones biggest achievement at Martin Methodist, however, is perhaps the 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team, which is also being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Feb. 11.
The 1994-1995 Women's Basketball team saw the first-ever senior student-athlete graduates at Martin Methodist after the transition to a four year institution. The team also won the National Small College Athletic Association championship, now known as the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. With the team in transition to the NAIA from a junior college, Martin Methodist was able to win the league's end of the year national tournament – just the second-ever such national title in program history (1993, Men's Soccer).
View the complete list of recipients on our official athletics website.
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