HINGHAM — Ten Whitman-Hanson alumni scholar athletes were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner ceremony at the South Shore Country Club on Sunday, Oct. 9.
From a champion wrestler who returned to coach his sport, to a three-sport athlete who went on to lead cross country and track teams — as well as fellow soldiers after graduating West Point, to a member of the women’s soccer U.S. National Team, to an NFL career, these are among embodiments of excellence representing the high school in the world.
According to the program for the event, there were more than 50 nominations for induction.
“We know there are many more student-atlethes and coaches who are also deserving,” the program stated. With the next induction planned for October 2024, Athletic Director Bob Rodgers hopes to identify and welcome another group of worthy candidates.
To nominate an athlete or coach, visit whathletics.com, where the criteria for nominations is also included.
All the Hall of Fame members inducted this year, and all future inductees will be prominently displayed on banners in the athletics foyer and in the stadium as on the digital video board in the gym.
This years inductees are:
Tom Lynch, Class of 1973
Kevin Broderick, Class of 1988
Tim O’Brien, Class of 1991
Liz Hassan, Class of 2001
Kristie Mewis, Class of 2009
Samantha Coletti, Class of 2016
Bob Teahan, Football/Athletic Director
Bob Gay, Wrestling/Principal
2001 Super Bowl Champion Football Team
2011 State Champion Girls Crosss Country