Iverson headlines Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame Class

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2014 Tuesday night at Norfolk Scope.

Allen Iverson, who led Bethel High School to state championships in football and basketball, was inducted. Iverson was the first pick of the 1996 NBA draft and was named league MVP in 2001.

Former Phoebus high school and Old Dominion pitcher Wayne Gomes was inducted as well. Gomes was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies with in the first round of the 1993 draft and pitched in 321 major league games.

ODU Lady Monarchs legends Marianne Stanley and Jan Trombly were also inducted. Stanley coached ODU to three national championships in ten seasons. Trombly averaged 12 points per game while playing for Stanley on the 1979 championship team.

Other inductees included former William and Mary soccer coach Al Albert. He spent 33 years coaching his alma mater and won more than 400 games and made 11 trips to the NCAA tournament.

Don Forsyth, who built the athletic department at Virginia Wesleyan, rounds out the 2014 Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame class.

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