2008-2009 Inductions

2008-2009 Hall of Fame Inductions

Manley Blevins
Many people recognize the face but cannot always place the name. As the industrial arts teacher for over thirty-six years, Manley Blevins touched the lives of hundreds of students, directly and indirectly, at Gloucester High School serving as mentor and instructor.

Aside from his teaching duties, Mr. Blevins has been a true friend to the athletic department as well as the athletes of GHS. Manley as served in the capacity of bus driver, ticket seller, gate keeper, assistant athletic director, not to
mention assistant baseball coach and number one fan of the teams. He has freely given countless hours of his time to build weight room, track and football equipment. He has made numerous repairs on existing athletic equipment that has provided safety to the students and value to the approximately forty athletic programs at the school. His contributions behind the scene cannot be overlooked.

Four years into retirement, this 2005 Outstanding Youth Advocate Award winner continues to work with the
Gloucester Athletic Department.

Norman Jenkins
Norman Jenkins came out of Gloucester County. He cut his niche in football and baseball at Randolph-Macon College and then settled in Petersburg for the next twenty years to begin his coaching career.

During the 1970s Coach Jenkins guided the Petersburg High School Crimson Wave football team to a collective
88-6 record, for a .936 winning percentage, the best in Group AAA for the decade. Beginning in 1971, he won the first of five Central District titles and shared two others. Petersburg closed out the era by winning the state Group AAA title. Overall, Coach Jenkins’ teams posted an impressive 99-24-2 record.

Inbred from his Gloucester upbringing was his love of seafood and his sense of humor. When questioned about falling a game short of 100 career wins he replied, “I count each of those ties as half a win, so I figure I got a 100.”

Each year at the VHSCA All-Star football game, the Norman E. Jenkins Award is presented to the East MVP representative in his honor.

Dr. Mark Kiefer
Mark graduated from Gloucester High School in 1985 with Impressive two-way credentials. Sporting an A-plus average, and graduating fifth in his class lead to a Congressional appointment at the U. S. Naval Academy. His high school athletic achievements were equally noteworthy. In football he was a first-team team all-district running back and defensive back. He added all-regional and all-state to the list in 1984. Mark closed out his high school career by being selected to participate in the Virginia High School Coaches All-Star Game. In addition to his football exploits, Mark captured district and regional wrestling championships in 1984 and ‘85, finishing second and third respectively in state competition those years.

After playing for two years and starting in 11 games as a defensive back at Navy, Mark transferred to James Madison University in order pursue his pre-med courses. At JMU, he was a two-year starter for a defensive unit that ranked in the top 20 among Division I-AA programs. In that time he was selected James Madison’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, named to the Virginia Academic All-State Team, and the GTE Academic All-American Team. A Recipient of the NCAA’s post-graduate scholarship, Dr. Kiefer completed his medical studies at the Medical College of Virginia and practices family medicine in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Roy Tabb
No one can say Roy Tabb ever shied away from challenges or leadership. A 1971 graduate of GHS, his honors are many. In football he was a three year letterman, MVP on offense, all-district, and served as a team co-captain. In
basketball he lettered for three seasons, was selected team MVP and a two year co-captain. In track he again was recognized as the Most Valuable Runner of the program. Roy completed his career at Gloucester High School with the honor of being chosen Athlete of the Year. Off the field, Roy was a delegate to Boy’s State, a member of the Drama Club, and twice recipient of the schools’ Citizenship Award.

Becoming one of Marshall University’s first football scholarship recruits following the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of nearly the entire football team, Roy was a three year letterman. As a defensive safety, Roy was fourth on the team in tackles his senior year. Now residing in Northern Virginia, Mr. Tabb works for the District of Columba as a senior program analyst.

Kim Walthall
A 1975 graduate of GHS, Kim Walthall established herself in Gloucester athletic lore as a four year member of the Lady Dukes basketball team. Playing for Hall of Fame Coach Roberta Wiatt, Kim served as team co-captain her junior and senior year in addition to leading the team in scoring. Voted MVP by her teammates in her 10th, 11th, and 12th grade season, Ms. Walthall closed out her career as a first team all district selection.

Chosen as Gloucester’s “Most Athletic” by her classmates her senior year, off the field Kim was member of the Pep Club, Varsity Club, AFS, and SCA.

Owner and operator of Gloucester Florist, today you are likely to find her still competing on the golf course as member of the Piankatank Ladies Golf Association.

Cindy Wilson
Freshman sensation, state record holder, brilliant scholar and Naval Officer are just some of the descriptors of Cindy Wilson. A 1980 graduate of GHS, Cindy burst onto the track scene her freshman year, winning the district championship in the shot put and placing second in the 100. Her season’s performances, which included competing in the Atlanta Classic Invitational meet, earned her the distinction of being the first freshman ever to be chosen as the team MVP.

The following years Cindy continued to dominate the competition in the shot and set the state record with her toss in the discus. In addition to her high school accomplishments, Cindy competed as a member of the famed D. C. Striders Track Club. Her outstanding all-around performances at events such as the Colonial Relays and Peninsula Relays led to a scholarship to Shaw University. At Shaw, the pre-med major maintained an A average while continuing to perfect her track talents. As a freshman, she singlehandedly won three firsts at the Virginia Tech Invitational track meet.

Graduating with a major in Biology and later a degree from Marymount University in nursing, Cindy served for twenty-one years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Currently Cindy is employed by Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
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