The District of Columbia State Athletic Association has announced the
2018 class to be inducted into the DCSAA High School Hall of Fame. These 10 people have made
remarkable contributions to scholastic and amateur sports in Washington. The DCSAA is proud
to honor these individuals for their accomplishments:
--Dave Bing: A basketball star at Spingarn High, he went on to success at Syracuse
University and then played 12 seasons in the NBA, later being named one of the league’s
50 greatest players. Found success in business and later was mayor of Detroit.
--Frank P. Bolden, Sr.: Longtime DCPS Director of Health, Physical Education, and Safety
initiated and implemented numerous programs that improved the curriculum and
interscholastic sports in DCPS. Coached Cardozo High to five Interhigh basketball
championships and two city titles.
---William G. “Billy” Coward: Graduate of Dunbar High played football at North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University) and returned to work 28 years in DCPS as an administrator and coach, twice guiding the Bell High basketball team to team city
championship games. Also coached basketball at Federal City College (now UDC) and
---Joe Gallagher: Longtime coach and athletic director at St. John’s College High School,
where he was best known for coaching boys basketball for 44 seasons, compiling a mark
of 870-292 with two Washington Catholic league titles. Also had a record of 171-32-10 as
a football coach.
---Sylvester “Sal” Hall: Howard University graduate earned 11 varsity letters (three in
football, four in basketball, two in swimming and two in soccer.) Successful football coach
at Cardozo High where he guided the Clerks to eight undefeated seasons and had a record
of 105-22-8, including the 1948 team that did not allow a point all season. Went on to
coach football at Virginia State University.
---Glenn Harris: Standout football linebacker and baseball catcher, led Anacostia High to the
Interhigh baseball championship. Was a four-year starter at Howard University, earning
All-MEAC honors and induction into the Howard University Hall of Fame. Longtime
supporter of District athletics in various media capacitites.
---Edwin B. Henderson: Considered the “Grandfather of Black Basketball.” In 1904, was
appointed to the D.C. Public Schools system as the first black male physical education
teacher in the nation. Organized leagues for black student-athletes in the District and
later served 29 years in the DCPS Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics.
---Joe Kozik: Moved to the Washington area after graduating from Penn State and played a
significant role in the integration of high school athletics. Worked 52 years at Gonzaga,
where he was best known as the school’s athletic director and baseball coach. Spent 23
years as a summertime recreation director for DC Parks and Recreation.
---Anne Renninger: Longtime coach and athletic director at Sidwell Friends is perhaps best
known for her success on the basketball court, guiding the Quakers to more than 550
wins and numerous league titles. Received the Patsy T. Mink Equity in Education Award.
---Aaron Webster: All-Met basketball player at Cardozo High, returned to the District after
college and is the longtime executive director of the Kingman Boys and Girls Club.
The Hall of Fame celebrates an extraordinary group of men and women who have done so much
to advance high school athletics in the District,” DCSAA Executive Director Clark Ray said.
"This year’s induction class is a group of exceptional men and women and we are proud to honor them
and remember what they have done for our student-athletes."
The inductees will be honored at an induction ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at the DC Office of
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