Charles T. (Charlie) Baskervill ’75
Charles T. (Charlie) Baskervill was the 1975 individual champion of the NCAA Division III inter-collegiate golf tournament. For his efforts, he earned first-team All-American honors. In addition, he was recognized by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Also in 1975, he was the co-medalist of the Virginia State Intercollegiate golf tournament.
An outstanding student, Baskervill was the first golfer to receive the Dr. Wallace C. Nunley Scholarship at Hampden-Sydney. Baskervill and his brother, who was on the Virginia Tech golf team, used to spend the summers on their home course in South Boston, taking turns breaking the course record on alternate days.
Baskervill is currently a lawyer in Petersburg.
Charles A. (Yank) Bernier ’12
Charles A. Bernier came to H-SC from New Hampshire, thus earning his affectionate nickname "Yank." He entered school in 1910, the same year as W. S. Hundley, for whom the football stadium is named. In addition to playing quarterback on the football team, he pitched for the baseball team in the spring.
After his graduation, he served as head football coach for 21 years, the second longest tenure of a Tiger coach. In addition to football, he coached basketball and baseball. In 22 years as basketball coach, he recorded 148 victories. Bernier also has the distinction of being the first athletic director in the school’s history. Hampden-Sydney’s baseball field is known as Yank Bernier Field.
Lynn P. Chewning ’50
Lynn P. Chewning received numerous honors in just two years at H-SC. As co-captain in 1948, he led Hampden-Sydney to its first winning season in 26 years, as the Tigers finished 6-2-1. An ex-VMI and Navy athlete, he was a first-team Little All-America fullback in 1948, and was named to the Little All-Southern and Virginia All-State teams. The second time he touched the ball in a Tiger uniform, he raced 49 yards against Wofford. In 1948, he led the state in scoring with 78 points, and was an honorable mention on the UPI All-America team, runner-up as the most valuable player among small colleges in the Southern Conference area, and a player in the inaugural North-South game at Miami, Florida.
An outstanding track athlete, Chewning was the 1948 Mason-Dixon champion in the 100-yard dash. The Danville native was selected captain in both track and football.
Chewning lives in Richmond.
J. Stokeley Fulton ’55
Although Stokeley Fulton lost a battle with cancer on July 13, 1984, he will long be remembered by H-SC faithful. During his 25-year tenure as head football coach, he compiled a 143-99-5 record, making him the Tigers’ all-time winningest coach. Fulton also coached baseball.
Fulton was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, and was named ODAC Coach of the Year in 1977, 1982, and 1983. He guided the Tigers to 9 conference championships.
Born in Pittsylvania Coutny, Fulton spent most of his youth in Danville, where he was a standout football player at George Washington High School. He attended the University of Tennessee for one year, playing football under the late General Bob Neyland, before transferring to Hampden-Sydney in 1951. Fulton was selected to the All-Conference team for three years and was honored as a first-team Associated Press All-America center in 1954.
Robert W. (Bobby) Humphreys ’58
An outstanding two-sport athlete for the Tigers, Robert W. (Bobby) Humphreys played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Senators. He pitched for the Cardinals in the World Series. During his college career, Humphreys was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball. In addition, he was vice president of his senior class.
He was the most valuable player on the Tiger baseball team all four of his seasons. During batting practice before a game with American University, Humphreys suffered a serious eye injury which might have ended his baseball career; but his desire and determination to play major league baseball prevailed. Originally a third baseman, after the injury he concentrated on pitching. Humphreys became the coordinator of player development for the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor league system. He lives in Glendale, Arizona.
A. Emerson Johnson III ’52
A. Emerson Johnson III became H-SC’s first basketball All-American in 1952. A true leader on the court, Johnson dominated play under the basket for the Tigers. One of two All-Americans in Tiger hoop history, he finished his career fourth on the all-time scoring list with 1,400 points. He scored his career-high, 40 points, against Virginia Tech.
His coach, George Proctor, saw Johnson in the gym and turned his attention toward basketball. He made him shoot for hours each day when it didn’t interfere with his classes.
Johnson was an All-Virginia Small College and a first-team Mason-Dixon Conference selection in 1952. He was co-captain his final two years. Johnson was a freshman in 1949 when the Tigers posted their best record ever, 22-3.
He is now president of the Educational Records Bureau in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ray A. Moore, Sr. ’00
Dr. Ray A. Moore, Sr., was for 34 years the official physician of the College and of the athletic teams. A member of the class of 1900 and a graduate of Richmond’s University School of Medicine, he was universally beloved and faithfully supplied medical and moral support to Hampden-Sydney athletes for more than a third of a century. He also served as physician to the State Teachers College (now Longwood) in Farmville. He died on October 9, 1971, on Homecoming. His four sons graduated from Hampden-Sydney, and three became M.D.’s; one, Dr. Ray Moore, Jr., still lives at Hampden-Sydney.
**All information listed is current as of 1988.