Charter Inductee - Baseball - 1974-76
Castino is widely considered the best baseball player in Rollins' history. He played three years for the Tars from 1974-76 and is still in the Top 10 in nine career statistical categories/ He's the all-time leader in runs batted in (170), triples (18) and slugging percentage (.620). He led the Tars to a 93-51-1 record and three Division II post-season tournaments...The Minnesota Twins drafted him in 1976. He was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1979 and played six years with the Twins before a back injury prematurely ended his career. He returned to Rollins in 1985 and earned a degree in Area Studies and earned his master's degree from St. Thomas College.
Charter Inductee - Men's Golf - 1977-80
Cooke was a four-time All-American golfer (1977-80), something only a select few athletes accomplish. He also was All-State and All-SSC all four years he played for the Tars. He played in four NCAA Division II national tournaments, and the Warwick, RI native was regarded as one of the finest collegiate golfers in the nation in any division.
Charter Inductee - Men's Tennis Coach - 1955-1993
Copeland coached men's tennis for the Tars for 38 years, leading the team to 15 straight SSC championships. The Tars went to 28 consecutive Division II national tournaments under his direction. Three of his teams won national championships. His last team before retirement in 1993 finished third nationally. The Tars were ranked in the Division II Top Ten 28 straight years while he was coach. Copeland is the all-time winningest Division II men's collegiate tennis coach with a record of 732-225, and has won every coaching award available to tennis mentors.
Charter Inductee - Women's Basketball - 1982-85
The basketball standout front court player has a place in every category of the Tars' record book. McDaniel is in the top three in eight categories. She's the all-time rebound leader with an average of 11.2 per game, second in scoring with 1,723 points, and was the first women's player to score 1,000 career points. She is the single season leader in rebounds with 316. She was captain of the team for four years. She is a four-time All-American, three-time All-SSC, and four-time All-South Region. She led the SSC in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore and was in the Top Ten in scoring and rebounding in each of her four years at Rollins.
Charter Inductee - Men's Basketball - 1977-80
Rich ranks among the leaders in ten career basketball records for the Tars. He was a three-time All-SSC selection (1978-80), and was named All-South Region and All-American in 1979. He was the leading free throw shooter in the SSC in the 1977-78 season at .895 and seventh in scoring the following year.He is third in career field goal percentage (.549) for the Tars, sixth in rebounding with 659 and seventh in free throws made with 311. He is also the 13th all-time scoring leader with 1,365 points.
CHRIS (SCHMITT) CASEY
Charter Inductee - Men's Soccer - 1971-74
Casey was the first Tars' soccer player to be named All-American and the first SSC player to be drafted by the professional ranks (Washington Diplomats of the NASL). He played one year of professional soccer. He was All-South Region four times (1971-74) and played in the East-West All-Star game as a senior. Casey was awarded the Sullivan Award for community involvement and campus leadership. He is considered the top midfielder of all time for the Tars. He was captain his senior year. Casey spent over ten years in overseas development in Africa and is currently the Peace Corps/Botswana associate director for programming and training.
1992/93 Inductee - Men's Basketball - 1978-82
Fiser is the only men's basketball player at Rollins to be chosen All-Conference each of his four years. He led the SSC in scoring with 22.6 points per game in 1980-81 and was fifth the following year with 20.3. He was fifth in rebounding in the SSC two years and first in field goal percentage in 1978-79. The Tampa, FL native is the all-time leading scorer in Tars' history with 2,062 points in 107 games. Over his career, Fiser is second in rebounds (940), fourth in points per game average (19.3), fourth in blocked shots (57), first in field goals (881), third in field goal attempts (1,449) and second in career field goal percentage (.608). He also holds a single season record for highest field goal percentage (.636) at Rollins.
DR. GORDIE HOWELL
1992/93 Inductee - Men's Soccer Coach - 1968-82
Dr. Howell, former athletic director and head soccer coach for the Tars, was one of a handful of pioneers of the SSC. He wrote the initial soccer handbook for the Division II Conference and served on countless SSC and NCAA committees. He was Rollins' soccer coach from 1968-1982, taking the team to national prominence, as the Tars won six Florida Intercollegiate Conference championships and one SSC crown. His record as soccer coach was 157-62-16. He was AD at Rollins from 1983-1992 and continues to teach there today. He guided the program into the modern era of athletics, organized the athletic department and significantly increased its scholarship endowment. He was inducted into the Rollins Hall of Fame in 1988. The Western Carolina University graduate earned his master's degree from Rollins and his Ph.D. from Highland University.
1994/95 Inductee - Baseball Coach - 1971-91
The 1959 graduate of Rollins was a two-time, NAIA All-American as a catcher on the baseball team and an All-State baseball and basketball player for the Tars. Coffie played pro baseball in the New York Yankees' farm system, reaching the AAA level before retiring to become a manager in the Minnesota Twins' organization. He was chosen Manager of the Year all three years he coached in pro baseball and two of his teams won league championships. He coached basketball, baseball and cross country at Rollins. Coffie is best known for his baseball accomplishments, as he coached for 20 years and had a 586-419 record. Coffie was a two-time Diamond Club Florida Baseball Coach of the Year, three-time South Region Coach of the Year and was chosen the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year four times. Coffie, who resides in Orlando, is Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Indians' minor league system.
1994/95 Inductee - Men's Basketball - 1984-88
A 1988 graduate with a degree in Economics, Wolf is the school's all-time leader in steals (183) and free throws (464), and is second in scoring (1,851 points and a 17.5 average). He led the Tars to a No. 9 national ranking his senior year. The three-time All-SSC pick is active in organizing youth tennis clinics and camps for Cincinnati, Ohio area children. Wolf resides in Cincinnati where he is a tennis professional and club manager.
1996/97 Inductee - Men's Tennis - 1984-88
Emmet was a four-time NCAA, Division II All-America (1995-88) in both singles and doubles. He was the 1987 Division II national champion in singles. He was a four-time, SSC champion in singles and doubles and was chosen to the All-Conference team in both divisions four times. He was ranked No. 1 in the nation in singles and doubles in Division II in 1987 and 1988. Emmet, who was an honors graduate and earned his master's degree at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business, was the 1987 Rolex national small college champion in 1987 and won the 1987 ITCA South Region championship. He was one of six players honored nationally as an All-America in 1987 by the ITCA.
1996/97 Inductee - Baseball Coach - 1950-71
Justice, who passed away July 25, 2005, was athletic director at Rollins College from 1957 to 1981 and was one of the founding fathers of the Conference. The Rollins College graduate (1940) coached baseball (24 years), basketball (two years), football (one year), golf (11 years) and soccer (11 years) also at Rollins. He is a member of the College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame, the Western North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame. He was the NCAA representative to the Tangerine Bowl football game in 1957.
KIM (TAYREIN) WILKES
1996/97 Inductee - Women's Basketball - 1985-89
Wilkes was a two-time, All-America at Rollins College and was the female athlete-of-the-year in the SSC for the 1988-89 school year. She was a four-time, All-SSC pick and led Rollins to three SSC regular season championships and two Conference post-season tournament championships. The Rollins graduate, who earned her master's degree from the University of Central Florida, is the all-time Rollins women's scoring leader with 1,918 points. She is the career leader at Rollins in six categories (scoring, points per game average, field goals made and attempted, and free throws made and attempted) and second in three others (blocked shots, steals and field goal percentage). Wilkes also was named to the All-America freshman team during the 1985-86 season.
1999/2000 Inductee - Men's Basketball Coach
Klusman, a 1976 graduate of Rollins College where he scored 1,006 career points and dished out 352 assists, has been head men’s basketball coach for the Tars the past 19 years. During this time his teams have won 316 games, while losing 211 with 15 winning seasons. One of the most popular and well respected coaches in the nation, Klusman, who earned his master’s degree from Rollins in 1978, has guided his teams to a pair of regular season titles and one tournament championship in the Sunshine State Conference. Klusman has been a part of all five Rollins’ teams that have advanced to the NCAA post-season, including two as a player. He was a starting point guard on teams that advanced to post season in 1974 and 1976, an assistant coach on the 1979 team and head coach of tournament participants in 1992 and 1996. Rollins was ranked No. 1 in the nation in Division II in Klusman’s senior year, the first year of the Sunshine State Conference. Klusman has been named SSC coach-of-the-year twice and South Region coach-of-the-year once.
2000/2001 Inductee - Women's Tennis - 1993-95
Moss, a 1995 graduate of Rollins with a degree in Sociology, was a transfer from the University of Florida and played two years for the Tars. Her overall record at No. 1 singles was 66-9. She was honored as the conference female athlete-of-the-year her junior and senior years. Rollins finished third in the nation her junior year and she won the individual national championship in the final year of individual competition in Division II. Moss was ranked No. 1 in the nation as a senior with a 30-3 record. She won a $5,000 NCAA post-graduate scholarship as a senior; was first-team, GTE Academic All-America as a senior; won the Gladys Heldman Award, which is given to the top scholar-athlete in women’s tennis for all divisions of NCAA; and concluded her career by being named to the Collegiate All-Star team, which is made up of the best 25 tennis players for all divisions of NCAA.
GLENN WILKES, JR .
2000/2001 Inductee - Women's Basketball Coach
The 1981 graduate of Stetson University has not had a losing season at Rollins, and the Tars have won 20 or more games on 10 occasions. Wilkes has guided Rollins to six regular season conference championships and three league tournament crowns. The 1999-2000 team set a school record for victories at 28. The Tars lost in the finals of the South Region tournament last season. Wilkes has been named SSC coach-of-the-year six times and twice has been honored as the South Region coach-of-the-year.
2001/2002 Inductee - Men's Basketball - 1989-93
Thurston fit the basketball player mold that most coaches dream about. Not only did he know how to play the game and put up great numbers, Thurston knew how to win. As the leader of the Rollins College men’s basketball team in the early 1990’s, Thurston’s presence in the lineup made his teammates better and sparked them to the most wins ever compiled by a Rollins men’s basketball team over a four-year period. An Indiana schoolboy star, Thurston developed into one of the most well-rounded players ever to don the Rollins blue and gold. Ranking among the Rollins career leaders in several categories, Thurston is the Tars’ career leader with 458 assists, while ranking sixth in school history with 1,627 points, and fourth with 155 steals. During his four seasons at Rollins, Thurston led his team to a pair of Sunshine State Conference regular season championships in 1990-91 and 1991-92 as well as an SSC Tournament crown in 1991-92. With Thurston on the court, the Tars compiled a four-year record of 82-32, never failing to win at least 19 games each of those four seasons. With an NCAA Tournament appearance 1991-92, Rollins would earn a spot in NCAA postseason play for the first time in 13 years. As the Tars’ floor general, Thurston was a major reason behind the most successful period in school history and was certainly recognized for his contribution throughout his collegiate career. Thurston was an All-SSC selection all four years at Rollins, earning honorable mention as a freshman, second team honors as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior and senior. On the regional and national levels, Thurston was highly decorated. Thurston was a two-time first team All-South Region selection his junior and senior years. As a junior, Thurston won honorable mention All-America recognition as a junior and was a second-team All-America pick by the NABC as a senior. The Rollins Male Athlete of the Year in 1992, Thurston was also honored by the Sunshine State Conference as Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year for 1991-92. Currently a sales representative for Lipman Brothers in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Thurston continues to be the ultimate team player in his community. A member of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, Thurston is quite active as a volunteer coach and mentor for Hendersonville’s Little League and Youth Basketball programs.
2002/2003 Inductee - Men's Soccer - 1993-1996
One of the most accomplished student-athletes in Sunshine State Conference history, John Smith was impressive both on the field and in the classroom. A 1997 graduate of Rollins College with a degree in history, Smith concluded his career as the Tars’ all-time leader with 142 total points and 42 assists, and also ranks third in school history with 50 goals. He also ranks in the SSC top-10 in each of those categories. A first-team All-American in 1996 and a second-team All-American in 1995, Smith earned All-SSC and All-South Region honors three times and was twice recognized as a second-team Academic All-American. Following his senior year, Smith was honored as the Rollins Male Athlete of the Year, as well as the Rollins and SSC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. As a Tar, Smith helped Rollins compile an overall record of 49-18-5 during his four years, winning at least 10 games each season. The first foreign player ever drafted by Major League Soccer, Smith played professionally in the United States for four different clubs and earned All A-League honors with the Orlando Sundogs.
ELIZABETH (BARTELS) THORNE
2003/2004 Inductee - Softball - 1995-1998
Liz Bartels joined the Rollins College softball program at a time when the sport was really struggling to establish itself. When she arrived on campus in 1995, Bartels joined a Rollins team that had never posted a winning record and finished with a record of 1-47 in 1994, actually disbanding midway through the season. During Bartels’ four-year stay in Winter Park, the Tars improved their record each season and, in 1998, posted a 34-13 overall record, still their best ever. She contributed to this stunning turnaround in 1996 by leading all of Division II in doubles with an SSC record 28, and hitting .472 to lead the SSC. A first team All-American in 1997, Bartels remains the only Rollins softball player to ever receive that well-deserved honor. In addition to her outstanding hitting, Bartels was an ace on the mound, posting 53 career wins, including a 18-2 record her senior year, the sixth-best single-season winning percentage in SSC history. She was named to the All-SSC first team twice, the GTE Academic All-American squad three times, and was Rollins’ Female Athlete of the Year for the 1996-97 school year. An active member of the Rollins Student-Athlete Advisory Committee who served as president her senior year, Bartels graduated cum laude in 1998. Bartels later received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida, and currently works as a physical therapist at Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute. She also serves as an assistant softball coach at Rollins. She is the fifth softball player and first from Rollins to be inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame.
DR. J. PHILLIP ROACH
2006/07 Inductee - Director of Athletics - 1992-2005
• Under Roach’s leadership, Rollins won nine national championships and 26 SSC regular season titles
• Spearheaded fundraising, design, and construction of Rollins’ Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center, Cahall-Sandspur Field
at Barker Family Stadium, Norm Copeland Tennis Stadium, and Rollins Stadium at Lake Island Park
• Added 11 Athletic Endowed Scholarships at Rollins
2006/07 Inductee - Men's Soccer - 1996-1999
• Two-time All-Sunshine State Conference selection (1997, 1999)
• Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year (1999)
• Sunshine State Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year (1999-2000)
• Academic All-America (1999)
2006/07 Inductee - Women's Basketball - 1997-2001
• Two-time Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year (1999-00, 2000-01)
• Three-time All-Sunshine State Conference selection (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01)
• Two-time Division II Bulletin All-America (1999-00, 2000-01)
• Kodak & Daktronics All-America (2000-01)
• Sunshine State Conference Schloar-Athlete of the Year (2000-01)
• Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America (2000-01)
2006/07 Inductee - Women's Tennis - 1999-2001
• Two-time Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year (2000, 2001)
• ITA and NCAA Senior Player of the Year (2001)
• Two-time All-America in singles
• All-America in doubles
• Won 2001 ITA/Rolex Division II National Singles Championship
2007/08 Inductee - Women's Soccer - 1998-2002
Alicia Milyak was Rollins’ first ever standout women’s soccer player, taking the pitch for the Tars from 1998-2002. She was a two time All-SSC second team honoree and earned a first team nod in 2000. She was first team All-South Region in 2001 as well as earning a spot on the Verizon Academic All-District team that season. She is currently assistant women’s soccer coach at Rollins.
KENYA STORR JONES
2007/08 Inductee - Women's Basketball - 1997-2002
Storr Jones was a standout basketball player for Rollins from 1997-2002. After landing on the SSC All-Freshman team and earning a second team All-SSC nod in 2000, she was named All-SSC first team, SSC Player of the Year and SSC Tournament MVP in 2002. Also in her senior year, Storr Jones was named first team All-South Region and Honorable Mention Kodak All-America and Division II All-America.
2008/09 Inductee - Baseball - 1999-2003
Cloar was a standout for the Rollins baseball team when he competed from 1999-2003 and guided the Tars to a NCAA postseason appearance during his junior year. A SSC Player of the Year in 2003, Cloar was also a three-time all-conference selectee. He holds the career batting average title (min. two years) of .403 and hits with 301. He finished his career with two Verizon Academic All-America awards and was a three-time All-South Region honoree.
2011-12 Inductee - Women's Golf - 2003-2006
A four-time NGCA National Player of the Year, Campbell led Rollins to four consecutive NCAA Division II women's golf titles. She was named Co-National Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 and earned the award outright in 2003 and 2004 after claiming the individual national championship each of those years. Campbell was twice honored as the SSC Female Athlete of the Year (2002-03 and 2003-04). She was a four-time NGCA All-American and All-Sunshine State conference selection, earning SSC Golfer of the Year distinction in 2004 and 2006. She was tabbed conference Freshman of the Year in 2003. Campbell's accomplishments in the classroom were as impressive as those on the links. She was named SSC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2003-04 and earned a spot on the Commissioner's Honor Roll each of her four years. She was a two-time NGCA All-American Scholar and a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2006. Boasting a career stroke average of 75.73, Campbell won 10 tournaments in her career and posted 24 top-five finishes.