Blacksburg High School has announced its inaugural class for induction to its sports hall of fame.
The inductees will be recognized by the Blacksburg Sports Club during a luncheon Oct. 16, and they will be introduced at halftime of Blacksburg’s Oct. 18 home football game against Salem.
The inductees are:
Rick Aydlett, class of 1968, a two-time all-state basektball player who led Blacksburg to the 1968 Group 1B state title and later played at South Carolina.
Jim Breland, class of 1962who became a first-team football All-American at Georgia Tech, where he is a member of the Yellow Jackets’ hall of fame.
Bill Brown, a former head coach in basketball and baseball who has the school’s football stadium named in his honor.
Lynne Collins, class of 1980, a former basketball, volleyball and track and field star who played in three NCAA basketball Final Fours for the University of Tennessee.
Doug Day, class of 1989, an All-Group AA basketball player who set an NCAA record for career- 3-pointers at Radford University and is now the boys basketball coach at Blacksburg. He also coached the golf team to three consecutive Group AA championships.
J.A. Fetter, the principal of Blacksburg High in the late 1940s and early 1950s who restored the school’s athletic programs after they were shut down. He also coached the 1949 state track and field champions.
Gary McCoy, class of 1965, a three-sport athlete who was a member of the 1965 Group 1B state basketball championship team who played college basketball at Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.).
Sidney Snell, class of 1977, a football, basketball and track and field star who played football at Virginia Tech. He was inducted into the Virginia High School hall of fame.