Hampden-Sydney College and the Athletics Hall of Fame inducts its 24th class on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 11 am in the Kirk Athletic Center. Included in the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 are a former athletic director and coach along with football, lacrosse, and baseball greats. The four man class features baseball and football stars Butch Beverly '73, lacrosse standout Richard "Chamie" Burroughs '99, football legend Jeff Woody '01, and fomer athletic director and coach Joe Bush.
Butch Beverly ’73, Football and Baseball
Beverly was a two-sport standout lettering four years in both football and baseball. A cornerback, Beverly holds a program record for starting in all 42 games of his career while three times being named All-Mason Dixon Conference and All-Virginia Small College. In his four years, the Tigers won three straight Mason Dixon Championships from 1970-72 while posting the school’s first 10-0 regular season in 1971. As a junior in 1971, Beverly was named an Honorable Mention All-American. He also led the team in interceptions in both 1971 and 1972 with four each year. On the baseball diamond, Beverly was an outstanding centerfielder while helping guide the Tigers to a combined 40-11 record and two Mason-Dixon Championships in 1970 and 71. As a freshman, Beverly won the College’s Outstanding Freshman Athletic Award.
Richard “Chamie” Burroughs ’99, Lacrosse
Burroughs is one of the top attackmen to play at Hampden-Sydney being named First Team All-ODAC as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was a three-time All-American earning Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore and junior and Third Team honors as a senior. Burroughs led the team in scoring for three of his four years, and his 160 career goals rank third all-time in program history. His 194 career points rank fifth all-time. As a junior, he helped lead the Tigers to an ODAC Championship while scoring 46 goals, which is the fifth highest mark for a Tiger. Burroughs also made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament as a junior and senior.
Jeff Woody, ’01, Football
A two-time team captain, Woody was one of the best wide receivers for Hampden-Sydney playing from 1997-2000 and breaking nearly every school record for receivers. Upon graduation, Woody was the best receiver in program history with 181 receptions, 2,256 yards and eleven touchdowns. He led the team in receptions in three of his four seasons. Woody tied a record for catches in a game when he caught ten against Randolph-Macon as a freshman. He then broke that record with 12 receptions against Randolph-Macon in 2000. In 2000, he also set single-season records with 79 receptions, 957 yards and seven touchdown while earning All-ODAC and All-America honors.
Joe Bush, Special Citation
Joe Bush spent 25 years at Hampden-Sydney arriving in 1986 as the head football coach and being named the athletic director in 1992. Bush coached football for eleven years and recorded a winning percentage of nearly .600. He twice earned ODAC Coach of the Year honors, including 1987 when the Tigers won the ODAC Championship. He also coached tennis from 1989 to 1992 and in 1991 was named the ODAC Tennis Coach of the Year. Bush also spent eight years as the golf coach. As an athletic director, Bush helped establish Hampden-Sydney as a strong athletic program with several ODAC Championships and NCAA appearances. Bush was also instrumental in several aspects of the growth of Hampden-Sydney athletics, including the renovation of the Kirk Athletic Center and construction of Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Bush retired in December of 2010.
The Hampden-Sydney Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1988 and is designed to honor men who have made outstanding contributions to Hampden-Sydney athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, excellence and distinction to the College and its intercollegiate athletics program. Members are selected annually by the Hall of Fame Committee from nominations submitted by alumni and friends of the College.