Iverson leads Hampton Roads Hall of Fame class

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame announced its inductees for the class of 2014, and they’re lead by 2-time NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson.

Iverson, who will more than likely be a first-ballot inductee into the Naismith Hall of Fame, began his career at Bethel High School in Hampton. He later became an All-American at Georgetown University and eventually an 11-time All-Star for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Also being inducted in this year’s class is Wayne Gomes; another Hampton product. Gomes, who played at Old Dominion, was a first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993, and played until 2002.

Joining Iverson and Gomes is former William and Mary soccer coach Al Albert, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history. He owns a win record of 401-187-64, he was the eighth coach in NCAA history with 400 victories, and only the third to get 400 at one school.

Coach Marianne Stanley lead the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs to three national titles. She’s joined by former Lady Monarch Jan Trombly and long time basketball coach and athletic director Don Forsyth.

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