SHEPHERD ADDS FIVE TO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --The Shepherd University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members this fall when the annual induction banquet takes place on Friday, October 8 as part of the Hall of Fame Weekend. The quintet will also be honored at halftime of the Shepherd-Glenville football game on Saturday, October 9.
Two-sport stars Jim Carey ('52) (football, basketball) and Larry Bolyard ('57) (basketball, baseball) join football standout Charlie Lutman ('67), baseball star Keith Koenig ('97), and baseball and softball coach Dave Cole as the 19th class to be inducted. The "fabulous five" bring the total number of members in the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame to 92.
The late Carey (Cameron, WV/1946 graduate of Follansbee High School) was a triple-threat running back for the Shepherd football from 1948-51. He was a member of the Ram basketball team for two seasons. Carey was a four-time All-Conference football honoree -- gaining first team WVIAC honors as a senior in 1951. Also a standout return specialist, Carey led the WVIAC in kickoff returns in 1951. He led the Rams in total offense for three seasons and also topped the Rams scoring for a pair of years. Carey was also one of 10 Shepherd football players honored by the WVIAC on the All Conference Team for the period from 1924-74. A standout in the classroom, Carey was named to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities. After Shepherd, Carey went on to begin a successful coaching career at Chafee (CA) High School as football and water polo coach. He later coached football and basketball at Cameron (WV) High School for over 20 years.
Bolyard (Keyser, WV/1953 graduate of Aurora High School) was a two-year standout for the Ram basketball and baseball teams from 1995-57. He led the Rams on the hardcourt as a senior with a 17.4 scoring average and was second on the team in rebounding. Bolyard was also a starting outfielder on the diamond for the Rams. He was named Shepherd's Most Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1957. After graduating, Bolyard went on to a successful career as a teacher and coach. The majority of his career was spent at Potomac State College from 1964-1999. Bolyard served as baseball coach, men's basketball coach, women's basketball coach, tennis coach, assistant football coach, and director of athletics over that span.
Lutman (Charles Town, WV/1962 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School) was a four-year standout football player for the Rams from 1962-65. He served as team tri-captain in 1965 and earned Mason-Dixon All-Conference honors. Lutman also gained Shepherd College Outstanding Senior Athlete honors. He later went on to a very successful career as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Lutman served as head coach at Clarke County (VA) High School for the football, track, golf and basketball. He was a three-time Coach-of-the Year (1972, 1982, 1983) selection and also gained Group A State Athletic Director of the Year accolades in 1994-95. Lutman helped expand the athletic program at Clarke County from eight teams to 22, before accepting a new challenge at Potomac Falls (VA) High School.
Koenig (Frederick, MD/1993 graduate of Parkdale High School) was a standout baseball player for the Rams from 1994-97. He was one of the top players on the 1997 team that led all NCAA II schools in winning percentage with a 39-7 (.848) record. A two-time First Team WVIAC All-Conference selection, Koenig also earned First Team All-North Atlantic Region and First Team North Atlantic All-Tournament honors. He set single season records in 1997 for walks (33), total sacrifices (14), sacrifice hits (13), and times reaching base (103). Also a standout in the classroom, Koenig became the first baseball player in Shepherd and WVIAC history to achieve GTE Academic All-American status. Over his career the Rams compiled a 104-53 (.667) mark and he set Ram career records for walks (98) and sacrifices (33). Koenig went to play two years of professional baseball with the Cook County Cheetahs in Chicago.
Cole (Williamsport, MD/1969 graduate of Williamsport High School) was a standout coach for the Shepherd baseball and softball teams. Cole was the pitching coach for the WVIAC Champion and NAIA Playoff Ram baseball teams in 1983 and 1984. He later served as head coach for the Shepherd softball team from 1985-91. He led the 1991 team to the WVIAC title and a trip to the NAIA Playoffs. Cole earned WVIAC Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and produced four WVIAC Player of the Year selections (1986, 1988, 1990-91) in his seven year career.
The Athletic Hall of Fame banquet will be held in the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the actual induction ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased through the University's Alumni Office by calling 304/876-5195.