The Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted nine more former Thundering Herd student-athletes.
This year’s group includes William King (football), Tamar Slay (basketball), Greg Kappas (baseball), Charlie Kautz (football), Jill Mussman-O’Brien (volleyball), Jim Sheridan (swimming), Arlene Stooke (women’s track and field), Jermaine Swafford (football), and Richard Watts (men’s cross country).
King was Marshall’s all-time leading tackler with 443 tackles over three years. Slay is sixth in all-time scoring with 1,792 points.
Stooke returned women’s track and field to Marshall and coached it for the next decade. Swafford was a four-year linebacker and finished with 365 career tackles.
Kappas had 17 pitching wins for the baseball team in his four seasons. Kautz played and coached at Marshall. He died in the 1970 plane crash.
Mussman-O’Brien was twice a captain of the volleyball team. Sheridan set school records in both the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Watts was a part of 18 school records, both in individual events as well as relays.