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Class of 2006 - Inductees
S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

Class of 2006 Announced

COLUMBIA, SC (The State from Staff Reports):


            Two former major leaguers, an international basketball legend, a high-profile NBA executive and four football luminaries comprise the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2006.


            The inductees are:


            Jimmy Key.  The former Clemson pitcher was a four-time all-star during a 15-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles.  His best season was in 1993 when he went 18-6 with a 3.00 ERA.


            LaMarr Hoyt.  The former Keenan High star pitched eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.  He won the Cy Young Award in 1983 with the White Sox.  He was 24-10 with a 3.66 ERA that season.


            Katrina McClain. The Charleston native was a two-time All-American basketball player at the University of Georgia.  She was a member of the United States Olympic teams in 1988, ’92 and ’96, winning one bronze and two gold medals.


            Jim Carlen.  He was coached the USC football team from 1965-81, compiling a 45-36-1 recorded that is fifth-best in school history in terms of winning percentage (.556).  He took the Gamecocks to the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1979 and to the Gator Bowl the following season.


            Harold Green.  He was a member of the USC football team from 1986-89 and led the Gamecocks in rushing three consecutive seasons.  He ranks third all time in rushing yards at the school with 3,006.  He played nine seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons.


            Stanford Jennings.  A standout running back at Furman, Jennings was the Southern Conference player of the year three times (1981, ’82, and ‘83) and played nine years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


            Donnie Walsh.  The former USC assistant basketball coach has gone on to become one of the movers and shakers of the NBA.  He currently is the president and CEO of the Indiana Pacers.


            Brian Ruff.  The former Citadel linebacker was named to the All-American team in 1976.  He was the Southern Conference player of the year in 1975 and ’76.


To purchase tickets to in the induction ceremony, May 22 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, call (803) 779-0905.



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Coach Jim Carlen

Harold Green

Lamar Hoyt

Coach Donnie Walsh



South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame