SCCAWS Hall of Fame
Each year, the SCCAWS association recognizes individuals who have had a big impact on women's sports in South Carolina. These are individuals who met the struggles of women's athletics head-on and made a difference for the women we represent today. These people never cease to amaze. They are awe inspiring and the description in the program only begins to reveal their worth to women's athletics!
2018 Hall of Fame Inductee
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
Sherry Haithcock was born in Concord, NC and attended A. L. Brown High School. She participated on the basketball and tennis teams. In college, Sherry was not able to participate in athletics until her junior year as Southern Wesleyan started women’s athletics that year. She participated in softball her junior year, softball and volleyball her senior year. In 1978, Sherry received an AB in Health & Physical Education and Mathematics from Southern Wesleyan University. In 1980, she earned a MA in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from Furman University. Additionally she earned her Education Specialist certification in 1999. Sherry began her teaching and coaching career in 1978 at Pickens High School. While working at Pickens High School she coached the Southern Wesleyan University volleyball team four years. She served as a coach in volleyball, basketball and track at Pickens High School and re-started their softball program. In 1982, Sherry moved to Daniel High School and coached basketball, track and started their softball program. A final stop landed her at Liberty High School where she coached basketball for 12 years, softball for 20 years and served as the Athletic Director for 13 years. Honors received include: Region Coach of the Year-Softball seven times, Region Coach of the Year-Basketball once, Region 1-AA Athletic Director of the Year three times, State AA Athletic Director of the Year (SCAAA) 2003, SC Athletic Director of the Year awarded by SCACA-2013 and SCAAA-2014, head coach of the SCCAWS N-S softball game in 1986 & 2002, SCBCA N-S basketball assistant coach in 1992, SCCAWS Softball MVP Honoree 1990, NFIOA Outstanding Volleyball Official for SC - 1993, and Professional Excellence in Education (SWU Alumni Award) 2007. Professional organizations: Member of SCCAWS and served as the president, softball region representative, game program designer, SCBCA board member, secretary/treasurer and region representative, WBCA High School All-American Selection Committee, AA conference secretary/treasurer, AA Conference President, mentoring program for new AD’s, Foothills Fellowship of Christian Athletes board member, currently serving as board chair. Sherry is very active at the Pickens View Wesleyan Church serving as the senior adults Sunday school teacher, tithing secretary and assistant church treasurer. She also serves on the auditing committee, prayer council and the Local Board of Administration
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee
Sudie Lunsford Love was born in Marion, SC and attended Marion High School where she participated on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Marion High School won the state basketball championship three times, 1943-1945, while she was a member. She had the privilege to play for the legendary Shannon Wilkerson. In 1946, Limestone College was her school of choice and she participated in all extracurricular sports because no varsity sports were offered. She received a B.S. in Health & Physical Education in 1950. Her entire teaching career, 30 years, was spent at Columbia High School where she taught, Health, Physical Education and Biology. She coached volleyball, basketball, track and field, gymnastics, bowling, tennis and archery. Sudie coached/won ten state championships, two state runners-up, and numerous conference and region championships. Sudie has been recognized not only locally but nationally as well for her teaching and coaching prowess. Some of her awards include: 1973 – SCAHPERD President’s Honor award, 1986 – Walker E. Solomon Human Relations Award, SCACA 1984 Coach of the Year – gymnastics, SCACA 1984 Coach of Year – softball, SCACA 1988 coach of year – softball, 1985 head softball coach of the first SCCAWS all-star game, and the 1988 softball coach of the SCCAWS all-star game. She is a founding member of SCCAWS and served as their softball chairperson for eight years. The National Athletic Coaches Association recognized her as district Coach of the Year for gymnastics, and twice, she was nominated for Coach of the Year -- in 1982 for gymnastics and in 1989 for softball. Extracurricular sports service rendered includes: 1965-1980 gymnastics judge – USGF & AAU, 1976-1981 volleyball official, 1985-1988 softball clinician/lecturer. Sudie has been inducted into the SC Amateur Softball Hall of Fame, SCACA Hall of Fame and was inducted into the inaugural Limestone College Athletic Hall of Fame. She served as Richland School District #1 representative to the Advanced Institute of Women’s gymnastics at Indiana State University. In 1980, the Cayce Girls’ Softball League established the Sudie L. Love Honor Award. Professional organizations include: SCAHPERD, DGWS, Richland Co. Education Association and SCCAWS. Delta Kappa Gamma – Alpha Chapter also proudly includes her as a member. Sudie is a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Cayce United Methodist Church. She has participated in numerous overseas mission trips to include Haiti, Honduras, Brazil and Mexico. Much volunteer work has been done with God’s Helping Hands and Harvest Hope.
Sudie is the ultimate USC fan. Since 1985, she has attended and kept a scorebook of almost every USC volleyball, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, softball and baseball game!! Additionally, she makes and wears a very unique hat for each sport and only creates a new one when a new coach is hired. Some of the hats have figurines on them and she paints new numbers and changes the skin color as necessary. These hats are only washed by hand using a toothbrush. Sudie is the mother of two, Lew and Lorraine, grandmother of two and great grandmother of five. We can’t forget her pet black lab, Tanner, namesake of Ray Tanner.
Here is another article about Sudie, an amazing woman from South Carolina: Go Limestone Saints
2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
Vanderlyn McCloud was born in Columbia, SC and attended Booker T Washington High School. She participated on the track team and led them to a state championship.
In 1969, Van received a BS in physical education with a minor in health and science from Benedict College. Van began her teaching and coaching career in 1969 at A L Corbett High School. She spent five years there teaching physical education and coaching every female sport that was offered. A move in 1974 took Van to Keenan High School where she began a 32 year teaching and coaching. Her coaching records include: basketball-12 region championships, 10 region runner-ups, 20 state playoff trips; volleyball – six region championships, four region runner-ups, three lower state appearances, one state championship.Honors received include: The State Basketball Coach of the Year - two times, SC Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year – four times, Richland County Coach of the Year – two times, Head Coach of the SCCAWS North-South Volleyball All-Star Match in 2000 and 2005, SCCAWS All-Star MVP Honoree in 2008. Professional organizations/honors include: Charter member of SCCAWS and served as region volleyball and basketball chairs, SCACA 30-Year Service Award, Key to the City of Columbia in 2006 as a Legislative Honoree and is a lifetime member of the Association of Presbyterian Women. Van is a teaching elder, on the Board of Deacons and has been a 23-year church school teacher at Northminister Presbyterian Church, USA. Additionaly, she supervised the SAT after school program.Van’s motto is: “ A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.”
2014 Hall of Fame Inductee
Barbara Tyler was born in Camden, SC and attended Camden High School where she participated in basketball, the only sport offered for girls. She played varsity basketball for the legendary “Pop” Small. Her senior year, she received the “Pop” Small award for the Most Improved Player. In 1964, Barbara received a B.S. in Health & Physical Education from Lander College. There, she participated in numerous intramural sports and activities as Lander did not offer any interscholastic athletics at that time. Her efforts were recognized as she received the prestigious Hodges Award designating her as the best all-around athlete. Barbara started her teaching and coaching career in 1964 at Cheraw High School where she taught science & physical education and coached JV basketball. In 1966, she joined the Special Services where she was a civilian with officer privileges. Her duties included preparing activities for soldiers off duty hours, special activities, holiday activities, tours, etc. In 1968, she returned to the states and began teaching and coaching at Hartsville High School. There, she coached basketball, tennis and track. A move in 1969 took Barbara to Andrew Jackson High School where she began a 31-year teaching and coaching career. There, she pioneered the volleyball and softball programs, coached basketball and tennis, and coached track before it became a SCHSL sanctioned sport.
Her 31-year coaching records include: Basketball – 83-61, two regions championships, one state championship. Softball – 61-56, one region championship. Volleyball – 516-281, 17 region championships, 5 upper or lower state championships, 2 state runner-ups and 2 state championships. Honors received include: Basketball Coach-of-the-year 3 times, Volleyball Region Coach-of-the-year 17 times, coached in the North - South All Star Volleyball Game in 1981, 1983 and 1996, SCCAWS All-Star MVP Honoree in 1983, Lancaster County Coach-of-the-Year in 1984 & 1991, State Volleyball Coach-of-the-Year and National Coach-of-the-Year Nominee in 1985. Professional organizations/honors include: Charter member of SCCAWS and served as membership chair, volleyball & basketball chair, region volleyball chair, Area 4 representative, official scorer for All-Star games, officiated high school volleyball for 7 years, and was a member of the NHSACA. Has been a member of the SC Athletic Coaches Association since 1975 and was their softball chair for 3 years. Barbara was inducted into the SCACA Hall-of-Fame in 2010. Barbara is a member of the Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden where she has served as the pianist/organist for over 30 years. Barbara is a master gardener, a master naturalist, has walked a marathon in Alaska, played in 5 senior Olympics and is a PADI certified scuba diver. She is the mother of daughter, Paige and grandmother to Erik (22) and Isabel (12).