2005-2006 Inductions

2005-2006 Hall of Fame Inductions

Carroll Carter
Carroll Carter’s contributions to GHS are measured as an athlete, educator and coach. Selected vice president of the SCA by the student body, and recipient of the GHS Leadership Award, Carroll was a varsity letterman in football, basketball and track. His senior year in football culminated with being chosen MVP of the 1971 Shriners football game and Most Athletic by the Duke student body.

A starting defensive back for 3 years at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia. Carroll contribution to his team lead his team to 3 WVIAC conference championships. His 3 interceptions against the number one rated quarterback in the country led to his selection as the NAIA defensive player of the week nationally.

Returning to Gloucester for 7 years he served as head 9-10th grade football coach as well as head boys and girls track coach. Moving to Northern Virginia, Carroll completed his Masters in school counseling and served as golf coach at South Lakes High School. He is currently completing  his 29th year in education at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia.

Henry Holmes
A mentor to the youth of Gloucester County as a teacher and coach, Henry Holmes was a 3 sport participant for GHS excelling in football and basketball. As a member of the varsity football team for 3 years, Henry saw duty at quarterback and linebacker while serving as a co-captain of the “73” team.

In basketball, Mr. Holmes was a 3 year starter, and co-captain of the 72, 73 teams. He led the Peanut District in scoring and holds the Gloucester High School single season scoring record with 519 points. He closed out his senior year by being selected to All District, All Regional and Honorable Mention All State teams. Henry also found time to serve as a representative to Boys State, vice president of Student Government Association, a member of Varsity Club, and was voted Most Athletic by his peers.

Recipient of a four year basketball scholarship to Central Wesleyan College in South Carolina, Mr. Holmes was recognized as an NAIA Honorable Mention All American his senior year while serving as co-captain in 1977.

Dr. John T. Myles
To many former GHS athletes the name “Doc” Myles is recognized for donating his time and medical skills to the athletes of Gloucester High School from 1974 to 1990. A native of Fayetteville, West Virginia, John received his M.D. degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1955. Dr. Myles practiced general medicine briefly in Montgomery, West Virginia and subsequently served as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps.  Beginning private practice in Newport News, Virginia in 1961 he established the Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology units at Riverside Hospital. He served as Radiologist at Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester from 1977 until 1990.

During this time Dr. Myles gave freely of his time in arranging for athletic physicals for all sports at GHS, attended practice when possible, saw injured athletes in his hospital office, and was on the sidelines at a vast majority of Gloucester competitions. He is a recipient of the Virginia High School Coaches Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

A member of numerous professional societies, he has been a Delegate to The Medical Society of Virginia, served on the Governor’s Hospital Advisory Board and is a Fellow of The American College of Radiology. Tonight we are pleased to add to this long list of accolades with his induction into the Gloucester High School Hall of Fame.

Lisa Rice
She cut or should it be said “dribbled” a path into the record books first at GHS and then Norfolk State University. A starter from her freshmen on, Lisa lead the Lady Dukes to four regional appearances, one regional championship, two district titles and to the state quarter finals where she set the single game tournament assist record.

Individually, Ms. Rice was a four year first team All District, All Regional selection. Her senior year saw her selection to the All State Team, and participation in the Virginia High School Coaches All Star game where she was voted MVP from her squad.

At Norfolk State from 1991 to 1995, Lisa was All CIAA first team, regular season and tournament CIAA MVP, Kodak Division II All American, Black College Sports Information Directors All American, All South Atlantic Region All Tournament MVP and Portsmouth Sports Club Player of the Year.

She holds the schools record for single game assists, season assists, career assists, and single game steals. Her CIAA marks include single game assists, tournament assists, and career assists.  Lisa is the NCAA Division II career assist leader and career leader in assists per game and is the 2nd highest all time assist leader in all of women’s collegiate basketball.

Debra Hogge Spencer
Owner/president of Spencer Realty of Virginia, Debbie has blazed a trail of firsts beginning with her athletic career at Gloucester High School and then the College of William and Mary. The 1970 GHS graduate was a member of the softball team, field hockey team (MVP-1969), and was the first female to participate on the golf team during the 1966 to 1968 seasons.

Overcoming injuries sustained in a near career ending automobile accident, Debbie’s passion for golf was rewarded as she became one of William and Mary’s first recipients of a golf scholarship. While completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, Debbie’s squad captured two Collegiate State and Regional championships culminating in 1981 as a member of the Tribe’s national championship team. In 1994 she was inducted into the William and Mary Hall of Fame.

Mrs. Spencer is a representative, along with her husband Willie, for the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home. She is founder of the Spencer-Wilkinson Golf Foundation Scholarship while serving on the Board of Directors of the Virginia State Golf Associations scholarship committee and the Board of Directors for the Virginia State Golf Foundation.

Mr. Lou Tutt
Starting a remarkable educational career at T.C.Walker High School and continuing at Gloucester High, Lou Tutt has displayed unparalleled leadership ability for over 40 years. A graduate of Norfolk State in Health and Physical Education Mr. Tutt was also a member of the football and tack teams.

Coach Tutt served as an assistant coach in basketball and baseball at T.C. Walker as well as leading his teams to championships in football and track at Walker and Gloucester High School.

Lou matriculated to Michigan State University where he obtained Master degrees in Health and an MED in Special Education with emphasis in Blindness. Following his tenure as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, Mr. Tutt rose to the position of principal at the Michigan School for the Blind from 1971 to 1981. He also doubled as head track and assistant wrestling coach. The following ten years saw Mr. Tutt serve as Superintendent at the Missouri School for the Blind and from 1990 to 2003 as President of the Maryland School for the Blind. A 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Exceptional Children, Lou was also honored with the William H. English Leadership Award from the Council of Schools for the Blind

Following a brief retirement, Mr. Tutt is currently principal of the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

A.T. Wathall
Known as the “Duke of Gloucester” by opposing players, coaches and fans during his playing days. Excelling in baseball, football, basketball as well as track and golf. Mr. Walthall left records that stand today.

Guiding the Dukes to a career record of 32 wins as a 4 year starter at quarterback. A.T. was 1st team All District his junior and senior years while rewriting the record books. Among the marks he set were most touchdowns in a game with 6, most passing yards in a game with 270 and amassed approximately 7200 total yards in rushing and passing for his career.

A first team Parade All American in basketball his senior year and one of the top 25 players in the country Mr. Walthall led the state in scoring with 28.7 points per game. His 4 year average of 24 points per game, individual game high of 55 points and 1470 career points still remain GHS records.

A.T. went on to receive a full basketball scholarship to Virginia Tech. In September of 2004 he was recognized as one of the top 100 greatest high school athletes of all time by the Daily Press sports staff.

A. Roberta Wiatt
Ms. Roberta Wiatt served the student body and athletic department of Gloucester High School until 1994 or more realistically for 40 years. A native of Gloucester County, Roberta graduated from Botetourt High School before earning a B.S. degree in education from Longwood College. There she was 4 year member of the varsity basketball and field hockey teams as well as spending a year on the swim team.

Coach Wiatt returned to Gloucester where she served as coach of the girl’s varsity basketball team for 25 years, including 2 district championships. Coached the varsity softball team for 22 years with 2 district championships. Started the varsity field hockey and j.v. cheer programs, and for 18 years coached the varsity cheerleaders. In her spare time she started and sponsored the Pep Club for 10 years. n 1988 she was selected by the Daily Press for their Softball Coach of the Year Award.

Active today, she has served as church choir director for 30 years and authored several children’s books. She has taught generations of Gloucester students and we are all better off for her efforts. Coach Roberta Wiatt.
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